Past TA Conferences Worldwide

2022 Joint Transactional Analysis Conference

3-5 June 2022
The conference has ended but it's not too late to purchase recordings of all the workshops and keynotes.
In the midst of the terrible experiences of the pandemic and now 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 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

31 July–3 August

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

“Promoting Equality and OKness: Healing the Divisions in Our World”

Cosponsored by the Southeast Institute, USATAA, and the ITAA

Conference Website:


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. We want you to be here with us as we learn, teach, and celebrate the uniqueness and worth of everyone. 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. The postconference institutes are about making our commitments real in schools, therapy offices, organizations, counseling practices, and communities. We hope you will submit a proposal before 31 January to present what is most alive for you now as a contribution to the evolution that is so needed today. And we look forward to greeting you personally in Raleigh next summer.

Vann Joines and Lucy Freedman, Conference Cochairs

Call for Proposals: Please bring us your current and exciting work! Go to this link and follow the instructions to sign in and create your proposal online: The deadline is 31 January 2019.

Conference Registration is open at One fee includes everything, from the welcome reception to lunches to the gala dinner on Saturday night. Register now to take advantage of early registration rates. Add the TA 101 or an institute for additional savings.

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  

Postconference Institutes – 4 August 2019

Look for the special pricing when you enroll in a postconference institute at the same time you register for the conference!

Strategic Design for TA Innovation: Finding New Ways to Heal with with Sari van Poelje

Creating Community in the Face of Economic and Racial Distress: When Life Does Not Support an “I’m OK-You’re OK” Position with William F. Cornell

Lies, Deception, Passive-Aggressive Behavior, Unrelenting Hostility: Stimulating Change with Tough Couples Problems with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

An Introduction to Educational Transactional Analysis with Giles Barrow

Preconference TA 101

Valerie Batts, Felipe Garcia, and Vann Joines will conduct a TA 101 course focusing on TA core concepts and philosophical principles as they can be applied to social and cultural changes, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.


The conference will be held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA. The hotel website is at .

To make your room reservations, call 1-888-236-2427 and tell them you are with Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy to receive the reduced room rate for the conference. You may also make reservations online using this link:

The room rates are $149 per night single or double.

2018 ITAA-SAATA Conference

17-19 August, Kochi, Kerala, India

ITAA Board Meeting * Trainers’ Meeting * IBOC Exams 15-16 August * TEW 20-21 August

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.

For more about Ernakulam visit ; for more about the conference, watch future Scripts and visit or email .


27-29 July 2017: Berlin, Germany. World TA Conference. Contact: or

2017 World TA Conference on “Boundaries: A Place ... to Meet ... to Develop ... to Define Identity

27-29 July * Berlin, Germany

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?

These and many more questions will be taken up during the 2017 TA World Conference. We as transactional analysts can contribute to answering them as individuals and communities. We invite you to meet and to express your enthusiasm for TA and excitement about transactional analysis in the world. Welcome to Berlin!

The website for the 2017 EATA/ITAA/FTAA World TA Conference is now online. Find the call for papers at . Please visit the website for additional information. The scientific committee looks forward to hear your inspiring ideas for workshops and presentations!

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
There will not be an official ITAA Conference in 2016 as the Board of Trustees is developing a new conference policy, the board has pledged its support to the SAATA Conference in Coimbatore and will be holding its yearly meeting there.

ITAA Conference 2015

29 July to 1 August

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.