World Sanskrit Conference

World Sanskrit Conference

New Scheduled Dates for January 2022

Thank you for your interest and support in the 18th World Sanskrit Conference (WSC 2021), scheduled for 18-22 January 2021. We have received a tremendous number of abstracts and many of you have already registered to attend the Conference. Unfortunately, given the continued COVID-19 situation, and the uncertainty regarding international travel to Australia in early 2021, the Organising Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone WSC 2021 for 12 months.

The new scheduled dates are 10-14 January 2022, in Canberra, Australia

We realise that this may result in some inconvenience for those of you who had planned on attending in January 2021, and we thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.

So what happens now?

All abstracts that have been submitted have with been reviewed or are currently under review. For more information on the review process click here: Update on Review Process.

If you have already registered to attend WSC 2021, your registration will be rolled over to 2022. Please contact us via email to if you would prefer to receive a full refund of your registration fee paid. For more information on registration click here: Registration.

We look forward to seeing you in Australia in 2022!

WSC in Canberra Australia

For countless generations Canberra has been the meeting place of its original inhabitants, the Ngunnawal, Ngarigu and Ngambri peoples. Since 1927, it has been the seat of the federal government of the Australian Commonwealth. Cradled by wooded hills, this small modern city hosts numerous important national institutions. The Australian Parliament House, the National Gallery and Library, the National Museum and War Memorial are all set around the picturesque central lake named after the city’s designer, Walter Burley Griffin. The Australian National University occupies a 145-hectare campus in the heart of Canberra adjoining Black Mountain Reserve and the National Botanic Gardens. The ANU boasts a wide range of accommodation on- and off-campus, many excellent restaurants close by, abundant natural beauty and a peaceful and scholarly work environment. Summer is a great time to visit, when hot sunny days are tempered by cool clear nights. The Australian National University welcomes participants to the 18th World Sanskrit Conference, 10-14 January 2022. We are confident that your visit will be rewarding, enjoyable and stimulating.

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