The scientific faculty is widely considered to include almost all of the leading currently active scholars in the world on the subject of optimal post-divorce parenting arrangements. This group of eminent scholars may never before and perhaps never again be brought together from all parts of the developed world in the same conference.

Under the theme “Shared Parenting Research: A Watershed in Understanding Children’s Best Interest?” the experts will present their research results and practical experience at this international and interdisciplinary conference. To view the preliminary scientific program including speaker details, please click here.

Online Registration & Housing Now Open!

It is a great pleasure to announce that Registration and Housing for NPO-ICSP 2017 is now open.


Please click here for detailed registration rates.


Please click here for details on the Official Hotel of NPO-ICSP 2017.

Best Regards,

Dr. Ned Holstein

Conference Host

Important Dates

April 15, 2017 - Early Registration Deadline

April 15, 2017 – Accommodation Booking Deadline

May 29 - 30, 2017 - Conference Dates

About the Organizers:

The National Parents Organization (NPO), founded 1998, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for profit charitable and educational organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, focused on promoting shared parenting, where both parents have equal standing raising children after a separation or divorce. National Parents Organization recognizes that preserving a strong bond between children and their parents is critically important to children’s emotional, mental, and physical health.


The International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP), founded 2014 and based in Bonn, Germany, is an international association with individual members from the sectors science, family professions and civil society. The purpose of the association is first, the dissemination and advancement of scientific knowledge on the needs and rights (“best interests”) of children whose parents are living apart, and second, to formulate evidence-based recommendations about the legal, judicial and practical implementation of shared parenting.