Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about entering and attending the World Architecture Festival

 

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

 

Our regional account managers are available to discuss festival pass enquires or purchases during the following times:

Armenia

China

Japan

Malaysia

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

Vietnam

Rest of Asia

Australia

Angola

China

Gabon

Ghana

India

New Zealand

South Africa

Rest of Africa

Bulgaria

Greece

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Netherlands

Oman

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

United States

Rest of Middle East

Finland

Germany

Ireland

Poland

Sweden

United Kingdom

Rest of Europe

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Costa Rica

Denmark

Ecuador

El Salvador

Estonia

France

Hungary

Italy

Malta

Mexico

Norway

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Switzerland

Ukraine

Uruguay

Rest of South America

02:00 - 11:00 BST Monday to Friday

Bernadette Vitug

+44 (0) 20 3953 2214

Bernadette.Vitug@emap.com

09:00 - 17:00 BST Monday to Friday

Daiana Cheruse

+44 (0) 20 3953 2056

Daiana.Cheruse@emap.com

09:00 - 17:00 BST Monday to Friday

Rajid Ahmed

+44 (0) 20 3953 2052

Rajid.Ahmed@emap.com

09:00 - 17:00 BST Monday to Friday

Rebecca Djaic

+44 (0) 20 3953 2079

Rebecca.Djaic@emap.com

09:00 - 17:00 BST Monday to Friday

Rodrigo Carrasco

+44 (0) 20 3953 2904

Rodrigo.Carrasco@emap.com

For booked delegates, shortlist presentations or questions about your participation at WAF, our team is available during the following times:

10.00 - 17.00 BST Monday to Friday

James Hyder, Customer Care Manager

Waf.customercare@emap.com

We offer a range of festival passes including:

  • Standard
  • Festival Plus
  • Accommodation

Pass details, price and how to book can be found by clicking here.

Alternatively, if you would like to purchase a festival pass, please contact one of our account managers by telephone at +44 (0) 20 3953 2079.

Amsterdam has a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets, but we advise that you book early. As a small city, demand can be high, and prices can escalate quickly.

We have appointed RAI Accommodation Services as our preferred accommodation partner. They have secured discounted hotel rooms surrounding the RAI and these can be viewed via the dedicated web page, please click here.

Alternatively, WAF offers an accommodation package that covers three nights' accommodation at the Novotel situated next to the RAI, details can be found here.

Airport Information:

Amsterdam is served by Schiphol airport which is a major European hub airport. The RAI is located a mere 15 minutes from the airport where you can easily arrange onward journey's by car, train, taxi or bus. A taxi from Schiphol to the RAI will cost around 35€. Details of the various travel options from Schiphol can be found here.

By train:

The RAI has its own station, RAI Amsterdam, which is located a stone's throw from the RAI complex and is easy to reach from anywhere in the Netherlands. When you leave the station follow the signs for RAI Amsterdam. For further information consult the NS (Dutch railways) travel planner.


By tram, metro or bus:


Trams and buses run directly from outside the RAI to both Schiphol airport and the centre of Amsterdam. The 14 tram runs direct from Amsterdam Central Station to the RAI. The quickest route from Amsterdam Central Station to the RAI is via Metro line 52. The station for the RAI is called Europaplein and when exiting the station follow the exit signs for Scheldeplein as this exit is nearest to the hall where the event is being held.



Taxi's / Uber:

There are plenty of taxi's and Uber's available but we recommend delegates only used licenced taxi companies. There is a taxi rank situated at the RAI. Taxicentrale Amsterdam (TCA) is the preferred taxi partner for the RAI. Book online: www.tcataxi.nl/en.html or telephone +34 (0) 207 777 777.

Part of the fun of the festival is seeing things you didn't expect and discovering things as they happen. But there'll be things that you really don't want to miss too. It really is worth planning at least some of your time in advance - shortlist presentations you want to see, fringe events you're going to go to, people you want to meet. This can be achieved by downloading The World Architecture Festival app which can be found in the iTunes or Android Store.

