The Cognitive Development Society Bi-Ennial Conference will take place April 21 – 23, 2022 in Madison, WI! Join us for three full days of science, networking and time spent in beautiful and vibrant Madison.

What's Included?

~Access to two and a half days of conference sessions, including the Plenary Speakers and Plenary Symposia

~Daily Coffee breaks & Poster Receptions

~Networking Opening Reception

~An Online program and abstract book

~The opportunity to network and liaise with research colleagues and leading PIs

Registration Procedure

Step 1 – Become a CDS Member

CDS Members benefit from reduced registration fees.  If you are not currently a CDS member, you can join or renew prior to registering for the meeting.

Step 2 – Register for the Meeting

Registration Fees: Early Bird (deadline March 3) Standard (deadline March 30) Final
Member $275 $295 $315
Non-Member $425 $445 $465
Student Member $155 $175 $195
Student Non-Member $255 $275 $295
Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate/
Research Staff
$150 $160 $170

*Registration rates are in US dollars
Please note that due to the Secretariat/banking being in Canada, some credit cards may reject the initial charge or charge additional fees for an international transaction.  If your card is declined, please check with the bank to ensure international transactions can be accepted.  If you still have problems, please contact us.

If you need to use different cards for the registration fee and any other fees (workshops, lunches, donations), you can simply edit your registration by clicking the link below, logging in, editing the registration to add the additional items and clicking pay online again.  The original card information is not stored in the system and will allow for a second card to be used.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing.  The amount paid less a $75 processing fee will be refunded for cancellations post-marked, faxed or emailed prior to March 30, 2022.  Following this date, no refunds will be issued.  Delegates who must cancel due to contracting Covid-19 or who’s travel is restricted due to Covid-19, will receive a refund less 5% for credit card fee charges.

Transfer Policy: There will be a charge of $75 to transfer a registration to another person.  Transfer requests must be made by March 30, 2022.  Following this date, no transfer will be issued. 

Please note, The Cognitive Development Society will be adhering to all local, state and federal health guidelines for the safety of attendees. Additional safety measures may be implemented depending upon the current requirements. It is expected that all delegates provide proof of double vaccination upon arrival at the conference and masks will be required for the duration of the meeting when not eating, drinking or presenting. We appreciate the support and understanding as we endeavour to deliver a safe meeting for all delegates.

The Cognitive Development Society reserves the right to modify the conference program.  The conference organizers are not responsible for any non-refundable expenses participants incur for their travel and accommodations associated with this event.

Step 3 – Book Accommodation

Book your accommodation in Madison early as the room block may sell out.  There is a variety of hotel options to appease all budgets.  Please visit the accommodation page for more details.