ICPS 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the International Convention of Psychological Science.

Registration & Hotel Reservations
Do I have to register for ICPS 2019 to have my submission accepted?
Do authors and co-authors have to pay for registration?
How do I register for ICPS 2019 and book a hotel room?
What is VAT, and why was it added to my registration cost?
How do I obtain a letter of invitation that my country requires to travel and obtain a Visa?

At the Convention
What is ICPS?
When and where will ICPS 2019 take place?
What is the program schedule?
How do I make an accessibility request for the Convention?

After the Convention
Where can I request a Certificate of Attendance?

Registration & Hotel Reservations

Do I have to register for the ICPS 2019 to  have my submission accepted?
No, you do not have to register to have your submission reviewed. You may register once you receive notification of the acceptance of your submission. Please note that all presenters must register and pay the registration fee. Information about registration fees will be available on the ICPS 2019 website.

Do authors and co-authors have to pay for registration?
All attendees, including presenters at the ICPS 2019, must pay the registration fee. If the co-author of a presentation will not be present, (s)he is not required to pay the registration fee. To take advantage of our best registration rates, please register before midnight (PDT) 15 February 2019 to receive the discounted rates.

How do I register for the ICPS 2019 and book a hotel room?
More information about registration and hotel booking is available online. You can register onsite, but please note that early registrants receive a special early registration rate before midnight (PDT) on 15 February 2019.

What is VAT, and why was it added to my registration cost?
VAT is Value Added Tax. All fees are subject to French VAT according to article 259 A 5° bis and article 259 A 5° a. of the French CGI. According to European tax laws, 20% French VAT must be collected for all registration rates. APS then forwards the tax in its entirety to the French Tax Authority. For more information on French VAT please visit ICPS 2019 FAQ French VAT page.

How do I obtain a Letter of Invitation that my country requires to travel and obtain a Visa?
In order to receive a Letter of Invitation, you must register and be paid in full for the Convention. Once you are fully registered, please email icps@psychologicalscience.org with your confirmation number and we will be happy to provide you with a Letter of Invitation.

At the Convention

What is ICPS?
The International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) is the culmination of efforts by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and an international network of organizations and individual scientists to stimulate scientific advances that are integrative; that is, in which investigators attack scientific problems by drawing broadly on research conducted at multiple levels of analysis and in multiple branches of psychological science, the cognitive sciences, the neurosciences, and other related disciplines. The initiative has been designed, in essence, to surmount artificial disciplinary boundaries that can impede scientific progress and to highlight areas of investigation in which those boundaries have already been overcome.

When and where will ICPS 2019 take place?
The International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS 2019) will take place 7-9 March 2019 in Paris, France, at the Palais des Congrès de Paris. The Palais des Congrès de Paris is an architecturally iconic and easily accessible venue in the heart of Paris. Located in the 17th arrondissement, the Palais offers ICPS 2019 attendees a wide range of public transportation options to reach the venue and nearby tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe via the Porte Maillot metro station on Line #1.  The Palais is a major meeting place for decision makers and scientific experts and also features a wide choice of restaurants.

What is the program schedule?
The program features speakers BJ Casey, Frans B.M. de Waal, and Fred Kavli Keynote Address from Atsushi Iriki, as well as 8 plenary-like Integrative Science Symposia with world-renowned scientists presenting cutting-edge research that combines multiple disciplinary perspectives and innovative methods. The program also includes workshops on cutting-edge methodologies, a pre-conference Teaching Institute with talks from leading experts in the research and application of empirical approaches to teaching psychological science, and other special events.

How do I make an accessibility request for the Convention?
APS is committed to ensuring that the Convention is fully accessible to all persons. If you have a specific accessibility requirement, please contact icps@psychologicalscience.org or +1 202.293.9300 before 1 February 2019 and every attempt will be made to accommodate your request.

After the Convention

Where can I request a Certificate of Attendance?
An attendee must have attended the Convention and paid in full in order to receive their Certificate of Attendance. After the Convention is over, APS staff will email a Certificate of Attendance to the email address you used to register. Please contact icps@psychologicalscience.org if you have any questions.