The application for visas and any entry requirements is solely the responsibility of the individual and should be obtained well in advance of the festival. If you require a supporting visa letter for the Netherlands please request one from waf.customercare@emap.com  stating:

  • Full Name
  • Practice Name
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Shortlisted Project

Cancellations should be notified in writing to waf.customercare@emap.com. We regret that we will be unable to offer refunds or credits for 2019 or 2020 if a delegate pass is cancelled. However, it is possible to replace a delegate at any time. Please send any replacement delegate information to waf.customercare@emap.com.

Yes, if you wish to make a name change, you can do so by sending any replacement delegate information to waf.customercare@emap.com and include the details of the person no longer attending.

However, it will no longer be possible to make a name changes after Sunday 1 December. It will still be possible to make a name change at the registration area of the Festival if the badge has not already been collected.

Why not consider upgrading your pass to the next level to unlock further benefits. Please call our dedicated account mangers on +44 (0) 20 3953 2079 for more details.

Whilst this list is not exhaustive, you might want to remember packing some of these useful items:

  • Address and contact details for your embassy in the Netherlands
  • Business cards
  • Comfy shoes
  • Currency (Euro)
  • Download WAF app
  • Medication
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Passport and a spare photocopy
  • Portable battery pack for your mobile
  • Printed badge barcode
  • Travel adaptor
  • Umbrella
  • VAT reclaim forms
  • Visa documentation
  • Warm coat

BADGE ISSUE & COLLECTION

If you have sent your delegate names in advance by the deadline, you will receive your WAF badge barcode via email on Wednesday 20 November. This email needs to be either printed and brought with you or available to scan on your phone. If you miss the deadline, the second email batch will be sent on Wednesday 27th November.

You will need to bring your print out or phone with the barcode to WAF registration from 08.30 on Wednesday 4 December. At the registration desks your print out/phone will be scanned and badged issued. Getting your badge on Wednesday morning can take time due to the queues so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time or why not collect at early registration on Tuesday 3rd December from 17.00 - 20.00.

You need to wear your badge to get access to all the festival venues. Your badge is also your ticket to the gala dinner, tours and other fringe events. Don't lose it!

All delegates can collect their badge from the Registration area, during the following:

Wednesday 4 December 08.30 - 18.00

Thursday 5 December 08.30 - 18.00

Friday 6 December 08.30 - 18.00

You are also able to pick up your badge at pre-registration on Tuesday 3 December from 17.00 - 20.00 and avoid the queues!


You will need either the print out of your badge barcode or have it available on your phone to be scanned. If you do not have your barcode then you will need to present your business card or any form of identification to one of the registration staff. In order to prevent delays, it will be good to have your barcode ready at hand.


The confirmation email was sent to you personally or the person who registered your pass. The emails will be sent on Wednesday 20 November or Wednesday 27 November depending when your names were submitted.

You will need to show either of these emails (print out or phone) in order to get through the security.

We recommend you allow at least 20 minutes for badge collection. During peak times it will get busy, especially Wednesday and Thursday morning. Early afternoon and evenings are typically quieter. We highly recommend going to pre-registration on Tuesday 3 December and avoid the queues!

If you need to register or buy your pass, go to the Customer Care desk within the registration area. Without a badge, you will not be able to enter or take part in the festival.

Yes, if you wish to make any changes, you can do so by sending the updated details to waf.customercare@emap.com.

However, it will no longer be possible to make after Sunday 1st December. It will still be possible to make changes on site at the registration area of the Festival.

Yes, if you wish to make a name change, you can do so by sending any replacement delegate information to waf.customercare@emap.com and include the details of the person no longer attending.

However, it will no longer be possible to make a name changes after Sunday 1 December. It will still be possible to make a name change at the registration area of the Festival if the badge has not already been collected.

