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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 main conference is set to begin at 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 23 and end at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 25. 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">Elaine Fox</a>

Elaine Fox

University of Oxford


<a href=""target="_blank">Wendy Berry Mendes</a>

Wendy Berry Mendes



<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">Kateri McRae</a>

Kateri McRae

University of Denver


<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