History

 

History of the International conference of Motivation and the SIG Motivation and Emotion (written by Marold Wosnitza)

The 1st Workshop on Achievement and Task Motivation (WATM) was organized in 1985 in the Netherlands, and it was followed by three further workshops in Germany and Norway. Around the year 1995 the Special Interest Group (SIG) Motivation and Emotion of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) decided to organize a conference in the year in between the regular EARLI conferences. Since one of the two coordinators of the SIG at that time had taken the responsibility to organize the next WATM as well, the initiative was taken to combine the organization of both conferences in order to organize an International Conference on Motivation. The first one took place in 1996 in Landau. From then on, the SIG has taken the initiative and responsibility to organize the ICM/WATM every second year, also with support of EARLI. One of the consequences of this EARLI responsibility is that the SIG coordinators are always in the scientific committee of the conference. After this first combined conference in Landau, WATM/ICM expanded to further parts of Europe. Since the topics dealt with were expanded as well, and started to cover more than achievement and learning, but also broader motivational concepts such as autonomy, self-regulation, time perspective, or even cyberspace, in 2002 at the 8th conference in Moscow the name WATM was definitely changed to ICM.

 

Conferences

1st WATM 1985

in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Organized by E. E. J. De Bruyn, J. H. L. van den Bercken, and Th. C. M. Bergen.

 

2nd WATM 1987

in Schloss Ringberg, Germany.

Organized by H. Heckhausen and F. Halisch.

 

3rd WATM 1989

in Bochum, Germany in memory of Prof. Heinz Heckhausen.

Organized by K. Schneider, C. Trudewind, and L. Unzer.

 

4th WATM 1993

in Oslo, Norway.

Organized by T. Gjesme, R. Nygard, and P. Rand.

 

5th WATM  – International conference on Motivation 1996

in Landau, Germany.

Organized by P. Nenniger in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.


6th WATM International conference on Motivation 1998

in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Organized by A. Efklides, P. Nenniger, T. Peetsma, and I. Pychova in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

7th WATM International conference on Motivation 2000

in Leuven, Belgium.

Organized by W.Lens in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

8th WATM International conference on Motivation 2002

in Moscow, Russia.

Organized by D.Leontiev in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

9th International conference on Motivation 2004

in Lisbon, Portugal,

Organized by Francisco Peixoto in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

10th International conference on Motivation 2006

in Landau, Germany

Organized by Marold Wosnitza & Peter Nenniger in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

11th International conference on Motivation 2008

in Turku, Finland

Organized by Marja Vauras in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

12th International conference on Motivation 2010

in Porto, Portugal

Organized by Marina Lemos in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

13th International conference on Motivation 2012

in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Organized by Thomas Martens in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

14th International conference on Motivation 2014

in Helsinki, Finland

Organized by Kirsti Lonka in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

15th International conference on Motivation 2016

in Thessaloniki, Greece

Organized by Eleftheria Gonida in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

16th International conference on Motivation 2018

in Aarhus, Denmark

Organized by Niels Bonderup Dohn in collaboration with EARLI-SIG: Motivation and Emotion.

 

Coordinators

 

1987-1989 Monique Boekaerts and Ralf Schwarzer
1989-1991 Monique Boekaerts and Christine Schwarzer
1991-1993 Marja Vauras and Nitha Saysers-
1993-1995 Marja Vauras and Willy Lens
1995-1997 Thea Peetsma and Peter Nenniger
1997-1999 Peter Nenniger and Sanna Järvelä
1999-2001 Sanna Järvelä and Anastasia Efklides
2001-2003 Anastasia Efklides and Simone Volet
2003-2005 Simone Volet and Marold Wosnitza
2005-2007 Marold Wosnitza and Stuart Karabenick
2007-2009 Stuart Karabenick and Alexander Minnaert
2009-2011 Alexander Minnaert and Jenefer Husman
2011-2013 Jennifer Husman and Thomas Martens
2013-2015 Thomas Martens and Marina Lemos
2015-2017 Marina Lemos & Hanke Korpershoek
2017-2019 Hanke Korpershoek & Fani Lauermann