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About the Conference

The Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty each year brings together representatives from governments, civil society, academia, the private sector and the development community to discuss issues of concern to land practitioners and policymakers worldwide. Read more.



The event is oversubscribed and registration for participants is now closed. We apologize for the inconvenience – and hope to see you at next years' conference.



The conference agenda is now live. View the overall conference agenda as well as all of the session information here.

Check-in info:

Please note that participation to the conference is open to registered participants only.

Check-in will take place at the front lobby of the Main Entrance (H Street) to the World Bank’s Main Complex Building (1818 H Street NW, corner of 18th and H Streets and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Please use the front entrance on H Street between 18th and 19th Streets.

Check-in will take place at the following times:
Monday, April 23: 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24: 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 25: 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 26: 7:30 a.m.–9:30 am

Participants will be asked to provide photo identification, such as a passport, and will need to have their bags checked by Security. Each person will be issued with a conference badge and a visitor pass that will be required to enter all World Bank buildings during the conference. The security badge is valid throughout the conference, April 23-26.

Late check-in:

Participants who arrive outside of the main check-in hours will need to enter through the Visitor’s Entrance off 18th Street NW (near corner of H Street/Pennsylvania Avenue) and proceed through the security check. Please note that conference badges can only be picked-up until 2 pm.

Access to the World Bank building:

Once you exit the World Bank building, you will only be able re-enter through the Visitor’s Entrance off 18th Street NW (near corner of H Street/Pennsylvania Avenue). You will need to clear security at each time, and cannot enter the building after 8pm. No one will be allowed to access any World Bank building without a security pass.


The conference will be held in the Main Complex building (1818 H Street NW) of the World Bank Group. The opening and closing sessions will be held in the Preston Auditorium. The thematic sessions will be held concurrently in four rooms: Preston Auditorium or 7-100 (7th floor), 13-121 (13th floor), 2-800 (2nd floor) and 4-800 (4th floor).

Further information on directions to the conference from nearby hotels, as well as a detailed street map of the World Bank area, can be found on the conference website (

April 23–26, 2012
World Bank Headquarters
Washington, D.C.


For questions about the conference please email [email protected].

With the Support of

Thomas Reuters
UN Habitat
Global Land Tool Network

In Collaboration with

Landesa Rural Development Institute
Millenium Challenge Corporation