Pre-Conference Workshops

CDS is now accepting applications for Pre-Conference Workshops.


Deadline for applications is October 29, 2021

Workshop Submissions

Pre-conference Workshops are different from symposia and oral scientific presentations, in that they provide a teaching opportunity, allowing participants to acquire or extend their skills, learn about new techniques or technologies, or gain in-depth knowledge in a particular topic related to cognitive development research.


Two options are available for Pre-Conference Workshops:

Half Day Workshops
3 hours in length, and will be scheduled either in the morning (9:00AM – 12:00PM), or afternoon (1:00PM – 4:00PM)

Full Day Workshops
A maximum of eight hours in length, including a break for lunch and must be completed by 5:30PM.


All workshops will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022, prior to the official start of the conference.


Please note: Pre-conference Workshop organizers must be a current member of CDS, and will be required to be registered for the 2021 Biennial CDS Conference.


**Workshop organizers are responsible for all costs associated with the pre-conference workshops, but may elect to charge participants to recoup some of the cost.**  More information on costs and budgetary planning can be found here.



Workshop Proposal Submission Requirement

Workshop proposals must contain the following information using the online submission form:

  • Workshop Title
  • Names and Contact information of the workshop organizer(s)
  • Names and affiliations of workshop presenters
  • Proposed format of the workshop – Half Day or Full Day
  • A summary of the workshop that can be used for information for delegates (maximum 1800 characters)
  • An abstract for the workshop to include (maximum 8000 characters):
    1. Summary of the proposed theme and motivation
    2. An explanation of the workshop’s relevance to the goals of attracting new scientists and encouraging inter-disciplinarity
    3. A description of what you hope the pre-conference will accomplish
    4. The format the workshop will follow (creativity is encouraged)

Please note – if your submission is provisionally accepted, a budget will be required for review by the Program Co-Chairs before final acceptance will be provided.

If you have additional questions, please email