ISPA 2021 IS GOING HYBRID!
Present, Participate, Disseminate, Connect, and Network
with On-Site or Online Participation!

Dear ISPA Members and Prospective Conference Attendees,

We are delighted to announce the first HYBRID Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association! Due to the continued uncertainties of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the ISPA 2021 will be held as a hybrid event between July 13-16, 2021. This is a unique opportunity for greater reach around the globe and more inclusive participation.

Benefits to You

Choose flexibly between physical/on-site or virtual/online attendance according to personal needs and preferences.
Attend interactive and engaging live sessions with synchronous live broadcasting with respect to different time-zones.
Continued access to on-demand sessions and materials during the conference and up to 60 days afterwards.

An exciting program
We thank you for your patience as we are working towards designing an engaging program to serve the Theme of the conference. Adjustments and novelties will be introduced to accommodate for a hybrid format but all the valued key components of ISPA conferences will be incorporated including: Exciting Pre-Conference half-day Workshops on July 13th 2021 (ISPA and NASP Approved), keynote presentations, paper, symposia, and poster sessions, interactive sessions, such as workshops and roundtable discussions, networking sessions such as interaction groups and coffee breaks, ISPA traditions such as opening and closing ceremonies, and ISPA committees, special interest groups, general assembly etc.

Flexibility of Registration
Registration is now open again! Registration fees remain the same as in 2020 and special registration fees have been launched for those opting for Online Participation. Take advantage of early significantly reduced registration rates by April 16 2021 and keep the savings while helping us make informed decisions about on-site participation. Student members don’t miss the NEWLY DISCOUNTED early registration rates of €120 just announced for online participation.

Opportunity for NEW submissions
A new Call for Abstracts will open on January 15th 2021 inviting papers for a NEW hot topic “Responding to the psychosocial challenges of the pandemic” in addition to the other hot topics. Submission deadlines for new abstracts will be posted on the conference website. Authors of already accepted abstracts from previous calls can expect further communication from the organizers in early 2021 about options regarding their submission.

Save the Dates and Stay with us for details
The ISPA 2021 conference website will continuously be updated. We remain vigilant and responsive to the rapidly changing parameters of the COVID-19 pandemic with primary emphasis on the safety of the participants. Based on how the situation unfolds, if required, we will pivot to make the conference a Fully Online event. We expect to make this call in mid-April and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility. Should registration fees be adjusted at any time in case the event becomes Fully Online, refunds will be issued accordingly to eligible registered participants. For anything further connect with us.

We will continue to work with commitment and flexibility towards preparing an outstanding conference program that meets the demands of a hybrid format. Join us this summer, onsite in Cyprus or online,  to support ISPA’s mission and celebrate children’s rights and international collaboration in School Psychology. Perhaps this year WE need this more than ever.

On behalf of the ISPA 2021 LOC
Anthi Loutsiou, PsyD
Convener/Chair of 42nd Annual Conference
University of Cyprus

On behalf of the ISPA EC
Vitor Coelho, PhD
ISPA President