AT THE FESTIVAL

Where:

Hall 5

RAI Amsterdam

Europaplein 24

1078 GZ Amsterdam

Netherlands

When:

The official dates for WAF are Wednesday 4 December - Friday 6 December 2019.

Exhibitor build is from Monday 2 - Tuesday 3 December but please note that registered delegates cannot access the festival during this time. Any queries on these dates please email waf.customercare@emap.com.

Timings:

Opening times for the show are as follows:

Wednesday 4 December 09.00 - 19.30

Thursday 5 December 09.00 - 21.00

Friday 6 December 09.00 - 19.00

Airport Information:

Amsterdam is served by Schiphol airport which is a major European hub airport. The RAI is located a mere 15 minutes from the airport where you can easily arrange onward journey's by car, train, taxi or bus. A taxi from Schiphol to the RAI will cost around 35€. Details of the various travel options from Schiphol can be found here.

By train:

The RAI has its own station, RAI Amsterdam, which is located a stone's throw from the RAI complex and is easy to reach from anywhere in the Netherlands. When you leave the station follow the signs for RAI Amsterdam. For further information consult the NS (Dutch railways) travel planner.

By tram, metro or bus:

Trams and buses run directly from outside the RAI to both Schiphol airport and the centre of Amsterdam. The 14 tram runs direct from Amsterdam Central Station to the RAI. The quickest route from Amsterdam Central Station to the RAI is via Metro line 52. The station for the RAI is called Europaplein and when exiting the station follow the exit signs for Scheldeplein as this exit is nearest to the hall where the event is being held.

Taxi's / Uber:

There are plenty of taxi's and Uber's available but we recommend delegates only used licenced taxi companies. There is a taxi rank situated at the RAI. Taxicentrale Amsterdam (TCA) is the preferred taxi partner for the RAI. Book online: www.tcataxi.nl/en.html or telephone +34 (0) 207 777 777.

Amsterdam has a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets but we advise that you book early. As a small city, demand can be high and prices can escalate quickly.

We have appointed RAI Accommodation Services as our preferred accommodation partner. They have secured discounted hotel rooms surrounding the RAI and these can viewed via the dedicated web page, please click here.

Alternatively, we offer an accommodation package that covers three nights' accommodation at the Novotel situated next to the RAI, details can be found here.

There are a range of fringe events at WAF 2019. At present they include:

Tuesday 3 December:

  • Welcome Reception - 19.00 - 21.00 - Strandzuid (located at the back of the RAI)

Wednesday 4 December:

  • WAF Secret Village - 19.30 - close - Reguliersdwarsstraat

Thursday 5 December

  • Sponsors Reception - 19.30 - 20.30 - Stands within the Festival Hall

Friday 6 December

  • Gala Dinner - 19.00 - 23.00 - Beurs van Berlage - Ticket holders only

The best way to navigate the festival in terms of content, social activities and to network is through the World Architecture Festival app. The app is available to download in the App or Android Store. You can download now.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the festival hall and free to use. Details on how to connect will be available on site.

When and where:

The gala dinner will take place on Friday 6 December at:

Beurs van Berlage

Damrak 243,

1012 ZJ Amsterdam

Netherlands

Timings:

19.00 Drinks Reception

19.45 Welcome, dinner and award presentations

22.30 Close of dinner

The following awards will be presented at the gala dinner:

  • World Building of the Year
  • World Interior of the Year
  • Future Project of the Year
  • Landscape of the Year
  • Small Project of the Year
  • Use of Colour Prize
  • Use of Light Prize
  • Engineering Prize
  • Best Use of Certified Timber
  • Glass Future Prize
  • WAFX Award Overall Winner
  • The Amsterdam Prize
  • The Architecture Drawing Prize
  • The AR Emerging Architecture Award
  • Architectural Photography Awards

Entry to the gala dinner is by ticket purchase only or included within the Festival Plus or Accommodation Package ticket types.

If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact one of our account managers by telephone at +44 (0) 20 3953 2079.

