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).
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Note: Your PayPal confirmation is your CEMS receipt, and should be used for check-in at the symposium on Thursday, May 7, 2015.
Registration fees will increase $25 after April 24, 2015. Refunds/Cancellations are subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
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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".
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Information for Presenters
Full-length: 27-minute talk, followed by up to eight minutes of questions, and a ten-minute commentary.
Intermediate-length: 16-minute talk, followed by up to four minutes of questions.
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.
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.)
We will have easels, foam core boards, and thumbtacks available for poster display. Please limit posters to 40x60" at most.
The final schedule is to be announced soon. Please see the list of featured CEMS 2015 spoken presentations below.
List of featured spoken presentations
First author will be presenting unless otherwise noted. Each full-length presentation will feature a discussant, who is to be announced.
Keynote Presentation: Dr. John Wixted, Professor of Psychology, UC San Diego
Full-length Presentations (45-minutes, including Q&A session and Discussant talk)
Donna J. Bridge, Joel L. Voss(Northwestern University): How are episodic memories structured?
Howard Eichenbaum, Sam McKenzie, Andrea Frank, Nathaniel Kinsky, Blake Porter, Pamela Riviere(Boston University, Cardiff University): How the hippocampus organizes memories in context
M. Karl Healey, Michael J. Kahana(University of Pennsylvania): A new approach to understanding age–related memory impairment
Sebastian Michelmann, Howard Bowman, Simon Hanslmayr (presenting)(University of Birmingham, University of Kent): Reinstatement of dynamic memory trajectories in the visual and auditory domain – Towards a mental chronometry of memory replay
Vishnu Sreekumar, Simon Dennis (presenting), Per Sederberg(Ohio State University, University of Newcastle): Using experience sampling to study context in the wild
Maria Wimber, Arjen Alink, Ian Charest, Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Michael C. Anderson(University of Birmingham): Repeated retrieval causes adaptive forgetting by gradually suppressing the unique patterns representing competing memory traces
Intermediate-length Presentations (20 minutes, including Q&A session)
Marcus Benna, Stefano Fusi (presenting)(Columbia University): Computational principles of synaptic memory
Gregory E. Cox, Richard M. Shiffrin, Amy H. Criss(University of Indiana): A Dynamic Approach to Item and Associative Recognition
John C. Dunn, Rachel Stephens, Christopher Keech(University of Adelaide): A test of differentiation and criterion shift accounts of the strength-based mirror effect
Adam F. Osth, Simon Dennis(University of Newcastle): Sources of interference in item and associative recognition memory
Margaret L. Schlichting, Jeanette A. Mumford, Alison R. Preston(University of Texas): Learned item representations reveal dissociable integration and separation signatures in medial prefrontal cortex and medial temporal lobe
Geoff Ward, Sarah Owusu, Lydia Tan, Rachel Grenfell-Essam(University of California, Irvine): A re-examination of IFR as a 'two- component task': the case of word frequency at different list lengths
Dagmer Zeithamova, Bernard Gleman, Alison Preston(University of Oregon): Reward representation in the midbrain and hippocampus during motivated encoding
Data Blitz Sessions
To be announced.
To be announced.
For information about previous years' CEMS, please click here.