50, 000 participants, 1,500 self-managed activities, 15 great conferences, and 6 days of events make the World Social Forum the largest gathering of civil society.

Held in a Northern country for the first time, the World Social Forum will gather citizens from over 120 countries in Downtown Montreal from August 9 to 14, 2016.

Media Accreditation

The accreditation portal for the media representatives is now online!

Accreditation is mandatory for all media representatives who wish to cover the events that will take place in Montreal from August 9 to 14.

The media space will be at the Société des arts technologiques (SAT). We also invite you to participate in PlacetoB.



WSF 2016

Media Accreditation Service

Email address: [email protected]

Accreditation Procedure for Media Representatives

First step:

Fill out the Accreditation Form

Send the form and the following documents to [email protected]

  • a recent ID photo in colour and in .jpg or .png (3 Mo max)
  • a scan of your press card or a letter of reference signed by the editor in chief of your press institution, certifiying that you work for that press institution and that you are mandated to cover the event

*If you wish to support the Forum by giving a donation and wish to participate in our discussion platform, fill out this form to create your account on our website:

Second step:

Accreditation and confirmation of attendance by the communications department of the WSF that will send you either an email of confirmation or of refusal of accreditation.

All will be done for you to receive a response as quickly as possible, but you must consider a delay of 3 to 5 busines days before receiving a definite answer.

Your accreditation badge will be printed and given to you at the media accreditation table which can be found at the Société des arts technologiques’ (SAT) espace média.

  • Who can request for a media accreditation?

This accreditation is reserved only to media professionals.

  • Who needs to request a media accreditation?

The media accreditation is mandatory for all media representatives who wish to cover the events open to the press that will take place during the WSF.

Your accreditation also always you to have access to the media room, to press conferences and to interviews with great speakers or artists. We will also provide the program to the media, as well as press releases and events that are not to miss.

Press Contact

[email protected]


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