Registration now open for the 22nd BIEN Congress this August in South Korea

Registration now open for the 22nd BIEN Congress this August in South Korea

The 22nd BIEN Congress: Basic Income in Reality

Date: 23-26 August

Venue: offline (Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea) & online (

Organizer: Basic Income Korea Network (BIKN)

Co-hosts: 22nd BIEN Congress Local Organizing Committee, Basic Income Policy Laboratory, The Institute for Democracy, National Assembly’s Basic Income Research Forum, and Ewha Institute for Social Sciences

More information is available at the official website for the Congress:

On Registration

The BIEN Congress is the largest annual event of basic income advocates and those interested in basic income around the world. As with the past 21 Congresses, it will be held in a spirit of friendship and solidarity, and all speakers, including keynote speakers, moderators, and audience – in other words, all participants – are required to register in advance.

Registration is a two-step process. The first step is to submit the registration application and the second step is to pay the registration fee. Once you have completed both processes, your registration is complete. You will receive an email with your personal login details to access the online venue.

You can find the registration link here: The registration deadline is 8/15/2023.

For offline participants, information on accommodation is provided here:

Keynote Speakers

Guy Standing, Toru Yamamori, Louise Haagh, Michael Tubbs, Sarath Davala, Scott Santens, Almaz Zelleke, Annie Miller, Aida Martinez Tinaut, Jurgen De Wispellaere, Jorge Pinto, Philippe Van Parijs, Roberto Merrill, Nam Hoon Kang, Min Geum, Jeonghee Seo, Hyosang Ahn, and Hye-in Yong. More information on these speakers is available here:


A Draft Program will be announced on the Congress website and shared with presenters. The finalized version of the program will be available by July 7th on the Congress website.

About Venue – Ewha Womans University

Ewha Womans University (Korean: 이화여자대학교) is a private women’s university in Seoul founded in 1886. It was the first university founded in South Korea. Currently, Ewha is one of the world’s largest female educational institutes and one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea.


2023 BIEN Congress: Call for papers

2023 BIEN Congress: Call for papers

Article by Minseo Cho

The 22nd BIEN Congress will be held in Seoul and Jeonnam, Korea in an online and offline hybrid form, from August 23 to 26, 2023. We invite academics, researchers, policy makers, advocates and activists interested in UBI.

The theme of the Congress is “Basic Income in Reality”. With this theme, we want to make it a contest to look at the lessons left by the basic income movement and agenda, such as the various basic income pilots and institutionalization efforts that have been attempted so far, and to seek a future directions for a new start.

We hope the 22nd BIEN Congress could serve as a forum for rich discussions with academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, and supporters interested in basic income. Please mark your calendars, spread the word, and consider submitting a proposal. Application deadline for the papers to be presented is March 31, 2023. You could apply here:

Summary Report on the BIEN 2022 Congress

Summary Report on the BIEN 2022 Congress

The 21st annual Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) was hosted in Brisbane, Australia, by the University of Queensland’s Centre for Policy Futures from 26-28 September, in conjunction with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BIEN Australia, the Australian Basic Income Lab, and Queensland University of Technology.

Read a summary report on the Congress here.

BIEN 2022 Congress – Roundup

BIEN 2022 Congress – Roundup

September 28 marks the end of a resoundingly successful BIEN 2022 Congress. With more than fifty sessions taking place over the course of three days, the 2022 edition has been host to landmark discussions on the growing Basic Income movement worldwide.

The key themes covered during the 21st congress were:

  • Crisis and transformation: how can the UBI movement build on the recent expansion of emergency social safety nets around the world?
  • The importance of powerful storytelling to change the hearts and minds of the public to support UBI.
  • Indigenous and First Nations perspectives on basic income.

A comprehensive guide to everything covered at this year’s congress can be found here and in the coming weeks we will be looking to host and distribute recordings of all the sessions* from this year’s congress. Monitor your inbox and the @BIEN2022 Twitter for updates on recordings!

If any of the topics covered during this year’s congress are of interest to you, please feel free to reach out and make your enquiry known. BIEN can be reached via our BIEN main site (, Twitter Feed ( or Facebook Page (, and we’d be delighted to have you involved in the movement.

Finally, BIEN would like to extend its thanks to everyone involved in making this year’s congress a reality. Particular thanks go to everyone involved with BIEN Australia local organising committee, The Centre for Policy Futures,  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland, the Australian Basic Income Lab, and Queensland University of Technology- hosts whose hard work has ensured the tremendous success of this year’s event.

*Excluding Kathi Weeks’ keynote address