Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure in cordially inviting you to The 7th World Congress on Conductive Education (WCCE) with the motto: “East Meets West: Adaptation & Development” co-organized by SAHK and the IPA (International András Pető Association of Conductive Education), in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 5-8 December 2010. It is also my privilege to announce that the General Assembly of the IPA will join the WCCE 2010 at the same place.
Starting with the first ever (1990) and second (1995) WCCE, in Budapest, followed by the 3rd WCCE in Hokkaido (1999), with the 4th WCCE (2001) in London, we had put together exciting programs that discussed advances, disadvantages and questions of inclusion to the societies and school-integration. Since London it has became increasingly important to introduce applied aspects of sciences appearing in the theoretical background of CE and justifying core elements given by the founders, András Pető & Mária Hári. Theoretical aspects of brain sciences, neuroplasticity, cognition, learning, motivation, intentional activities, and important questions of education, teaching and CE practice got higher profile from the 5th in Budapest (2004) and 6th WCCE in Gothenburg (2007). These world congresses impact on all aspects of Conductive Education. WCCE firmly established as the premier world forum for introduction of advances in practice, research in all areas of Conductive Education. It provides a great opportunity to share in what has happened, be part of what is happening and influence the future direction of the fast growing Conductive Education world.
The International Scientific Committee is planning a very comprehensive scientific program that will cover keynote lectures, update lectures, video symposia, panel discussions, interactive discussions and most importantly, free paper and poster presentations.
We invite you to send abstracts, intention to be registered and to visit the website regularly for the latest updates and news, about the organization of the Congress.
The mission of The 7th WCCE should be to give a big push for the development of CE by sharing knowledge and experience with constructive discussions at the congress. I am sure that this coming 7th WCCE will provide a marvelous opportunity to promote collaborative work, training, researches, encourage young researchers in the field and strengthen friendship. In addition, you will be able to enjoy the unique Chinese culture, food, beautiful landscapes and historic sites.
We hope that you will have an exciting and stimulating experience in the congress.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Hong Kong 5-8 December 2010.
Dr. Ildiko KOZMA
President, International András Pető Association of Conductive Education