If you are attending and have any dietary requirements please email them to waf.customercare@emap.com

The dress code for the dinner is business dress / architect smart.

There are a various catering stations throughout the Hall serving hot and cold food, snacks and a variety of beverages. Please note that both cash and card is accepted.

There are also a number of eateries surrounding the RAI including:

Content is split between the WAF and Festival Hall stages and delegates can attend any of the sessions, subject to availability. The most up to date version of the programme can be found by clicking here.

The full list of speakers can be found by clicking here.

We have over 100 judges at the festival and they can be viewed here. We do not release in advance which judge is judging which category but it will be published on the day at the festival.

The dress code for the festival is business dress. For the gala dinner it is business dress / architect smart.

There is a cloakroom available off the registration area and you can leave items free of charge. The cloakroom will open at 08.00 each day and will close at 20.00 on Wednesday, 21.00 on Thursday and 19.00 on Friday.

Large suitcases / luggage will not be permitted inside the RAI or held in the cloakroom. Please leave this with concierge at your hotel. 

If you are a credited member of the press and would like to apply for a press pass please contact our PR agency, Caro Communications, for more details:

Charlotte Treadwell

Caro Communications

+44 (0) 20 7713 9388

Charlotte@carocommunications.com

Tejal Dave

Caro Communication

+44 (0)20 7713 9388

Tejal@carocommunications.com

The press room is located on the left at the top of the escalators within the registration area. Members of our PR agency, Caro Communications, will be on hand to help with any enquiries.

Follow WAF on Twitter (@worldarchfest), Facebook and LinkedIn but remember to use # WAF19

Children and minors are permitted into the festival free of charge but they must be registered and issued with a badge. Their age and name of the responsible adult must also be submitted to waf.customercare@emap.com. We would like to remind delegates that this is a business event and we do not have provision for childcare. The child's welfare and responsibility is that of the accompanying responsible adult and must be accompanied at all times.

We would also ask that any children attending are respectful to fellow delegates, exhibitors, speakers and judges'.

Under no circumstances are children or minors permitted at any evening event including the gala dinner and must vacate the hall each night by 19.30.

The Prayer Room is always open and accessible via Entrance D at level -1. The Prayer Room has a washroom and two private cubicles where people of all faiths can pray or meditate in a peaceful environment. The two private cubicles for prayer/meditation can be locked from the inside.

The RAI Business Centre offers exhibitors a wide range of services such as:

  • Binding
  • Copying
  • Design
  • Office supplies
  • Printing

The RAI Business Centre is located in the Passage below the Elicium (accessible via Entrance D, take the escalator down).

The Business Centre is opened normally at regular exhibition and conference times.

Contact RAI Business Centre by phone on +31 (0) 20 549 1602 or via email at businesscentre-RAI@canon-bs.nl 

Please note that there are WAF official photographers capturing images of all aspects of the festival.  These images might be used on social media and future WAF marketing.  If you do not wish for your photo to be used, please inform the photographers so it can be deleted.

WAF official film crews will also capture parts of the festival including streaming some aspects of the festival live via the web.  Any captured footage including interviews might be used for future marketing purposes.

Please note that any other photographers or film crews are not permitted to capture the festival without permission.  For permission please contact marketing manager Lisa Duranti at Lisa.Duranti@emap.com. On site, permission can be granted via the Press Room.

Getting help:

Head to the information point for general directions, advice, or if you need specific assistance.

Water and refreshments:

These are your two essentials. It is a long day so remember to keep yourself hydrated.  There are various catering stations throughout the hall and GROHE will provide free water from their stand.

Medical assistance:

There are medics and trained first-aiders on hand at the festival.  There are also a number of local pharmacists in Amsterdam.  Remember to carry your health card if you’re a European resident.

An emergency doctor’s office exists for problems outside of regular doctor’s hours. The service operates around the clock (24-hour) and is available for nights, weekends and all public holidays.  The number in Amsterdam is +31 (0) 88 003 0600.  The operator will connect you with an emergency doctor in your area.

