CEMS 2012

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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]].



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.