Call for Bids - ICAP 2030

The International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) is held every four years, alternating every other biennium with the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) which is also held every four years. The ICAP is organized under the auspices of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). The ICP is organized under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).

It takes many years to plan and organize an ICAP. For this reason, the IAAP Board of Directors considers proposals and chooses a host for an ICAP so long as eight years before the event is held. It is then the responsibility of the host (and its scientific community) to organize the Congress - including developing the program, issuing calls for participation, publicizing the Congress, arranging accommodation, arranging special programming, and usually arranging additional funding through grants, sponsorship, and the like.

View the full details of the Call for Bids for ICAP 2030.

Application Documents:

Application / Decision Timeline
  • Before January 31st, 2023 - Send a formal letter of intent to the President of IAAP, Professor Lori Foster, expressing the willingness to organize an ICAP for the year 2030.

  • March 2023 - IAAP Officers will review the digital version of your application and, if needed, will request additional information before it goes to the Board.

  • May 2023 – If the Officers have requested additional information, you will be given until May 2023 to update your application and submit the updated pages of your application to the President ( and the Secretary-General ( of IAAP, with a copy to the IAAP Operation Center (

  • July 2023 - Board Members will expect a presentation of the Bids at the BOD live meeting on July 2-3 2023 in Brighton, UK.

  • Before May 30, 2024 - At least four of the current IAAP Officers, at the applicant's expense, will visit the proposed site for the ICAP in hopes of making a final decision.