The First International Congress of Aesthetics (ICA) has been organized by Max Dessoir in Berlin in 1913. A second congress took place in Paris in 1937. Interrupted by the Second World War, the congresses resumed in 1956, when the third congress was held in Venice. From that time until 1992, congresses took place at four-year intervals. From that time on they have been arranged at three-year intervals. Until 2000 all congresses were held in Europe. Increasing interest in aesthetics and a greater concern for international communication and association led the Association to enlarge the geographical scope of the congresses, starting with the XVth ICA in Tokyo, 2001. Rio de Janeiro in 2004, Ankara in 2007 and Beijing in 2010. In 2013 - exactly one hundred years since the first congress in Berlin, the congress will be in Krakow .