Convention History

PA Convention History

Year PA President Convention City Location Country Dates Program Chair Invited (banquet) Speaker Proceedings
1958 Robert A. McConnell Durham, NC Duke University USA Sep. 4-6 Margaret Anderson Gardner Murphy  
1959 Gertrude R. Schmeidler New York NY Henry Hudson Hotel USA Sep. 7-9 Karlis Osis R. H. Thouless  
1960 J. Gaither Pratt New York NY Henry Hudson Hotel USA Sep. 8-10 Gardner Murphy J. G. Pratt  
1961 Karlis Osis New York NY Henry Hudson Hotel USA Sep. 7-9 Gertrude Schmeidler/ Karlis Osis Michael Scriven  
1962 Margaret Anderson Durham NC Jack Tar Durham Hotel USA Sep. 6-8 R. A. McConnell J.B. Rhine  
1963 Carroll B. Nash New York NY Barbizon-Plaza Hotel USA Sep. 5-7 W.G. Roll/R. Van de Castle G. E. Hutchinson  
1964 William G. Roll Oxford Christ Church, Oxford University England Sep. 4-6 J. G. Pratt/G. Zorab John Beloff  
1965 Ramakrishna Rao New York NY Barbizon-Plaza Hotel USA Sep. 9-11 Gertrude Schmeidler Louise E. Rhine  
1966 Montague Ullman New York NY Barbizon-Plaza Hotel USA Sep. 8-10 Rhea A. White Jule Eisenbud  
1967 E. Douglas Dean New York NY Barbizon-Plaza Hotel USA Sep. 7-9 Stanley Krippner Walter Houston Clark  
1968 Ian Stevenson Freiburg University of Freiburg Germany Sep. 5-7 Hans Bender/Ian Stevenson (Ian Stevenson, presidential address at banquet)  
1969 Hans Bender New York NY Barbizon-Plaza Hotel USA Sep. 4-6 Laura A. Dale John C. Lilly  
1970 Robert Van de Castle

