International Conference on Motivation (ICM)

The Motivation and Emotion SIG supports and organizes International Conference on Motivation (ICM), an biannual occasion for motivation researchers to present their research, share ideas, and develop collaboration. Prior to each ICM, a pre-conference Summer School is organized to enabling graduate students to meet and work with prominent researchers in the field.

Upcoming Conference

International Conference on Motivation (ICM) 2020

The ICM 2020 will be held from Thursday 3.9. till Sunday 6.9.2020, preceded by the Summer School. The conference has one overlapping day with the conference of SIG16 (Metacognition), held from Sunday 6.9. – Tuesday 8.9.2020.

Place: Dresden, Germany (both the SIG8 and SIG16 conferences will be organised on the same location)

he Summer School of SIG 8 and SIG 16 will be held together from the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, preceding the joint conference. The venue will be announced soon, so stay tuned! Link:

The call for submissions for the ICM 2020 in Dresden is now open. The extended submissions deadline is January 6th, 2020. The joint conference of SIG8 and SIG16 will be held from September 3rd until September 8th, 2020, with one overlapping day between the two SIGs. We look forward to receiving many excellent submissions! Please visit the conference website for further information regarding the submissions and deadlines:


Previous Conferences

        2018 ICM details

        2016 ICM details

2014 ICM details

2012 ICM details

2010 ICM details

2008 ICM details

2006 ICM details

2004 ICM details