Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
23rd World Congress

Theme: The Imperative Need for Finding Meaning and Purpose in our Troubled World
October 21-23, 2021-To be held Virtually

You can submit papers electronically no later than July 1 by uploading in below

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This Call for Papers is your invitation to consider submitting a program proposal for the Institute’s Twenty-Third World Congress. The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy has been granted 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As such we are not allowed to include any program presentation for any political emphases nor conflictual persuasions.

Frankl’s Logotherapy helps individuals to self-transcend by using the triumphant power of the human spirit in facing suffering, conflict, terror, tragedy, pain, loss, grief, and inner emptiness. Frankl’s vision for humanity includes HOPE, which fosters an attitude of optimism in the midst of tragedy and despair.

In preparing a program proposal, remember that Congress participants will come from a wide range of disciplines including psychiatry and other medical specialties, nursing and allied health sciences, psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy, education, anthropology, religion, pastoral counseling, counselor education, sociology, social work, criminal justice, and graduate students as well as the broader areas of life and work where Logotherapy could make a significant difference.

All presenters give permission to be recorded; and recordings will be accessible on the Institute’s website to Congress registrants for the following 12 months.

Submission Guidelines

All program proposals should be submitted in size 12 font, double-spaced.
Deadline for submission is July 1, 2021.


  1. On a separate page, a brief biographical sketch is required. This must include specific academic degrees earned, names of universities where they were earned, state licenses and/or certifications, and email. This is a requirement. DO NOT USE ABBREVIATIONS. This may also include examples of any professional and/or personal use of Logotherapy, if applicable.
  2. Submit only original, unpublished works.

Content of Proposed Presentation

  • Title : Include your title as it should appear in any conference materials. Please capitalize appropriate words. Do not use all caps.
  • Program Summary : This summary will be displayed in conference materials so that attendees can learn more about your program. Please double check spelling and grammar. Word limit: 100
  • Learning Objectives : Your program proposal must include a minimum of three educational objectives such as the following:
    • Develop a more meaningful understanding of other cultures
    • Achieve inner peace while experiencing personal loss
    • Accept other’s values without relinquishing one’s own
  • Type: Please check the format you prefer:
    • Workshop: ____
    • Seminar: _____
    • Paper: ______
    • Symposium: ____

Formal papers should be a minimum of 10 typewritten pages, double-spaced, using citations following the American Psychological Association (APA) Stylebook, and accompanied by an abstract between 50 and 100 words. Symposia, workshop, and contact sessions should be outlined in a 200 to 300 word prospectus.

  1. Persons whose program proposals are accepted are expected to register for World Congress XXIII prior to September 10, 2021. Failure to register will cancel presentation approval.
  2. Copies of the program proposals will be distributed by the Institute office to members of the Review Committee. Criteria for review are:
    • Congruent with the Congress Theme
    • Congruent with the work of Viktor Frankl
    • Significance
    • Quality
    • Scientific Soundness
    • Clarity and Coherence
    •  Relevance to World Audience


Presenters will be notified by September 1, 2021

Presenters must be registered for the Congress no later than September 10, 2021

Submit Program Proposals

Please incorporate your biosketch into your program proposal