2017 Convention

60th Annual Convention of the
Parapsychological Association
Athens, Greece
July 20-23, 2017


Provisional Program
Travel Tips
Free Pre-Convention Event
Call for Papers (closed)

Program Chair: Callum E. Cooper
Arrangements Chair: Nikolaos Koumartzis

The Parapsychological Association (PA) will be coming to Greece to host Athens’ first international parapsychology meeting in 87 years. The event will be held at the Titania Hotel near Syntagma square, where scientists and scholars from around the world will gather for three days of paper presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on the latest research into psi and related phenomena, such as extra-sensory perception, psychokinesis, psychic healing, altered states of consciousness, mediumship and possible survival of bodily death. Organized by PA Members Callum E. Cooper and Nikolaos Koumartzis, the event will be open to the public and to academics alike.

Program Chair Callum E. Cooper is based at the University of Northampton within its Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP). His PhD research focused on anomalous experiences during bereavement, and their impact on personal health, well-being and interpretations of hope. He is the author of over 30 articles in psychology and parapsychology, a dozen book chapter contributions, and has authored and edited 4 books to date. He is currently the acting module co-ordinator for the 3rd year class Parapsychology & Anomalous Experiences which is taken by approximately 50 students every year, as part of their BSc Psychology degree at the University of Northampton.

Arrangements Chair Nikolaos Koumartzis has been the PA Art Director for the last five years, establishing the PA’s visual presence and laying out it’s Mindfield bulletin. Prior to coming aboard as a PA staff member, he kept a column about parapsychological research around the world in Greek magazines for more than three years, published numerous related articles, and two related books. He is a PhD Candidate at the Dept. of Journalism, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the co-owner of a publishing group (with three publishing labels, a cultural multi-space and a music recording label).

Nikolaos’s efforts to help the Greek audience to come in touch with parapsychological research around the world is his homage to Dr. Angelos Tanagras, the first and only president of the Hellenic Society of Psychical Research, which was responsible for bringing the 4th International Conference of Parapsychology in Athens (April, 1930) - a major event for Greece.

This PA convention will offer an opportunity for international and Greek audiences interested in that wide range of human functioning popularly known as the ‘psychic’ or ‘paranormal’ to hear the latest and most advanced scientific thinking about topics in parapsychology. Register today!


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2017 PA Convention Abstracts of Presented Papers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Abstracts of Presented Papers for the 60th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association More

2017 Athens PA Convention: Provisional Program

2017 PA Convention Provisional Program  - Download from PA server 2017 PA Convention Provisional Programme by The Parapsychological Association on Scribd More

2017 Pre-Convention Event: Engaging the Oracle

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2017 PA Convention: Registration

Registration is now live at  http://www.parapsych.org/pages/2017_convention_registration.aspx . Be sure to also book your accommodations early !  Rooms at the Titania Hotel will not be guaranteed after April 28, 2017 . More

2017 PA Convention: Travel Tips

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Athens International Airport – Eleftherios Venizelos is one of the newest and advanced airports in Europe. It is a major tourist destination, so you can find flights from the majority of airlines companies. Among them is easyJet and Ryanair, ... More

2017 PA Convention: Call for Papers

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
2017 PA Convention Call for Papers by The Parapsychological Association on Scribd  ( download PDF from PA server instead ). More

2017 PA Convention: Accommodations

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Titania Hotel is offering PA Convention attendees single rooms for 64 Euros per night or twin rooms for 70 Euros per night, including breakfast.  This offer expires on April 28, 2017(UPDATE: Deadline has been extended to May 12th) . ... More
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