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Context and Episodic Memory Symposium 2012

May 10th, Bloomington, IN

The 2012 Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS) will be held in Bloomington, Indiana, on May 10th. 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.

Abstract submission is open. See instructions/guidelines below.

Registration information is now available! Please see below.


Please note that this year CEMS is scheduled to follow a Festschrift in honor of Richard M. Shiffrin. CEMS attendees are invited to attend the Festschrift, which will begin the evening of May 7 and close with a banquet on the evening of May 9.

More information, including registration information, can be found on the Festschrift website.

Location & Hotel

The symposium will be held at the Indiana University Memorial Union, which also serves as the host hotel for the conference.

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 .'''Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)'''
 .900 East 7th Street
 .Bloomington, IN  47405

'''The Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)''' operates as a hotel, a conference center and a student union.  It is located in the center of campus in a scenic setting surrounded by woods, walking paths and a stream.  Conference registration, all sessions and social functions will be centered at the IMU.  For your convenience, we recommend that you book your hotel reservations at the IMU.  


 *Phone:  800.209.8145 or 812.856.6381   FAX: 812.855.3426

  *If phoning, inform the reservation staff person that you would like to reserve a room from the ''Episodic Memory and Shiffrin Conference block''.  Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant, you may be unable to obtain a room.

 *Online:Make reservations online at http://www.imu.indiana.edu/hotel/index.shtml 

  *Enter Group Code: '''shiffrin'''

 .We encourage you to make your reservations early as accommodations at the IMU may be limited.  The ''Conference'' block of hotel rooms will be released to the general public on '''April 9, 2012'''.


Hotel room rates vary based on 

 *Type of room (single, double)
 *Weekday (Sunday – Thursday) or weekend (Friday & Saturday) check-in

The following are ''representative hotel room charges'' projected for the summer of 2012
 .Single, weekday room w/one double bed			$105.00
 .Single, weekday room w/one king bed			$135.00
 .Double, weekday room w/2 double beds			$125.00
 .Double, weekday room w/2 queen beds			$135.00

Weekend rates are approximately $20.00 - $30.00 per day additional charge.

All rooms are subject to 12% tax.

'''Internet Access'''
Free, wireless internet access is available throughout the IMU.

'''Additional Lodging Options'''

Bloomington has many lodging options. Although we recommend that you stay at the IMU, we invite you to check out other choices at [[http://visitbloomington.com|visitbloomington.com]].



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'''Flight Information'''

Domestic and International Participants: Most participants will find that traveling to Indiana University through Indianapolis International Airport is most convenient. International guests can elect to schedule direct flights into either Chicago O’Hara or Cincinnati International and then take a short 30 minute flight into Indianapolis.

 .Airport: Indianapolis International Airport
 .Airport Symbol: IND
 .Location: 50 miles (93 kilometers) north of Bloomington, Indiana

'''Travel Agency Assistance'''

If you would like assistance with your travel arrangements, we suggest that you contact Travel Leaders [[http://www.travelleaders.com/cts|www.travelleaders.com/cts]], a major international travel management company with offices in Bloomington, Indiana.

 .Phone: 812.339.7800 or 800.467.7800
 .FAX: 812.339.7854
 .Email: tgrafewampler@travlead.com

'''Ground Transportation from Indianapolis International Airport to Indiana Memorial Union'''

Shuttle: Go Express Travel (Formally Bloomington Shuttle)
 *Service 9 times daily between airport and Bloomington campus 
 *Shuttle drop off points include Indiana Memorial Union (host hotel), Hampton Inn and Marriott Courtyard
 *Advance reservations: Recommended
 *Rates: currently $16.00 one way (rates are subject to change)
 *Reservations: On-line at: [[http://www.goexpresstravel.com
 *Phone: 800.589.6004 or 812.332.6004
 *Airport pick-up location: Ground Transportation Center. Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim

Shuttle: Star of America
 *Service 9 times daily between airport and Bloomington campus 
 *Shuttle drop off points include Indiana Memorial Union (host hotel), Hilton Garden Inn and other area hotels
 *Rates: currently $15.00 one way, for advanced reservations and $20.00 one way, for non-advanced reservations (rates are subject to change)
 *Reservations: On-line at: [[http://www.starofamerica.com|www.starofamerica.com]]
 *Phone: 800.933.0097 or 812.876.7851

Limousine: Classic Touch Limousine
 *Door-to-door service from airport to any location in Bloomington
 *Advance reservations: Required
 *Rates: $122.00 roundtrip per person
  *when making your reservations, inform Classic touch that you are attending SSSS 2012 Conference
  *rate is for shared ride service, private car is not guaranteed
 *Reservations: On-line at: www.classictouchlimo.com
 *Phone: 800.319.0082 or 812.339.7269, select "reservations"
 *Airport Pick-up Location: Ground Transportation Center. Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim 

Car Rental: Most major car rental companies

Driving from Indianapolis airport to Indiana Memorial Union (center of IU campus)
 1. When departing the airport, follow the signs to exit onto Ameriplex Parkway
 1. Follow Ameriplex Parkway to IN-67 South/Kentucky Ave.
 1. Turn Right onto IN-67 South/Kentucky Ave.
 1. Follow IN-67 South to IN-39S
 1. Turn left onto IN-39S
 1. Follow IN-39S through Martinsville to IN-37S
 1. Merge onto IN-37S to Bloomington
 1. Exit RIGHT off Hwy 37 at “College & Walnut” (you will emerge on to College Ave.)
 1. Continue on College Avenue to 7th Street 
 1. Turn LEFT on 7th Street 
 1. Continue about 7 blocks 
 1. Turn RIGHT into the circle drive in front of the Indiana Memorial Union (parking is available in one of two lots adjacent to the IMU)


Free parking is available to all guests who stay at the Indiana Memorial Union. Commuters or participants who elect to stay at a hotel other than the IMU, may park in one of the two parking lots indicated on the map. View Map. Discount parking passes will be available at the symposium registration desk.



Conference Registration includes:

  • Participation in all sessions
  • Conference materials
  • Lunch
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks
  • Poster Session Reception

Registration fees:

  • Faculty: $250 on or before April 10 ($300 after April 10)
  • Students: $200 on or before April 10 ($250 after April 10)

How to Register:

  • Online: Payment by credit card check, or purchase order. Click here to register.
  • Phone: Call 1.800.933.9330 and ask to speak with the Conference Registrar.
  • To pay by check: Register online, select the pay by check option, print the registration invoice and mail with your check made payable to Indiana University #33-12 to:
 .Indiana University
 .IU Conferences
 .P.O. Box 6212
 .Indianapolis, IN 46206-6212

Cancellation of Registration

  • On or before April 10, 2012: Full refund, less a $50.00 processing fee.
  • After April 10, 2012: No refund, but we would be happy to accept substitute participants.
  • /!\ Note: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Conference Registrar at iuconfs@indiana.edu.

Questions about Registration?

.Contact the Conference Registrar at iuconfs@indiana.edu or call 1.800.933.9330.

Abstract submission

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 Patrick Crutchley (research coordinator of the Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania) at context.symposium@gmail.com by February 1, 2012. We would encourage submission of a written description of work in addition to an abstract if such a description is available.


The schedule for the presentation will be finalized after the deadline for talk and poster abstract submissions has passed.

Spoken Presentations




Posters should be no larger than 40" by 60".

Past Symposia

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