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2025 World TA Conference – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


2025 World TA Conference
Exploring legacy, legitimacy and identity
Transactional Analysis in a changing world
8–10 August, 2025
Le Corum, Montpellier, France

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to the upcoming World Transactional Analysis Conference, where we will delve into the captivating theme of “Legacy, Legitimacy, and Identity: Transactional Analysis in a Changing World.”

With 121 participants already registered from many countries spanning the globe— including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and more—the WTAC 2025 promises to be a truly international gathering of minds.

Our Organizing and Program Committees are meticulously curating an enriching program, featuring over 80 workshops, enlightening keynote speakers, engaging conference debates, and numerous social events designed for networking and collaboration. And let’s not forget an unforgettable gala party on Saturday night, promising an evening of celebration and camaraderie “à la française.”

For a deeper dive into our conference theme, click here for more information.

We invite you to explore the beautiful city of Montpellier, where our conference will take place. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning Mediterranean charm, Montpellier offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable conference experience: IN THIS ISSUE Upcoming ITAA-EATA Webinar With Nicole Lenner 2 April TAJ Published 3 Leaving Scholar One 3 New Free-Access TAJ Article by Bill Cornell 4 Successful Examinees and IBOC News 5 Singapore TA Association Event 7 Mayan Fire Ceremony and TA 9 2024 AGM and Proxy Form 12 vol. 54 no. 05 | MAY 2024 “Exploring Legacy, Legitimacy, and Identity: Transactional Analysis in a Changing World” 8–10 August 2025 Montpellier, France



The WTAC ticketing system is now open:

~WTAC 2025 Program Committee

2025 World TA Conference – Call for Proposals

call for proposal

2025 World TA Conference
Exploring legacy, legitimacy and identity
Transactional Analysis in a changing world
8–10 August, 2025
Le Corum, Montpellier, France

In an ever-evolving world, the concepts of legacy, legitimacy, and identity hold immense significance in shaping our individual and collective experiences. As we gather for the next World Transactional Analysis Conference, we delve into these profound themes to unravel their impact on personal development, relationships, and societal transformations.

Legacy goes beyond the material possessions we leave behind. It encompasses the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual imprints we make on the world. How does transactional analysis contribute to understanding the transmission of values, behaviors, emotions, and narratives from one generation to the next? How can we work with clients to empower them to create intentional legacies that align with their authentic selves? How do we respect and transcend the legacy left to us by Eric Berne and the first generation of transactional analysts?

The perception of legitimacy influences our decisions, interactions, and self-worth. Exploring legitimacy within the context of transactional analysis involves examining societal norms, cultural influences, and personal narratives that shape our sense of belonging and acceptance. How can transactional analysis help individuals to challenge and redefine their limiting beliefs about legitimacy? How can practitioners promote a sense of empowerment and agency to constructively challenge unfair systems?

Identity is a multifaceted frame that shapes our self-concept, relationships, and aspirations. As the world becomes more interconnected, questions of identity become increasingly complex. How does transactional analysis offer tools for understanding and reconciling conflicting identities? How can the theory contribute to fostering a sense of self that is resilient, adaptable, and inclusive of diverse aspects?

This conference will feature thought-provoking keynote speeches, interactive workshops, and panel discussions led by renowned experts in the transactional analysis fields of psychotherapy, counseling, education, organizations, management, coaching, and training. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the intersections of legacy, legitimacy, and identity through case studies, research presentations, and experiential activities.

Join us as we embark on a journey to deepen our understanding of these pivotal themes and their implications for personal growth, professional practice, and societal progress. Together, we will explore how transactional analysis can be a guiding framework for individuals and professionals navigating the complexities of legacy, legitimacy, and identity in an ever-changing world. The conference is intended to be a place to discuss questions related to these profound themes to unravel their impact on personal development, relationships, work, and societal transformation.

We look forward to receiving proposals in the Transactional Analysis fields of psychotherapy, counseling, education, and organization. We welcome presentations about theory development, practical applications, and innovative ways to thinking about and presenting TA. We invite you to submit your program ideas for consideration by 31 May 2024 using the dedicated platform:

If you don’t have a WTAC IFAT login/password, please click on “Create account,” follow the process, and contact the WTAC IFAT team to validate your account (email ).

With your proposal submission, please upload onto the platform (dedicated area to upload those files):

  • the WTAC Workshop contract reviewed and signed by you (pdf format here or word format here)
  • your professional photo (for the program print and web)
  • references or bibliography relative to your workshop in a pdf or Word document

If you have any trouble accessing or using the platform, please contact our dedicated team:

Please note that a separate proposal submission is required for each presentation.


~WTAC 2025 Program Committee

Past ITAA Conferences & World TA Conferences (WTAC)

2022 ITAA Online Conference

In the midst of the terrible experiences of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, both of which have affected the entire world, we need as a scientific community to come together, feel the power of belonging, and regenerate through sharing knowledge, training, and hearing others’ perspectives. In particular, important reflections on the serious challenges we face today will be offered by our four keynote speakers, including Richard Mollica, the director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, who will talk about tackling the global refugee crisis. The goal of this first ITAA online conference is to invigorate the physis in each of us to help us be courageous and resilient in adapting to our difficult times.

