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The 2015 Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS), now in its eleventh year, will be held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, on May 7th and 8th, 2015.

The symposium is designed to be a forum for the exchange of ideas among colleagues working on theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of context and episodic memory, broadly construed.


== 2015 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ==

Registration for the 2015 CEMS conference is now open. This year there will be two Registration Types for 2015: $200 Non-Faculty and $300 Faculty. These registration fees will cover two days of seminars, breakfast on Thursday and Friday, beverages and small snacks during breaks, and an opening night reception. Hotel reservations can be made by using the Inn at Penn link under "Location & Hotel" below. Please use the conference code ("CEMS") for our group room rate. You will need to register on through this site for the conference, and the Inn at Penn's site for your room(s).

Please Click on the PAY NOW button below to pay via PayPal using your account or a valid credit card. Your PayPal confirmation is your CEMS receipt, and should be used for check-in at the symposium on Thursday, May 7, 2015.


Please note: Registration fees will increase $25 after April 24, 2015

Refunds/Cancellations are subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Please email context.symposium@gmail.com if you have any questions.

REGISTER HERE

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Location & Hotel

The venue for the 2015 CEMS will be the Inn at Penn, located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Inn at Penn is a Four Diamond Hilton hotel, located at 3600 Sansom Street in historic Philadelphia, PA.

More information on the Inn at Penn can be found on their website.


Hotel

In addition to its role as venue for CEMS 2015, the Inn at Penn will serve as the preferred hotel, with group rates negotiated through April 3, 2015 (or until rooms run out). Please book your room(s) in advance of that date to ensure you receive the negotiated rate ($219 per night).

To book your room(s), please follow this link, using the group code: "CEMS".

Click here to view this location on Google Maps


Travel

The University of Pennsylvania is served by Philadelphia International Airport and Amtrak 30th Street Station, and is a short train or taxi ride away from both.

From the Airport

  • Towncar
    • Uber is a on-demand towncar service that you can summon using an app on your iPhone or Android device, or from m.uber.com, or by texting an address and city to UBR-CAB (827-222).
    • Airport flat rate to and from Center City (including Penn campus) is $60 for a towncar (up to 4 people comfortably) or $85 for a luxury SUV (up to 6 people comfortably)
    • Normal rates for a towncar are a $7.00 base fare plus $3.75 per mile, or $0.85 per minute of wait time, with a $15 minimum fare. SUV rates are higher.
    • Link a credit card to your account. No need to pay your driver directly, and tip is included.
    • You must create an account first. Sign up using this CEMS link and receive a $10 bonus credit towards your first ride.
  • Taxi
    • Taxi fare between Center City Philadelphia (including Penn campus) and the airport is $28.50 each way for one passenger.
    • For trips to Center City from the airport, there is an additional $1 fee per passenger. Most cabs hold up to 3 people.
    • The trip takes between 15-30 minutes depending on traffic.
  • Regional Rail
    • The airport is served by SEPTA's Airport Regional Rail line, which stops at each terminal.
    • In Center City, you may use either the University City or 30th Street stops on the Airport line.
    • Tickets are $7.00 per person each way.
    • The train is scheduled to run every 30 minutes.
    • The trip takes 15-20 minutes depending on terminal, and the weekday schedule may be found here.

From 30th Street Station

Driving/Parking

  • The University of Pennsylvania is close to both I-76 and I-95.
  • The Inn at Penn offers valet parking Charge at $39.00 for overnight parking with in and out privileges and 20.00 for daily event parking (prices subject to change).
  • Self parking is available at a garage at 38th & Sansom, one block from The Inn At Penn. More garages may be found on this map.

Campus/Surrounding Area

More information about the University of Pennsylvania and its environs will be available soon.

Getting Around

  • SEPTA subways, trolleys, and buses run all over Philadelphia.
  • Taxis are plentiful.
    • Fares are a $2.70 flag drop plus $0.23 per 1/10 mi or 38 seconds of wait time.
  • Uber is a on-demand towncar service that you can summon using an app on your iPhone or Android device, or from m.uber.com, or by texting an address and city to UBR-CAB (827-222).
    • Normal rates for a towncar are a $7.00 base fare plus $3.75 per mile, or $0.85 per minute of wait time, with a $15 minimum fare. SUV rates are higher.
    • Link a credit card to your account. No need to pay your driver directly, and tip is included.
    • You must create an account first. Sign up using this CEMS link and receive a $10 bonus credit towards your first ride.


Abstract Submission [NOW CLOSED]

Submit an abstract for consideration to give a spoken presentation at the 11th Annual Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS) to be held on May 7 and 8, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. The symposium is designed to be a forum for the exchange of ideas among colleagues working on theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of context and episodic memory, broadly construed.

The format of CEMS is to have a relatively small number of spoken presentations each followed by a commentary given by a scientist working on related problems. The program committee aims to identify submissions that highlight major new theoretical and/or empirical advances. Papers not selected for these spoken presentations can be given as poster presentations. In previous years, posters have been a major highlight of the meeting and have been very well attended. The Bennet B. Murdock award will be given for the best poster or spoken presentation by a young investigator, as determined by the committee.

Please email abstract paper submissions to Katherine Hurley (research coordinator of the Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania) at context.symposium@gmail.com by Friday, January 23, 2015. We would encourage submission of a written description of work in addition to an abstract if such a description is available.

The venue for the 2015 CEMS will be the Inn at Penn, located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The Inn at Penn is a Four Diamond Hilton hotel, located at 3600 Sansom Street in historic Philadelphia, PA.

Information for Presenters

Featured Talks

27-minute talk, up to eight minutes of questions, and a ten-minute commentary.

Please either have slides ready to load onto the presentation computer (a Mac with the latest versions of PowerPoint, Keynote, and Adobe Reader) in the morning before your talk, or bring your own computer, with whatever adapters you will need to output a VGA signal.

We will have the capability to output sound from the computer, but please let us know ahead of time to prepare for that.

Data Blitzes

Time-limit to be announced. Each data blitz presentation will be followed by one minute for quick questions and changeover. (If you finish early you can take additional questions.)

Posters

We will have easels, foam core boards, and thumbtacks available for poster display. Please limit posters to 40x60" at most.

Schedule

To be announced.

Past Symposia

For information about previous years' CEMS, please click here.