Access: Venues, Hotels and Virus

Prague opens its Velvet arms to you!

Why the World Needs Anthropologists is being planned as a fully-fledged hybrid (onsite+online) event.

It means that people physically gathered in Prague will interact with each other, as well as with “digital” participants gathered online.

We are crafting a tailor-made platform for your uninterrupted collective “mobilizing”.

Please, see the details in Tickets section.

WWNA is cordially hosted by IPR Prague and Charles University, two public institutions located in the Czech capital. 


to enter the venues, you will have to provide a negative antigen or PCR test, evidence of concluded vaccination, or a written medical certificate of testing positive in the last 180 days.

Institute of Planning and Development Prague – IPR Prague

IPR Prague is a public-benefit corporation in charge of developing the concept behind the city’s architecture, urbanism, development and formation. It is an organisation funded by Prague and represents the city in spatial planning matters.

Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning – CAMP

In September 2017, IPR opened the Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP), whose main mission is to improve the current form of public debate on the development of Prague. The new information center offers an exhibition hall with unique large-screen projection facilities, a study room, a cafeteria, an outdoor terrace and an indoor amphitheatre.

CAMP shares the same address as IPR Prague, in the centre of Prague, on Charles Square, within sight of the Emmaus Monastery. These modernistic buildings from the end of the 1960s were designed by the renowned Czech 20th century architect, Karel Prager.

Charles University

Founded in 1348, Charles University is one of the oldest universities in the world, yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education.

Among notable alumni, you can find Jan Palach (1948–69), a student who immolated himself in protest against the Soviet invasion, or Jan Patočka (1907–77), philosopher and intellectual leader of the Charter 77 protest movement.

Faculty of Arts

The first part of Day 2 will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, in the very heart of the Prague Old Town. The faculty’s premises will provide us with space for case-study oriented sessions such as Perspectives and for Workshops as well.

Accommodation – IBIS Prague Old Town

Searching for a place to stay?

We cordially invite you to stay close to the WWNA community and accept our “hospitality offer”. Together with IBIS Prague Old Town we have prepared a discounted package.

single room/night/+breakfast: 1900 CZK (75 EUR) 

double room/night/+breakfast: 2180 CZK (85 EUR)

Ibis hotel is superbly located in the Old Town area, surrounded by restaurants, boutiques and cafes” + you will enjoy speedy dispatch to WWNA venues, either on foot (Charles University, Faculty of Arts) or by nearby “Náměstí Republiky” metro (3 stations to “Karlovo náměstí” – IPR CAMP).

We have pre-booked 60 rooms for September 9-12. You can claim this special offer until August 26. Cancellation of the booking is FREE until August 26 (14 days before the arrival).

Do you like it?

Download “Booking Form (doc)“, fill it out and send it to Mr Tomisek, IBIS Prague Old Town Reservation manager.

Tel.: +420 739 529 456

IPR Prague – CAMP

Charles University – Faculty of Arts

IBIS Prague Old Town

How to access the event?

We are working fastidiously to ensure the event is going to be a safe, collective and physical experience. We will respect the “3R rule”: hands, face, space, and do our maximum for your safe, inspiring and enjoyable stay in Prague. The maximum event capacity will be 260 people and we monitor the situation closely.

Any potential updates will be announced well in advance.

Moreover, a robust online solution will be in place for you to engage as our “digital” participant. The final technical solution, accessible programme elements and online version of “social life” will be announced in July.

How about that damn virus?

Let’s face it. The Czech Republic went through hell in recent months (read about a rather weak governmental response here or here) with the total covid-related deaths reaching the number of more than 30 000.

The current situation is stable with no community spread and, since June 8, it is possible to organize indoor events with the participation of up to 500 people.

You can find the current governmental measures here.

How to travel safely to Prague?

We put together the most updated infographics – the list of entry rules – in PDF:

List of countries with low risk of Covid 19 (June 28)

Rules for entry and return for 3rd countries (June 21)

Rules for entry and return for CZ citizens and residents (June 21)

WWNA participants travelling from foreign countries are instructed to check these documents and to strictly follow the respective guidelines of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Keep an eye on regularly updated websites for COVID-19: An overview of the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic and Travel Rules: Overview. Eventually, a very handy third-party tool on “covid situation” is provided by

What if the pandemic gets worse?

In light of the covid-19 pandemic and the newly unfolding signs of emergency regarding its Delta variant, the organisers of WWNA 2021 are observing the situation on a daily basis. 

In case of significant worsening of the public health situation, we are ready to adapt the event to an online-only version.

As you can read in Tickets section, we are offering a full ticket refund until August 31, or the right to switch to “online ticket”.

Furthermore, if you go for “WWNA hospitality deal” for hotel accommodation, you will enjoy free cancellation until late August.