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Polyvagal Theory and the Modern Family:
Finding Safety and Connection

June 14-16, 2024

Polyvagal Institute's Gathering returns, and is now international in Potsdam, Germany!
Our venue is a modern hotel situated on a picturesque lake, 
surrounded by forest, just outside of Berlin. This landmark event will bring together Dr. Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, and a line-up of international and European experts, all presenting in English. Find details on the event venue, speakers and topics, and registration options on this page. A virtual option will also be available, as will translation via our PVI International Partners!

In-person seats are limited; early registration is suggested.
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Stephen Porges, PhD, developer of Polyvagal Theory and co-founder of Polyvagal Institute, will be our Keynote Speaker

PVI International Gathering 
Potsdam, Germany

Join the international polyvagal community for this unique 2.5-day event in Potsdam, Germany, where we will focus on topics including child and adolescent mental health, family relationships, and transgenerational trauma and the many applications of Polyvagal Theory. 

Just outside Berlin, our event location in Potsdam is perched lakeside, surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. The event schedule allows for plenty of time for networking, relaxing, and connecting with your fellow attendees. 
Register early as in-person seats are limited!

Themes and topics we will explore together:

  • Child and adolescent mental health

  • Family relationships

  • Parenting

  • Transgenerational trauma

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A more detailed agenda and additional event details will be provided soon. 

In the meantime, please take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing for In-Person and Virtual Tickets, and be sure to reserve your room at the event venue. 

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Event Agenda

June 14, 15, and 16, 2024

Friday and Saturday 

8:30 -12pm Morning Sessions
12-2pm Lunch
2:00-5:00pm Afternoon Sessions 

Sunday Schedule

8:30-12pm Morning Session

Our Presenters and Speakers

We have gathered some of the best and brightest from around the globe to gather with us and share their work, research, and perspective on the topic of the modern family, specifically through a polyvagal lens. Additional speakers and specific lecture topics will be added as they are confirmed!

Multilingual translation available thorughout the event *check back for which languages will be offered

Onsite amenities include sauna, spa, and bicycle rental, all in a beautiful natural setting

Meet and connect with the international polyvagal and trauma community, and grow your professional network

Breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks included each day of the event to enjoy with your colleagues

Accommodations & Pricing



Kongresshotel Potsdam
Am Luftschiffhafen 1
14471 Potsdam, Germany

T: +49 331 907 75120

a short ride by train, car,

or bus from Berlin or the

Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Book your room with our

special event pricing at the link below. Breakfast is included with your room reservation. Lunch is included with your event registration. If you wish to have dinner on-site, you must opt to add it to your room reservation in advance. Taxis and other transportation into the center of Potsdam may be arranged should you wish to dine offsite. (Please contact the hotel for transportation information.)

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In-person and virtual attendee ticket options are available, starting at $280 for virtual, and $460 in person.

Act soon for the early bird pricing: in-person seats are limited!

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