CogSci 2021

26th – 29th July

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Please note, the platform is not available for viewing until July 19, 2021.  All registered delegates will receive an email link to access the platform once it is open.  Delegates will need to verify their account prior to receiving access.  It is recommended to verify your account and ensure you have access before the conference begins.

On demand viewing of the pre-recorded videos will be available as of July 19th and for up to two years following the conference.  Registered delegates will be able to leave questions or comments for presenters for discussion outside of the scheduled presentation times.

CogSci 2021 Virtual Meeting

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the Cognitive Science Society will be delivering the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, “Comparative Cognition—Animal Minds”, in a virtual environment.  Although we would have preferred to allow the opportunity for cognitive scientists from around the world to gather in-person in Vienna, continued COVID restrictions and risk-mitigation policies make this impossible. You therefore should not travel to Vienna with the intention of attending CogSci2021.

With special thanks to the Vienna Cognitive Science Hub, and contingent on pandemic policies that allow it at the time, the welcoming address and one keynote presentation will be taking place live from Vienna and streamed into the virtual platform on day one only.  Attendance to the on-site talk will be by invitation only to the local community.  All other talks will be delivered via pre-recorded videos with live Q&A.

The full program including times of live sessions for CogSci 2021 can be found on the program page. More detailed information on the program will continue to be added as the conference approaches.

Videos of the talks and posters can be viewed up to one week in advance of the conference, and for up to 2 years post conference.

Please note: the on-demand in advance excludes the plenary/keynote sessions but these will be available to watch on demand within 24 hours following the presentation.

To attend the CogSci 2021 Virtual Meeting you must register. We offer reduced registration rates to Cognitive Science Society members, and this year we are offering membership with a pay what you can option.

A Financial Hardship Registration Fee Waiver is also available for CSS members in need, please click here to fill in the application.

Important Upcoming Dates

Submission of pre-recorded talks* June 22, 2021
Virtual conference platform opens for viewing July 19, 2021
Register by July 23, 2021
Conference July 26 – 29, 2021

Please note, the submission deadline for the pre-recorded talks and poster videos is to enable all videos to be closed captioned through AI, followed by the opportunity for presenting authors to review the closed captioning, make any edits and submit the changes.  The conference platform will also be available up to one week in advance for delegates to begin viewing the videos.  We thank you for your attention to the deadlines.

Meet the Conference Organizers

Tecumseh Fitch is an evolutionary biologist and cognitive scientist.  He is a Professor of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna.
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Claus Lamm is a Full Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Vienna. Claus is also the Head of the Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit.
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Helmut Leder is the head of the Vienna Cognitive Science Hub at the University of Vienna and a member of the Department of Cognition, Emotion and Methods in Psychology.
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Kristin Teßmar-Raible is a full professor at the University of Vienna and a member of the Max Perutz Labs.
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Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.