5 Reasons to Register for the Asia-Pacific Conference

Containing Diversity, Bridging Difference is the theme of the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference, which comes to Delhi, India in January 2023. With registration now open, and with the event just over three months away, we take a look at some of the reasons you should book your place


The Asia-Pacific Programme Committee has compiled an impressive variety of main lectures, papers, panels, clinical groups, being together in Delhi groups and Balint workshops for attendees to enjoy during their time in Delhi. Our aim is that attendees will leave the conference feeling like they have acquired new knowledge and developed existing knowledge, through the range of rich learning opportunities on offer. We’ve now made the full programme available to view on our event website which you can find here

Be Inspired
We’ve brought together some of the greatest thinkers from across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond to present their ideas, share their knowledge and provide attendees with new perspectives. Across the 3-day conference, there will be an opportunity to hear from 79 speakers from 21 different countries, reflecting the truly global reach of psychoanalysis. We’re honoured to have Naoki Fujiyama, Tsung-Wei Hsu, Timothy Keogh, Pushpa Misra, Qian Wang and Jaehak Yu as this year’s keynote speakers; you can find out more about them here.  

Being Together in Delhi
One of the main aims of the Asia-Pacific Conference is to present an opportunity for IPA members and candidates to exchange their ideas, experiences, and scientific knowledge with peers from around the world. Central to this theme, are the ‘Being Together in Delhi’ groups that will be held during the conference. These small group sessions provide attendees with a space to share the richness and complexity of their own socio-cultural traditions and to discuss how the challenges of their own different histories and languages shape our ‘being together’. These groups, as well as the range of other networking opportunities, are a particularly special element of the conference, being the first time that the IPA has been able to host its members and candidates in-person for more than three years.  

A Vibrant City
Delhi is rich in social, cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity. It provides us with the perfect setting to explore notions of diversity and difference, and their counterparts – uniformity and sameness – through their resonances with psychoanalytic practice and theory in the clinic, and in the community. With a fascinating history, huge range of attractions – including 3 UNESCO world heritage sites – delicious cuisine and constant feast of sounds, smells and colours, Delhi is a city that has much to offer outside of the conference!

Hybrid Access
If you’re unable to attend in person, then there is still an opportunity to be involved with this year’s event. Using our state-of-the-art virtual conferencing platform, we’re providing those that are unable to travel with the option to register to attend a selection of hybrid sessions. 14 sessions will be available to access online, including the main lectures and there’s a range of ways to engage with other attendees through our online attendee hub. Those that register for online access will also be able to re-watch the sessions for up to 3 months after the conference ends.