5th European Conference for Existential Therapy | General Information & Registration
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges”
Just as we sometimes build walls to feel secure, we also need to build bridges to keep the dialogue.
Bridges unite; they point to the existence of a common path. They are the key symbol that the disparity between the two sides can meet. In these difficult times the world is going through, we intend to look at existential therapy with the power of the unifying aspect that bridges represent.
We are pleased to announce that the 5th European Conference for Existential Therapy, the annual conference of the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe (FETE), which has been held in different countries for the past four years, will be held in Istanbul on May 24-25, 2024, with the theme "Building Bridges".
Istanbul, with its magnificent geography, where with three different bridges, continents meet each other, witnessing the coexistence of the old and the new, the past and the future, the sea and the land, the nostalgic and the modern for centuries, will host the Fifth European Conference for Existential Therapy.
In this key event of the year 2024, attendants will have the opportunity to share knowledge with colleagues through keynotes, paper presentations, discussions, panels, workshops, and poster presentations.
We look forward to seeing all our speakers and attendants in Istanbul on the 24th and 25th of May for the 5th European Conference for Existential Therapy. Our conference program will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Point Hotel Barbaros
Esentepe, Yıldız Posta Cd. No:29, 34394 Şişli/İstanbul
*The conference will be a hybrid event, and there will also be an online attendance option for the two-day conference program. If you prefer online attendance, you will receive an e-mail providing the necessary information for online attendance before the conference.
** The main language of the conference will be English. Simultaneous translation in Turkish will be available for presentations in the main hall.
The program will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Among the confirmed speakers are Emmy van Deurzen, Alfried Laengle, Digby Tantam, Claire Arnold-Baker, Peter Donders, Semyon Yesselson, Anna Kourtis, Nancy Hakim Dowek, Evgenia Georganda, Alexis Harrisiadis, Paola Pomponi, Jak Icoz, Elis Simson and Devang Vaidya.
Our speaker list will be updated as the speakers confirm their participation.
To be included in the scientific program, please visit the abstract submission section.
(Until 25th of March)
FETE MEMBERS / STUDENTS
Online participation: 100 €
*Prices include attendance in the two-day scientific program, coffee breaks, and open buffet lunch for in-person attendance, and Zoom hosting and technical support for online attendance.
FETE Members: The membership status of FETE members will be checked against the FETE membership database. In order to benefit from members-only rates, participants' membership should be active with no payable dues.
Students: Bachelor and Master students and PhD candidates can complete their registration with student fee by providing a valid document that proves their student status.
Registration and Payment
You may complete your registration using the international payment system
Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel your registration by April 24, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. No refund will be given after April 24. As long as there is availability, changes can be made between in-person and online attendance.