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The 2020 Society for Affective Science conference will take place at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, CA on April 23-25, 2020. The registration system for the main conference and other conference events will open in the future.

We are excited to announce the invited speakers for the Presidential Symposium, TED-Style Talks, and Invited Flash Talks, who will present state-of-the-art research representing a wide range of affective science. We will continue to showcase other exciting formats, which will be updated on this page.

Presidential Symposium

<a href="" target="_blank">Paula Niedenthal</a>

Paula Niedenthal

President, Society for Affective Science


<a href="" target="_blank">Morteza Dehghani</a>

Morteza Dehghani

University of Southern California

Bound in Hatred: The Role of Group-Based Morality in Acts of Hate

<a href="" target="_blank">Nathan Kalmoe</a>

Nathan Kalmoe

Louisiana State University

The Role of Emotion in Violent American Partisanship

<a href="" target="_blank">Robb Willer</a>

Robb Willer

Stanford University

From Gulf to Bridge: Moral Reframing of Issues and Candidates Facilitates Political Persuasion

TED-Style Talks

<a href=""target="_blank">Pamela Cole</a>

Pamela Cole

Penn State University
<a href=" "target="_blank">Lasana Harris</a>

Lasana Harris

University College London
<a href="" target="_blank">Dacher Keltner</a>

Dacher Keltner

UC Berkeley
<a href="" target="_blank">Kristin Lagattuta</a>

Kristin Lagattuta

UC Davis
<a href="" target="_blank">Matthew Nock</a>

Matthew Nock

Harvard University
<a href="" target="_blank">Jamil Zaki</a>

Jamil Zaki

Stanford University

Invited Flash Talks

<a href="" target="_blank">James Cavanagh</a>

James Cavanagh

University of New Mexico
<a href="" target="_blank">Aaron Heller</a>

Aaron Heller

University of Miami
<a href="" target="_blank">Lori Hoggard</a>

Lori Hoggard

Rutgers University - New Brunswick
<a href="" target="_blank">Jessica Lougheed</a>

Jessica Lougheed

Purdue University
<a href="" target="_blank">Emily Mower Provost</a>

Emily Mower Provost

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
<a href="" target="_blank">Nilam Ram</a>

Nilam Ram

Penn State University
<a href="" target="_blank">Gal Sheppes</a>

Gal Sheppes

Tel Aviv University
<a href="" target="_blank">Yukiko Uchida</a>

Yukiko Uchida

Kyoto University