Registration for the 2022 SPARC General Assembly is now open.

On behalf of the SPARC GA Organising Committee and the SPARC International Project Office, we welcome you to register for the 7th SPARC General Assembly. Registrations fees are the same across all hubs and are as follows:

Standard registration (in-person attendance) ~US$ 400 (£320)
Student registration (in-person attendance) ~US$ 250 (£200)
Online standard registration (remote attendance) ~US$ 100 (£80)
Online student registration (remote attendance) ~US$ 60 (£50)
Accompanying person (Conference Dinner) ~US$ 50 (£40)

Remaining no. of in-person attendance tickets

UCAR/NCAR, Boulder: more than 100 tickets remaining
ECMWF, Reading: 92 tickets remaining
FIO, Qingdao: more than 100 tickets remaining
Your in-person registration will include:
  • Full attendance at the SPARC 2022 General Assembly, including all Oral and Poster Presentations.
  • All afternoon and morning teas, and lunches for the duration of the General Assembly.
  • The Conference Dinner (excluding the cost of drinks) on the evening of Wednesday 26th October.
  • Access to the online platform listing the program and recorded presentations.
 Your online (remote attendance) registration fee will include:
  • Access to all Oral and Poster Presentations (either live or recorded) and the online platform containing all presentations.
The accompanying person registration includes:
  • The Conference Dinner (excluding the cost of drinks) on the evening of Wednesday 26th October.


Important dates

  • Registration opens: 20 June 2022
  • Registration closes for in-person attendance: 15 August 2022 (midnight UTC)
  • Registration closes for online attendance: 9 October 2022 (midnight UTC)



The online registration form will ask for your general registration information. Additionally, you will be given the option to register an accompanying person to join you at the Conference Dinner (for in person registration only). We would also like to estimate the carbon footprint resulting from travel to the SPARC GA and therefore, we will collect some additional information regarding your travel plans. All registrations (and therefore the collection of the registration fees) are being managed by the University of Reading.


In person registrations

To register to attend the SPARC General Assembly at one of the three hubs, please note the following:

Once you selected the registration fee type (standard or student) as well as the location, you will see the following page:

Here you will have the option of booking one ticket for an accompanying person (conference dinner only) – if you want to do that, please select 1. If not leave as is (i.e. quantity as 0) but still press the ‘Confirm guest button’. This is required before you can then press the ‘Add to basket’ button.

After that you can continue to checkout and either register (which we strongly recommend) or you can continue as a guest. In both cases you will need to enter your email address. If you have any questions, please contact us at the SPARC office (

Register for in person attendance!


Online attendance only

We are also offering online attendance only – the link is provided below. We recommend creating an account during the registrations so that you can return to your registration at some later time. If you have any questions, please contact us at the SPARC office (

Register for online attendance


The registration payment can be made by credit card (Mastercard, VISA, JCB, Maestro, or American Express) or PayPal.


Conditions and Cancellation Policy
  • Registration fees are not transferable.
  • Registration fees will not be refunded unless the in-person meeting is cancelled and the SPARC GA is held online only. The difference between in-person and online registration fees will then be refunded on request.
  • Any claims must be received no later than 6 weeks after the last day of the conference. Any later requests cannot be processed.


Important Notice

Unfortunately, given the current COVID restrictions and quarantine rules within China, it will be unlikely that anyone from outside of China will be able to travel into China and attend the GA in Qingdao. However, we expect that people within China will be able to travel without any restrictions so the hub will remain part of the SPARC GA.

Given the current COVID pandemic and the uncertainties and changes it might bring we encourage anyone attending the SPARC GA in person to consider refundable tickets/accommodation. We will keep the SPARC GA website updated on the COVID situation.