Since 1993

Past Congresses


WC11 stands for “11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences 2020”.

The Alternative Congress Trust (ACT) started in Baltimore, MD, USA in 1993 the first in a series of world congresses, to be hosted by various countries at two or three year intervals. Over the years subsequent World Congresses (WC’s) have been organised in Utrecht (The Netherlands), Bologna (Italy), New Orleans (USA), Berlin (Germany), Tokyo (Japan), Rome (Italy), Montreal (Canada), Prague (Czech Republic) and Seattle (USA). The 11th WC will be held in Maastricht (NL) in 2020.

10th World Congress
August 20-24, 2017
Seattle, Washington, USA

9th World Congress
August 24-28, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

8th World Congress
August 21-25, 2011
Montreal, Canada

7th World Congress
August 30 – September 3, 2009
Rome, Italy

6th World Congress
August 21-25, 2007
Tokyo, Japan

5th World Congress
August 21-25, 2005
Berlin, Germany

4th World Congress
August 11-15, 2002
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

3rd World Congress
August 29 – September 2, 1999
Bolognia, Italy

2nd World Congress
October 20-24, 1996
Utrecht, Holland

1st World Congress
November 14-19, 1993
Baltimore, Maryland, USA