Upcoming Conference Details


2017 Community Indicators Symposium
Date: June 12-13
Proposals due: Feb 15
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Community indicators measure conditions in the community within a framework that is intended to generate interest among the public and decision-makers about necessary improvements to quality of life. With a recent rise in awareness and capacity around tracking indicators, it is more important than ever to explore and share ways for communities to define priorities through the selection of indicators and engage them to use data to act toward shared values, collective impact, and the common good.

This is the first time the Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) is heading north of the border to shine a spotlight on all of the good work happening in Canada. The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) certainly plans to be in Winnipeg to share our knowledge. We encourage all of you working with community indicators, to submit proposals about your project. It will be a great opportunity to learn from and contribute to all of the activity around indicators currently underway in Canada and build bridges across projects throughout North America and beyond.

Proposals need to align with one of the following streams:

We welcome your proposal for presentations in all areas related to Identity, including but not limited to:

-Community indicator basics
-Community engagement
-Knowledge translation

More information & Submittal Form

The 4th International Conference on Positive Psychology and Well-being
Date: June 18-20
Full paper due: April 13
Abstract due: April 13
Audience registration due: July 18 Location: Hangzhou, China

The 4th Int'l Conference on Positive Psychology and Well-being (CPPWb 2017) will be held from June 18-20, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. CPPWb 2017 is sponsored by Engineering Information Institute, Open Access Library, Scientific Research Publishing, and 1000thinktank. This Conference will cover issues on Positive Psychology and Well-being. It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods.

Hangzhou, is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. Governed as a sub-provincial city, and as of 2010, its entire administrative division or prefecture had a registered population of 8.7 million people. It was the capital of the Wuyue Kingdom from 907 to 978 during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. Named Xifu at the time, it was one of the three great centers of culture in southern China during the tenth century, along with Nanjing and Chengdu. Leaders of Wuyue were noted patrons of the arts, and especially of Buddhism and associated temple architecture and artwork. It also became a cosmopolitan center, drawing scholars from throughout China and conducting diplomacy not only with neighboring Chinese states, but also with Japan, Korea, and the Khitan Liao Dynasty. We look forward to seeing you in Hangzhou!

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IDENTITY: The European Conference on Psychology & Behavioural Sciences 2017
Date: July 4-5
Abstracts due: April 16
Presenters registrations due: May 16
Location: Brighton, UK

The study of Identity in Psychology was pioneered by Erik Erikson in his early work in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Identity: Youth and Crisis, and Identity and the Life Cycle. He looked at three aspects of identity – ego identity, personal identity and social identity. Developing a strong sense of ego identity, a coherent sense of who one is and isn’t, that is consistent and stable over time is a key task in adolescence. Ego identity can also be equated with the personality level of identity. One’s personal identity is based on one’s abilities, goals, and possibilities for the future and can be seen as the level of identity influenced most by one’s primary relationships, while one’s social identity is formed through identification with groups or secondary relationships, and shows one’s position within the social structure.

In most societies in the past, forming an identity – a self-definition within a community – was a straightforward process. People adopted roles that were already decided for them by their family and their community. In most modern global societies today the possibilities, choices and dilemmas young people face make this process of identity formation much less simple.

This partly explains the explosion of studies on Identity in Psychology since Erikson’s day. This has happened within all areas of psychology and has also incorporated theoretical ideas from sociology. In one sense, this integration of the Identity or Self with diverse areas of psychology has helped to personalise these areas of study by focusing on the whole person with their contradictions and complexities with specific contexts and relationships.

We welcome your proposal for presentations in all areas related to Identity, including but not limited to:

-Ego Identity
-Personal Identity
-Social Identity
-Identity development/formation
-Hybrid Identity
-Cultural/Bi-cultural/Multi-cultural Identity
-Sexual Identity
-Gender Identity
-Racial/Ethnic Identity
-National Identity
-Global/Local identity

The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences will again be held alongside The European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy. Registration for either of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the other.

In conjunction with our Global Partners, including the University of Sussex, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in 2017.

– The ECP2017 Organising Committee

For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit: www.iafor.org/ecp2017-financial-support


2017 IASSIDD 4th Asia-Pacific Regional Congress
Date: November 13-16
Abstracts due: April 30
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is an interdisciplinary scientific organisation, founded in 1964.

IASSIDD is a non-governmental member of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

IASSIDD promotes research and the exchange of information that will enhance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities and their families, and which will assist governments and service providers to develop policy and procedures based on scientific evidence.

IASSIDD has previously hosted a number of Asia Pacific Regional conferences: Taipei (2005) Singapore (2009), and Tokyo (2013).