Early Bird registration deadline extended

Registration is now open!

Please go to REGISTRATION & FEES CHART page to get more details.

Dear participants of the 17th IB2MaC conference,

In connection with the situation related to the spread of coronavirus in the world, we would like to inform you that the conference has not been cancelled and it is not planned to transfer it to another date, because it is not known when the coronavirus will expire.

Preparation for the conference is proceeding as planned, but if it will be not possible to hold it in a traditional way with the arrival of participants to Krakow, we are preparing to organize it in the on-line version (parallel sessions during 3 days), based on the special platform which guarantee the participation in sessions as speaking presenters and participants via internet connections. Proceedings will be published by Balkema Publishing as e-book, so there will be no problem with access to the texts of the papers.

For now, we are waiting for developments of the situation without assuming anything ahead of time. We will provide final organizational information in a timely manner.

In addition, we recommend that you suspend your reservations for flights and hotels (these are currently many available).


The registration of participants is binding. However, please consider the cancellation policy and refunds as well as the disclaimer below. Please note that the conference program may be subject to changes.

Conference Fees

All the fees given on the conference website are final and binding. Reduced rates are available for Members of Scientific Committee of 17th IB2MaC and students. Your student’s ID number and official confirmation from a mother university will be requested when registering and paying for the conference at the reduced rate.

All fees are quoted inclusive of the required sales tax, where required.

Conference fees include: participation in the conference programme, all conference materials (conference bags, a copy of the proceedings, a book of abstracts etc.), lunches/coffee breaks during the conference, the welcome reception with the Wawel Castle tour, conference technical tour and the Conference Gala Dinner which will take place on 7 July 2020. Accommodation is not organised through the conference.

Registration fee for accompanying persons includes participation in the conference programme, lunches/coffee breaks during the conference, the welcome reception with the Wawel Castel tour and the conference technical tour. The Conference Gala Dinner for accompanying persons is paid separately. For accompanying persons interested in sightseeing tours, information will be available on the conference website.


Registration for the conference will close on 19 June 2020. Registration for Conference Gala Dinner will close on 1 June 2020. If maximum capacity is reached before this date, the Gala Dinner registration will be closed prior to this deadline.

Participation is not guaranteed until the full payment of the registration fee is received.


Participants will receive a confirmation email from our registration system after successful conference registration.

Please print a copy of your confirmation to be shown at the conference registration desk. Participation is not guaranteed until the full payment of the registration fee is received.

Modification or Additional Tickets

If you wish to modify or purchase additional “tickets” for Conference Gala Dinner*, please contact the Conference Office.

* This event has limited availability. Places will be given to those who pay first.


If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place at no additional cost. Please advise substitutions by writing to the Conference Office. Please note:

  • Any substitution that is not communicated in writing will not be considered valid.
  • Financial matters must be handled between the registered individual who is not attending and the individual who is substituting.

Cancellation Policy and Refunds

We understand that participants who have registered for the conference may have to cancel their registrations due to unforeseen circumstances. While we try to accommodate cancellations to the best of our ability, any cancellation, especially late ones, put Organizing Committee in a difficult situation. Due to the size of the conference, we have to make many of our arrangements well in advance and therefore cancellations come at a cost to Organizing Committee. Consequently, the 17th IB2MaC organizers have developed a cancellation and refund policy that takes into account the needs and preferences of the conference and the participants. As such, please note that cancellation requests for an already confirmed registration will be processed according to the following schedule.

Cancellations need to be made in writing to the Conference Office with the cancellation form attached. Emails without the completed form will not be considered. Taxes are not refundable. Conference Gala Diner fee is fully refunded before 1 June 2020 (after this date the fee will not be refunded).

If regular participant (not author) decides not to attend the conference the participation fee will be refunded as given below:

  • Full refund minus 80 EUR of an administrative fee will be withheld : before 29 March 2020
  • 50% refund : before 10 May 2020
  • No refund : after 10 May 2020
Authors may cancel up to 29 March 2020 and the participation fee will be refunded in 100% (only administrative fee of 80 EUR will be withheld. After this date, the fee for authors is not refundable because the fee covers the publication costs.

The participation fees are owed upon registration and are payable within 7 days following submission of the registration (but not later than 7 days before the starting day of the event).

We are not responsible for the potential differences in the exchange rate. If payment has already been made, credit card disputes cannot be used to obtain a refund. In order to receive a refund, you have to follow the procedure described above.

In the event that the conference is cancelled by the 17th IB2MaC Organizing Committee, or for any reason or any factor out of the control of the Organizing Committee, such as force majeure, natural disasters, weather conditions, acts of terrorism, or any other cause beyond the control of the Organizing Committee, which results in 17th IB2MaC not taking place; the Organizing Committee will try to make all possible efforts to reschedule the conference. In such cases, it is entirely the decision of the Organizing Committee to decide on the refunds of the registration fee. The liability of the organizers shall be limited to the refund and they shall not be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, however caused, incurred or arising. In particular, 17th IB2MaC organizers shall not be liable to refund any travel or hotel costs incurred by participants or their organizations.

Participants and accompanying persons are advised to take out comprehensive insurance, including travel insurance.


The 17th IB2MaC Organizing Committee will not accept any liability for death, injury, any loss, cost or expense suffered for any person (including accompanying persons or partners or attendant caregivers) in or outside of the conference venue. In particular, the organizers will not accept any liability for losses arising from the provision or non-provision of services provided by hotel companies or transport operators. Nor can the organizers accept liability for losses suffered by reasons of war, including threat of war, riots and civil strife, terrorist activity, natural disasters, weather, fire, flood, drought, technical, mechanical or electrical breakdown within any premises visited by participants and/or accompanying persons in connection with the conference, nor losses suffered for reasons of industrial disputes, governmental action, registrations or technical problems, which may affect the services provided in connection with the conference.

The 17th IB2MaC Organizing Committee reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The 17th IB2MaC Organizing Committee may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the 17th IB2MaC Organizing Committee including but not limited to brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, and websites.

17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference - 17th IB2MaC 2020
Warszawska 24 Street   |   31-155 Kraków   |   info@17ibmac.com

Author of photographs: Jan Zych
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