Preconferences

We are excited to announce that there will be two preconferences affiliated with the 2020 SAS conference! Both preconferences will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). More information about the preconferences will be updated on this page.

For general inquiries about the preconferences, please contact Maital Neta at maitalneta@unl.edu and Ajay Satpute at a.satpute@northeastern.edu.

*Registration: Online registration for the preconferences will be open in the near future, as a part of the online registration portal for the main conference.

*Abstract Submissions for the Positive Emotions Preconference: Please note that the Positive Emotions preconference is soliciting abstracts for posters and flash talks. The deadline for abstract submissions is March 6, 2020. Please submit your abstracts at the 2020 SAS Preconference Abstract Submission page. The Emotion Regulation preconference will not be soliciting abstracts.

Emotion Regulation

OrganizersBrett Q. Ford (University of Toronto), Gal Sheppes (Tel Aviv University), James Gross (Stanford University), Maital Neta (University of Nebreska-Lincoln)

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration fees:

Trainee: early $75, regular $115

Faculty: early $125, regular $155

Early rates apply until March 20, 2020

The Emotion Regulation Pre-Conference will feature emotion regulation research from various disciplines and topics, consider emotion regulation from different perspectives, and share exciting new findings and methods. It will feature a range of formats from short talks to panel discussions to breakout groups. All presentations will be invited. 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. This year’s program includes a methods spotlight on the use EMA (ecological momentary assessment) in emotion regulation research.

For more information and to see the speaker line-up, see https://www.saserpreconference.com/

Positive Emotions

OrganizerElise Kalokerinos (University of Melbourne), Adrienne Wood (University of Virginia), Lisa Williams (University of New South Wales)

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration fees:

Trainee: early $75, regular $115

Faculty: early $125, regular $155

Early rates apply until March 20, 2020

The Seventh Annual SAS Positive Emotions Pre-Conference will feature state-of-the-science research on positive emotions. The Positive Emotions Pre-Conference is designed to bring researchers together from a variety of fields to advance the science of positive emotions using a data-centric approach. We encourage thinking, discussing, and integrating across disciplines, and feature speakers who range across research lab traditions to promote diversity in positive-emotion research. This year’s pre-conference will feature talks showcasing the latest findings in the field and ample opportunities for collaborative discussions and for attendees to connect with one another. Highlights include an interactive panel on big data in positive affective science, featuring speakers from both academia and industry, and a series of invited talks focusing on new and unpublished work. The preconference also features submitted flash talks and posters, and offers prizes for the best flash talk and posters presented by trainees. 

For more information and to see the speaker line-up, see https://sites.google.com/view/2020-sas-positive-emotions/home