Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

Main Conference, July 20-24, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Local Organizing Committee co-chaired by Geoff MacDonald, Emily Impett, and SiSi Tran is excited to announce that the 2016 Biennial Conference of the International Association for Relationship Research will be held July 20 - 24 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Popularly known as the “City within a Park,” Toronto is internationally renowned for its safety (the Mercer survey on global livability has ranked Toronto as the best city in the Western hemisphere for personal safety), the cleanliness of its streets and public spaces, the friendliness of its inhabitants (Reader’s Digest has rated Toronto as the world’s third most polite city), its greenness (Toronto has over 1,600 named parks comprised of over 8,000 hectares of land), and the vibrancy of its arts and culture scene (Foreign Policy magazine’s Global Cities Index has ranked Toronto one of the top four cultural experience cities in the world). A truly cosmopolitan destination, Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities with roughly half of its population born outside of Canada. We look forward to sharing our city with you! The main conference website can be accessed here: http://iarr.psych.utoronto.ca/

The submission portal for abstracts for (a) individual oral presentations, (b) symposia on particular topics (comprising 3-4 individual presenters), and © poster presentations is now open. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words, and you will be asked to answer some additional questions about the methods and results of the research to be presented. Submissions will be received until January 15, 2016, and acceptance notifications will be emailed by March 2016. For more details on the submission process click here: http://iarr.psych.utoronto.ca/papers.html.

Main Conference, July 12-16th, 2018, Fort Collins, CO, at Colorado State University

See here for more information.

Past Conferences

  • Submissions for the mini-conference on "Self-regulation and Close Relationships" in Amsterdam are now open. For general information on the conference and to submit your abstract please visit our site at: http://www.iarr2015amsterdam.nl. Submissions will close on the 15th of December. Submissions include symposia, individual talks, posters and data blitz sessions. Please check our website for guidelines on the submissions: http://www.iarr2015amsterdam.nl/submission/guidelines.html
  • 2013 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference & New Scholars Pre-Conference
  • Conference on Personal Relationships in Brazil
    • July 19-22, 2013
    • The Third Brazilian Conference on Interpersonal Relationship Research and the First Latin-American Meeting on Family and Interpersonal Relationship Research will be held in Vitória, Brazil. IARR members are especially invited to participate and contribute to the development of relationship research in Brazil and South America.
    • See the conference website here.
  • 12th Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
    • November 8-9, 2012; Adelaide, South Australia
  • 2012 International Association for Relationship Research Conference
  • 11th Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
    • November 5-6, 2011; Adelaide, South Australia
  • International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference
    • October 20-22, 2011; Tuscon, Arizona, USA
    • Topic: Health, Emotion, and Relationships
  • 2011 International Mini-Conference on Personal Relationships
    • July 7-9, 2011; Gdansk, Poland
    • Topic: Relationships development, maintenance, and dissolution
  • 10th Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
    • November 6-7, 2010; Brisbane, Australia
  • 2010 International Association for Relationship Research Conference
    • July 22-25, 2010; Herzliya, Israel
  • 9th Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group
    • November 7-8, 2009; Brisbane, Australia
    • Topic: Connecting Research and Practice in Relationships
  • International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference
    • November 5-7, 2009; Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    • Topic: New Directions in Research on Close Relationships: Integrating Across Disciplines
      and Theoretical Approaches
  • 2008 International Association for Relationship Research Conference
    • July 17-20; Providence, RI, USA
  • International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference
    • 2007; Melbourne, Australia
    • Topic: Generations of Relationships and Relationships across Generations
  • 2006 International Association for Relationship Research Conference
    • Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference
    • 2005; Indianapolis, IN, USA
    • Topic: Exploring Relationships In Health Or Health Of Relationships
  • International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference
    • 2005; Vitoria, Brazil
    • Topic: Close relationship research in Brazil and South America
  • 2004 International Association for Relationship Research Conference
    • Madison, WI, USA
  • International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference
    • 2003; Normal, IL, USA
    • Topic: Compassionate Love (co-sponsored by Illinois State University and the Fetzer Institute)
  • 2002 International Association for Relationship Research Conference
    • Halifax, Canada