The championships will be held at Arena Birmingham* on 1-4 March next year and will see the best athletes from across the world come to the West Midlands.
Once again, the qualification system will combine a set of entry standards and invitations based on performance lists.
The field events (high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump and shot put) will all be held as straight finals. 12 athletes will start in the vertical jumps and 16 in the horizontal jumps and shot put. Entries will be determined by a combination of entry standard and ranking.
The women’s 3000m will take place on the Thursday night and will be a straight final. The Thursday evening session will also see both the men’s and women’s high jump events showcased.
The Friday morning session will be a dream for combined events fans as, among other events on the programme, there will be with three events in the heptathlon and three in the pentathlon taking place. 12 athletes will compete in the heptathlon and pentathlon. The start list for each will be composed of the winner of the 2017 Combined Events Challenge, the five best athletes from the 2017 Outdoor Lists, the five best athletes from the 2018 Indoor Lists and one athlete invited at the discretion of the IAAF.
The qualification period for all disciplines except the combined events began on 1 January 2017 and will run through midnight (Monaco time) on 19 February 2018.
The IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 qualification standards and further qualification information can be viewed here: https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competitioninfo/260ef740-b52d-4c28-9d89-8bfb989a4ce8.pdf
*Arena Birmingham is also known as the Barclaycard Arena and was previously known as the National Indoor Arena or NIA