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As the COVID-19 pandemic changes how we connect, live, and learn, the Psychonomic Society leadership continues to plan for an annual meeting November 19-22. We are pleased to announce that this year's meeting will include a virtual component, and all paper and poster presenters will be given the option to present their research remotely. We hope to be able to have a physical meeting at the same time in Austin, Texas, USA. Whether the inclusion of a physical meeting (resulting in a hybrid meeting) will be possible depends on the future course of the pandemic and on institutional, state, local, and national policies regarding social distancing and travel. Keep tabs on our website for the latest updates.

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Join more than 2,400 of your colleagues at the Psychonomic Society's 61st Annual Meeting, happening November 19-22, 2020 in Austin, Texas, USA. Attendees are cognitive psychologists from more than 40 countries, including some of the field’s most distinguished researchers, innovative early career investigators, and graduate students already making important scientific contributions.

Important Dates
Symposia Submission Deadline
April 30
Abstract Submission Deadline June 15
Registration Opens July 10
  Hotel Reservations Open July 10
61st Annual Meeting November 19-22
Questions? Contact Member Services

What is the Psychonomic Society?
The Psychonomic Society is the preeminent society for the experimental study of cognition. Members are scientists who study how the mind works and advance the basic science of behavior in areas that include memory, learning, problem solving, decision making, language, attention, and perception. Many members are concerned with the application of psychology to health, technology, and education, and often use converging methods such as neuroscience and computational science to achieve their research goals. Their work also connects with research in biology, chemistry, statistics, computer science, medicine, law, and business.

All attendees must register, including members who attend for free. Registration includes unlimited access to all symposia, talks, poster sessions, receptions, and exhibits. Registering online before the meeting lets you avoid lines onsite so you can get to all the great science faster.

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Members FREE
Please consider joining the society. Membership is inexpensive (it's less than the registration fee!).
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Undergraduates FREE
Registration Opens July 10, 2020

Carbon Neutrality Task Force
The Psychonomic Society has announced the establishment of a Task Force charged with drafting recommendations to make us more eco-friendly and carbon neutral. Their recommendations will make our society more international and inclusive by opening up our activities to those who are unable to participate in the Annual Meeting in-person due to concerns about the environment, travel bans, disabilities, family needs, health risks, or lack of funds. The recent spread of the coronavirus and the resulting quarantines will also be addressed. Learn more.

Abstract Books
The full Annual Meeting program will be available online in September and as a mobile app for Android and iOS in mid-October. Printed copies will be available onsite at the Psychonomic Society Registration Desk. Members who cannot attend the meeting, as well as member attendees who would like a print copy in advance, should email Kim Poss. Books will ship at the beginning of November.

 Statement on Harassment
The Psychonomic Society is an inclusive and welcoming organization, and our meeting should reflect those values. Conference attendees and visitors should enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and freedom from harassment of all kinds. Recent events in the media remind us that academic settings are where we must be especially vigilant. As a scientific society, we do not want to police behavior, nor do we wish to dampen the professional and personal interactions that are so important to our meeting. But we do encourage members to take into account others’ perspectives and consider how a question, comment, or invitation might be received when there is a power differential between parties. No attendee should feel vulnerable to harassment at our meetings, or feel that they are enduring a climate of fear or hostility. Let’s all work together to ensure that our values of inclusion, respect, and professionalism are philosophies that are enjoyed by all of our members and attendees.

 Special Assistance
The Psychonomic Society wishes to ensure that no individual is excluded because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance at the meeting, please complete the appropriate section of the online registration form or e-mail

 Program and Conference Organization
The Secretary, Reed Hunt, has the responsibility for organizing the program, and the Program Committee reviews all submissions. They do so with the indispensable help of Lou Shomette, Executive Director; Tiffany Aurora, Director of Membership & Marketing; Stephanie Dylkiewicz, Director of Meetings; and Brianna Johnson, Director of Operations.


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