Convention Committee 

Each year at the start of the college year, the Convention Committee organises a convention or a symposium. The committee members try to bring psychological and pedagogical matters to life for the students of the faculty. The gap between study and practice will be reduced at the congress by for example professors, clients and field experts. Therefore, visiting the VSPVU’s congress is an interesting connection to the study, that will result in depth and widening of knowledge.

The Convention Committee is free to choose a theme and location for the congress. Last year, these were:

  • The Maximum Brain in Amsterdam (October 2016)
  • The Leading Brain in Amsterdam (November 2015)
  • The Influential Brain in Amsterdam (2014)
  • The Sexual Brain in Amsterdam (2013)
  • The Criminal Brain in Amsterdam (2012)
  • Manipulation in Amsterdam (2012)
  • Processing of Trauma in Leuven, Belgium (2011)

If you wish to contact the Convention Committee, please send an e-mail to

Amelie van der Boom
Wouter Groot
Marcelle Hoondert
Alessia Overbeeke (Chairman)
Nathalie Sluijs
Fnan Berhe

The Convention Committee will work hard this year to organize a fantastic convention with amazing speakers. To make this happen, this committee will have some fun but also some challenging work to do. But with six very enthusiastic members, I’m sure everything will be alright!
First, let’s introduce our chairwoman, Alessia. With her hard work and positive attitude, she makes sure everything goes as planned and that everything that happens within the committee goes smoothly. Then, we have Nathalie, the vice chairwoman, who is an allrounder and makes sure help is given where needed. To guarantee good financial support, we have Finji. He is our treasurer. Furthermore, it is important that on the day of our convention we have the right people that are willing to share their expertise with us. Our external contacts, Wouter, is the one that takes care of that and who will make sure our speakers feel comfortable and that the communication will go well. Besides that, it is also important that everything that is said during our meetings is written down.
Our secretary, Marcelle, will have a lot of typing work to do this year, but her neat transcripts are crucial. Then last but not least, we have our promotion coordinator Amelie. With her creativity, she will take care of our posters and various promotion texts.

As a committee, we hope to have a lot of fun together but to also learn a lot whilst going on this journey together. We also hope that we’ll be able to put on a fabulous convention that everyone will enjoy attending.

See you in Oktober 2019!


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