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Welcome to the website of the XXI IAHR World Congress 2015 in Erfurt

 Find here all the latest news and information about the Congress, the university and the hosting city!

Closing Keynote Address, Ceremony and General Assembly
Altes Heizkraftwerk

 The Closing Keynote address by Ingvild S. Gilhus, General Assembly and Ceremony will take place at the Alte Heizkraftwerk in the old city, right across from the Theater and Pullman Hotel.

We hope to see you there!

For our participants
Congress App now available

The Congress app for the XXI IAHR World Congress is now available in your app store! Download it for the full program and up-to-date program changes!

Picking Up Your Congress Ticket

Registration for the XXI IAHR World Congress is possible at the following registration points:

  • Main station Erfurt: Please exit through the main exit toward Willy-Brandt-Platz. Registration begins Sunday, 9 a.m., ends Thursday 2 p.m. No registration possible at the station on Wednesday.
  • Theater Erfurt: Sunday only! Registration possible between 12 and 5 p.m. Sunday, August 23.
  • Congress Secretariat: Registration begins Monday, 8 a.m., ends Friday, 4 p.m.

To pick up your Congress badge and register for the Congress, please note that you must povide valid ID (e.g. passport) and your registration number which may be found on the booking confirmation sent to you by Thuringia Tourism when you registered for the Congress.

The XXI IAHR World Congress is a green congress. Therefore, there will be no delegates' packs. Print outs of the program are not available. The program is available for download on our website (see below).

A Green Congress

All session numbers of the final program have a five digit code assigned to it, reflecting the date and time slot of the session. Please refer to these numbers, as reflected in Session Guide and Abstract Book, when looking for your session!

The XXI IAHR World Congress aims to reduce the amount of paper used in the Congress. The Abstract Book and Session Guide will therefore not be available in printed form, but only as .pdf files ready for download from our website, as well as in the form of our Congress app.

The final academic program of the IAHR Congress is now available. Go to Academic Program to find out when your session is scheduled.

Download the Session Guide      Download the Abstract Book.

Last update: 08/17/2015

Helper Meeting

Helpers in the XXI Quinquennial IAHR Congress that are scheduled in the first half of the Congress week (Sunday through Wednesday) are asked to participate in the instructional meeting Saturday, August 22, 5 p.m., in LG 1 HS 3 (ground floor).


All seminar rooms are equipped with projectors. Laptops will be provided for all sessions by the organizers. Please note that presentations can only be accepted in Microsoft Office PowerPoint  format. To avoid delay in switching from one speaker to another, please avoid any other format. We ask that you send all presentations  to us ahead of time, so they can be installed on the notebook used for your session. Please do so until August 21, 2015.

If you need additional equipment (microphone, loudspeakers, overhead projectors), please notify the organizers until August 15, 2015. Unannounced equipment needs cannot be provided for. 


Ticket Availability

Please note that contrary to originally planned and communicated, there will be no daily or on site tickets available during the IAHR World Congress. Due to the large number of participants already registered for the Congress, this measure has unfortunately become necessary to avoid overcrowding.







   Erfurt University

University Map (pdf, 192 KB)

The XXI Quinquennial IAHR World Congress is sponsored by

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Thuringia Tourism - holiday (vacation) and travel in Thuringia

The XXI IAHR World Congress cooperates with Thuringia Tourism in booking the Congress and providing accommodation and the Congress tours.

The IAHR 2015 World Congress partners with myclimate to aim at a net zero carbon footprint.