2024 Pre-conference Workshops

SAS is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Workshops that will be presented at the SAS 2024 Conference taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana. All workshops will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024 at the New Orleans Marriott.

Pre-Registration will be required and registration fees will be announced soon.

Friday, March 1, 2024


Pre-Conference 1: Positive Emotion Pre-Conference

Hooria Jazaieri, Santa Clara University
Jia Wei Zhang, University of Memphis

This Pre-Conference will feature the latest interdisciplinary research on positive affect. The day will include five invited talks from scholars from a variety of disciplines including business, psychology, and medicine. The day will also include a series of flash talks that explore a wide-range of research related to positive emotions in social, organizational, educational, clinical, consumer, and cross-cultural contexts. The Pre-Conference will include lunch followed by an interactive poster session. The day will conclude with a keynote address on the future of positive emotion research.

Flashtalk Presentation Guidelines for Postive Emotion Pre-Conference

Each flash talk is 7 minutes + 3 minutes for Q & A

The meeting room will be equipped with:

  • Projector and screen (please use 16:9 slide ratio)
  • Lectern microphone
  • Wireless presenter

You will be required to use your own laptop to connect to the LCD projector.  Please note, HDMI cables will be provided.  If you use a MAC or have a different connection, please provide your own adapters/dongles.  You are able to test your laptop on the day of your presentation prior to the pre-conference starting.

Please test your presentation in advance to ensure that all slides/images/videos are working properly.

Pre-Conference 2: Facial Affect and Emotion Recognition Pre-Conference

Debbie Ma, California State University, Northridge

Josh Correll, University of Colorado, Boulder

Bernd Wittenbrink, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

This pre-conference centers on varying theoretical perspectives concerning facial affect displays and emotion recognition. We will host a spirited and collaborative discussion concerning various aspects of facial affect and emotion recognition, including but not limited to cultural specificity versus universality, mental state inferences and attributions based on facial affect, and the role of group membership in expression and perception. Attendees will have opportunities to meaningfully network and connect with others through small group discussions and a working group activity. 

If you are interested in participating in this pre-conference, please visit https://www.facial-affect-conferences.com/register to submit a registration request. The organizers of this pre-conference will evaluate your request and if selected, you will receive a registration code that will permit you to register for this conference at no cost. Registration codes are required to register for this pre-conference. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. If you wish to attend the SAS conference as well, regular conference rates will apply. The registration portal for the SAS conference is now open.

Pre-Conference 3: Emotion Regulation Pre-Conference

Brett Q. Ford, University of Toronto
Gal Sheppes, Tel Aviv University
Emily Willroth, Washington University in St. Louis

The Emotion Regulation Pre-Conference will feature emotion regulation research (broadly defined) from various disciplines and topics, consider emotion regulation from different perspectives, and share exciting new findings and methods. Our goal is to have fun, build connections among those interested in emotion regulation (faculty, post-docs, students), and share ideas about new directions in emotion regulation research.

Poster Presentation Guidelines for Emotion Regulation Pre-Conference

Kindly set up and remove your posters during the allocated poster times so as not to impact other presenters. Locations will be assigned according to your unique poster number.

Recommended poster information includes:

  • Keep text to a minimum
  • Ensure text is in large font
  • Use graphs, charts and/or tables
  • Ensure contents have a logical flow
  • Make it colourful

The maximum size for your poster is 4 feet (height) x 3’ft 6in (width) but you do not need to use the full space.  Push pins will be provided for you to adhere the poster to the board.

> Removal of posters at the end of the display period is the responsibility of the author(s).  Posters not removed by the deadline will be removed by meeting staff.  Please note that the posters will be held at the registration desk until the end of the conference after which time they will be recycled.

Emotion Regulation Poster Session
Friday, March 1

Set Up: Between 1030–1200h
Session Time: 1245-1330h
Tear Down: 1330-1500