International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)
2010 Annual International Conference: Psychological Manipulation, Cultic Groups, and Other Alternative Movements
The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) seeks paper and panel proposals for its 2010 Annual International Conference, which is being organized in collaboration with Info-Cult/Info-Secte of Montreal, Canada.
The conference will be held in the New York City area, Thursday, July 1 through Saturday, July 3, 2010.
ICSA has been running conferences annually for more than 20 years.
Attendees and speakers at ICSA conferences are diverse, including academicians, helping professionals, former and current group members, families, clergy, educators, and others.
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Individual presenters may have up to 45-minutes for paper delivery and discussion. Panel organizers have 90 minutes. It is recommended that no more than four people speak on a panel.
Papers and panel proposals will be considered in all areas of cultic studies, including religious fanaticism as it may manifest in terrorism.
If you are not familiar with ICSA conferences, we suggest that you go here for lists of topics and presenters from current and previous conferences. If the hyperlink does not work for you, copy and paste the following into your browser: http://www.icsahome.com/idx_events.conferences_archive.asp
ICSA is not able to offer financial assistance to speakers, although we do give speakers a discount in the registration fee.
Panel organizers, send the following:
1. Panel title
2. Participants’ names, e-mail addresses, affiliations
3. Paper titles
4. Audiovisual needs
5. An abstract of 300-1000 words for each paper.
Individual presenters, send the following:
1. Your name, e-mail address, affiliation
2. Paper title
3. Audiovisual needs
4. An abstract of 300-1000 words.
Deadline: September 30, 2009
Send to ICSA’s Executive Director, Dr. Michael Langone, at the address or e-mail below.
P.O. Box 2265
Bonita Springs, FL 34133, USA
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