Extra Activities


We enthusiastically present to you the two parallel workshops that will be held on Thursday January 24th.


Presentation Panic – for junior researchers

“Your stomach is queasy, your palms are sweaty, your mind has gone blank about your opening lines and your mind wanders to negative thoughts…”

Recognize any of this? Probably, because we all feel nervous for public speaking to a more or lesser extent. While presentation skills are often called upon in your PhD and career, we don’t really train specifically in dealing with nerves.  Yet it’s often the nerves that highly influences our presentation skills. Isn’t that silly? Time to make a change! In this workshop you will learn strategies for staying calm and feeling better about presenting to an audience and improve your presentation skills.

A workshop by Marloes Harkema Room: 532

Improving the efficiency and reliability of our science

Recent concerns about the reliability of (psychological) science has led scientists to reflect on how we can improve the way we work. In this workshop, we will discuss some detailed examples of bad science, draw lessons on how we can improve the way we do research and report results, and learn about concrete steps you can take in your research to prevent errors, improve your statistical inferences, design more efficient studies, and contribute to a cumulative science.

A workshop by Daniël Lakens  Room: Abdij Zaal

Meet a Mentor Program

We are happy to announce the new network program “Meet a mentor” that will be organized during the conference.

About the program:

●     A number of experienced researchers has been invited to share their knowledge and experience with a junior colleague in a private meeting during the conference. This meeting provides junior researchers the opportunity to benefit from their expertise and to ask for advice on their own work and career.

●     The minimum duration of the meetings will be half an hour. There will be a designated room for the meetings during lunch times, but another time to meet during the conference can be chosen if preferred.

●     A webpage with names and topics of expertise of participating mentors will be launched in November. From then, junior researchers can apply for the program when registering for the conference, and select maximally one mentor from the list who matches their interests most closely.

Further information and announcements will follow soon. Stay tuned! 

Social Program

Why so serious?

Participate in the conference social events; it is a great way to meet or reconnect with colleagues from across the Netherlands and Belgium.


The dinner is traditionally a highlight in the social program of the ARPH Conference and provides an opportunity for the participants to relax and enjoy meeting outside the scientific program. The Conference Dinner of the ARPH 2019 will be hosted at the restaurant of Hotel Zuiderduin. It will consist of a walking buffet of modern gastronomy. The Conference Dinner is included in the congress fees and covers a buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes (vegan options can be arranged too).


It isn’t just bowling…

The Lucky Strike Bowling in Hotel Zuiderduin has 8 spectacular bowling tracks. With the striking light shows and sparkling dance floor, it is the perfect occasion for an evening of fun, sportsmanship and party. Bowling starts at 21.00 hrs on Thursday January 24th. Watch a short impression of the bowling by clicking the photo!

Morning Beach Stroll

On Friday morning you are welcome to join us for a lovely beach stroll – if weather conditions permit it. Feel the winter breeze in your hair and clear your mind so you will have enough space left for the inspiring day coming!