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Multilevel Conference


The next edition of the International Conference on Multilevel Analysis takes place on April 12 and 13, 2022. This will be an on location conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

At any time, the conference organization has the right to decide the conference will be completely online due to any COVID-related cause. In that case the regisration fee will be reduced to 50 euros, and part of the conference fee that was allocated to in-person location costs will be refunded in that case. Please note that, unfortunately, any travel or housing-related expenses incurred cannot be refunded by the conference organization.


A pre-conference workshop on Automated Systematic Reviews is taught by Rens van de Schoot on April 11. A post-conference workshop on Multilevel SEM using the lavaan package is taught by Terrence Jorgensen on April 14. Please note that both workshops will be taught online.


The International Conference on Multilevel Analysis is a biennial congress that has been organized since 1997. The aim is to bring together methodologists and statisticians who work on the development of multilevel models and multilevel structural equation models and applied researchers who actually use such models to analyze their data.

The first editions were organized by Tom Snijders and Joop Hox in Amsterdam. In the 2010s the congress was relocated to Utrecht and the organization was taken over by Cora Maas, Leoniek Wijngaards-de Meij, Rens van de Schoot and Mirjam Moerbeek. The 2022 edition is organized by Emmeke Aarts, Sara van Erp, Beth Grandfield and Mirjam Moerbeek.

Over the past years various renowned researchers in the field of multilevel analysis have been invited as keynote speakers, among whom Harvey Goldstein, Stephen Raudenbush, Donald Hedeker, Jeroen Vermunt and Jon Rasbash. Each congress was supplemented by one or more workshops on a specific topic within multilevel modelling or a specific software package.

In 2013 the Best PhD Multilevel Presentation Award was introduced to recognize the best presentation by a PhD student.

The congress is small scale and attracted between 50 and 100 participants in the past editions. It is an informal congress with lots of room for discussion. As such, it is also a perfect congress for PhD students to present their work. Of course, anyone working in the field of multilevel modelling is invited to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.

Since 2017 the congress venue is a beautiful 19th century church located in Boothstraat, Utrecht, with an attractive and modern interior. This church is within walking distance from Utrecht Central station and bus stops are nearby.

Are you looking for a congress to share your research on multilevel modelling and meet fellow researchers in this field? The International Congress on Multilevel Analysis is the one to go to!