Please complete the form below to pre-book your place at the conference. Due to security and logistics issues at the venue, ALL participants must register and make full payment in advance to attend the conference. Registration & Payment.


This is to confirm that the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) is a not-for-profit international association. WASD acts as a global forum bringing together experts from across the world to discuss issues relating to sustainable development (SD), science and technology management. The aim of WASD is to promote the exchange of knowledge, experience, information and ideas among academics, scholars, professionals, policy makers, industry and students to improve the mutual understanding of the roles of science and technology in achieving SD all over the world. To achieve its goals, WASD accepts support and donations from individuals and organizations across the world. As well  as registration fees ,these donations will make a significant contribution to our annual conferences and workshops by giving our delegates from developing countries the opportunity to attend the conferences and meet with colleagues from the rest of the world. We also use any small surplus to support our youth initiative (Young Stars Big Ideas). 

We would also like to confirm that the various registration fees advertised online to attend these conferences are designed for candidates who are sponsored in full by their organizations. This registration fee covers the following benefits for participants for three days:

  • Video recording of all presentations;
  • Mid-morning and afternoon coffee breaks;
  • 3 Lunches;
  • 2 dinners;
  • One copy of the Conference Programme and proceedings;
  • One-year subscription to WASD journals for delegates from developing countries.

With regard to this Conference of June 2019, we would like to confirm that WASD, UNEP nor IMO receives any funding and/or financial income from the conference registration fee. In fact, the University of East London is providing support to cover the cost of the conference administration and all complementary attendees including keynote speakers, students and participants from developing countries.

The registration fee is totally free for all participants from any UN agency, recognized NGOs, To register for free please contact the conference coordinator, Mrs Janet Snow ([email protected])

Accommodation & Travel

You can follow major booking websites to compare prices, such as and Regarding airlines, almost all international airlines have direct flights from major cities to London and other UK airports.


Most participants will require a valid visa to enter the United Kingdom: you can use this link to check if you need visa and the nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate to get your visa.


The 2019 WASD conference will be hosted by the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the following address:

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
4 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7SR
United Kingdom