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Barbizon-Plaza Hotel USA Sep. 10-12 Gertrude Schmeidler Barbara Brown  
1971 Gertrude Schmeidler Durham NC Durham Hotel and Motel USA Sep. 9-11 Robert L. Morris Robert Rosenthal  
1972 John Beloff Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Scotland Sep. 2-5 John Beloff Arthur Koestler  
1973 Rex Stanford Charlottesville, VA University of Virginia USA Sep. 6-8 Rex Stanford Charles T. Tart  
1974 Robert L. Morris Jamaica, NY St. John's University USA Aug. 22-24 Edward F. Kelly Gary E. Schwartz  
1975 Charles Honorton Santa Barbara University of California USA Aug. 21-23 Helmut Schmidt Willis W. Harman  
1976 Martin Johnson Utrecht University of Utrecht Holland Aug. 18-21 Martin Johnson Sir John Eccles  
1977 Charles T. Tart Washington DC American University USA Aug. 10-13 William Braud Roland Fischer  
1978 Ramakrishna Rao St. Louis Washington University USA Aug. 8-12 Ramakrishna Rao Theodore X. Barber  
1979 John Palmer Moraga, CA St Mary's College USA Aug. 15-18 John Palmer Karl H. Pribram  
1980 Ian Stevenson Reykjavik University of Iceland Iceland Aug. 13-16 John Beloff Brian Inglis  
1981 Irvin Child Syracuse, NY Syracuse University USA Aug. 19-22 John Beloff/ R. Morris Huston Smith  
1982 John Beloff Cambrige Trinity College England Aug. 16-21 John Beloff Hans J. Eysenck  
1983 Stanley Krippner Madison, NJ Fairleigh Dickenson University USA Aug. 9-13 Richard Broughton Thomas Budzynki  
1984 Rhea A. White Dallas, TX Southern Methodist University USA Aug. 6-10 Jerry Solvin Steve M. Rosen/Mark D. Jordan  
1985 Robert L. Morris Medford, Mass. Tufts University USA Aug. 12-16 Dean Radin Daryl Bem  
1986 Debra H. Weiner Rohnert Park, CA Sonoma State University USA Aug. 5-9 Roger D. Nelson Stephen LaBerge  
1987 Richard S. Broughton Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Scotland Aug. 4-8 Robert L. Morris Norman Dixon  
1988 Dean Radin Monteal Queen Elizabeth Hotel Canada Aug. 17-21 Rick E. Berger Senator Claiborne Pell  
1989 Hoyt Edge San Diego Town and Country Hotel USA Aug. 18-20 John Palmer Michael Crichton  
1990 Ramakrishna Rao Chevy Chase, Maryland National 4-H Center USA Aug. 16-20 Gertrude Schmeidler R.A. McConnell/ Gertrude Schmeidler  
1991 Steven E. Braude Heidelberg Stadthalle Germany Aug. 8-11 Deborah L. Delanoy Jerome Frank  
1992 John Palmer Las Vegas Hacienda Hotel USA Aug. 9-13 Emily Williams Cook Jeanne Achterberg  
1993 Dean Radin Toronto Westbury Howard Johnson Plaza-Hotle Canada Aug. 15-19 Marilyn Schlitz Bruce Pomerantz  
1994 Deborah L. Delanoy Amsterdam University of Amsterdam Holland Aug. 7-10 Adrian Parker Ervin Laszlo  
1995 Carlos Alvarado Durham NC Omni Durham Hotel USA Aug. 5-8 Nancy L. Zingrone Sally Goerner/ Sally R. Feather  
1996 Richard S. Broughton San Diego CA Handlery Hotel and Resort USA Aug. 17-20 Edwin C. May Colin Ross  
1997 Edwin C. May Brighton The Old Ship Hotel England Aug. 7-10 Richard Wiseman Eva Banyai  
1998 Dean Radin Halifax Holiday Inn Select Canada Aug. 6-9 Chris A. Roe Sherry Sub Cohen  
1999 Dean Radin Palo Alto CA Stanford University USA Aug. 4-8 Kathy S. Dalton Jean Bolen  
2000 Marilyn Schlitz Freiburg Kolpinghaus Germany Aug. 17-20 Fiona Steinkamp Dick Bierman/ James Spottiswood  
2001 Nancy L. Zingrone New York Metropolitan Hotel USA Aug. 2-4 Stuart Wilson Antoina Mills  
2002 Mario Varvoglis Paris Terrass Hotel France Aug. 5-8 Caroline Watt Isabelle Stengers  
2003 Carlos Alvarado Vancouver Metropolitan Hotel Canada Aug. 2-4 Stuart Wilson Antonia Mills  
2004 Nancy Zingrone Vienna University of Vienna Austria Aug. 5-8 Stefan Schmidt Lynne McTaggart Proceedings
2005 Caroline Watt Petaluma, CA Institute of Noetic Sciences USA Aug. 11-15 Louie Savva Loyd Auerbach Proceedings
2006 Dean Radin Stockholm Hasselbacken Hotel Sweden Aug. 4-6 Christine Simmonds Fredrik Praesto Proceedings
2007 Rex Stanford Halifax Holiday Inn Select Canada Aug. 2-5 John Palmer Daryl Bem Proceedings
2008 Roger Nelson Winchester University of Winchester England Aug. 13-17 Simon Sherwood Max Velmans Proceedings
2009 Etzel Cardeña Seattle, WA University of Washington USA Aug. 6-9 John Palmer Donald Hoffman Abstracts
2010 David Luke Paris Enclos Rey France July. 22-25 Nicola J. Holt Paul Devereux Abstracts
2011 David Luke Curtiba , Paraná Facinter Centre Brazil Aug. 18-21 Marios Kittenis Michael Winkelman Abstracts
2012 Alejandro Parra Durham NC Millennium Hotel USA Aug. 9-12 Carlos S. Alvarado Thomas Robisheaux Abstracts
2013 Alejandro Parra Viterbo Ora Domus La Quercia Italy Aug. 8-11 Massimo Biondi/ Patrizio Tressoldi Simon Thorpe Abstracts
2014 James C. Carpenter Concord CA Hilton Hotel USA Aug. 14-17 Dean Radin Jeffrey Kripal Abstracts
2015 James C. Carpenter London University of Greenwich England July. 16-19 Renaud Evrard Les Lancaster Abstracts
2016 Chris A. Roe Boulder CO   USA   Roger Nelson    

 

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PA Presidential Addresses: A Complete History

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2015 PA/SPR Convention Book of Abstracts

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2015 PA/SPR Convention Provisional Program

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2015 PA/SPR Convention: Registration

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2015 PA Convention: Accommodations

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2015 PA Convention: Greenwich Attractions and Travel Tips

Last Updated: Monday, November 09, 2015
ATTRACTIONS The Greenwich Campus is on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames. The campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century and has been described by The Independent as ... More

2015 PA Convention: Call for Papers

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Download the 2015 Call for Papers here   (Revised on 2/23/2015 to include SPR links)  More

2014 PA Convention: Abstracts of Presented Papers

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Download the  2014 PA Convention Abstracts of Presented Papers  from the PA's server.   Download the  201 PA Convention Abstracts of Presented Papers   from the PA's server. More

2014 PA Convention: Final Program

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The program of events for the 57th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association in Concord, CA. More

2014 PA Convention: Attractions and Travel Tips

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Our Arrangements Chair, Loyd Auerbach has some suggestions for your visit to Concord and the San Francisco Bay Area. More

2014 PA Convention Accommodations and Travel

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Accommodations  The 2014 PA Convention will be taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Concord, California .  A block of rooms has been reserved for us for August 12, 2014 - August 17, 2014.at the reduced rate of $124/night.  The special room ... More

2014 PA Convention Call for Papers

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2013 PA Convention: Abstracts of Present Papers

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Download the 2013 Abstracts directly from the PA Server     (function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); scribd.type = "text/javascript"; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = "http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject. ... More

2013 PA Convention: Provisional Program

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2013 Call for Student Convention Volunteers

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Call for Student Volunteers 56th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association August 8-11, 2013 Viterbo, Italy The Parapsychological Association is seeking several student volunteers to help bring our 56th Annual Meeting to Viterbo, Italy on ... More
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