Update March 2020

Worldwork 2020 Musqueam territory, Vancouver BC, Canada which was scheduled to take place from May 23-28, 2020, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For an update on the next upcoming Worldwork check back here after the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have eased globally.


Dear Worldwork Community,

We have some very unfortunate news with regard to Worldwork 2020. We have decided to cancel the Worldwork2020 Musqueam territory event due to the Corona Virus being declared uncontainable by the World Health Organization. 

As you may know, organizing Worldwork is a labor of love based on a vision for community, awareness and a making the world a friendlier place for more people and communities. We are saddened by this loss as well. We will miss having this time of learning and connecting with you. And we will miss the opportunity to work on the issues of the world with you. We know too that this dream will continue to live on in many of our other world and community efforts.

If you have already registered for the conference we will be in touch with you about refunding your payment. Accommodation reservations at UBC can be cancelled without penalty; please contact them at:

We are contemplating the possibility of an online event, and will be in touch with more information. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


The Worldwork Team

Worldwork 2020 aspires to making it possible for everyone who wishes to participate, to be able to do so. Together we make it happen, by paying the highest rate that we can each afford.

We acknowledge the systemic injustices that could contribute to a person’s economic status. We also recognize the social differences and economic disparities between different regions, individual countries but also within countries themselves. We ask that those requesting registration rates different/lower than suggested in the tuition description connect with us by email below.  In doing so, we recognize that this step requires an extra effort from those already impacted by financial challenges.  We appreciate your efforts that will support our intention and efforts to help everyone who wants to attend the event to be able to do so and ensure that our registration process is financially efficient. Therefore we have instituted the following payment policy.

Given that the various tables and economic ranking systems available (by the UN, the World Bank, the IMF, etc) do not accurately represent the financial situation of large parts of the population, the countries mentioned in the rates are indicative, and are meant to help you find the rate that corresponds to your particular life circumstances.

Worldwork 2020 is operating under the auspices of IAPOP, International Association of Process Oriented Psychology, a US based non-profit. Members associate through their shared values, vision and goals, as well as support for diversity, creativity, relationship, community building and the exciting range of research and practice within our professional community. Registration is based in US dollars due to IAPOP’s local headquarters and the relative stability of US currency.


Donor Rate ($1500-2000 USD) – If your current financial situation allows you to do so, we invite you to pay the donor rate. With this rate you contribute to social balance by cross-financing rate 2, rate 3 and scholarships.

Rate 1 ($1200USD) – If you come from a country with a developed economy (for example, Western Europe, Japan, USA, etc.,) or irrespectively of your country of origin, you have an income that enables you to provide for yourself, we invite you to pay Rate 1.

Rate 2 ($650USD) – If you come from a country with a developed economy that is currently weak (for example, Eastern or Southern Europe, Mexico, etc.) we invite you to pay Rate 2. If, irrespectively of your country of origin, you are faced with a difficult financial situation, we invite you to apply for Rate 2, describing your financial situation: Apply Here

Rate 3 ($450USD) – If due to very difficult financial situation you require further support to attend Worldwork we invite you to apply for Rate 3, describing your situation: Apply Here

Workstudy  – Worldwork is a collective effort and we need help in running this seminar. In exchange for this help, there are a limited number of workstudy positions available. The workstudy is equivalent to a rate reduction of $150(USD) from the rate that you will pay. Workstudy tasks include videotaping, handling the microphones, registration, helping those with special needs, and other admin tasks. Your help may be needed before, during and after the seminar hours. The deadline to apply for Work Study was December 30, 2019.

Scholarship There is a limited number of scholarships available, for participants coming from countries that are extremely disadvantaged in the global economy (countries with an economy under development, such as, certain Sub Saharan African countries, certain Asian countries, certain Latin American countries, certain countries in the Pacific, etc) and who are in a difficult financial situation, or for participants from disenfranchised groups who are in difficult financial situation, or for participants who come from very disadvantaged financial situations irrespectively of the country of origin or the group they belong to. Apply for a scholarship by emailing us at, adding a brief statement of your need and justification of your request. Scholarships will be awarded as long as funds remain.

Cancellation Policy

The tuition is non-refundable. However, we will return a percentage of the tuition if your place can be filled

Registration & Payment

To register for Worldwork 2020 Canada please fill in the online registration form and make your payment.

Please note: All participants need to register online before the event. The on-site registration is for the sole purpose of signing-in and collecting the seminar material. Money will not be collected on-site.


Payment method: PayPal or electronic bank transfer to US Bank in Portland, Oregon, USA

You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to pay through PayPal. Just follow the link that opens from the registration form and use your credit card.

If you do not have a credit card please contact us by email for information on making an electronic bank transfer to the IAPOP bank account in US Bank, in Portland, Oregon, USA. If you chose to pay in this way please include the bank fees.

Fundraising for the Worldwork Fund

If you can afford to do so, please support diverse participation in the Worldwork Seminars by contributing to the IAPOP Worldwork Fund!

Your donation to the Worldwork Fund will help provide lodging and meals, and cover part of the travel expenses of developing facilitators wishing to participate in Worldwork seminars, coming from conflict zones or regions facing social and financial difficulties.

IAPOP is a 501C3 not for profit, non governmental organization registered in the State of Oregon. For residents of the United States, donations to IAPOP are tax deductible.

Carbon Footprint: Calculators and Offset Projects

We encourage you to care for the planet and future generations by reducing your carbon footprint when attending this event. Choose among inspiring projects to offset your carbon.

Offsetting or compensation emissions is not the only solution, and it contributes to the global response to climate emergency. 

Carbon Calculators with Offset Projects:

Info about Carbon Offsets:


The official language of Worldwork 2020 is English. We will translate into other languages as well, if possible, with the help of participants.

We kindly request participants who would like translation to their language, as well as, participants who can offer simultaneous translation in their language, to contact us at:


Childacare will be provided for participants wanting to bring their children. Costs will be kept to a minimum and shared by the parents and the seminar.

IAPOPadmits and welcomes participants of any race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or physical ability.