Lunch Workshops

CDS is pleased to offer the following lunch workshops to delegates.

Please note pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration will open SOON!

Lunch workshops can be added during conference registration or you can edit a current registration to add the lunch workshop by logging back in to your account.

Friday, March 22 at 12:00pm – 1:15pm

“Promoting Diversity in Cognitive Developmental Science”
Open to all, pre-registration is required
$40 per person

This lunch workshop will feature small-group discussions on a range of topics focused on the challenges and opportunities regarding diversity in cognitive developmental research. Topics will cover diversity as it intersects with developmental science—in the communities we work with, our own identities, the members of our scientific teams, the places where we conduct our research, at CDS, etc. At each table, 1 or 2 faculty facilitators will lead a discussion on a particular theme. Attendees rate their preferred topics and are assigned to tables based on those preferences. Example themes are: Being a person of color in the academy, How to build a mentorship team, Promoting diversity within your department and field, Doing community-engaged research, etc. Attendees will have about 40 minutes to discuss their table’s theme and then the full workshop will come together to hear representatives from each table report back on these discussions. This will allow attendees, who are likely to be interested in multiple themes, to have some take-home points from each group.

Boxed Lunches will be provided.

Saturday, March 23 at 12:00pm – 1:15pm

“Burning Questions for the Professoriate Luncheon”
Open to All but preference to Students, pre-registration is required 
$40 per person 

CDS Student and Postdoc Members are invited to attend the “Burning Questions for the Professoriate” luncheon at the 2024 Cognitive Development Society meeting in Pasadena, CA (March 21 – 23, 2024). The lunch workshop provides an opportunity to network with new and established scientists and ask them your burning questions about the field, the job market, research practices, obtaining funding, and related topics. We hope that you will take advantage of it! Each table will include 4-6 interested students/postdocs and two invited faculty members, grouped by professional topic of interest. Registration for the workshop will be limited to approximately 60 students and/or postdocs. Preference will be given to senior graduate students and postdocs. In the past, nearly everyone who was interested in attending lunch was able to attend. If you have any questions or suggestions for topics you would like to discuss, please contact your graduate student board members: Kim Nguyen () and Mia Radovanovic ().

Table Leaders to be confirmed closer to the conference dates.

Boxed Lunches will be provided.

Thank you to our Sponsors & Exhibitors!

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