Registration is now open
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Conference.
Please register now, and get your early bird discount while you still can.
All participants, including volunteers, organisers and speakers must complete the registration.
Make an Impact - Support the Conference to Support the Pro Bono Movement
This Conference is a not-for-profit initiative and is run on a revenue neutral basis. Everyone on the organising committees and groups are unpaid volunteers. So we rely on registration fees and the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors and donors to cover all costs of the Conference. You can support the Conference and the Asia Pro Bono Movement by taking up a sponsorship package or making a donation. Please contact us directly at 2018APBC [at] probono.org.hk, or you can read more information here.
Support Pro Bono Champions to attend with the Inclusion Fund
Hong Kong is an expensive place. So we have established the Inclusion Fund to ensure that regional Pro Bono Champions from different backgrounds can overcome financial challenges or hardship and participate in the Conference. You can make an immediate and direct contribution to these delegates and the Conference’s overall success by making a donation to the Inclusion Fund, which ensures worthy individuals who deserve to attend, can come and participate.
Lend a hand - Volunteering at the Conference
Want to lend a hand? For volunteering opportunities, please click here for more information.
Information about Fee Waivers and Inclusion Fund applications
The starting point is that all attendees to the Conference must pay a registration fee, this applies equally to everyone including the volunteer organisers and presenters. This is because the registration fees pay for the costs of running the Conference, which is very high in Hong Kong.
But in recognition that the requirement to pay the full registration fee may cause some attendees financial hardship or otherwise prohibit them from attending and contributing to the Conference, the registration fee or part of it may be waived on the basis of the attendee’s need and merit (“Fee Waiver”). If you wish to apply for a Fee Waiver, please register for the Conference in the usual way and tick the “Apply for Fee Waiver” box. You can complete the registration without paying and then we will contact you again separately with the application form for the Fee Waiver. Fee waivers can be partial or full, and the number and amount of fee waivers are subject to available funds. Therefore they can only be determined closer to the Conference date. This process is the same as previous years. We will, however, endeavour to determine applications as soon as funds are identified, so it pays to register and apply early. If you apply and are ultimately unsuccessful, you may cancel your Conference registration without penalty.
Inclusion Fund Application
In recognition that flying to and staying in Hong Kong for the Conference is a comparatively expensive process, we have started an Inclusion fund. The Inclusion Fund is a discretionary fund that will provide delegates, who have a genuine need and merit such assistance, with money or in-kind donations to meet some or all of the accommodation and/or air travel expenses associated with attending the Conference. The amounts are not fixed, but are subject to stringent rules and strict criteria as there is limited funds available.
If you wish to apply for the Inclusion Fund, please register for the Conference in the usual way and tick the “Apply for Inclusion Fund” box. You can complete the registration and then we will contact you again separately with the application form and the documents you will need to provide for the Inclusion Fund process. The number of grants and amount of money disbursed by the Inclusion fund is ultimately subject to available funds provided by Conference sponsors and donors. Therefore, applications will be determined once funds are identified, which may take some time. If you apply and are ultimately unsuccessful, you will be contacted and you may cancel your Conference registration without penalty.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Inclusion Fund is not available to people resident in Hong Kong. The Fee Waiver and Inclusion Fund are also two separate and independent funds with different conditions and criteria. The granting of one does not automatically give you the other (or vice versa). Attendees may apply for one or both.