Call for Hosting

Call for Hosting the 16th World (ISSP) Congress in Sport Psychology in 2025

The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) encourages groups and organizations to host the 16th World Congress in Sport Psychology.


ISSP organizes a World event in sport psychology every four years, namely: the ISSP World Congress in Sport Psychology consisting of:

  • Total planning involves 7 days:

  • five full days of scientific program;

  • an opening ceremony; an opening reception; a conference banquet; a closing ceremony; a minimum of 6 keynote presentations; parallel sessions of oral and poster presentations, roundtables, and/or workshops; five or more pre-congress workshops; and 

  • two full days prior to the opening ceremony day for ISSP Managing Council (MC) meetings.

The Managing Council initiates the procedure for candidatures for hosting the ISSP World Congress in Sport Psychology at minimum 3 years before the date of its organization. Selection is a three-step process: first, letters of intent are invited by 1st of December, 2018; second, the full application/portfolio is submitted by 1st of April, 2019; and third, presentation and discussion of the portfolio at the MC meeting that will be held in Taipei in 2021. The second and third phases are open only to those groups or organizations invited to submit the portfolio.

All of the above-mentioned documents should be submitted to the Secretary-General, Dr. Artur Poczwardowski ( ***** ). The text below presents guidelines for all phases.

General Requirements

In order to be a candidate for hosting the 2025 ISSP World Congress in Sport Psychology the organizers need:

Phase 1: To submit a letter of intent before 1st of December 2018 to the ISSP Site & Relations Committee Chair:
  1. confirming the willingness and capability to organize the conference,

  2. the acceptance of the requirements stated in this document,

  3. a succinctly summarized version of the information to be provided in the portfolio (see below).


Information to be provided in the portfolio

  • General

  • Full contact details of applicant

  • General aspects of organization

  • Specific aspects of organization


Detailed information about the portfolio can be find in the attached PDF file.​

About ISSP

The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) is an organization devoted to promoting research, practice, and development in the discipline of sport psychology throughout the world. The ISSP is a multidisciplinary association of scholars whose research interests focus on some aspects of sport psychology.

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