News! ICA Congress Abu Dhabi 2023

We are pleased to share with you two updates for encouraging you to submit your papers and attend our upcoming Congress in Abu Dhabi. First, the deadline of the Call for Proposals and Papers for the ICA Congress Abu Dhabi 2023 has been extended until March 2nd. The second update is about the Abu Dhabi 2023 Bursary Programme

Submitting your proposal 

The Programme Committee will only consider submissions received via ConfTool. Instructions on how to submit your paper or proposal are described in the submission platform.  

For more information on Call For Proposals and Papers, please consult this page.  

Any questions related to the sub-themes or the types of sessions? Please send an email to  

ICA Congress Bursary Programme 

We are pleased to announce the Abu Dhabi 2023 Bursary Programme, which will provide funding assistance for up to 300 individuals to travel to Abu Dhabi and attend the Congress in October 2023. 

The Bursary Programme is designed to enable as many people as possible to actively participate in the Congress, especially those that may otherwise lack the financial means to come to Abu Dhabi. The programme is a part of our aim to have a dynamic, diverse and representative community in Abu Dhabi to discuss the issues that matter most to our profession.  

Depending on the particular needs of the recipient, the bursaries may cover all or some of the following expenses

  • Return economy airfare to Abu Dhabi from the recipient’s closest airport 
  • UAE airport transfers, in shared coaches 
  • Hotel accommodation, with breakfast included 
  • Congress registration – which provides food and beverage during the Congress, venue transfers in shared coaches 
  • Application fees for a UAE Visa 

The call for applications will open in March 2023 and will be announced on and An on-line application form will be provided, along with a more detailed explanation of the process for evaluation and selection of bursary recipients.  

Stay tuned for more updates!