The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP 2016) saw nearly 1,000 participants gather in Nagoya to present their research, catch up with old faces and network with many new, while hearing the latest from Keynote Speakers including Professor Ed Diener of University of Illinois, Professor Ying-Yi Hong of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Peter J. Richerson of University of California Davis and Professor Junko Tanaka-Matsumi of Kwansei Gakuin University, as well as from Distinguished Invited Lecturer, Professor Laurence J. Kirmayer of McGill University. The theme of the congress “Honoring Traditions and Creating the Future”, inspired many varied responses from an international and diverse gathering. The theme resonated outside of presentation rooms, too, with delegates honouring Japan’s history and tradition during visits to the famous Koshoji Temple, where they experienced a tea ceremony and zazen meditation. At the welcome reception and congress dinner delegates forged new friendships and partnerships, shared research and discussed the future of their fields.
IAFOR was proud to support the organisation of this event.