PSi #29 - Assemble! Is the twenty-ninth iteration of PSi’s annual conference in 2024. 

The conference is hosted by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in collaboration with LIFT (London International Theatre Festival), in partnership with the University of London’s Birkbeck, Royal Holloway, and School of Advanced Studies.

The conference will take place at Senate House, University of London, alongside sister sites across Central London.

20-23, JUNE 2024


Performance Studies International is a professional association founded in 1997 that promotes communication and exchange among artists, thinkers, activists and academics working in the field of performance.

You can find out more about the organisation here.

The hybrid conference focuses on the main theme of Assemble. To assemble has multiple meanings: to gather in one place for a common purpose or to put together the parts of something. Resonant with infrastructures, politics and processes of assemblage, the conference invites and foregrounds practice research, creative critical interventions, processes of making and their antithesis, un-making. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and global struggles for justice and recognition, we have to reconsider how to assemble, how to come together, to build, to imagine, to co-create in hostile conditions, and, conversely, what we need to disassemble, to take apart, to dismantle, to decenter, to unlearn.



For online-only access to the conference (where you will find exclusive online sessions and streams of hybrid sessions) select Online as your ticket band.

For in-person access to the conference, select the ticket band that applies to your current place of residence. For this event, High-Income Economy refers to all countries listed as High Income per the World Bank’s current World Development Indicators.




Yes, host institutions can buy tickets for delegates using an Institutional Credit Card. They will need to enter their details under booking information, and your personal details under ticket holder information.


We aren’t able to offer invoices for tickets that have already been purchased.  Our conference fees are VAT-exempt, so we are not issuing VAT invoices. We recommend asking your institution to book your ticket directly (see above), rather than seeking reimbursement.

If you have any questions about the ticketing process, get in touch at


Please note that you will also need to purchase PSi membership to attend the conference. You can purchase this directly from PSi at:


For a full accessibility guide to our main conference hub Senate House, please visit:

All our conference venues have step-free access. For more information on Step Free London, please visit:

We will have a volunteer team on hand at all venues to assist with wayfinding and other access considerations you may have.

There will be dedicated quiet spaces at the main conference hub and access to green space at Senate House's Woburn Gardens.

Some but not all presentations at PSi 29 will include British Sign Language interpretation. More details to follow shortly.

We are committed to making PSi a fun, inclusive, and accessible event for all delegates. If you have any access needs or queries that you would like to talk to our team about, please let us know at


  • Where can I preview the agenda?

The agenda for the conference is now live and can be viewed on our web app or here.

How do I log on to the conference web platform? You can log on to our Whova conference web portal or via the Whova app

I’m joining the event online, how will that work?

Online delegates can also access the conference through the Whova app and web portal.

We will be livestreaming select sessions from PSi 29, as well as hosting hybrid and online-only sessions. We will send out more information on the online side of the conference to remote delegates separately, including details of how to log into an online session and where to find livestream links during the conference.

I’m looking for accommodation, do you have any advice on where to stay?

Please see this short guide for advice on local hotels and getting around the city.

Will there be a post-conference publication?

Yes! PSi’s Global Performance Studies (GPS) journal will hold a callout for submissions for the ‘ASSEMBLE’ issue at the conference. The journal will be presented at a future PSi conference.

If you have any queries, or require additional access support to support your visit to PSi #29, please contact the conference organisers directly at

We look forward to welcoming you to a vibrant conference that embraces interdisciplinary dialogue, artistic experimentation, and critical engagement.

If you have any queries, or require additional access support to support your visit to PSi #29, please contact the conference organisers directly at
For questions about becoming an institutional member for PSi or for related programming please contact Serap Erincin at For more information about PSi, please visit