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17th General Meeting of the EASP
Amsterdam, The Netherlands July 9-12, 2014


Agneta Fischer and Kai J. Jonas are very happy to welcome you in Amsterdam on behalf of the EASP and the organizing team. Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, known for its cozy and hospitable atmosphere, its canals, nightlife, and numerous museums. We are organizing the General Meeting in the heart of the city, in one of the oldest university buildings. Thus, attendants of the General Meeting can combine the Amsterdam ambiance and top science in a walking distance. To keep you informed, we will be continuously updating the website: www.easp2014.com.

Please take notice of the fact that Amsterdam is a popular and busy tourist location, especially during the summer months. We have pre-booked a number of hotels rooms, during and around the conference dates, but we can only advise you to book your accommodation and travel arrangements early. Otherwise finding accommodation in a medium price range may turn out to be difficult.

EASP General Meeting support scheme - deadline for this scheme was closed on March 1, 2014
The EASP has set up a support scheme for the General Meeting 2014:

Requirements:
Financial hardship and accepted contribution at the General Meeting (poster, talk, or symposium)

Eligibility:
Eligible are EASP full/affiliate members, PhD students studying at non-European universites, and Masters students. EASP postgraduate members are eligible to apply for a travel grant http://www.easp.eu/activities/own/grants.htm

Support:
If accepted for the support scheme, EASP full/affiliate members, PhD students at non-European universities, and Masters students can register for the postgraduate membership registration fee at the early bird period (215 EUR).

How to apply:
Please send an e-mail to the EASP Executive Officer, Sibylle Classen (sibylle@easp.eu) and attach the confirmation of your General meeting contribution. Please briefly describe your financial situation, this will be treated confidentially.

Deadline:
March 1, 2014

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You can view photos and webcasts of the General Meeting in Stockholm 2011 on: http://w3.psychology.su.se/easp2011/

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General information
The General Meeting of the Association takes place every three years. It is the largest and most important of the meetings sponsored by the Association, and is the only occasion on which members are able to meet and discuss their work with a large proportion of the membership. It is also the occasion on which the Business Meeting (or 'members' meeting,' as it is called in the Articles) takes place. Among other matters, this is when new members of the Executive Committee are elected, and the roles of President, Secretary, and Treasurer change hands.

Organisation
The philosophy of the General Meeting is that all members should be able to present their research. With the increasing size of the Association, it is no longer possible to ensure that all members are able to make oral presentations. In recent meetings the role played by poster sessions has therefore gained in importance. A typical General Meeting consists of a number of symposia, a number of individual paper sessions, and two or more poster sessions. An attempt is made to strike a good balance between, on the one hand, offering a broad choice of presentations, and, on the other, keeping the number of parallel sessions to a minimum.

Whereas the task of running a General Meeting used to be one that was taken on by a local organiser, who made local arrangements, and the Secretary of the Association, who looked after the scientific programme, the scope and complexity of the current General Meetings means that local arrangements are dealt with by the Local Organising Committee, and the setting up of the programme is handled by a specially appointed Scientific Programme Committee.

The Association supports each General Meeting financially.

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Past General Meetings

1963 December 12 - 16 Sorrento, Italy [before foundation]

1964 December 11 - 15 Frascati, Italy [before foundation]

1966 March 27 - April 1 Royaumont, France [1st official plenary meeting]

1969 April 8 - 12 Leuven, Belgium

1972 April 12 - 15 Leuven, Belgium

1975 April 8 - 12 Bielefeld, (West) Germany

1978 March 28 - April 1 Weimar, (East) Germany

1981 April 5 -9 Sussex, England

1984 May 8 - 12 Tilburg, Netherlands

1987 May 19 - 24 Varna, Bulgaria

1990 June 19 - 24 Budapest, Hungary

1993 September 15 - 20 Lisbon, Portugal

1996 July 13 - 18 Gmunden, Austria

1999 July 6-11 Oxford, UK

2002 June 26-29 San Sebastian, Spain

2005 July 19 - 23 Wuerzburg, Germany

2008 June 10 - 14 Opatija, Croatia

2011 July 12 - 16 Stockholm, Sweden

Photo General Meeting 1969

 

Photo General Meeting 1984

 

Photo General Meeting 2002

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Last update: February 21, 2014