2019 Joint Transactional Analysis Conference

As cochairs of the 2019 joint conference, and on behalf of Southeast Institute, USATAA, and ITAA, we are immensely pleased to invite you to cocreate “Promoting Equality and OKness: Healing the Divisions in Our World,” in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 31 July–3 August. This theme is true to the founding principles of the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy, which began in 1969 as the Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality. The healing of interpersonal and societal trauma lies at the heart of both personal and social change. Our goals are to apply transactional analysis in our lives and across the four disciplines of transactional analysis to create a world that affirms everyone’s OKness—not in spite of, but because of, our differences. The scientific program and keynotes include notable activists and authors from within and outside of the TA community, echoing our commitment to be inclusive and innovative.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Valerie Batts, vice president of training and development of VISIONS Inc.

Dr. Graham Barnes, founder of the Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality, which later became the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy

Rokelle Lerner, author of The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection: Coping with Narcissists

2018 Joint Transactional Analysis Conference

With the political, social, and economic impact of globalization and ever-increasing diversity in communities worldwide, we are all on different points on the cultural continuum, from the “mixed salad” to the “melting pot”—everyone a part of “The Dance of Culture.” Can this metaphor inspire us as transactional analysts to explore and, if needed, change our roles in this dance of culture and encourage others to join us?

India, with its diverse cultures, invites you to join us in beautiful Kochi to consider together “The Dance of Culture.” We will meet in the city of Ernakulam, the commercial capital of Kerala and the eastern, mainland portion of the city of Kochi (erstwhile Cochin). It is served by an international airport, fine communication facilities, excellent accommodations, and modern amenities and has many lovely places that offer a breathtaking experience for visitors.

Kochi is a fascinating blend of cultures. From time immemorial, it has been the favorite destination of globe trotters and explorers. Blessed by one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Kochi has been described as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” In and around Kochi are several cities of monumental value, but step into Fort Kochi, and you are in a totally different world. The Chinese fishing nets, the Jewish synagogue, the Dutch palace, the Portuguese and British architecture—all are unique features of Kochi.

2018 World Conference for TA

Organized by EATA, ITAA, and FTAA and hosted by the German Association for Transactional Analysis (DGTA)

In Berlin, peace and war have been close neighbors, and people know that boundaries can mean limits, challenges, and chances. For more than 25 years, Berliners were starkly faced with the Cold War, represented by the Berlin Wall and the fact that people could be shot because they wanted to be free. Even so, Berliners experienced the support of many people all over the world, as they did when John F. Kennedy said, “Ich bin ein Berliner!”

In Berlin, boundaries and borders have played a vital role as both a source of limitations and protection. Creating, maintaining, and finally opening a border is part of the history and memory of the city. As we celebrate more than 25 years after the fall of the Wall, we are now faced with the challenges of a world in which rich and poor people are increasingly separated, where places to meet are often virtual, where identity and the search for it is hard work. Our challenge is to help people develop the ability to be safe in managing the uncertainty of today’s world. How do we as transactional analysts respond to these challenges and take social responsibility? What are the answers, ways, and perspectives we can offer? How can we use our theory and practice to build a safer world? What are the meaning of borders and boundaries to us? How do boundaries help us to define our identity and contrast ourselves with others or establish contact with them? Is it possible to define identity without borders, by crossing borders?

Welcome to Berlin!

2016 SAATA Conference

South Asian Association of Transactional Analysts (SAATA) Conference
2-4 September 2016
Theme: “Freedom Within”

Hotel Park Plaza, Coimbatore, India
Hosted by Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
Supported by the ITAA
Designated site of the 2016 ITAA official meetings and IBOC CTA exams

2015 ITAA Conference

Groups are universal. Whether it is in training, supervision, therapy, teaching, organisations or coaching…groups and the analysis of group dynamics can be transformative.  Additionally, the theme group evokes many different perspectives:

  • Individual integration, assimilation and identification relative to groups and the resulting relational dynamics, through to
  • The evolution and development of individuals in educational and organisational settings.

Culturally, socially, economically and spiritually groups are essential to the fabric of society and to the theory of Transactional Analysis.

Today, people are lamenting the loss of the group because of its power as a vehicle for primitive relational material to emerge and for learning, redecision, holding and challenging to take place. The conference theme is, in essence, a refocusing on Berne’s idea that Transactional Analysis, as an essentially interpersonal endeavour, is a group experience.

2014 World TA Conference

TA Now! a game changer ITAA Conference    
6th – 9th August 2014    
San Francisco, USA    

In the 50 years since Berne published Games People Play and founded the ITAA, we have grown from a small gathering in San Francisco to a global community where, at heart, our OK-OK philosophy still thrives.

ITAA Conference
13th-18th August 2013
Osaka, Japan
Recovery, Rebirth, New Beginnings

EATA Conference
4th-6th July 2013
Oslo, Norway
The Mystery and Facts 
of Human Encounter

ITAA-SAATA Conference
8th-11th August 2012
Hotel GRT Grand
Chennai, India
Life – Let’s Play
“Leela” in Indian philosophy refers to LIFE as the “PLAY” of GOD.  In HIS play…. We the ‘players’ are responsible for our parts! So, let’s be with Life – Let’s Play.

Australian Centre for Integrative Studies Conference
23-24th March 2012
Sydney, Australia
Allies & Enemies – The Role of Real and Metaphoric Siblings in our Psychological Worlds

ITAA Transactional Analysis World Conference
7th-9th July 2011
Bilbao, Spain
The Challenge of Growth

ITAA Eric Berne Centenary Conference
11th-15th August 2010
Montreal, Canada
Transactional Analysis in Action: 
Celebrating 100 Years of Eric Berne’s Influence in Psychotherapy, Counseling, Organizations, and Education