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Theme of Conference: Cultic Dynamics and Radicalization

Bordeaux, France



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The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2017 Annual International Conference jointly with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal and Société Française de Recherche et d’Analyse de l’Emprise Mentale (SFRAEM). 

The conference will take place in Bordeaux, France from June 29 through July 1, 2017 (preconference workshops on Wednesday June 28th, a reception at City Hall on Friday June 30th, and social event on Sunday, July 2nd – details to come later). Bordeaux was selected as "European Best Destination 2015."

The meeting site is at the Athénée Père Joseph Wresinski, Place Saint Christoly, 33000 in Bordeaux. This is a municipal building made available to the conference with the support of the Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppé.

Conference attendees are invited to a reception at Bordeaux City Hall on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Though the theme of the conference is cultic dynamics and radicalization, the program will be varied, with numerous sessions pertinent to former members of cultic groups, families, helping professionals, researchers, and others. 

See the links on the left for more information.