Conference on cults July 2-5

 If you enjoy attending conferences, you may be interested in knowing that the 
International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) will conduct its 2014 Annual International Conference jointly with Info-Cult/Info-Secte at the Sheraton Silver Spring (Maryland), a short subway ride from downtown Washington, DC. 

The theme of this year’s conference is “Government, Human Rights, and the Cult Phenomenon.” However, talks are by no means limited to this theme.

The program will be varied with numerous sessions pertinent to former members of cultic or other high-demand groups, families, helping professionals, researchers, and others. A track within the program will include sessions addressing aspects of the conference theme of government, human rights, and the cult phenomenon. 

Recent conferences have had about 100 speakers, so there will be much to choose from.

The conference takes place from July 3-5, 2014.  On Wednesday, July 2nd, there will be pre-conference workshops for mental health professionals, researchers, families, former members of high-demand groups, and people interested in educational outreach. 

I attended an ICSA conference many years ago, and greatly enjoyed meeting other former TMers and attending the talks.