Ninth SELF Biennial International Conference




Call for Abstracts – Closed
Registrations – Open Now
Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline – 5 May 2017
Early Bird Abstract Notification – 19 May 2017
Early Bird Registration Closes – 26 May 2017
Standard Abstract Submission Deadline – 9 June 2017
Standard Abstract Notifications –21 June 2017
Standard Registration Closes – 30 June 2017
Late Registration Begins – 1 July 2017
PhD Award Nominations Close – 31 July 2017
SELF 2017 – 25-28 September 2017


WOW! It's time for the 2017 SELF Conference. After eight successful conferences, SELF2017 promises to be the best yet; the ideal combination of a small, boutique conference for like-minded scholars with the drawing power to attract top international researchers.  

As always, a highlight will be incredible keynote speakers (Roy Baumeister, Stuart Biddle, Ed Deci, John Hattie, Michael Hogg, Timothy Judge, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Reinhard Pekrun & Michael Wehmeyer) – meeting and learning from leading international researchers in our field. 

The SELF2017 theme, ‘SELF - From Positive Psychology/Education to Practice’, will explore the synergy between scientific researchers and practitioners. It will do this by nesting the Annual Institute of Positive Psychology Practitioner conference within the international self-conference. This means that conference attendees will get two conferences for the price of one.  It also means that in addition to scientific papers, posters and keynotes, there will be a hands on "Practitioner Stream" that will show you how to put scientificially-grounded intervention into practice, including workhops that illustrate the breadth of intervention spanning the workplace, schools and life.

SELF2017 will include an invited symposium on Indigenous Thriving led by the new Australian Centre of Indigenous Thriving (ACIT) that is housed within IPPE. Even more than previous SELF conferences there will also be more opportunities for early-career-researchers to meet each other in a "fireside chat" and for social networking among all participants. 

I look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.

Herb Marsh
SELF 2017 Conference Chair