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Annual Conference - Overview

Theme of Conference: The global challenge of young people born, raised or recruited into extremist groups, abusive religious organizations, or coercive/exploitative relationships
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The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2018 Annual International Conference jointly with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 5 – 7, 2018 (preconference workshops on Wednesday July 4, 2018). The conference will address the needs and interests of ICSA’s four main constituencies: former group members, families, helping professionals, and researchers. 

The conference will take place at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Market Street in downtown Philadelphia. Hotel details, including special conference rates, will be posted later in the year.

Though the conference has a theme focusing on those born or raised in cultic groups, the program will be varied, with numerous sessions pertinent to former members of cultic groups, families, helping professionals, researchers, and others. 

More information coming in the fall.