2022 SAS Annual Conference

The Society is pleased to announce that the 2022 SAS Annual Conference will take place virtually in Whova and Gather.Town.

Virtual Conference Dates: March 30 – April 2, 2022

*There may be a lag between the time of registration and access to Whova and Gather.Town as these systems are not automatically integrated. Please contact  if you are concerned about the length of time that has elapsed without access to Whova and/or Gather.Town. Note: These systems are separately managed so access to one platform does not automatically guarantee access to the second.

**Please note that conference sessions, with the exception of Salons, will be recorded and be available “on demand” on Whova within 24-hours of scheduled session time.

Excited for the conference? So are we!

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Attending SAS 2022: 

  1. Familiarize Yourself with the Virtual Setting: Make sure that you have a stable internet connection to minimize technical glitches. Test your audio/video before logging on, to ensure a smooth experience all round. To prevent caching issues, we encourage using the ‘incognito’ or ‘private’ mode within your chosen browser – this way you login fresh each day to the new content.
  2. Organize Your Schedule: Similar to attending an on-site conference, take time to review the program and plan ahead, to determine which sessions and live Q&A’s you wish to attend.
  3. Be an Active Participant: Participate beyond just watching and listening – take notes and ask questions during sessions. Allow social media to be a natural extension of the virtual platform and use the #AffectScience2022 hashtag to further discussion of topics and themes online.
  4. Reduce Distractions: This is much easier said than done. If possible, try and find a quiet space to focus on the conference content.
  5. Take a Flexible Approach: Take the pressure off and utilize the flexibility of a virtual event by using the on-demand service to watch sessions you missed, in your own time.  The on-demand service enables you to watch sessions within 24-hours after they stream live, for up 90 days after the conference ends.

Check out our What to Expect document to get in the know, as well as our Tips & Tricks for Gather.Town!

If you are presenting, you can use our SAS Zoom Background!

Presidential Symposium: The Affective Science of Mental Health

The Society is pleased to announce our Presidential Symposium, which will be moderated by our President, Professor Elaine Fox! See below:

Date: Friday, April 1st, 2022

Time: 15:15 EDT / 20:15 BST / 19:15 GMT / 5:45 ACDT (on April 2nd, 2022)


Associate Professor Lauren Heathcote: Rethinking Physical Symptoms

Professor Emily Holmes: Mental Imagery and Mental Health

Professor Lisa Feldman-Barrett: Mood and Metabolic Status

<a href="">Elaine Fox</a>

Elaine Fox

University of Adelaide, Australia


<a href="">Lauren Heathcote</a>

Lauren Heathcote

King’s College London, England


<a href="">Emily Holmes</a>

Emily Holmes

Uppsala University, Sweden


<a href="">Lisa Feldman Barrett</a>

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Northeastern University, USA


Diversity Science Symposium: Emotion Regulation as a Tool in Coping with Racism and Promoting Healthier Intergroup Relations

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Time: 2:00pm – 3:15pm EDT

<a href="">Michelle (Lani) Shiota</a>

Michelle (Lani) Shiota

Arizona State University, USA


<a href="">Jennifer Richeson</a>

Jennifer Richeson

Yale University, USA


<a href="">Ajua Duker</a>

Ajua Duker

Yale University, USA


<a href="">Eran Halperin</a>

Eran Halperin

Hebrew University, Jerusalem


<a href="">Keith Maddox</a>

Keith Maddox

Tufts University, USA


Awards Symposium:

Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Time: 5:15pm – 6:30pm EDT

<a href="">Maital Neta</a>

Maital Neta

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA


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

Paula Niedenthal

University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA


<a href="">Jennifer K. MacCormack</a>

Jennifer K. MacCormack

University of Pittsburgh, USA


<a href="">Katharine H. Greenaway</a>

Katharine H. Greenaway

University of Melbourne, Australia


<a href="">Abigail A. Marsh</a>

Abigail A. Marsh

Georgetown University, USA


Meet the 2022 Organising Committee:

<a href="" target="_blank">Maria Gendron</a>

Maria Gendron

Yale University

Program Co-Chair

<a href="" target="_blank">Stephanie M. Carpenter</a>

Stephanie M. Carpenter

University of Michigan

Program Co-Chair

Meet our Platinum Sponsor:

Meet our Supporting Sponsors: