ICPS 2017
International Convention of Psychological Science


Preliminary Information: The second biennial International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) will take place at the Austria Center Vienna in Vienna, Austria on 23-25 March 2017.

The Call for Submissions will open in June 2016. The deadline for symposium submissions is 15 September 2016 and the deadline for poster submissions is 30 September 2016. Please check back for additional updates on program information.

ICPS Keynote Speakers

Cognitive Evolution:
People Are
Animals Too

W. Tecumseh Fitch
University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Cognitive Biology

How Infants Break Into Language

Linda B. Smith
Indiana University Bloomington, USA Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Genetic and Brain Diversity
in AutismS

Thomas Bourgeron
Pasteur Institute, France Department of Human Genetics and Cognitive Functions


About the International Convention of Psychological Science

ICPS 2015 Keynote Addresses were delivered by Terrie E. Moffitt (pictured above), Stanislas Dehaene, and George Lakoff.

ICPS is the culmination of efforts by APS and an international network of organizations and individual scientists to stimulate scientific advances that are integrative; that is, in which investigators attack scientific problems by drawing broadly on research conducted at multiple levels of analysis and in multiple branches of psychological science, the cognitive sciences, the neurosciences, and other related disciplines. The initiative has been designed, in essence, to surmount artificial disciplinary boundaries that can impede scientific progress and to highlight areas of investigation in which those boundaries have already been overcome.

These efforts respond to developments in our rapidly changing field. Increasingly, challenges in psychological science can only be met by boundary-spanning investigations that address a phenomenon with diverse methods and at multiple levels of analysis. Such efforts require collaboration across academic disciplines and geographic boundaries. Seizing these opportunities requires a global effort and the involvement of the full range of disciplines, from those that study societies and cultures to those that investigate genetics and neural mechanisms.

ICPS 2015
The inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 12-14 March 2015 with 2200 attendees coming together from more than 75 countries. Read more about ICPS 2015 in the ICPS Highlights and online program.

Austria Center Vienna
IAKW AG, Austria Center Vienna

Integrative Science Symposia

Solutions to our most pressing scientific questions come from cross-cutting efforts in which investigators deploy diverse research methods and attack problems at multiple levels of analysis. ICPS will showcase these efforts in thematic Integrative Science Symposia featuring leading investigators from not only psychological science, but also neuroscience, genetics, sociology, economics, anthropology, linguistics, and related fields. Each Integrative Science Symposium will be paired with Cutting-Edge Methodological Workshops that will provide scientific skill-building opportunities for all conference attendees.


A central part of the mission of the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) is to promote skill-building in integrative psychological science. The program includes workshops by some of the field’s leading experts on various cutting-edge methodologies. There is no additional charge for these workshops; they are included with ICPS registration.