Staying together:

Amsterdam is a relatively safe city but if you are heading back to your accommodation late at night, try to arrange to walk with a friend/colleague or get a licenced taxi or Uber.

Valuables:

Leave your passport and any valuables in your hotel room, and use a safe if there is one. Remember to close all windows before you go out. While out and about in town, keep bags fastened and don’t carry them facing to the roadside.

Festival security:

Security will be in operation at the festival and large suitcases/luggage will not be permitted inside the RAI or held in the cloakroom.  Please leave this with concierge at your hotel.  If you have any concerns during your time at the Festival, please just ask any WAF official or RAI staff.

Emergency services:

In the event of a serious incident or emergency please call 112. Trained operators will either deal with your request directly or transfer you to the appropriate emergency service.   For Police information (non-emergency) please call +31 (0) 900 8844.  

Terror related incidents:

WAF and the RAI constantly review the current threat level and will take necessary precautions on the advice of local and national authorities.  Delegates should also monitor the advice of their own governments and travel advice for the Netherlands.

SHORTLIST PRESENTATIONS & JUDGING

SHORTLIST PRESENTATIONS & JUDGING

Every finalist was emailed week commencing 22 July with the confirmed date, time and crit room location for their presentation(s).  If you haven't heard anything, please email waf.customercare@emap.com.

Categories will be presented on the following day:

WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER

Completed Buildings

  • Civic & Community- Crit Room 12
  • Culture- Crit Room 3
  • Display- Crit Room 6
  • House- Crit Room 7
  • Housing- Crit Room 1
  • New & Old- Crit Room 10
  • Office- Crit Room 17
  • Production, Energy & production- Crit Room 16
  • School- Crit Room 15
  • Sport- Crit Room 13
  • Transport- Crit Room 2

Future Projects

  • Civic- Crit Room 4
  • Infrastructure- Crit Room 8
  • Leisure Led- Crit Room 11
  • Masterplanning- Crit Room 9
  • Office- Crit Room 2

INSIDE

  • Health & Education- Crit Room 5
  • Retail- Crit Room 5
  • Offices- Crit Room 14

THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER

Completed Buildings

  • Health- Crit Room 7
  • Higher, Education & Research- Crit Room 9
  • Hotel & Leisure- Crit Room 1
  • Mixed Use- Crit Room 17
  • Religion- Crit Room 4
  • Shopping- Crit Room 4
  • Villa- Crit Room 13

Future Projects

  • Commercial Mixed-Use- Crit Room 16
  • Competition Entries- Crit Room 12
  • Culture- Crit Room 10
  • Education- Crit Room 3
  • Experimental- Crit Room 12
  • Health- Crit Room 10
  • House- Crit Room 8
  • Residential- Crit Room 2

Landscape: Urban- Crit Room 11

INSIDE

  • Residential- Crit Room 5
  • Display- Crit Room 6
  • Hotels- Crit Room 6
  • Civic, Culture & Transport- Crit Room 14
  • Creative Re-Use- Crit Room 14
  • Bars & Restaurants- Crit Room 15

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

  • Best Use of Certified Timber- Crit Room 15
  • Best use of Colour- Crit Room 3
  • Best Use of Natural Light- Crit Room 12
  • Engineering Prize- Crit Room 5
  • Future Project of the Year- Crit Room 8
  • Landscape: Rural- Crit Room 11
  • Small Project of the Year- Crit Room 2
  • World Building of the Year- WAF Stage
  • World Interior of the Year- Crit Room 6

As experienced presenters, we don't want to tell you how to present your project but here are a couple of tips to bear in mind:

  • Timing and sequencing- don't leave key information to the last moment
  • Judges need to know what the key challenges were and how you overcame them
  • It is always good to reflect on what lessons could be learned from your experience

