To accommodate a high volume of participants, a large conference area was provided by combining the Valencia Conference Centre and the adjacent hotel rooms, resulting in a spacious conference facility.
During the four-day event, 163 scientific activities took place. More than 500 speakers, specialising mainly in family studies but also other areas, presented 4,224 papers. As a new feature of this Congress, there were 22 'speaker corners' where experts from various working groups provided a brief presentation on current topics to the attendees.
Similarly, 55 sponsors took part and over 250 expert logistics support personnel, such as the Technical Secretariat, catering and auxiliary staff, and room and assembly personnel, offered logistical assistance. All attendees collectively used over 5,000 hotel rooms.