Issue 2 – Conference Report
Recap from Stephanie Carpenter and Maria Gendron, 2022 SAS Conference Program Co-chairs
Infographic: Magdalena Rychlowska
The SAS 2022 virtual meeting was a great success, featuring 58 regular conference sessions, 2 preconferences, and nearly 700 attendees.
A special shout-out to the awardees of the SAS 2022 Awards! Congratulations!
Program highlights included TED-style talks covering broad topics in affective science, invited flash talks highlighting recent scientific innovations, interactive methods events and salons, and professional development events and networking opportunities. 2022 also featured the first SAS Diversity Science Symposium, “Emotion Regulation as a Tool in Coping with Racism and Promoting Healthier Intergroup Relations,” and SAS 2022 President, Dr. Elaine Fox, organized an illuminating symposium on the Affective Science of Mental Health. SAS award winners from the prior conference in 2021 were spotlighted in an inaugural SAS Awards symposium. Beyond the invited programming, SAS 2022 featured 7 poster sessions, 5 Flash Talk sessions, and, for the first time, included symposia in the program. In a joint effort between the SAS student committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee to promote and celebrate diversity among trainees, 10 exceptional junior scholars were awarded a Trainee Diversity Award. We were also pleased to have participation from attendees across the globe.
All in all, SAS 2022 was a great success. We look forward to seeing you at SAS 2023 in Long Beach, CA, USA taking place March 30-April 1, 2023.