The 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory

The Science and Practice of Self-Determination: Optimizing Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability

June 2-5, 2016
Location: Victoria Conference Center (Victoria, BC)
All-included event (i.e., daily lunch, coffee breaks and refreshments,
as well as Thursday reception, and Saturday’s banquet/dance)

Travel and accommodation

The 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory is organized around four days. The first day (June 2) will start with a Welcoming Ceremony and Recognition of Presence on Coast Salish Territory followed by presentations by SDT leaders on the most recent theoretical developments in Self-Determination Theory, cumulating with a talk by the SDT founders Edward Deci and Richard Ryan. A welcome reception will follow. The second day (June 3) will celebrate the science of SDT with several presentations of keynote speakers, symposia, paper sessions and poster presentations. On the third day (June 4), the focus will be on the applications of SDT in various life contexts, such as education, health, parenting, therapy, environment protection, societal issues, aging, etc.. In addition to keynote speakers, paper sessions and posters on the applications of SDT, various workshops on the practical approach of SDT will be offered. Some of them will showcase intervention programs. Community leaders and policy makers will be invited to attended this day of workshops, offering opportunities to bridge the theory and practice. (Click here for more details.) Finally, the fourth day (June 5) will be the opportunity for expanding and connecting SDT to other theories and psychological processes that are studied in psychology. This last day will end with the most expected event: a Q&A session with Richard Ryan and Edward Deci.

Preliminary program-at-glance

(Subject to changes; more details will be posted soon)


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