• All CogSci Keynotes and Invited Panels
• All Symposia Sessions and Oral Talks for on-site attendees
• Streaming of main room sessions throughout the day for virtual attendees
• In-Person Poster Sessions for onsite attendees
• Virtual Presentations
• Coffee Breaks, Reception, and Saturday lunch during the Poster Session for onsite attendees
PLUS On-Demand Access to content for up to two years
STEP 1: MEMBERSHIP
CSS Members benefit from reduced registration fees. If you are not currently a CSS member, you can join or renew prior to registering for the meeting using the ‘Join or Renew’ button below.
STEP 2: Code of Conduct
By attending the CogSci 2023 Conference, you are required to adhere to the society’s Code of Conduct.
STEP 3: Register
This will be a modified hybrid conference: presenters will be given options for in-person or remote presentation, and online attendees will be able to see live-streamed presentations and ask questions. In addition, all presentations will be recorded and viewable on-demand by registered participants via our online platform.
You will not be able to attend the conference without prior registration. Please note that a fee applies to attend workshops and tutorials and are listed below and there is NO one-day registration available.
Please be advised
While not all visitors to Australia require a Visitor Visa, for those who do, we are getting reports that visa applications are taking longer to process than normal, due to a backlog from the pandemic. If you require a visa for travel, we recommend applying as soon as possible. Podium will provide letters of invitation to paid registrants who are applicable. Contact Podium for further information.
The Student Member registration rate is only for Students who are Members of the Society. You can join the Society and register for the conference at the same time to get the member rates. To qualify for Student Membership, you must show proof of your current student status.
Residents of countries defined as Low and Middle Income by the World Bank are eligible for a reduced rate. Please note, you must be living in the country to receive the discounted registration rate.
In-person + online:
*all prices in USD
Best Rate Registration
Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $200
All other members: $450
Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $250
All other members: $500
Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $300
All other members: $550
*All prices in USD
Best Rate Registration
Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $50
All other members : $120
Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $75
All other members: $145
Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $100
All other members: $165
Workshop Registration Fees
*All prices in USD
Pre-registration required during your main conference registration
Workshop/Tutorial Fees – $40
Financial Hardship registration fee Waiver
The Cognitive Science Society wishes to support members in need. If you need assistance, please fill in this Financial Hardship Registration Fee Waiver. Submissions for consideration are now closed.
CogSCI Family Grant Program
The Cognitive Science Society wishes to support registered attendees who are presenting work as a primary author in a poster or oral presentation with their family care costs. If you would like to learn more about this grant program, please view the family grant details on the Awards page. Submissions for consideration are now closed.
How did you set the registration fees?
We know that the conference is an important event for our members, and we therefore try to keep registration rates as low as possible. Running a conference is always expensive, and our costs are higher this year (primarily due to running a modified hybrid conference in Australia, although all costs are up). With this in mind, we have set them as low as we can without risking generating an unsustainable loss for the Society. We set our online-only rates at a level which were substantially cheaper than in-person rates, reflecting the fact that online-only delegates make lower demands on the physical infrastructure (and depending on time zone may not be able to catch all sessions live), while acknowledging the fact that making the conference available remotely does have substantial costs – as well as the use of the venue for the in-person audience, our AV costs and online platform costs are substantially higher than they would be if we were running an in-person-only conference.
As a result of this approach the Society will lose money on this year’s conference – we currently estimate a loss in the region of $150,000, although there is a lot of uncertainty about income from registrations since this is our first conference in Australia. We expect that our fees will evolve over the coming years as we learn more about the hybrid and modified conference setup, and become better at estimating attendances in-person versus online. The Society will continue to use its financial reserves to smooth this transition as much as possible for our members, and home in on a financially sustainable set of rates for the future.
Where does my registration fee go?
We anticipate it will cost approximately US$500,000 to run the 2023 conference. The main components of the running costs are roughly as follows:
- Venue (room hire, wifi, poster boards etc): $90k
- In-venue AV (equipment and support) plus virtual platform: $205k
- Food and beverage expenses: $55k
- Conference administrative support, registration, banking, insurance etc: $90k
- Travel awards and prizes: $30k
- Travel for invited speakers: $30k
Child Care Options at CogSci 2023
While we will not be able to provide childcare at CogSci 2023, we have compiled a list of trusted agencies that attendees can contact directly to make arrangements.
Parents are encouraged to make the necessary arrangements directly with their provider of choice. Please note that the agencies listed below are not affiliated with the Cognitive Science Society or Podium Conference Services Inc and as such, the Cognitive Science Society and Podium Conference Services Inc are not responsible for services rendered by these agencies.
• Offering mobile nanny service at your hotel
• An Australian phone number will be required
Registration Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing. The amount paid less a $50 processing fee will be refunded for cancellations emailed prior to 30 June 2023. Following this date, no refunds will be issued.
Transfer Policy: There will be a charge of $50 to transfer a registration to another person. Transfer requests must be made by 30 June 2023. Following this date, no transfers will be issued.
The cancellation/transfer fee will be waived for participants who have not been able to secure visas.
The Cognitive Science Society reserves the right to modify the conference program. In the event of a cancellation, administrative fees are assessed and membership is not refunded.
Contact for Registration
For any inquiries regarding Registration for CogSci 2023, please contact the Cognitive Science Society Secretariat.
Cognitive Science Society, Inc.
c/o Podium Conference & Association Specialists
2661 Queenswood Drive
Victoria, BC, V8N 1X6
Phone +1 250 472 7644
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.