WSF Bulletin

November 11th 2008

Last days to register activities for WSF 2009

The deadline for organizations, networks or movements to register activities for the World Social Forum 2009 is next friday (November 14th, midnight, Brasilia time).

Organisations that just want to bring participants, but not to present activities, can register until December.

According to WSF Charter of Principles, it's not allowed the registration of political parties or governmental departments.

The World Social Forum will take place from January 27th to February 1st, in the city of Belem (capital of Para state, in brazilian amazon). More than 750 activities has already been registered by the time this newsletter is being closed.

To register, visit:

See step-by-step guide to register: (external link)

Avoid registering close to the deadline date, as the registration system tends to be slow due to the high number of access. After registering, you can modify your activity until November 30th.

More about WSF 2009: (external link)

a) How to register organisations
  1. Visit the site - (external link)
  2. Click "New Registration"
  3. Fill out the registration form with your organization data (the fields marked with * are required)
  4. Enter the security code that appears in the picture at the end of the form and click "Save"
  5. On the next screen, confirm your data. You will have access to a menu where you can register your activities, enter or change the names of your organisation's participants in WSF 2009, and see the your registration fee (variable according to the number of delegates you register)
  6. You will receive an email with your registration number and your password. Both numbers are required to access the registration site further. Using this numbers you can return to your registration page, change your organisation data, the number of participants who will be in Belem, add or modify activities and also access the payment system (which will be available soon).

NOTE: About the participants - while filling the form with data of your organization, you'll be asked how many participants of your organisation will attend to Belem forum. The number of participants will determine the value of your registration fee. After your payment confirmation, you'll also be able to enter the names of your delegates in the Participants area of the registration site.

b) How to present self-managed activities

Once you sign up your organization (item A), you can register the self-managed activities proposed by your organisation for the WSF 2009 in Belem (after completing your organisation's form for the first time, you will be automatically taken to the activities registration page).

  1. Go to the "self-mananged Activities" and click "Propose Activity."
  2. Carefully read the instructions and fill out the activities form.
  3. Click "Save"

If you want to modify your activity information or wish to register it later, you should make your login in the registration site using the number and password provided by email (ITEM A-6).

The activities registered can be modified/edited until November 30th.