Welcome to MPK2021

We are pleased to invite you to the 50th Motivational Psychology Colloquium (MPK), which takes place from 28-30th October 2021 at the University of Zurich.

The conference will be hosted by the Chair of Motivation, Volition, and Emotion (Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter & Dr. Katharina Bernecker), with parts of the program being organized and sponsored by the Institut für Selbstmanagement und Motivation Zürich (ISMZ GmbH, Dr. Maja Storch & Dr. Julia Weber). Further, we are happy to announce that this year`s keynote will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Alexandra Freund, Chair of Developmental Psychology: Adulthood, University of Zurich.


Live or Online

Fingers crossed - yes, we are still planning a live conference in Zurich. However, if the situation around the COVID pandemic does not allow us to welcome you in person, the MPK2021 will take place online on the same dates.


Present Your Work

Information on presentation formats (e.g., timing for talks, format requirements for posters) can be found here

Also check out our preliminary program to see who is going to present here


Accommodation & Travel

For travel, we would recommend bookings with cancellation option only (for both accommodation and rail travel). We have collected some recommendations for hotels that offer rooms at a special rate for MPK attendees. Please check how you should proceed with your booking to get a special rate here


Social Program

You definitely should not miss our Thursday Night Apéro & Dinner, which is organized and sponsored by ISMZ GmbH. Further, we will enjoy a special setting for this year's Friday Night Dinner with a ferry ride on Lake Zurich to get to our destination. You can find more information about both social events here.



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email to mpk2021@psychologie.uzh.ch.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Zurich!