Launching Constructivism: Celebrations And Challenges | International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology | Columbus, Ohio | July 17-22, 2005
The Constructivist Psychology Network (CPN), in collaboration with The Ohio State and Miami Universities, announces that the next International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology will be held at the Holiday Inn on the Lane in Columbus Ohio July 18-22, 2005. The theme, Launching Constructivism: Celebrations and Challenges, is designed for two purposes. First, it allows attendees to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the publication of The psychology of personal constructs by George Kelly in 1955 (as well as the hundred year anniversary of his birth). It also allows attendees to apply broader constructivist theory and research to areas within psychology. Thus, the Congress should provide a friendly venue for an entire range of post modern theorists, scholars, and students. People with constructivist, social constructionist, narrative, qualitative, feminist, dialectical, experiential, phenomenological, humanistic, existential, transpersonal, and other interests are invited to attend and present.
Should you desire to present, please submit a proposal by downloading one of the documents below.
Columbus, Ohio, a sophisticated yet livable city, is the home of The Ohio State University, whose Department of Psychology is assisting with the Congress. The Holiday Inn on the Lane is located immediately adjacent to the university and is on a path that provides walkers, bikers, and joggers a nice trail from downtown Columbus to Worthington, Ohio, several miles north. In addition to regular papers and symposia, American Psychological Association-approved continuing education workshops will be presented prior to and during the Congress. The format of the Congress will involve a combination of major presentations, symposia, workshops, and paper sessions. The Congress will feature a half day experience of Columbus (e.g., the Short North, an artistic center in Columbus; German Village, a must stop for those with German heritage; and COSI, one of the best museums of Science and Industry in the world), an opening reception, a picnic for attendees and guests, and an evening “on the town” in Columbus. (For more information on Columbus, go to: www.ExperienceColumbus.com. Finally, The Ohio State University Faculty Club will serve a wonderful banquet for attendees and guests. Our goal is to provide an informal, friendly, stimulating venue for people to share ideas and learn from one another.
We have chosen to host the entire Congress at the Holiday Inn on the Lane for several reasons. First, it provides a convenient and friendly location near to the campus. Having the rooms people will be staying in so close to the meeting space also eases the logistical burden for attendees. Importantly, the rooms at the Holiday Inn could hold up to four people, making the cost per person equivalent to the cost of sleeping in Ohio State’s dorms, a selling point for students and others on a very tight budget. Most importantly, the Holiday Inn has agreed to waive all fees for the meeting rooms, should we book enough rooms. Therefore, when you book your rooms at the Holiday Inn, Make sure you tell them that you are with the Congress! For more information on the Holiday Inn, please go to: www.innonthelane.com.
For more information about the Constructivist Psychology Network, please go to: http://www.constructivistpsych.org.