Social Programme

One of the ITC Conference goals is to promote interpersonal relationships. As such, the Conference programme incorporates several social events to showcase Luxembourg and to offer the opportunity to network. Events include the Opening Ceremony and Reception, Guided Tour of Luxembourg City, Speed Networking, Speed Mentoring, the Gala Dinner, and the Closing Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony and Reception (Tuesday, 14 July)

Don’t miss the official Opening Ceremony of the 12th Conference of the ITC! The Conference will be opened by the Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Prof. Samuel Greiff and the presidential address will be provided by the current ITC President, Kurt Geisinger. The prestigious ITC Scholarships will also be awarded to this year’s recipients. Drinks and refreshments will be served afterwards!

Scientific Speed Networking (Wednesday, 15 July)

At conferences, we often stick with colleagues we know during breaks and social events. Although this strengthens already existing connections and networks, it potentially hampers the creation of new contacts, especially for younger scholars who do not yet have the connections to introduce them into new circles. For the ITC 2020, we will introduce Professional Speed Networking for the first time.

In this new session, participants will have the opportunity to engage with fellow researchers in the specified field of practise/interest (Industrial Organisational Psychology & Assessment; Education & Assessment; Clinical Psychology & Assessment; Assessment Methods; Personality & Assessment; Developmental Psychology; Language Assessment; Neuropsychology & Clinical Assessment; Occupational Health Assessment) rotating in short intervals to forge new professional relationships and to explore possible collaborations. The participants (those that have registered preparatory information), will be given 10 to 15 minutes to warm-up beforehand with clear instructions.

This session aims to strengthen ties among the ITC community and to encourage professional networking during the Conference. Participation is voluntary, but registration is required in order to participate in the event. Use this opportunity to foster new connections for the conference and beyond!

Luxembourg City Promenade Guided Walking Tour (Wednesday, 15 July)


In the company of an experienced guide, you will enjoy walking around Luxembourg City for two hours and discover a host of specific attractions: Place d'Armes, Place de la Constitution, Government District, Corniche, Monument of the Millenium, Old Town, Grand Ducal Palace (outside) and Place Guillaume II. During this Tour, you will have the opportunity to look around and let the different eras of unique architecture and designs, embracing contrasts created by famous architects pass you by as you walk through the City. The City Center surrounded by modern and historic buildings allows you to experience a real journey through time and civilizations.

Gala Dinner (Wednesday, 16 July)

The ITC 2020 Gala Dinner will be hosted at the Mondorf Casino 2000 in the so-called spa town of Luxembourg, Mondorf-les-Bains where the first thermal baths were discovered in Luxembourg. Mondorf-les-bains is well known beyond the borders for its expert mix of wellness, health and culture. The parc of the "Domaine Thermal" covers more than 40 hectares and is a haven for lovers of nature. The CASINO 2000 is the only Casino in the South West area of Luxembourg. It has become one of the top names in gaming and entertainment and is well known for the numerous events it hosts all year round. The Gala Dinner will consist of a reception, followed by a 3-course dinner including live entertainment throughout the event. Don’t forget to register for this special event!

Transport: Please note that buses will be organised from the Conference (Belval Campus) to the Gala Dinner at Mondorf Casino and return journeys from Mondorf Casino back to Belval Campus as well as to Luxembourg City Center. Please indicate your journey preferences when registering for the event.

Address: Rue Flammang, L-5618, Mondorf-les-Bains

Time: 20:00 – 01:00

Dress code: Business / informal attire or "smart casual"

Speed Mentoring (Friday, 17 July)

Another innovative session presented for the first time at the ITC 2020 conference! This session aims to match young researchers with well-established researchers. Before the meeting, participants will receive a short biography of their match to allow young researchers to come prepared with specific questions (e.g. career advice or content questions). In this session, more established researchers have the opportunity to impart knowledge and share experiences with their younger counterparts. The idea is to use this as a 15-20 minute mini-mentoring opportunity and to provide young emerging researchers with the opportunity to network with established researchers in their field.

Whether you are in your early or late career, you can sign up to be mentored, mentor others, or both. Participation is voluntary, but don’t forget to sign up during registration! You simply need to provide your fields of interest, your level of experience, and a short bio. We will do the matching and let you know beforehand whom you will be meeting. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to teach and/or learn!