CSP Conference

We invite you to join us at the 2020 Carl Rogers Annual Conference in La Jolla – August 1-5.

Our venue will be the beautiful hill-top campus of the University of San Diego, a short drive from the airport and from downtown. In addition to offering an excellent variety of meeting rooms, hosting on campus allows us to provide more affordable food and lodging options than a hotel venue. It also allows attendees to combine our conference with their summer vacations – San Diego in the summer is a wonderful stop on anyone’s trip to the West Coast.

Select your registration type and number of days you will be attending the conference.



Our Conference theme - Inspiring a Better Way through PCA - will provide attendees an opportunity to connect and interact with others in applying Carl Rogers’ groundbreaking contributions to the study and practice of human relationship. How, for example, can we repair our relationships to solve the critical challenges separating us: such as climate chaos, ideology clash and partisanship, violence and armed conflict, fear, suspicion, and distrust, isolation, loneliness and lack of meaning and purpose? Conversely, how can we optimize our relationships to take advantage of vital opportunities uniting us: such as global communication, multicultural integration, gender equalization, biosynergy restoration, interdisciplinary team-science, non-violence and peace-seeking movements promoting hope, faith, trust, communion, togetherness and an abundance of meaningful pursuits.

Our conference will provide ongoing opportunities for experiential interpersonal learning as well as exchanges of ideas, experiences, theory and research in more structured settings.

Our format will be a mix of:

  • Large group meetings and presentations
  • Daily opportunities for Encounter, both in small and large group settings
  • Presentations and discussions by attendees in small group settings
  • Large Community meetings

As in past years, we are offering discounts for early registration. We also have different fee structures for CSP members, Associate members, other participants and students at the University or Graduate school level.

Conference registration entitles attendees the opportunity to stay in specially priced, attractive student apartments at the University, and to purchase meal plans for use in the school’s food court. The costs of lodging and meals are separate from conference registration, and must be paid for at the time of registration.

Additional information

Registration Type

CSP Members, Associate Members, Non-Members, Students

Event Details

Start date: August 01, 2020

End date: August 05, 2020

Start time: 08:00 a.m. PDT

End time: 12:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: University of San Diego

Phone: (619) 990-4832

Email: ray.delagrave@centerfortheperson.org


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