Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is the conference?
    The conference will be held all day on July 16th and July 17th, 2020. Because ICP does not start until July 19th, we hope to plan some social networking events on the 18th of July. During the abstract submission process you will be given the opportunity to provide input as to what kind of events you would like to see planned. Options include day-trips out of Prague, city tours, active adventures, and visits to local LGBTQ organizations.

  2. Where can I find out what day I am presenting or what time?
    A preliminary conference program will be available in May, 2020.

  3. Where is the conference?
    Prague, Czech Republic. More details about the venue and recommended accommodation options will be posted in late July, 2019.

  4. What are the deadlines for submitting an abstract?
    A: The Early Bird Submission Deadline for Preach 2020 is August 1, 2019. Submissions sent in by this date will receive a decision by October 2019. The final deadline for submitting to Preach 2020 is December 15, 2019.
    The final deadline for submitting to ICP 2020 is December 1, 2019.

  5. What is the dress code for the pre-conference?
    Please dress so that you are your most comfortable! The dress-code is "casual, comfortable, anything goes!"

  6. Is it possible to just attend the pre-conference, or do you have to attend the larger ICP in order to attend the LGBTQ Psychology pre-conference?
    A: You are welcome to participate either of the events, and you do not need to participate in one in order to participate in the other. Registration for each event is separate.

  7. What will the registration fees be for the pre-conference?
    A: TBA. For budgeting purposes, the registration rates for the 2018 conference ranged from $195 to $350 depending on membership status. Registration fees will vary based on membership status, career stage, and country where you are conducting your work/living.

  8. Do I need to be a member of the Canadian Psychological Association or LGBTQ Psychology Canada in order to attend or present at the pre-conference or ICP?
    A: No. Members will receive preferential registration rates, but membership is not required. For more information on becoming a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (and SOGII), click here. Membership information for LGBTQ Psychology Canada will be posted soon.

  9. Is it possible to submit an abstract in French or Czech?
    A: Yes! For the LGBTQ Psychology Pre-Conference, poster presentations in French, English or Czech will be accepted.

    Est-il possible de soumettre un résumé en français?
    R: Oui! Pour la préconférence portant sur la psychologie LGBTQ, les présentations d'affiches en français, Czech, et en anglais seront acceptées.
    Je možné podat abstrakt v češtině?

    Plakátové prezentace mohou být ve francouzštině, angličtině nebo češtině.

  10. I’m not a psychologist or psychological researcher. Can I still submit my research/work and/or attend the conference?
    Absolutely! Members of our scientific committee represent not just the field of psychology, but also Gender Studies, Sociology, Geography and Media Studies. We’re happy to include research that has any degree of psychological relevance concerning LGBTQ topics, and often this extends to interdisciplinary work in the fields mentioned above, as well as many others: Political Science, Health Policy, Health Research, Public Health, Education, Social Work, etc. If you are not sure whether this will be a good fit for your work or not, please feel free to send us an email at and we’d be more than happy to speak with you about your proposed presentation.

  11. Where can I find more information about the ICP convention?
    Invited Symposia Deadline: October 18, 2019to

    Organizers of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity track invite papers for consideration for two special proposed Invited Symposia, tentatively titled 1) Affirmative Practice with LGBTIQ+ People Around the World, and 2) LGBTIQ+ Psychology in Central & Eastern Europe.
    Closer to the conference date, IPsyNet and SOGII will provide a program of LGBTQ content available at the ICP convention.

  12. I was accepted to give a Poster Presentation. What format should my poster be in?
    A: Congratulations! We're looking forward to seeing your poster! More information about poster formatting will be made available in the new year. We are looking into creative presentation options that are more environmentally friendly and that do a better job of showcasing your work.

  13. Do I need to attend the conference in person in order to present my research?
    A: While we certainly hope that you will attend in person, we understand that not everyone will be able to afford a conference in Prague. To facilitate a truly international showcase of LGBTQ research, we will be accepting digital presentations that will be hosted online. During the submission process, you may indicate that this is your preferred method of presenting. We also hope to receive enough sponsorship and funding to provide travel bursaries in order to increase options for attendance by those with facing financial limitations.

  14. I was accepted to give a Data Blitz talk. What are the rules of the Data Blitz and when do I need to submit my slides?
    Congratulations! The data blitz sessions are often some of the most popular talks at a conference! At Preaching to the Choir, each Data Blitz presenter will have 5 minutes to present, and may only have a maximum of 5 slides (in fact, we recommend only 3 slides)! The time limits will be enforced strictly, but in a fun-loving manner - when the timer goes off, you'll be done, even if you're in mid-sentence! Because the Data Blitz sessions go so quickly, you'll need to send us your slides in advance. Please submit your slides to no later than Noon (Eastern Standard Time) on July 14th, 2020. Please send power point slides (if you use Keynote, please convert to power point), and please send them in widescreen format, instead of standard (square shaped slides).

  15. Will there be an online space designated for sharing/preserving presentations from the conference?
    Yes! We have a permanent page on the Open Science Framework to archive the presentations from this conference. The link will be posted here when available.