Circulars

Circular 1: Save the date

Sent on: 23 September, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

The International School Psychology Association (ISPA) and the Local Organizing Committee are pleased to announce that the 42nd Annual Conference ISPA 2020 will be held in NICOSIA, CYPRUS from 14 to 17 July 2020.

The theme of ISPA 2020 is “WORKING WITH SCHOOLS & FAMILIES TO STRENGTHEN CHILDREN”. It was developed with a forward looking vision to recognize that all children need to be strengthened to face the challenges of today and the demands of tomorrow. The Hot Topics of ISPA 2020 highlight key areas in which the science and the practice of school psychology and related fields can be applied to strengthen children. We look forward to a rich and inspiring scientific program with invited keynote lectures by distinguished international scholars and thematic sessions that feature symposia, poster and paper presentations, workshops, round table, panel and special interest discussions, and interaction groups.    

The call for abstracts will open on November 15th 2019  with a deadline for submissions on March 1st 2020. The official language of the conference is English. Whether you are a practitioner, a student, a trainer, a researcher, or a policy maker in school psychology and related fields we welcome your participation at ISPA 2020. We invite your submissions to the scientific program with research, case studies and professional topics in areas such as assessment, evaluation, intervention, health promotion, prevention, consultation, program development, training, ethics, professional development, methods etc

SAVE THE DATES for ISPA 2020 on your calendar and check out important dates.

Don’t miss optional opportunities to enrich your experience while at ISPA 2020 by participating in a strong pre-conference workshops program and conference tours to be announced soon. 

Be part of the most international, annual, scientific event in School Psychology; learn from each other and from distinguished scholars, be inspired, and create networks of connection with colleagues from all over the world. JOIN US in Creating Bridges Of Collaboration At The Crossroads Of Civilizations in the service of children and children’s rights.

Please follow the updates of ISPA 2020 and stay connected with us through our website and social media accounts. We invite you to spread the word and help us promo ISPA 2020.   Sponsorship opportunities for ISPA 2020 are now available . 

We look forward to welcoming you to ISPA 2020 in Nicosia, a capital city of contrasts, in the timeless island of Cyprus. 

Kind regards,

Anthi Loutsiou, PsyD
Convener – ISPA 2020
Chair of Local Organizing Committee
University of Cyprus

Michalis Michaelides, Ph.D
Chair of Scientific Matters ISPA 2020
Member of Local Organizing Committee
University of Cyprus

Circular 3:  Conference Update & Presentation Guidelines

Sent on: 26 April, 2021

Dear ISPA members, Dear presenters, participants, and friends of ISPA 2021,

We look forward to welcoming you to the 42nd Annual Conference of the International School
Psychology Association which will be held in a HYBRID FORMAT this year in Nicosia, Cyprus! As the
conference dates are approaching, we would like to share with you some important information.

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE ONSITE/IN-PERSON COMPONENT OF THE CONFERENCE

ISPA 2021 WILL BE HELD AT THE STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

CYPRUS IN NICOSIA, CYPRUS that will maximize the hybrid experience for both onsite/in- person and
online/remote participants.

ACTION REQUIRED FOR PRESENTERS! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH 2021

DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISSEMINATE YOUR WORK TO AN INTERNATIONAL

AUDIENCE. A completed registration of at least one author as presenter at the Conference and
payment received by April 30th 2021 is required for the entry of an accepted paper in the
Conference Program and the Book of Abstracts.

Chairs/Co-Chairs of ISPA Committees, Task Force and Interest Groups (CTFIG) who wish to schedule an
Annual Meeting of their Committee/Group during ISPA 2021 will need submit an online request for a
time slot by APRIL 30th 2021 in order to be included in the program

REGISTRATION: EARLY FEES, ROLLOVERS, AND FLEXIBILITY TO UPGRADE AND DOWNGRADE OPTIONS

REGISTER EARLY FOR ONSITE/IN-PERSON OR ONLINE ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE REDUCED FEES (applies until 11:59pm E.T 15 May 2021).

