The Cognitive Development Society conference is comprised of pre-conference workshops on Thursday October 12th followed by two days of conference proceedings.  The conference will include two plenary speakers, invited symposia, contributed symposia and oral papers as well as poster sessions.

Invited Plenary Speakers


Susan Carey

Harvard University

Jacquelynne Eccles

University of California, Irvine

Invited Symposia – Confirmed speakers:

The Relational Mind


Stella Christie, Swarthmore College
Dedre Gentner, Northwestern University
Sue Hespos, Northwestern University
Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Vanderbilt University

The development of the imagination

Stephanie Carlson, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Paul Harris, Harvard University
Andrew Shtulman, Occidental College
Marjorie Taylor, University of Oregon