Online Congress registration & Hotel reservation is now available, click the button below to start the registration process.

Congress registration & Hotel reservation

Registration fees


Early Registration

Late Registration

Online registration (with onsite fee)


€ 600.00 € 700.00 € 800.00

Affiliated glaucoma society members*

€ 525.00 € 650.00 € 800.00


€ 150.00 € 175.00 € 200.00

Accompanying persons

€ 150.00 € 150.00 € 150.00


€ 60.00 € 60.00 € 60.00


€ 17.00 Fully booked € 17.00 Fully booked € 17.00 Fully booked

Welcome reception

Fully booked Fully booked Fully booked

Congress party

€ 70.00 € 70.00 € 70.00

Midsummer night nordic walk

€ 25.00 € 25.00 € 25.00

20th anniversary concert Finnish Glaucoma Society

€ 15.00 € 15.00 € 15.00

Helsinki highlights tour by bus & foot

€ 60.00 € 60.00 € 60.00

Registration Deadlines

Early registration: Until March 31, 2017 11.59PM, GMT+1

Late registration: Until May 15, 2017 11.59PM, GMT+1

Finnish VAT is included in all congress registration fees (24%).
Please click here for all WGC-2017 registration and hotel reservation terms & conditions.

*Reduced Fee Glaucoma Society Member

WGA offers a reduction on registration fees for members of national/regional affiliated glaucoma societies. If you are a member of one of the societies, you are able to apply for the reduced fee during the online registration. Please be informed that all applications will be checked with the corresponding Glaucoma Societies.

**Students Fee: Students, Physicians & Scientists in Training

To qualify for the fee for Students, Physicians & scientists in training, during the registration process, the applicant must upload a letter signed by the head of the relevant university/institute department and stamped with the university’s/institute’s official stamp. The file to upload can be a pdf or image file (max file size:200 KB).

Participant Fee includes:

  • Admission to all scientific and Poster sessions
  • Industrial Exhibition
  • Congress Bag
  • Abstract eBook
  • Presidential Symposium
  • After congress access to the online WGA Educational Portal, which will provide you with the recorded 7th WGC-2017 highlights
  • Daily coffee breaks from Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Saturday July 1, 2017
  • Complimentary Public Transport ticket valid for 4 days (Wednesday, June 28 – Saturday, July 1 2017)

Accompanying Persons Fee includes:

  • Helsinki Highlights half-day Tour by bus & foot
  • Complimentary Public Transport ticket valid for 4 days (Wednesday, June 28 – Saturday, July 1 2017)

Please note that the fee for accompanying persons does NOT include admission to the scientific sessions.
Registration for accompanying persons is limited to a maximum of 2 accompanying persons per participant.


All payments must be made in Euro (€); no other currency will be accepted. Full payment is due for the registration fees. Registrations are only confirmed once the required payment has been received.
The online registration platform is a secured site. VISA, MasterCard and AMEX are the only credit cards accepted. Please enter all relevant information on the registration form. Upon completion of the online registration process, you will receive an invoice (receipt) by email.
The only method of payment is by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX).

Cancellation of Congress Registration

In the event of cancellation, written notification must be sent by email to The following refund conditions apply:

  • In case of cancellation before or on March 15, 2017, the registration fee will be refunded with a deduction of 30% as penalty charge.
  • In case of cancellation from March 16, 2017 to May 15, 2017, the registration fee will be refunded with a deduction of 70% as penalty charge.
  • After May 15, 2017, the registration fee will not be refunded for cancellations or no-shows.

Name Changes

For name changes an administrative fee of € 50 will be charged. For each name change you must notify the Congress registration office by e-mail to before May 15, 2017. Name change participants agree to take over all booked program items of the originally registered participant.

VISA Information / Invitation Letter

Citizens of Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway) do not need a passport for entering Finland. EU-nationals, and citizens of Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and Schengen Agreement countries can enter Finland with a valid passport or a valid identity card. All other nationalities require a valid passport. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. It is recommended to apply for a visa at least 3 months in advance of the WGC-2017 in Helsinki. Click here for more information.

If you need a visa please make sure you leave enough time to apply and to have the relevant accompanying sponsor letters. WGC-2017 will only provide invitation letters for visa for registered participants. You can request to receive a visa invitation letter during the online registration process, please have your passport details at hand. The letter will be sent to you by e-mail once you have completed your registration and payment online.
Should your visa application be declined, you can send a request for a full refund of the registration fees to Congress registration office by e-mail before May 15. A scanned copy of the visa decline letter should be attached to your request. For requests received as from May 15, the cancellation policy for general congress registrations will apply.

Press Registration

Below you can find criteria for free passes for journalists/media and press.

Who is eligible?
Working members of the media, including print, broadcast and online media. Each organization is limited to one media representative:

  • Print publications – news, business, trade
  • Journals
  • News wire services
  • Broadcast
  • Online media
  • Newsletters
  • Journalism students and academics
  • Freelancers

Account representatives, sales executives, and publishers do not meet the criteria for media registration. Individuals writing for personal web pages and blogs will not be granted media privileges. Qualified media outlets must be represented by editorial staff, not advertising or marketing staff.

Proof of eligibility
Media representatives must send their contact details, a copy of their press card, a letter of assignment and examples of recent articles published to Press badges are available only to working press who can show evidence that their attendance may result in coverage of the World Glaucoma Congress in print, broadcast, or online media.
Press passes are subject to registrants meeting the above criteria. Please note that it might take a few weeks to reach a decision.

Registration Opening Hours



Wednesday, June 28

7.00 am – 6.30 pm

Thursday, June 29

7.00 am – 6.30 pm

Friday, June 30

7.00 am – 6.30 pm

Saturday, July 1

7.00 am – 2.00 pm


All information regarding WGC-2017 will also be published on our WGC-2017 app. Information about the app will follow soon!

WGC-2017 Registration Office

In case of any questions regarding your registration for WGC-2017, please feel free to contact us at the address below:
WGC-2017 Registration office
MCI Amsterdam
Schipluidenlaan 4
1062 HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Office opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tel.: +31 20 575 4200