Conference Announcement

Latest News:

The conference program is now available for download

The block of rooms at the campus Conference Hotel expires on April 13th...please book your room now, and don't forget to register take advantage of the early registration discount.

Posters should be 4 feet by 4 feet in size (i.e., one-half of a regular sized poster board).

Talks will be 15 minutes with 3 minutes for questions.

If you are a student, we would also encourage you to apply for the MWCogSci Best Student Presentation Award, sponsored by the Cognitive Science society. The $250 prize for best student presentation may be for either a spoken or poster presentation. To be eligible for the award, we ask that you submit an extended abstract to be considered by the selection committee (max 1500 words), describing the background, methods, analyses, and results to co-organizer Melody Dye no later than April 25th.


Conference Announcement:

The 2nd annual Midwest Cognitive Science Conference will be held on May 7, 2012 at Indiana University, Bloomington.

The conference is designed to provide a forum for faculty and students to present their research to their peers from across the Midwest. The full-day conference will consist of talk sessions with two parallel tracks, and a poster session in the evening.  

Invited Plenary Address:

Mark Steyvers, UC Irvine
Title: Combining Human Judgments in General Knowledge and Forecasting Tasks



Interested participants should submit a 250-word abstract by March 1, 2012 via the abstract submission site. Notification of talk or poster acceptance will then be sent out the following month.

The conference invites submission in any area of cognitive science, including:

  • Animal cognition
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Attention
  • Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience
  • Categorization
  • Cognitive development
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Computational and mathematical models of cognition
  • Dynamical systems
  • Ethology
  • Evolution of cognition
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Learning sciences
  • Language and linguistics
  • Machine intelligence and learning
  • Memory
  • Methodology
  • Robotics
  • Social Cognition
  • Philosophy of mind

Want to spread the word? You can start by distributing this meeting flyer.

Want to help sponsor the event? Contact conference organizers at

We are grateful to the generous support of our sponsors:

Conference Organizers: Mike Jones and Melody Dye.