July 2012: Registration opens

In July we open our registration. We welcome everyone to register and join us in Brazil. The early bird reduced fee will be available until 16 September. Find out more here

June 2012: Calling all Universities around the world to participate in the IACC

The IACC University programme aims to integrate corruption based issues into existing academic courses in order to engage students in one of the most important public policy issues of our time. The students will develop an understanding of interesting and relevant corruption topics and get the opportunity to discuss and apply their knowledge in the world’s most innovative global forum on corruption that brings together leading anti-corruption activists, policy makers, and thinkers from around the world. The students will be able to participate in the conference proceedings via live video streaming and interactive Q&A sessions over the internet and social media tools. Learn more here

June 2012:  Call For Session Proposals ends

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their session proposal. We are delighted about the amounts of excellent proposals we received. We will get back to you from 15 July on with feedback and from 15 August with the results of the selection process.

June 2012: First Young Journalists selected

The first IACC Young Journalists have been selected. We will re-open the call for Young Journalists soon.  Find out more about the candidates who have been selected here.

May 2012 Call for Session Proposals for 15th IACC launched

In May we launch the Call for Session Proposals for this year’s IACC. This time we ask you to submit two kinds of session proposals, the IACC Game Changers Global Initiative Sessions and the IACC Global Solutions Workshop. We are looking forward to receiving your ideas!

April 2012 Open Government Partnership Annual Meeting in Brasilia

This month the Open Government Partnership Annual Meeting will be held in Brasilia, Brazil. We would like to invite you to join us for a workshop to explore ideas for how CSOs might best organise to generate a strong and independent monitioring of the OGP. The workshop will be held April 18, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please download this document for more information and RSVP asap.

March 2012 Newsflash

With the theme Mobilising People: Connecting Agents of Change, this year’s IACC will create a vibrant civic space for the anti-corruption movement to devise fresh new ideas and showcase what really works in the fight against corruption. IACC workshops are an integral component to achieve this, and with our global call for workshop proposals, this is your chance to get involved. We want to learn how you can contribute. To kick start the thinking process, we’ve come up with 5 quick tips below. We hope this helps!

Tip #1 Game Changing Strategies

We’ll be looking for game-changing strategies – what really works in the fight against corruption? This is really what your workshop should be about.

Tip #2 Cutting-edge Issues and solutions

Remember! The call for workshop proposals is a global selection process so we’ll need to know what makes your workshop unique. In particular, we’ll be looking for cutting-edge topics and solutions that can shape the future of the anti-corruption movement.

Tip #3 Build Your Team

IACC Sessions usually have about 3-4 experts including a moderator whose role is to ensure a vibrant discussion. Do you already have a team in mind? If you do, now is a good time to start contacting them. If you don’t, you can also use this as an opportunity to engage new people in your work. Mark your calendar (7-10 November 2012!) and start contacting the people you want to include in your IACC session.

Tip #4 The Format

This year’s IACC aims to break away from the traditional workshop style and feature sessions that are highly interactive and solution oriented. Think about the best formats you know that really engage the audience in vibrant debates and open discussions. The more interactive your workshop format will be, the better.

Tip #5 Funding

If you don’t already have funding secured for you and your sessions experts’ travel to Brazil, it is time to think about funding sources and start approaching your supporters to secure your funding. Keep an eye on this space, more details on IACC funding opportunities will be released in April.

June Newsflash

Everything you need to know about the next IACC


Each IACC will spur real debate on some of the most critical challenges facing our world today; These are the IACC Global Challenges such as sustainability, human security, climate governance and natural resources and energy markets. There are of course many other vital issues we could explore and the Bangkok Declaration has set the tone for an IACC that is evolving with a particular emphasis on people. The 15th IACC will facilitate a cutting edge global exchange around three dimensions related to people: public mobilisation, support for victims and the witnesses of corruption, and most importantly, connecting a global community of people sharing a common mission to create change and crack corruption.

The more ideas, the better: we are really interested in what you’d like to see on the agenda. Is there a working question that you’d like to pose? Let us know by sending us an email at 15iacc@transparency.org .

How Can I get INVOLVED?

There are loads of different ways to have your say at and on the next IACC. If you’d like to participate in a workshop, the opportunity to submit your workshop proposals will begin soon. In the mean time, you can start planning your workshop now! Think about the topic you would like to address, the link between the issue and corruption and it’s crucial to choose a team of panellists that you know will make a great contribution to the debate. Invite your preferred panellists to make some space in their agenda for mid-November 2012.

If you are a young journalist and would like to join our social media team, keep an eye on our facebook page for news on competitions, opportunities to hook up with other young journalists and to stay plugged in to corruption in the news.

When Can I Register?

Registration will open approximately in February 2012. That’s about 8 months before the conference so you will have plenty of time to plan your trip.

April Newsflash


During the last five years the IACC has moved across the globe from Europe to Asia, and in 2012 the international anti-corruption community will meet to tackle the world’s most pressing global challenges in the Americas. If you have not heard already, the news was officially confirmed by Minister Jorge Hage Sobrinho in Bangkok; the next edition of the IACC will be held in Brazil.


We are working hard on setting the dates, for now we would like to invite you to pencil in the second week of November 2012. Watch this space for details on the exact dates.


Along with the Office of the Comptroller General (OCG), we will be working closely with two Brazil based civil society organisations known as AMARRIBO, and Instituto Ethos.

Founded in 1998, Instituto Ethos is a non-profit organisation that focuses on Business and Social Responsibility. Its mission is to mobilize, encourage and assist companies manage businesses in a socially responsible manner, creating partners to build a just, ethically moral and sustainable society.

AMARRIBO stands for Amigos Associados de Ribeirão Bonito. Ribeirão Bonito is a village with about 12,000 inhabitants located in São Paulo. In 1999 in efforts to improve the socio-economic status of the village, a set of public meetings were set to bring together citizens with a drive for change. Today AMARRIBO has evolved into a network affiliated with approximately 190 organisations in Brazil, working on issues such as access to information, civic engagement, anti-corruption and transparency.