General Session

Location & Travel



Bogotá is the capital of and largest city in Colombia. It is a place of convergence for people from all around the country and is therefore diverse and multicultural.



The IADR/LAR General Session & Exhibition with WCPD will take place at the Agora Bogotá convention center.


Hilton Bogotá Corferias – Official IADR Headquarter Hotel


The Hilton Bogotá Corferias, the official headquarter hotel for the IADR/LAR General Session & Exhibition with WCPD, is located in the Corferias Bogotá convention venue, connected to the Ágora Bogota Convention Center. The hotel is 10 kilometers from the  El Dorado airport. La Candelaria, the historic center of Bogotá, is a 20-minute drive from this hotel. (NOTE: There is another Hilton hotel in Bogota but it is not walking distance to the convention center!)

A full list of hotel options near the Ágora Convention Center are available with rates ranging from $60/night single occupancy to $200/night. Links to book  your hotel accommodations at IADR recommended hotels may be found here:

Hotel taxes are subject to government regulations and depend on the type of stamp in your passport through Colombia Migration and the type of fare you book your reservation. A 19% VAT may be applied to your stay and will only be confirmed at check-in.

Please make your hotel reservations at any of the preferred IADR hotels using the links provided here:

It is highly recommended that you only use the official housing provider for IADR as you may be charged incorrectly.

Bogotá FAQs

Bogata Travel

Visa Requirements

Nationals of some countries will require a visa to enter Colombia. If you are unsure whether you require a visa you can use this link to check if you need a visa . You may also use this link to check on the status of your visa.

The visa process in Colombia varies depending on which country you hold a passport in.

It is important to first consult the country’s entry requirements and, if required, we recommend applying three to four months prior to your anticipated travel date.

Registered IADR/LAR meeting delegates will be able to request a visa invitation letter from IADR at the time of registration and upon request. 

To apply for a Colombian visa, you must do so online at the following link, however, stamping of your passport must take place in person at a Colombian consulate:

Visa requirements vary for different nationalities so check with your local Colombian embassy or consulate before you travel.  Always check what form of ID is required by your individual airline before travelling.


Arriving in Bogota

When you arrive in Colombia, holders of Colombian visas will be required to pass through an immigration check. Please ensure you have your invitation letter, proof of accommodation and other supporting documents to hand to show to the immigration officer on arrival into Colombia.

Required Traveler Documentation: Check-MIG Application

International Travel and Check-MIG Form Information

More questions about traveling?

Leslie Zeck

Director of Meetings

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