Logosynthesis Summer Conference 2021: The Self in dynamic systems

2021 June 27 - July 2 in Riolo Terme Italy

Since 2008, international groups from four continents have met each year for a Logosynthesis Summer Conference It’s the most dynamic event you can imagine to learn to know more about Logosynthesis, this new, effective and elegant model of guided change.

In 2020 we had to cancel the Summer Conference due to the corona epidemic. So in 2021 we will again offer a six-day learning event for professionals with all levels of training in Logosynthesis.

Logosynthesis is not a one-way street, not a finished, coherent system. Like all new developments it has come from trial and error. Now, after 15 years, we have the life energy octagon as the base of the Path seminars of the Practitioner curriculum, and we have the field model as the core of the Master Practitioner curriculum. Both models are now accompanied by a series of understandable and applicable protocols and techniques. If you look at those models it almost seems as if Logosynthesis emerged in the form of the smooth narrative presented in these two models, and as if it has always been like that.

In a time in which Logosynthesis’ founder is slowly stepping back, the Summer Conference becomes an international stage for a new generation of Practitioners, Master Practitioners, Instructors, Supervisors and Trainers.

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The Self in dynamic systems

The purpose of this conference is to inspire you to think out of the box that has become Logosynthesis. In sharing these pieces we want to show you that nothing comes easy, that you need trial and error on the path of your Self. Therefore we have created a space for conference.

Staff members will present different themes to the subject "The Self in dynamic systems".

The Concept

The Self in dynamic systems is the theme of this year's Logosynthesis Summer Conference. Based on our experience in our training and previous conferences, we have adapted the structure and the content, fine-tuned to the specific training needs of professionals learning Logosynthesis on many levels.

For those training as Logosynthesis Practitioners, participation will count as Logosynthesis Live. For those training as LIA Master Practitioners, participation will count as one of three required Master Classes. Trainers-in-training who already participated in a six-day event can raise their competence and experience on their own level, as co-trainers in the working groups.

The Staff

This conference will be directed by Mary O’Donoghue. Mary will lead the staff meetings and the plenary sessions. She will cooperate with other experienced professionals, who will will have a role in the guidance of the working groups and the presentation of theory and methods. Mary will work together with four experienced Trainers in Logosynthesis.

This year’s conference staff consists of Suzanne von Blumenthal,  Astrid Klein Lankhorst, Fabio Pierotti, Christin Aannerud, Patrizia Luise and Shanda Woodin.

The members of the staff bring many years of experience in the field of psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, coaching and organisational development. All of them are experienced professionals, supervisors, and Master Practitioners in Logosynthesis

The Schedule

The conference lasts from Sunday, June  28 3pm to Friday, July 2 2pm, including a farewell lunch. Please plan your travel according to these time boundaries. You find a detailed conference schedule here.


The program wil start with a plenary opening session, in which the conferences attendees are welcomed by the staff and the theme as well as the concept of the conference are presented. After the opening plenary, practice groups will be created and the working groups will meet with their staff members. In the Sunday sessions of both practice groups and working groups, participants explore their learning options for the conference.

Monday to Thursday

Each of these days will start with a plenary session, with a meditation sequence, followed by 40 minutes of Exploring the Field, an opportunity so discuss anything that’s relevant for the learning of attendees as well as staff members. After a coffee break, this learning event is followed by a break and two 45′ slots with presentations and discussions on subjects related to the theme of the conference.

After a two-hour lunch break, the practice groups will meet for an hour. In these sessions they will work in the same format used in other seminars of our Logosynthesis training program. After a tea break, a working group session follows in the presence of one or two staff members, in which the attendees get the opportunity to work on individual issues.


On Friday morning, the attendees will meet in newly created, future pacing groups, to prepare the transition from the conference to daily life at home. Staff members are assigned to each of these groups. After the coffee break, a closing plenary will take place, in which there will be a place for an integration of the learning of the conference as a whole, as well as a closing exercise around the theme of the conference.

You’ll find an overview of the time & task structure of the conference here.

Space and Time structure

We create a safe environment for learning through a clear space and time structure. So we expect all participants to stay at the seminar hotel of Riolo Terme. You can share a room with another participant. Your relatives or friends cannot stay with you in the hotel during the conference. If you plan holidays with your partner or family, please plan before or after the conference. Please do not bring your pet animal with you.

We also stay together at breakfast, lunch and supper. This structure will help you to go with your own process. Thank you for respecting the space and time structure of the Logosynthesis Summer Conference.

Group Size and Language

The conference will take place with at least 24 registered participants. The house offers rooms for 50 people. So we will have a maximum of 50 seats.

The conference language is English. But you will find enough people to help you for translation. You will improve your English for sure. For Italians we will organize translation.

The Costs

The conference fee is €990 for the week. Early bird rate € 840  until March 31st 2021.Early bird registration until March 31 2019 reduced fee of € 840.

Additional costs for room and full board in the Grand Hotel di Riolo Terme. Please book the hotel accommodation directly at Grand Hotel Terme.

The Venue

The conference will take place in seminar hotel in Riolo Terme, Italy. This venue  is 1.5 to 2 hours from Bologna Airport and about five hours by car or public transportation from Switzerland.

Grand Hotel Terme

The hotel offers a very smart and scenary place to learn and meet in our international group. We will have all rooms reserved for our Logosynthesis Summer conference.

We will meet in a big seminar room. There will be other nice sites for working and practice groups.

Prices and conditions for room and board

The hotel has single as well as double rooms. Single rooms will cost € 725  for your room and full board, including coffee and tea breaks, as well as the use of the seminar infrastructure. You can also share a room with another conference attendee, double rooms are only € 565. Additional tourist tax €2 per person and day. The prices are not confirmed by the hotel yet.

However, if you want to arrive before Sunday, June 27, or if you want to stay after Friday, July 2 please contact Hotel Riolo Terme.


The nearest international airport is Bologna. The nearest train station is Castel Bolognese – Riolo Terme. This train station is not far from the hotel.

If you tell the hotel your arrival time they will be able to arrange a taxi that will take you to the hotel.

If you want to call for a taxi yourself:

  • Area Castelbolognese - Riolo Terme - Faenza - Imola: SMART AUTOSERVIZI  -  Gianluca Bertozzi  cell + 39 327 7837271 - + 39 327 7893047
  • from/to aeroporto Bologna: COOP TRASPORTI RIOLO TERME +39 054671028 [email protected]

Your Registration

You can register by using the red button "Register Now"  below.

If you have already registered fill in your mail adress and continue. You do not need a IfL number. Then choose Summer conference 2021. The registration is done, when you click the green button after payment.

You pay by credit card directly in the registration process or by bank transfer later. 

After your registration and payment your participation will be confirmed and your seat is reserved.

If you register for the first time, fill in your mail adress. Then you will directed to give your name and first name and adress, and save. Then you can choose the seminar by clicking the blue button "register".

If you have any difficulties with registration, please contact me:  [email protected]

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