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The 2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory

The 2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory was held on May 17-19, 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Conference was co-organized by the ISS Family Institute of the ISS-HK and the Department of Applied Social Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It was the first International Conference on Bowen theory held in Asia.

The theme of the Conference was “Systems Thinking in Daily Life: Bowen Theory in Families, Organizations and Communities”. The Conference was a great success. It was attended by more than 300 attendees from 14 countries and cities including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, Macau, People’s Republic of China, Singapore, Russia, Sweden, Taipei, Uganda , U.S.A., and Hong Kong. The Conference offered a total of 52 presentations including 3 keynote speeches. The presentations were conducted by more than 20 international speakers well-versed in the theory and practice of Bowen theory.

The Conference provided valuable opportunities for attendees from different parts of the world to come together and share their learning and practice of Bowen theory in their respective environments, bringing to life the challenges and resources that can be tapped into.