After the Boston Congress

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the IPA 49th Congress in Boston. Whether you were part of the planning, presented a paper or attended, you were an important part in what was an extremely enjoyable Congress.

Stefano Bolognini's Presidential Opening Speech

2015: Psychoanalysis in a Changing World
"The complexity of the changes underway in our lives as human beings, due to political and social evolutions, cultural trends and new forms of communication made possible by technology, not only reaffirms the well-known unpredictability of the future, but makes it difficult even to describe the present with sufficient realism: the objective of an "overall vision", albeit limited to our field, is undoubtedly a very ambitious one." Read full speech  and Watch the video of Stefano Bolognini present his Opening address.

Alexandra Billinghurst's  Vice Presidential Opening Speech

"It is quite a feeling to be here with all of you in Boston. Stefano and I have now been in office two years and it has been such an experience. I can say that it has been as rewarding and productive as it has been hectic". Read full speech  and Watch the video of Alexandra Billinghurst's Opening address.

The poem ("Everyone is a World" by  Gunnar Ekelöf) read by Alexandra Billinghurst in the Closing Plenary can be found here.


Access the IPA YouTube account to watch our range of videos shot at the Boston Congress, including Opening speeches and Awards.


Have a look and see if you can find yourself in the photos taken at the Boston Congress. They are available to download here. 

Keynote papers 

The Keynote papers are available to download hereAll papers at the congress will be available shortly. 

Awards and Prizes

For a full list of the winners click here.  


For those of you who weren't able to attend, there were some important announcements made at the Boston Congress .

The IPA has a new web address 

Stefano Bolognini announced at the Boston Congress that the IPA website has changed its web address from to to reflect our international organisation.   


The E-Journal

The Presidents of the partner organizations - APsaA-NAPsaC, EPF, FEPAL and IPA - announced the launch of the Psychoanalysis.Today website and the first "Issue Zero: The First Time" of the eJournal. You can visit the website here. 

IPA Video Award

At the Business Meeting we also announced the winner of the IPA Video Award. The winning video by Gonzalo Arenas Norton, entitled: Psychoanalysis: A Door To Hope can be seen here. 

Looking forward to Buenos Aires

The next IPA Congress will be held in the amazing city of Buenos Aires, 26 - 29 July 2017. We hope you will join us there.In order to help us plan and improve the experience you had in Boston, we will be sending round a questionnaire to every one who attended.Your feedback will be really important for planning the Buenos Aires Congress.