From the Organizers of the 20th International PCP Congress, to be held in Sydney, Australia in July 2013:

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for presentation at the 20th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology. The theme of our congress is Change: person society organisation. This meeting will be held from 18th to 20th July, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. In addition, there will be optional workshops held before (17th July) AND after (21st July) the event. Abstracts will be reviewed and presented within the conference program. We are inviting contributions of a varied nature – formal papers, symposia, workshops, discussions and other innovative formats.  Please indicate what sort of time slot would be appropriate to your contribution and we will accommodate your requests where possible.

This conference is not just aimed at those working from a personal construct framework or indeed psychologists. We anticipate and welcome participation by constructivists, constructionists, those working from a narrative approach, those using (or indeed critiquing) the theory from a variety of disciplines, as well as applying related methodologies such as repertory grids, laddering or narrative exploration.

Like the look of this? This is the view adjacent to the conference venue – the Vibe Hotel in Milson’s Point, North Sydney.

Please submit your abstract for consideration to the scientific committee at pcpsydney2013@gmail.com by 28th February, 2013. The committee will endeavour to review abstracts within 21 days of receipt. Please indicate if there are any practical constraints that may require faster processing. The conference website can be found at: http://www.pcp-net.de/info/news.html.

Our venue is the Vibe Hotel at Milson’s Point on the northern side of the Sydney harbour (see diagram below). The hotel is adjacent to the approach to the Harbour Bridge (http://www.vibehotels.com.au/hotels/new-south-wales/sydney/north/vibe-north-sydney) and Luna Park amusement park. Accommodation is available at the hotel. Please book this separately and quote “Personal Construct Psychology Congress” to ensure discounted prices. You may prefer to arrange accommodation in the adjacent suburbs of Kirribilli or North Sydney. Please be aware that these areas are hilly, so while distances may look short, the walk could be a little strenuous.

Please note: Registration for this conference will be open early in 2013.