  • Your full and final presentation must be submitted by Friday 13 September to waf.presentations@emap.com
  • There will be no extensions to that date and later revised presentation will not be accepted. These are the rule of the competition and they apply to everyone
  • Please submit your presentation via We Transfer, Dropbox or another file sharing service by the deadline clearly stating your project and practice name within the transfer
  • Once received, presentations will be checked by our production company. If there are any technical issues, we will contact you directly

  • Your presentation must be no more than 10 minutes in length
  • The judges of your category will have 8 minutes directly after your presentation to discuss with you the project and ask any questions they may have
  • Presentations must be written and presented in English- we do not have translators
  • Presentations must be in a current version of Microsoft PowerPoint for Microsoft Windows
  • The useable resolution is 16:9
  • If you design your presentation on a Mac using Keynote, you must export your presentation as PowerPoint, and check there are no issues when viewed using Microsoft Windows
  • The presentation file should be named as your project number
  • Please do not submit your presentation in any other format than PowerPoint i.e. pdf, keynote

  • Any non-standard fonts should be saved in a separate ‘Fonts'folder and included with your presentation- these should be clearly labelled with your project number
  • Any MAC PowerPoint files must use standard MAC/PC fonts- please use Open Type or TT Fonts. If you are in any doubt, please supply fonts separately with your presentation. We will only supply PC graphics workstations from which your presentation will be shown
  • Video clips are permitted but they must be saved in a Windows Media Player (WMV) format using a standard code and be embedded in your presentation
  • The clips and the PowerPoint file must be saved in the same folder to enable a link to be made and ensure they are embedded properly
  • These should be clearly named as Video 1 (slide 1), Video 2 (Slide 2), etc to clearly indicate the video number and the slide this is in your presentation.
  • Any QuickTime movie files must be saved as WMV prior to sending as they are not supported by PowerPoint running in Windows

  • Each crit rooms will be set up as per the images below:

  • Each crit room will have an 80” plasma screen with a lectern and microphone to the left of the screen
  • Judges will be sat behind a table in the front row, facing the screen and the audience in rows behind the judges
  • Your presentation will be pre-loaded onto the desktop of the laptop on the lectern
  • You will control the presentation from the laptop
  • The presentation will be shown on the plasma screen to enable the audience and judges to view your presentation
  • You need to speak clearly into the microphone on the lectern. Please remember not to walk away from the lectern or stand to the side as otherwise the judges and the audience might not be able to hear you

  • For each presentation we require the details of each presenter including the mobile number they will have whilst in Amsterdam- this is so we can contact them on site in case there is a problem with their presentation or they have not arrived in time
  • Please click here to complete your presenter details
  • This needs to be completed by Friday 13 September

  • On the day of your presentation, you will have the chance to conduct a final on-site technical check
  • You will not be able to make any content changes to the presentation but can correct any technical discrepancies
  • As your presentation will have been pre-checked, this is merely precautionary
  • Your technical check will take place in the same crit room as your presentation
  • It is not mandatory, but we would advise you attend to make sure everything is working and in order

  • You should bring a copy of your presentation, video/audio clips & fonts if necessary on a USB drive as a back-up to the festival
  • This is purely a precautionary measure in-case there any technical faults on site, otherwise you will not be permitted to make any amendments or upload any new versions of your presentation

  • Categories judged on Wednesday and Thursday will be announced on the WAF stage at 19:15 after the evening keynote
  • Landscape of the Year and prize winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 6 December

  • Should you win your category on Wednesday or Thursday, you will need to present again to the ‘super-jury'to compete for:
    • Completed building categories- World Building of the Year
    • Future project categories- Future Project of the Year
    • INSIDE categories- World Interior of the Year
    • All prize categories will be judged on Friday following the same format as Wednesday and Thursday
    • Landscape Urban and Landscape Rural will be judged on Thursday and Friday respectively by the same jury. The overall winner for Landscape of the Year will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 6 December.
    • Your original presentation will be pre-loaded and you will not be allowed to make any changes to it
    • Your presentation timing will be communicated by email after 20:00 on Thursday 5 December
    • The winners from Friday will be announced at the Gala Dinner on the evening of Friday 6 December

TOP TIPS FOR WAF FIRST TIMERS

You can't experience WAF properly without an official festival pass.  We have three different pass types to suit all budgets and each one will give you exclusive access to extra parts of the festival.  Think about what you want to get out of attending the festival, is it more for learning, culture or networking or all three?  

