International Ferenczi Conferences

The 13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, Ferenczi in Our Time and A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis will be held in Florence, Italy, May 3-6, 2018.

This Conference is organized by the newly formed International Sándor Ferenczi Network (ISFN). We invite those who are interested in taking part in the conference to become members of the ISFN.

Opening: May 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Closure: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The General Assembly of ISFN will take place from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

We expect to feature about 160 speakers (including plenary lectures, 4 panels, and parallel sessions) at the conference in Florence.

The maximum capacity of the conference auditorium is 400 persons.

The conference fee (for ISFN members € 400, before March 31, 2018) includes a Welcome Cocktail, 5 Coffee/Tea Breaks, and 3 light lunches.

The ISFN organizes a Facilitation Program for Students, Candidates and Professionals from Disadvantaged Countries. It consists of a discounted fee of € 250. Applicants have to be members of ISFN. Up to 100 persons may benefit from this program. The number of discounted fee registrants will be proportionally determined by the number of full paying registrants. Applications will be evaluated for eligibility by the ISFN.

Universalturismo has been appointed as official Housing Bureau by the Organizing Committee of the 13th International Sandòr Ferenczi Conference. They may be contacted via email at

General Assembly of ISFN Members

Sunday, May 6th 2017
Convitto Della Calza, Piazza della Calza 6, Firenze, Italy

The General Assembly of ratified ISFN Members will be held on Sunday, May 6th 2017, following the conclusion of the 13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference. Please see our ISFN Member’s Area for full details (member login required).

Past International Ferenczi Conferences

In the last three decades the International Sándor Ferenczi Conferences have played a crucial role in reviving Ferenczi’s legacy in contemporary psychoanalysis. Inspired by Ferenczi’s ideas, these stimulating international meetings became vital spaces of thought for psychoanalysts from different schools and orientations.

Past International Ferenczi Conferences include:

  1. The Legacy of Sándor Ferenczi, New York, 1991
  2. The Talking Therapy: Ferenczi and the Psychoanalytic Vocation, Budapest, 1993
  3. Sándor Ferenczi, Saõ Paulo, 1995
  4. Ferenczi y el Psicoanálisis Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1998
  5. Sándor Ferenczi: The “Mother” of Modern Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Tel Aviv, 1999;
  6. Lost Childhood Trilogy, Budapest/London/Paris, 2001
  7. Clinical Sándor Ferenczi, Torino, 2002
  8. Psychoanalysis and Psychosomatics: Mind, Body and the Bridge Between, Baden-Baden, 2006
  9. Sándor Ferenczi Returns Home, Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary, 2008
  10. Introjection, Transference, and the Analyst in the Contemporary World, Buenos Aires, 2009
  11. Faces of Trauma, Budapest, 2012
  12. The Heritage of a Psychoanalytic Mind, Toronto 2015