Postponed to June 2021
With great regret we inform you that this year’s ISPSO conference in Berlin has to be postponed due to the corona epidemic. Health and safety have been a priority, but we have also looked at financial risks and practicalities. We decided to postpone until June/July 2021 as the best and most realistic solution. We are sorry for the disappointment that hereby is imposed on you, and will keep you informed as new arrangements are made. We will return with guidance on how to deal with refund arrangements.
Steen Visholm, ISPSO President on behalf of the Board
Moritz Senarclens de Grancy, Annual Meeting Chair
The Theme: Thirty-one years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, walls are back in the business of excluding ‘otherness‘. While insurmountable barriers are being raised at the behest of neo-authoritarian leaders, walls as internal defenses keep individuals, organizations and societies not only from dealing with the disruptions caused by migrants but also from coping with changes raised by the innovations of ‘others‘. The Berlin Wall as a symbol reminds us so far to the futile attempt to keep people from getting into contact with the unwanted and incomplete coming from the other side. To progress, we open the walls within and take up relations to the other.