Organizing a STAR Conference

The Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) is a multidisciplinary, international organization of researchers who share an interest in problems of stress, coping, and anxiety. Its members, from more than 35 countries, meet annually to exchange research findings and clinical applications on a wide range of stress and anxiety related phenomena.

STAR conferences provide a unique opportunity to learn, not just about stress and anxiety, but also how psychology is studied and practiced throughout the world. STAR has been exceedingly active in providing an opportunity to share research and clinical findings in an international forum. STAR’s first scientific conference was held in Leiden, the Netherlands in 1980. Since that time, annual meetings have been hosted by STAR members in some of the world’s most beautiful cities in Germany, Scotland, Belgium, Israel, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Egypt, Spain, the Czech Republic, Australia and Greece. These meetings provide a platform for major addresses by internationally known scholars, paper and poster sessions, as well as workshops.

The aim of these Guidelines is to provide future Conference Organizers with the preferred outline for the conference and its satellite requirements, the role of the Board, as well as reference to the Social Program and other important criteria.

Any variations to these guidelines can be submitted to the Board on an individual basis for approval.

Find the Guidelines as PDF here!