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Lunch and Dinner Options

Methods Lunches

The Methods Lunches will be informal discussions of topics relevant to experimental design, measurement, and interpretation of data for understanding emotions in the laboratory. A brief introduction by the presenters will be followed by time for discussion, questions, and sharing of insights on the chosen topics. Each methods lunch is led by acknowledged experts in their area. The lunches are open to all attendees regardless of experience level.

You may sign up for one method lunch for each day of the conference. The cost to reserve your space will be $34 and that will be added to your registration cost. Lunches will take place in the conference hotel. You can sign up for method lunches on the conference registration portal by clicking here.  Participation is limited, so register soon!

Friday, March 18, 2016
1. Brain-training Games for Enhancing Emotional Functioning - Mor Nahum
2. Complex Emotions in the RDOC World - Scott Langenecker
3. Emotional Narratives and Narrative Analysis - Mark Finlayson
4. Imaging the Evolutionary Brain - Dean Mobbs
5. Immunology and Mood - Hideki Ohira

Saturday, March 19, 2016
  1. Brain Lesion Models of Emotion - Katherine Rankin
  2. Developmental Perspectives in Affective Science - Erika Forbes
  3. Effects of Nature Experience on Emotion and Cognition - Greg Bratman
  4. Emotion in Decision-making: From the Lab to the Real World - Wendy Berry Mendes
  5. Interactions Between Affect and Memory - Elizabeth Kensinger
  6. Neurofeedback for Emotion Change in Psychopathology - Kym Young
  7. Perspectives on Somatosensation and Emotion - Nicole Prause & India Morrison
  8. Tracking Emotions in the Real World Over Days - Renee Thompson
  9. Unexpected Consequences: Upsides of Fear and Downsides of Happiness - Margee Kerr

No-Host Dinners

Organize a No-Host Dinner
This year, the SAS program includes an option for no-host dinners! The idea is that we provide a platform for attendees to organize dinners around any theme of their choosing, and some guidance on how to advertise this dinner so others can sign up. It is up to you, as the organizer, to make it happen: select a theme, arrange a location, set a maximum number of attendees, etc. Once you have the details, you can advertise via Twitter (#SASdinners), so that everyone can see the details of this dinner right away. We encourage all hosts to arrange a meeting place near the hotel and walk together to dinner, so that the head count is finalized before arriving at the restaurant. Organizers and attendees are responsible for covering the costs of their own meals and drinks.

Click here to Organize a No-Host Dinner.

Attend a No-Host Dinner
This year, the SAS program includes an option for no-host dinners! Please view the various no-host dinners below for more information. If you have interest in attending one, please fill out the form for that no-host dinner to sign-up. Organizers and attendees are responsible for covering the costs of their own meals and drinks.

Click here to view and sign up for the No-Host Dinners.

Speed Networking Lunch

Friday, March 18, 2016
The Speed Networking lunch will provide attendees the opportunity to interact briefly in an informal setting with several leaders in the field of affective science. These leaders will serve as faculty hosts who will be seated at tables with an empty seat next to them; these empty seats will be filled by attendees, who will be scheduled to spend several minutes conversing with their faculty host until the signal is given to move to their next appointment. By the end of this session, attendees will come away having enjoyed a series of brief, engaging interactions with leaders in the field. At present, we're delighted to offer the following faculty hosts: 

Huda Akil James Gross Kevin Ochsner
Lisa Feldman Barrett Claudia Haase Peter Rudebeck
Linda Camras Shinobu Kitayama Michael Treadway
Giorgio Coricelli Ann Kring Jeanne Tsai
Phoebe Ellsworth Terry Maroney  
Joe Franklin Wendy Berry Mendes  
Barbara Fredrickson Alison Miller  
Jonahtan Gratch Judith Moskowitz  

 

Specific details, including a full slate of faculty hosts and individualized schedules, will be relayed closer to the time of the event.  The cost to reserve your space will be $34 and that will be added to your registration cost. This lunch will take place in the conference hotel.  Sign up for Speed Networking lunch on the conference registration portal by clicking here. Participation is limited, so register soon!