IFPE’s 26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

 Vulnerability and Its Discontents

 November 5 - 7, 2015

 Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2015 Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award:
Deborah Britzman, Distinguished Research Professor, FRSC

2015 Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educators:
Giselle Galdi, Ph.D. & Paul Zelevansky

Conference Program and Registration Brochure

Please click on the link below to read the "Vulnerability" blog post of  
IFPE's 2012 Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award recipient,
Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D.


   Image Credit: Marlene Dumas The Image as a Burden, 1993, Oil on canvas 15 3/4 x 19 2/3 (inches 40 x 50 cm) Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York


Image Credit: Marlene Dumas
The Image as a Burden, 1993, Oil on canvas
15 3/4 x 19 2/3 (inches 40 x 50 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York


Our hotel room block is limited; please reserve your hotel room as soon as possible. The registration deadline for IFPE's special group rate is October 10, 2015, or when room block is sold out.
Hotel Information
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-238-6000  
Website: www.sheratonphiladelphiasocietyhill.com

For reservations, call 800-325-3535 and mention the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education room block.  

Online room registration:

Conference room rate (per night): $199 + local room taxes, per room, per night. The rate is available three days prior to and three days after our contracted dates.

If you wish to share a hotel room, a roommate request list is being set-up.  Please email your preferred contact information, and the dates you are attending, and the list will be shared with those who would like a roommate. Email: Admin@IFPE.org

Conference Registration:
Click Here to Download Registration Form

(For Online Registration/Payment: click arrow below for Members, or Full-time Student rate - psychoanalytic candidates do not qualify for student rate)

Conference Registration


Please purchase a ticket for guests you wish to invite to the Thursday Evening No-Host Cocktail Reception.  (Your IFPE Conference name tag is your admission to the No-Host Cocktail Reception.)

Thursday Evening, 11/5, No Host Cocktail Reception, Guest Ticket


Friday Evening, November 6th, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Visit the legendary Barnes Foundation Art Collection – among the world's finest collections in its architecturally spectacular new building. Price of $50 covers admission to the museum and round trip transportation, no-host “First Friday” reception available at the Museum. Space is limited; advance registration is strongly advised.

Friday Evening, 11/6, Barnes Foundation Art Collection Excursion


Saturday Evening Awards Dinner
We hope you will join us at our Awards Dinner on Saturday, November 7th, as we celebrate our awardees and IFPE’s 26th Annual Conference. The dinner rate includes salad, entrée, dessert, a glass of wine, coffee/tea, taxes and gratuity. Must pre-register to attend.

Entree choices include:

  • Grilled farm-raised Cobia over toasted Israeli couscous, fennel-roasted tomato and basil relish 
  • Breast of Chicken with Prosciutto Ham, Fontina cheese, over toasted Israeli couscous with a balsamic reduction 
  • (Vegetarian) Wild Mushroom in Puff Pastry accompanied by white bean puree with roasted peppers    

Saturday Awards Dinner - $90 per person. Please select entree: