Registration for the Conference

Registration for in-person attendance at the 7IMDC closed on 1 September, 2022. Access to the registration page will remain open for a short while longer to accommodate late-comers, but do not expect it to be available past 1 September. Registration for online-only attendance at the 7IMDC is open until 18 September, 2022.

All participants must register for the conference through the registration link at the bottom of this page.

Please note that all conference attendees must register, including oral presenters, poster presenters, and Technical Session Chairs.

Registration Fee

The 7IMDC is a fully non-profit event, and all registration fees go towards covering the conference’s costs.

The different registration fees can be found in the following table and are described further below.

RegistrationRegistration fee
09 June to 01 September
Regular Participant KRW 600,000 ( USD 500)
Online Only Fee
A reduced rate is offered to participants unable to travel to attend the conference in-person. The online-only fee provides access to all substantive elements of the conference including the Technical Sessions and Plenaries, but may not include other surrounding events and activities such as side-events, social events, exhibitions, etc. More details are provided below.
 KRW 300,000 ( USD 250)
Student Discount
A copy of a university-issued ID card valid at the time of the conference (September 2022) must be uploaded at the time of registration to confirm your eligibility.
 KRW 300,000 ( USD 250)
Nationals of Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
The impacts of marine debris and plastic pollution are felt in every country, on every coastline, and in every region. To mitigate the financial barriers faced by some and maximize the global reach of the conference, the 7IMDC offers a 50% discount to nationals of Least-Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
 KRW 300,000 ( USD 250)

Student Registration Fee:

The 7IMDC warmly welcomes students interested in the issue of marine debris and plastic pollution to attend and contribute to the conference, and offers a 50% discount to facilitate student participation.

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Bachelor/Masters/PhD courses at a registered university or academic institute at the time of the 7IMDC conference (18-23 September 2022) are eligible for this discount.

A proof a student status must be submitted at the moment of registration and will be verified prior to your registration being approved.

LDCs and SIDS Registration Fee:

The impacts of marine debris and plastic pollution are felt in every country, on every coastline, and in every region. To mitigate the financial barriers faced by some and maximize the global reach of the conference, the 7IMDC offers a 50% to nationals of Least-Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The 7IMDC defers to the United Nations’ lists of LDCs and SIDS, which can be found here:

A copy of your national passport must be submitted at the moment of registration and will be verified prior to your registration being approved.

Please note that discounts are not cumulative, for example a student from an LDC or SIDS is eligible for either of the discounts, but not both.

Online-only Fee:

The 7IMDC is optimized to be first and foremost an in-person conference, and all participants are encouraged to travel to Busan to benefit from the full 7IMDC experience. However, given the ongoing public health crisis and travel disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 7IMDC will provide an option for remote attendance to the substantive portions of the conference, namely the Technical Sessions and Plenaries. However, other events and activities such as side events, networking events, and social events may only be available for in-person participants.

Technical Session Co-chairs and presenters are strongly encouraged to attend the conference in-person if it is possible for them to do so. However, should in-person attendance not be a viable option, then online presentations will be possible, with a preference for pre-recorded presentations to avoid issues with internet connectivity (presenters would be encouraged to be online either way to respond to questions and interact with the audience).

In-person (regular and discounted) Registration Fees Include:

  • In-person access to all Technical Sessions, plenaries, side events, and social events
  • In-person access to the poster hall and exhibition hall
  • Online access to all Plenaries and Technical Sessions
  • Digital copy of Conference Materials
  • Coffee breaks with light snacks

Online-only Registration Fees Include:

  • Online access to all Plenaries and Technical Sessions.
  • Digital copy of Conference Materials

Methods of Payment

Two methods of payment are available to cover the registration fees:

  • 1.Credit Card:
    Please follow the instructions in the online registration system regarding payment via credit card.
  • 2.Bank Transfer / Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
    If you are not in a position to pay by credit card, you may pay by bank transfer, also known as an electronic fund transfer (EFT) using the bank account information provided below. This may be a more suitable option for institutions or organisations wishing to pay for more than one participant with one transfer.Bank transfer information
    • Address : 30, Munhyeongeumyung-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea
    • Bank name : Busan Bank (BNK)
    • Account No : 101-2028-1194-07
    • SWIFT code : PUSBKR2P
    • Account Holder : LEECONVENTION

A copy of the receipt of the bank remittance should be sent to the 7IMDC by email to with the full names of the participants covered by the funds transferred. Please ensure that the transfer amount is exactly the amount required to be paid, and all transfer fees from the sender’s bank are covered separately from the transfer.

Registration Confirmation

Once you have completed your payment, you will receive an automatic email from the system to confirm your payment has been received. Once your payment has been validated by the 7IMDC team, you will receive a second email confirming your registration to the conference. If this second email does not arrive within 72 hours (3 days) of making the payment, please contact the 7IMDC team at

Cancellation Policy

DatePortion to be Refunded
Before 30 June 2022 at 23:59 KST100% Refund
From 1 July to 15 August 2022 at 23:59 KST50% Refund
From 15 August 2022 onwardsNo Refund

Refunds for registration fees (minus transaction fees) may take up to 8 weeks to be processed. All cancellations must be made in writing by email to

Registered participants who do not attend the conference will not be eligible for a refund.

Participants wishing to change their registration from in-person to online-only can do so up until 15 August 2022.

General Terms and Condition

By completing the registration process, the participant accepts the general terms and conditions as well as the cancellation policy and agrees that his/her data may be used, processed and published (e.g. within the list of participants) for organizational purposes of the conference. The participant accepts that the 7IMDC team will contact him/her by email for organizational matters (e.g. the registration confirmation and invoice) and information related to the conference.

The Conference Organizers reserves the right to alter the venue if necessary.
In the event that the Conference cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the Conference Organizers or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the Conference Organizers, the Conference Organizers cannot be held liable by attendees for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, financial losses, or any other indirect losses or consequential damages.

Under these circumstances, the Conference Organizers reserve the right to either retain the entire registration fee and to use it for a future conference, or to reimburse the attendee after deducting costs already incurred for the organization of the Conference and which could not be recovered from third parties.

The Organizer does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance and participants are strongly advised to make their own arrangements in respect to health and travel insurance.

During the conference, attendees, exhibitors, guests and others may be photographed by the conference organization company or its partners. Parts of these photographs may be displayed in future publications or materials connected with the conference. You may access, correct or request deletion of your personal information, subject to certain restrictions imposed by law, by contacting Organizer by email at