The annual membership fee is for the current calendar year, January through December.

Renew membership / become a member

The Society is introducing a new online membership tool for the start of the 2019 membership cycle. Your current CSS login and password will no longer work. Instead, you will need to create a new user profile below. To use this new system, please select which of the following two scenarios applies to you:

1. You are signing up for, or renewing your CSS membership for 2019

If your 2018 membership has expired and you’re intending to sign up for or renew your CSS membership for 2019, you’ll be required to create an account on the new online system. Please follow the below steps to create an account and become an active CSS member:

  • Click here to access the new membership tool
  • Click on the ‘Make an Account’ button
  • Fill in your basic contact and affiliation details
  • Select a memorable password (please note: your username will automatically be set as the email you provide)
  • Click ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the form to set up your new account
  • You will automatically be taken to the online membership form to complete and make your payment

2. You have an active CSS membership, which expires in 2019 or beyond

If you have already renewed your membership for 2019, or are continuing a membership cycle into the 2019 year and beyond, you will still be required to create a new account on the system.

As a fully paid up member, we have your details on record and Podium Conferences contact you directly via email with instructions and a ‘coupon code’ to enter to transfer your active membership onto the new  system without charge. If you do not hear from us by mid-January, please contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, or you’re not sure which of the above applies to you, feel free to contact us directly.

Member Benefits

Membership in the Society includes:

Journal Access

Web-based electronic access to Cognitive Science Journal and Topics in Cognitive Science (TopiCS)

Registration Deals

Reduced registration fees at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

Subscription Deals

Reduced subscription rates to the journals Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Trends in Neurosciences, and Connection Science

Subscription Deals

Reduced subscription rate to the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence

Book Discounts

Discounted book prices from select publishers


Online access to Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Member Types

Different rates apply to individuals living in different zones. The residence zone should be your “current” address which will determine your membership zone and your conference fees. Conference rates are determined by your membership type, please make sure to select the correct option.

Zone A includes: US, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Western Europe [Western Europe is comprised of the 28 member states of the European Union as of 2016 (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) together with Iceland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland.]

Zone B includes: all other countries not mentioned in Zone A, and rate applies to students and non-students

Retired Membership: Those who actively worked in the field of Cognitive Science but have now retired and who have reached retirement age (60 or older) may apply for retired member status.

Student Membership: Open to full-time students only (Proof of Student ID required)

Member Rates


Zone A

Qualifications for Zone A Membership:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., PhD)
  • Published research in field of cognitive science
  • Other professional activities related to field of cognitive science




Zone A - Student

Proof of current enrollment required:

  • Student card ID number
  • Faculty Advisor
  • Advisor’s email
  • Graduate/Undergraduate



Zone B

Please note: The rate for Zone B applies to students and non-students



Retiree Membership

Please note: Those who actively worked in the field of Cognitive Science but have now retired and who have reached retirement age (60 or older) may apply for retired member status


society secretariat

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#124-4730 University Way NE 104
Seattle, WA 98105
phone: 1-888-472-7644


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