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ICAP2018 Announcements

  • NEW ICAP 2018 Abstract Submissions are still being accepted until 23:59EST on December 15, 2017. Click here for details.
  • NEW In 2018, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) looks forward to hosting the International Congress on Applied Psychology (ICAP). Psychology, and indeed any discipline, is enhanced by the collegiality and collaboration of researchers and practitioners across the world. Congresses such as ICAP are critical opportunities for knowledge mobilization among global communities of scientists and practitioners. As an organization of scientists, CPA supports policies which allow access to travel for scientists from around the world. As an organization of practitioners concerned about the health and well-being of all the world’s peoples, CPA supports the Canadian government in welcoming international travelers and refugees.
  • We are pleased to announce that the official ICAP2018 website has been launched! Click here to visit the website.


CPA Sections and ICAP 2018

We will be adding newsletters like this in the months ahead as we continue to plan ICAP

ICAP 2018 Myths




Invitation from the Co-Presidents

Dr. Peter Graf Dr. David Dozois

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As Co-Presidents of the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, we are pleased to invite you to the Congress which will take place from June 26-30, 2018 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The Congress, an event of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), is being hosted in 2018 by the Canadian Psychological Association in collaboration with MCI Canada.

Applied Psychology uses the methods and findings of scientific psychology to create solutions for the practical problems of individuals, groups and societies. We chose the theme for the 2018 ICAP -- Psychology: Connecting Science to Solutions -- to highlight this thriving partnership between science and practice and to extend a warm invitation to both scientists and practitioners.

The ICAP was last held in Montréal in 1974, and we are delighted to welcome you back after all of these years to the Palais des congrès de Montréal, a modern and attractive venue right in the heart of the city. Montréal has been described as a “slice of old Europe in a pie of contemporary design”; it is a world class multicultural city and the proudly recognized centre of francophone culture in North America. Montréal was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006, and the International Congress and Convention Association in 2009 named it North America's leading host city for international association events.

We warmly invite you to attend the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montréal in 2018. Mark your calendar today. We will create an outstanding opportunity for connecting with researchers, practitioners, educators and students from around the globe. We look forward to welcoming you to Montréal!

Peter Graf, Ph.D. and David Dozois, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Co-Presidents, ICAP 2018



Invitation to Participate from the IAAP President

Prof. Dr. Janel Gauthier

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), it gives me great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP2018) to be held in Montréal, Canada, June 26-30, 2018.

The International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) is a quadrennial event and is convened under the auspices of IAAP, which was founded in 1920. With some 3,500 individual members in over 80 countries, IAAP is the largest international organisation of psychology based on individual memberships.

The host and organiser of the Congress, the Canadian Psychological Association, is going to great lengths to plan a conference of truly international scope, which will bring together students, scholars and professionals from all over the world to share knowledge and experiences. The Organising Committee is working closely with the leadership of IAAP and its 18 divisions to develop a programme that will showcase cutting-edge developments in all domains of applied psychology and related disciplines while ensuring its delivery in a way that is professional and efficient on the one hand, and warm and friendly on the other.

The theme for the Congress – Psychology: Connecting Science to Solutions – was chosen to promote and increase exchange among psychologists from around the globe in their common pursuits of science and science-based solutions to problems. As the programme will also feature the latest developments in basic psychological research that can be applied to “real world” problems, this Congress will also enhance dialogue between applied and basic psychological science.

What makes the International Congress of Applied Psychology especially attractive is the variety of venues, which allow participants to enjoy hugely different geographic, cultural and gastronomic environments, and to encounter people of different ethnic backgrounds speaking different languages. I trust that all attendants will like the venue of the 2018 Congress. The Congress will be located in the Palais des congrès in the heart of Montréal, a charming multicultural city, with excellent art galleries, museums, theatres, restaurants, bistros, gardens, and some of Canada’s greatest places to shop. The Congress will also overlap with the Montreal Jazz Festival, the largest of its kind in the world.

The Congress website is presently under construction, and will be growing rapidly over the coming months.
We are looking forward to the pleasure of greeting you in Montreal in 2018 at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology.

ICAP2018 will be a very special experience…

Prof. Dr. Janel Gauthier
President of the International Association of Applied Psychology

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Message from the CEO of CPA

CPA CEO Dr. Karen Cohen

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is very pleased to be the host of the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montreal.

The CPA is Canada’s national professional association and learned society with 7,000 members and student affiliates. Founded in 1939, the CPA has a wide field of activity which includes the publication of three peer-reviewed journals, accreditation of doctoral training in professional psychology, an annual convention, and an active advocacy program on behalf of the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada.

CPA looks forward to working with the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) to develop a Congress in 2018 that will inform, support and stimulate researchers and practitioners alike. With the expertise of MCI Canada and our own community and resources, we are confident we can make 2018 an outstanding Congress experience.

Bienvenue à Montréal! Welcome to Canada! We look forward to meeting you all.

Karen R. Cohen Ph.D., C. Psych.
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Psychological Association
Canadian Psychological Association



Invitation from MCI Canada

To our dear friends attending ICAP 2018,

As partners of the Local Organizing Committee of the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, we are pleased to invite you to join us in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from June 26 – 30, 2018.

The congress will allow you, the delegates – may you be students, scholars, or professionals – to come together to connect and share information in a unique setting.

As local professional congress organizers, MCI Canada is excited to work with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to present to you a congress that will facilitate captive learning and valuable networking.

We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal in 2018.

Rose Ironside
Managing Director, MCI Group Canada Inc.