If you are still stuck, our account management team will be able to help advise the best package for you and can be contacted by telephone on +44 (0) 20 3953 2079.

If you need letters in support of your visa application, we can provide these and full details can be found under Planning Your Trip in the FAQ section.

When WAF arrives in town, accommodation gets booked up fast and rates can rise quickly.  We advise that you arrange your accommodation as soon as you book festival pass.

To make it easier for you, we have appointed RAI Accommodation Services as our preferred accommodation partner.  They have secured discounted hotel rooms surrounding the RAI and these can viewed via the dedicated web page, please click here.

Alternatively, we can take the hassle away completely and why not book the WAF Accommodation Package.  This covers three nights'accommodation at the Novotel situated next to the RAI, details can be found here.

Like accommodation, flights and other travel should be booked in advance to obtain the best deals.  Amsterdam is served by Schiphol airport and is a major European hub airport.  Taxi's from the airport to the RAI cost around 35€ but there are also services by train, bus and metro and are significantly cheaper.

With 17 crit rooms, two content stages, exhibition and fringe events, there is a lot to do at WAF so you need to plan your time to get the most from the festival.  The most up to date version of the programme can be found by clicking here and the full list of speakers can be found by clicking here.

There is also a delegate app which can be downloaded from the App and Android Store.  The app allows you to plan your schedule, message fellow delegates and receive push notifications with the most up to date information.  The app can be downloaded now or we encourage you to do it at least six weeks before the festival.

Registration is inside of Entrance L at the RAI.  When you arrive, follow the signs for Registration, with your barcode email to pick up your badge.

You need to wear your badge to get access to all the festival venue and it also your ticket to fringe events such as tours, gala dinner etc.  Don't lose it!

The winners of the categories judged that day are announced at 19.15 each day on the WAF stage.  

The Festival overall winners and prize winners are announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 6 December at the Beurs van Berlage.  You need to purchase a ticket to the Gala Dinner in order to attend.

Every shortlist entry can also be viewed within the electronic gallery at the event.  The galleries will also be updated every evening with the winners details.

In 2018 over 60 countries were represented at WAF so the networking opportunities are vast.  The beauty of WAF is that anyone, big name or small, can be found wandering the exhibition or sat within the break out areas.  If there is someone you want to meet in advance try messaging them on the app to arrange a meet or simply go up to someone and start a conversation.

SPEAK TO A HUMAN

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To purchase a pass for the festival please any of our account managers on +44 (0) 20 3953 2079 or email at info@worldarchitecturefestival.com 

For any finance queries please feel free to contact the WAF finance team by phone on +44 (0) 20 3953 2650 or via email at credit.control@emap.com 

For booked delegates, shortlisted practices or questions about your participation in the festival please contact:

James Hyder

Customer Care Manager

Waf.customercare@emap.com

For new opportunities or for existing judges'and speakers'please contact:

Nikki Faigen

Programme Manager

+44 (0) 20 3953 2631

Nikki.Faigen@emap.com

For existing sponsors and exhibitors please contact:

Mike Burnage / Jean-Philippe Le Coq

Waf.operations@emap.com 

For new opportunities or enquiries please contact:

James Priest

Commercial Director

+44 (0) 20 3953 2923

James.priest@emap.com 

For any press passes or enquiries please contact:

Charlotte Treadwell

Caro Communications

+44 (0) 20 7713 9388

Charlotte@carocommunications.com

Tejal Dave

Caro Communication

+44 (0) 20 7713 9388

Tejal@carocommunications.com

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