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.

We are looking forward to the pleasure of greeting you in Montréal 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