International Council of Reflexologists
Frequently Asked Questions About I.C.R. Conferences
How is the location of the
reflexology organization will ask the ICR if they can organize
the conference in their country. This was the case with the Kos,
Melbourne, Vancouver and London conferences.
If no organization is forthcoming then the
I.C.R. Directors will nominate three or four possible locations
for the next conference. The ICR Directors will then vote on the
location of the next conference. This was the case with the
Honolulu conference and the Rome Conference.
Our association would like
to put in a bid for a future conference, what do we have to do?
||In December of
the even numbered years, a notice is put in the I.C.R.
newsletter asking if any association would like to host the next
available I.C.R. Conference. The association is then sent a
questionnaire (which is also on this website - below) which they
need to fill in and return it to the I.C.R. with any
supplementary information that they feel will assist their bid.
for Hosting ICR Conferences
When is the winning host
host country for the next ICR conference is announced at the end
of the preceding ICR conference.
I would like to speak at an
I.C.R. Conference, how do I go about it?
Conference is the leading reflexology conference in the world so
being a speaker at the conference is a real honour. Some
speakers approach the Board of Directors with their request. The
Board of Directors are always looking at up and coming
presenters to speak at the conference. Each ICR director attends
numerous conferences each year as a delegate and hear many
speakers. The Directors also ask the members who they would like
to hear at future conferences.
Armed with this information the Directors meet in the even
numbered years and discuss possible speakers. Those speakers are
then approached and asked to submit an abstract of their
presentation. The Board then looks at those and then decides the
speakers. The Board tries to organize a very interesting program
that will appeal to all delegates and cover a large range of
Speakers can be professional speakers,
presenters, teachers, authors or practitioners.
What the Board of Directors looks for are
quality speakers who will enhance the conference and act in a
highly professional manner. The Directors ask that they not
promote any commercial interest they may have e.g. books,
schools or courses (these will be listed in the conference
brochure); and that the speakers deliver quality information to
If you would like to speak at a future
ICR Conference or know of a speaker who could be a possible
speaker then please email our conference co-coordinator at
Do I get paid to speak at an
||No, the I.C.R.
do not pay speakers. Travel expenses are not paid by I.C.R. and
is the responsibility of the speaker. Speaking at an ICR Conference is considered
an honor and has helped several speakers become well known on
the international reflexology conference/seminar circuit.