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The 2019 Society for Affective Science conference will take place at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel from March 21 to March 23, 2019. The registration system for the main conference and other conference events will open in mid November.

This year’s invited program includes new and exciting interdisciplinary conversations in affective science. An opening session “Trajectories, Transitions, and Turning Points”  features Phoebe Ellsworth, Valeria Gazzola, and Bob Levenson describing experiences, events, and findings that were key transitions points in their research programs and careers. The Presidential Symposium will be devoted to research on culture, ethnicity, and emotion. This year’s program will also feature a symposium on emotion and health jointly sponsored by SAS and the American Psychosomatic Society called “The Vital Role of Affective Science in Medicine” featuring Lauren Atlas, Peter Gianaros, and Richard Lane.

We will also continue to showcase other exciting formats, such as TED-style talks, salons, methods and speed networking events, flash talks, poster spotlights, and interactive poster sessions. Come see other invited speakers, including Marc Brackett, Cynthia Breazeal, Alan Fiske, Jenn Lerner, Tali Sharot, and invited flash-talk speakers who will present groundbreaking research representing a wide range of affective science! There are also four exciting preconferences that will be held March 21.

Featured Speakers

Lauren Atlas

Lauren Atlas

Ph.D., National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH
Marc Brackett

Marc Brackett

Ph.D., Yale University

Cynthia Breazeal

Cynthia Breazeal

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phoebe Ellsworth

Phoebe Ellsworth

Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Alan Fiske

Alan Fiske

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Valeria Gazzola

Valeria Gazzola

Ph.D., Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Michele J. Gelfand

Michele J. Gelfand

Ph.D., University of Maryland
Peter Gianaros

Peter Gianaros

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Jenn Lerner

Jenn Lerner

Ph.D., Harvard University
Robert Levenson

Robert Levenson

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Tali Sharot

Tali Sharot

Ph.D., University College London
Jeanne Tsai

Jeanne Tsai

Ph.D., Stanford University