Accommodation & Visitor Information

Travelling to Singapore

For the latest information on entry criteria, be sure to check with the official authorities’ website.

Leaving the Airport

You can find out about all your options at the official airport website.


The organization of the 56th ICA Conference has made booking arrangements at discounted rates with JEN Singapore OrchardGateway , located at Orchard Gateway and Ibis on Bencoolen at Bugis. Following, registration the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will provide you with additional information and booking codes.

Medical/Emergency Contacts

For Police Emergencies you must dial 999 and for Medical/Fire Emergencies you must dial 995. For more information, please visit the official website.

A Bit about the Weather

Singapore is situated near the equator and has a typically tropical climate, with abundant rainfall, high and uniform temperatures, and high humidity all year round. Many of its climate variables, such as temperature and relative humidity, do not show large month-to-month variation. (Source: Meteorogical Service of Singapore) You can find the latest weather updates here.

Travelling to Singapore: An Informal Guide

For some inside tips on travelling to Singapore, be sure to visit this excellent blog from one of ICA's own!


Digital Democracy Agenda

OECD – ICA Collaboration

Wednesday June 9th, 2021

“Digital Democracy”
14:00 - 14:10 CET

Opening & Welcome

Vasilis Koulolias, ICA Chair, Director of eGovlab | Sweden

Frank Leyman, Head International Relations, BOSA - Digital Transformation Office | Belgium

14:10 - 14:30 CET


Designing Meaningful Crowdsourced Policymaking Processes and Technologies

Tania Aitamurto, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago | USA

14:30 - 15:10 CET

Special Presentations

OECD: Innovative Citizen Participation Network (ICPN)

Claudia Chwalisz, ICPN Lead | OECD

EUROPEAN COMMISSION: "Conference on the Future of Europe"- Citizen Consultation Digital Platform

Steffen Schulz, Directorate-General for Communication, Citizens’ Dialogues | European Commission

Misinformation as a Threat to Digital Democracy – Can Digital Assist?

Dr. Ronald Denaux, Expert Systems Madrid | Co-inform

15:10 - 15:40 CET

Cases of Best Practice

TAIWAN: Public-Policy Participation (JOIN) Platform

Ken Wang, Deputy Director of Department of Information Management, National Development Council (NDC)

BOTSWANA: Botswana Speaks

Kagiso Seloma, Botswana Speaks Coordinator

CANADA: The Canadian Citizens' Assembly on Democratic Expression

Peter MacLeod, Founder and Principal of MASS LBP

15:40 - 15:50 CET


OECD - Thematic Group Work

Bruno Monteiro, Expert, Experimentation Lab for Public Administration (LabX) Portuguese Administrative Modernisation Agency (AMA)

15:50 - 16:00 CET

Open Discussion

16:00 CET