ICP2020 Rescheduled to 18-23 July 2021!

Dear State of the Art Speakers, Keynote Address presenters, and Participants of ICP2020

Given the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IUPsyS and ICP2020 leadership have decided to postpone the 32nd International Congress of Psychology (ICP2020) until 18-23 July 2021 to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

This decision, not taken lightly, is intended to protect the >8000 participants and others involved, under the extraordinary prevailing conditions which our fragile world currently faces.

We have:

  • Closely monitored the situation since the detection and spread of COVID-19 from early this year;
  • Noted that there are severe restrictions on travel and gatherings worldwide;
  • Empathy for and understanding of the concerns raised by some of the >8000 registered presenters;
  • Recognised that this will be inconvenient and disappointing, but we have evaluated the numerous factors associated with hosting the major quadrennial event in international psychology (our +130-year old ICP) as well as safeguarding all those attending ICP2020, including the many who are wittingly or otherwise associated with ICP2020;
  • An abiding commitment to ensuring that ICP2020 occurs in a period that is more secure and safe than in the current uncertainty;
  • Concluded that postponement is unavoidable and that it is better to announce this earlier rather than later, keeping the same registration fees; and
  • Rescheduled ICP2020 to 18-23 July 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic.

This decision has been taken after careful consideration of the unprecedented global circumstances we are all facing to safeguard the health and wellbeing of everyone involved and to ensure that all of you may actively participate at ICP2020 next year. We processed over 8000 quality abstracts covering all fields in psychology, and we are confident that ICP2020 will be a great scholarly as well as social experience. It would be irresponsible if we delayed taking this decision or went ahead with holding ICP2020 as originally planned, as we would be adding to uncertainty and missing participants from territories where the pandemic would still be phase delayed.

 Next week we will provide you with the logistical and technical details pertinent to the rescheduling of ICP2020, as we are currently taking all necessary measures to make the change as convenient for you as possible. Meanwhile, please visit our website www.icp2020.com and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – ICP 2020) for further information as it becomes available.

We look forward to you joining us in Prague 18-23 July 2021 for the psychology experience of a lifetime!


Stanislav Štech, ICP2020 President

Šárka Dobiášová, ICP2020 Secretary-General

Martina Klicperová, ICP2020 Scientific Committee Chair

and the rest of the ICP2020 Team