The United Nations World Data Forum 2021 is confirmed to take place from 3 to 6 October 2021 in Bern, Switzerland in a hybrid format.

THE REGISTRATION TO ATTEND THE UN WORLD DATA FORUM 2021 IN-PERSON IS NOW OPEN. The registration period for in-person participation is open from Thursday, 15 July until Tuesday, 31 August 2021. The registration for virtual participation will open in September 2021.

As was the case prior to the pandemic, some participants will have to request a visa to enter Switzerland to participate in person in the Forum. Furthermore, there are currently other travel conditions related to the public health situation (e.g. vaccination or PCR test). Kindly visit the logistics page maintained by the host country for the latest information on travelling to Switzerland before proceeding with the in-person registration process.

Please follow these three easy steps to register for in-person participation. Kindly note that you will need the following to register (if you already have an INDICO account, please go straight to Step 3):

  • Current passport-type photo
  • Information from the passport you intend to use to travel to the Forum (IMPORTANT: Visa letters will have to be re-issued if the incorrect passport is used)
  • Scan of your passport information page with a minimum of 6 months validity from date of entry into Switzerland
  • Information on accommodations for persons with disabilities

Step 1: Provide a valid email address for all registration communications

  • Use either a Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser to go to
  • Click on “Login” in the upper right corner of this webpage
  • Click on the “create one here” button
  • Enter your email address to confirm
  • Check your inbox for an email with a link to continue the process to create your INDICO account.

Step 2: Set-up your INDICO account profile

  • Mandatory fields in INDICO
    • Family name (or Surname)
    • First name (or Given name(s))
    • Password
  • Other fields requested are optional
  • Click on “Create my Indico profile” to complete the set-up of your account

Step 3: Register to attend the Forum in-person

  • Find the event’s page in
  • Log in to INDICO using your existing account or with the credentials created in Steps 1 and 2
  • Click the “Register Now” button ( if necessary, go back to: )
  • Verify your personal details and fill in any additional required information. Please provide us with all the additional data-fields required for the registration as this will aid us in processing your registration
  • Click the “Register” button to submit your request

You will receive an email notification within 48-72 hours from the INDICO system that your registration was received.