Registrations from 2020 have been rolled over to 2021. Paid registrations from ISPA 2020 are valid
for ISPA 2021 and no other action is needed. Only completed registrations count towards the
presenters’ and reduced early fee deadlines so this is the time to settle payment and invoices in
case of incomplete registrations. If you are unsure about the status of your rollover registration
you can check by logging in to your existing conference account or you can contact the ISPA 2021 secretariat .

Presenters and others considering travelling to Cyprus for the onsite/in-person arrangements but
not feeling yet comfortable making such plans given the current situation, are encouraged to
proceed with completing their registration for “Online” attendance. Organizers will provide these
attendees with the opportunity for a REGISTRATION UPGRADE to “Onsite/ In-Person” (with the Early
Fee) up to June 30th, 2021.

Likewise, organizers will provide attendees who pay for “Onsite/In-Person” registration with the
opportunity for a REGISTRATION DOWNGRADE to “Online” (with the Early Fee) up to June 30th, 2021
with a full refund of the difference.

LIMITED NUMBER OF ONSITE/IN-PERSON REGISTRATIONS

DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE ISPA 2021 IN-PERSON ONSITE IN

NICOSIA. Only a limited number of onsite/in-person registrations will be made available due to
venue capacity restrictions in order to stay in compliance with health and safety measures. A
first-come-first-serve policy for completed in-person/onsite registrations will be applied.

NEW! GROUP REGISTRATIONS

For more information and support regarding special rates for group registrations of more than 10
participants from the same organization please contact the ISPA 2021 secretariat

INSTRUCTIONS TO PRESENTERS OF PAPERS AND POSTERS

As already announced, the presentations for all papers and posters will be
asynchronous/pre-recorded with option for Q&A. Further to the acceptance notification you have
already received regarding your submitted paper or poster proposal at ISPA 2021, please find below
guidelines for uploading your pre-recorded presentation:

Guidelines For Paper Presentations 

Guidelines For Poster Presentations

Precording Your Video Presentation Using Zoom

Special arrangements to facilitate communication and interaction between authors/ presenters and
participants will be made and further details will be available closer to the conference.

INSTRUCTIONS TO PRESENTERS OF SYMPOSIUMS, ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS, WORKSHOPS, AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

These sessions will be Synchronous broadcasted with live streaming in real time to be scheduled
between about 2-8.30pm Nicosia time. Further details regarding the instructions and the schedule
of synchronous sessions will follow closer to the conference.

NEW! LIMITED NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS FOR THE SPECIALIZED PRE AND POST CONFERENCE ONLINE WORKSHOPS FOR CPE CREDIT

For an additional fee (on a sliding scale), participants can gain new knowledge and skills in
specialized topics by taking advantage of eight exciting Pre And Post Conference Workshops (3 hours
each) organized by ISPA and offered online this year via live streaming in real time. Participants
can add UP TO FOUR different pre and post workshops to their registration. All workshops are
offered by specialists in their area and are approved both by ISPA and NASP (National Association
of School Psychologists) making them eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit
for USA based and other participants. A first-come-first-serve policy for completed Pre and Post

Conference Workshop registrations will be applied.

NEW! EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR FINANCIAL AID TO ATTEND THE ISPA 2021 CONFERENCE IS MAY 31 2021

The Cal Catterall Fund was created by ISPA to provide financial aid for attendance at ISPA
conference to those who might not be otherwise able to attend. More details regarding the fund,
eligibility and selection criteria, and application procedure are available on the conference and
ISPA websites.

PROGRAM

Follow the conference website for updates regarding an overview of an exciting and dynamic program
in the weeks ahead.

TRAVEL

Cyprus is a popular tourist destination especially in the summer months and airlines typically
announce additional flights in the spring. This year, in light of the special circumstances,
additional flights are expected to be announced a bit later than usual (in May or even June). Check
the Cyprus official travel information with frequently updated travel guidelines by the Ministry of
Health if you are considering traveling to Cyprus to participate onsite.

Stay in touch with us by following the conference website. See you all at the conference.

 

 

Wishing you all the best,

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

 

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