Registration

Registration Includes

• All CogSci Keynotes and Invited Panels
All Symposia Sessions and Oral Talks
• Tutorials/Workshops
• In-Person Poster Sessions for onsite attendees
• Virtual Poster Talks

• Coffee Breaks and Reception for onsite attendees

PLUS On-Demand Access to content for up to two years

Registration Procedure

STEP 1: MEMBERSHIP

CSS Members benefit from reduced registration fees.  As we have done through COVID-19, this year’s membership fees are “Pay what you can”, however, a membership is still required to receive the member rates listed below.  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 2022 Conference, you are required to adhere to the society’s Code of Conduct.  

STEP 3: Register

This will be a fully 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 workshops and tutorials are included in the fees below and there is NO one-day registration available.

Please be advised

While not all visitors to Canada 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.

For onsite attendees, CSS will not be providing COVID-19 tests.  The attendee is responsible for organizing and obtaining test results.  Any expenses incurred from your travel related to the conference are not the responsibility of the society. Please review and understand the rules to travel to Canada.  You will be required to adhere to any local COVID-19 health restrictions while at the CogSci 2022 Conference.

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.

 

Registration Fees

In-person + online:

*all prices in USD

Best Rate Registration

By May 25, 2022

Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $180

All other members:  $400

Non-members: $550

Early Registration

By June 30, 2022

Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $230

All other members: $450

Non-members: $600

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Regular Registration

By July 26, 2022

Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $280

All other members: $500

Non-members: $650

Registration Fees

Online Only

*All prices in USD

Best Rate Registration

By May 25, 2022

Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $90

All other members : $200

Non-members: $275 

Early Registration

By June 30, 2022

Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $115

All other members: $225

Non-members: $300

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Regular Registration

By July 26, 2022

Student member / Retired member / Member from Low or Middle Income countries: $140

All other members: $250

Non-members: $325

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 fully hybrid conference, although all costs are up). Rather than increasing our registration rates accordingly, we have set them as low as we can without risking generating an unsustainable loss for the Society. We have kept our in-person registration rates at the 2019 level (our last in-person conference). 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 hybrid conference. We expect that our fees will evolve over the coming years as we learn more about the hybrid 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 2022 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

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing. The amount paid less a $20 (+tax) processing fee will be refunded for cancellations emailed prior to 13 July 2022. Following this date, no refunds will be issued.

Transfer Policy: There will be a charge of $20 (+tax) to transfer a registration to another person. Transfer requests must be made by 13 July 2022. 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 2022, 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.