Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5, Canada

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Thank you for agreeing to participate in the upcoming Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, scheduled on July 13-16 at the Palais des congrès in Montréal, Canada.  Below is some information that will help you plan for your presentation.

Program Details:

Please check the online program here to confirm your details.  If there are any errors with speaker details or titles, please email  Abstract submissions are final and we are unable to make changes to abstracts at this time.

Please note that due to the large number of presenters and potential schedule conflicts, we cannot accommodate date/time preferences to accommodate individual schedules.


All presenters must register!  If you have not done so, please complete your registration at your earliest convenience.  Presenters that have not registered by May 15th will be removed from the program.

Room Sets & Audio Visual:

Symposia, Workshops and Individual Podium Presentations:

Rooms will be set theater style (chairs only) with a head table and standing lectern for presenters.

A computer, projector and screen, as well as appropriate sound amplification, will be provided for your presentation.  Please plan to visit the Speaker Ready room at least 12 hours prior to your session to upload your presentation and finalize any details.  Please note that internet access is not available in the session rooms so please make sure all content is downloaded prior to your session.  Technicians will be available in the Speaker Ready Room to assist.  The speaker ready room will be open as follows:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, July 14, 2017 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Conversation Hours:

Rooms will be set in round tables with a head table and standing lectern for presenters.   Microphones will also be available.  These informal sessions are intended to stimulate discussions on a specific topic.  Presenters may bring handouts to share, but audio visual equipment for presentations will NOT be available.   Please note that IPPA will not have photocopying abilities onsite to copy handouts.


Rooms will be set with twelve round tables. Each table will feature 4-7 presenters, grouped by theme. The intention is to allow presenters to share and discuss their work informally with others who have conducted similar work or who have a particular interest.   Presenters should bring 20 copies of their abstract on a single 8.5” x 11” page for distribution.  Audio Visual equipment will not be provided.   Please note that IPPA will not have photocopying abilities onsite to copy handouts.

Individual Podium Presenters:

Individual Podium Presentations have been grouped into themes and each presenter is limited to 5 minutes.  All presentations will be moderated and time limits strictly enforced so that your co-presenters have the same opportunity.

Awards will be given to especially meritorious Individual Podium presentations given by new investigators.  Authors were asked to identify themselves as new investigates when submitting their proposals.  Winners will be notified by 8:00 PM on Saturday, July 15th and will be invited to present a second time during the closing plenary session on Sunday, July 16th.  Winners must be available to present on Sunday.  If you have any questions regarding this award or whether you identified yourself as a new investigator, please email us.

Poster Presenters:

Poster sessions will take place in the Exhibit Hall at the Palais des congrès.  Posters should be mounted between 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM on the date of your presentation and removed by 6:00 PM the same day.  All poster materials not removed by 6:00 PM on each day will be discarded.

Presenters will receive an email no later than March 31, 2017 indicating their assigned session and poster number.

All poster presenters are required to stand by their poster to answer attendee questions during their assigned poster session:

Poster Session A: Friday, July 14 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Poster Session B: Saturday, July 15 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Poster Size and Content

  • Posters will be affixed to a 4’high (121 cm) and 8 wide (243 cm) board. Push pins will be available for mounting posters to the board.
  • Posters should contain succinct headings that organize and logically display the information, such as: Title, Hypothesis or Objective, Methods, Results or Outcomes.
  • Graphics, text, photographs or diagrams must be read from distances of approximately three (3) feet or more.
  • The distribution of printed material is permitted at the author’s expense.
  • Electricity for audiovisual aids will NOT be available for either Poster Session.