Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

New York University

June 22-25, 2023

Welcome

We are pleased to announce that the 26th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness will be held at New York University on June 22-25, 2023.

The venue will be in the NYU Law School at 40 Washington Square South, in the heart of Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan.

The keynote speakers will be Professors Yoshua Bengio (Montreal), Joseph LeDoux (NYU, Presidential Address), May-Britt Moser (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Thomas Nagel (NYU, Emeritus), and Doris Tsao (Berkeley).

We’ve arranged inexpensive accommodation in NYU student housing, as well as hotel accommodation in the area.

Submissions for symposia and tutorials are now open with a deadline of October 15. Submissions for talks and posters will open in December 2022 with a deadline in February 2023. Conference registration will open in early 2023.

Please direct any inquiries to ASSC26@nyu.edu.

We hope to see you soon in New York!

Ned Block and David Chalmers, Conference Directors

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to host the following keynote speakers:

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Prof. Yoshua Bengio

Université de Montréal; Mila – Quebec AI Institute; IVADO; Canada CIFAR AI Chair
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Prof. Joseph LeDoux

New York University; President of the ASSC
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Prof. May-Britt Moser

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Photo: Rita Elmkvist-Nilsen,
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience
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Prof. Thomas Nagel

New York University, Emeritus
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Prof. Doris Tsao

University of California, Berkeley

Conference Location

ASSC 26 will take place at 40 Washington Square South, in Vanderbilt Hall, the home of the NYU Law School. This location is right on Washington Square in the heart of Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan. Within five minutes walk are many food, drink, and entertainment options, from famous restaurants and clubs to cheap takeout food and free music on the square. We’re arranging inexpensive accommodation in NYU student housing as well as accommodation in local hotels.

Call for Proposals: Symposia and Tutorials

Proposals for topical symposia and pre-conference tutorials are now open. There are typically around ten tutorials (held on the first day of the conference) and four symposia with three or four speakers each (held on the later days). Guidelines and submission forms can be found here: symposia and tutorials. Please submit proposals by October 15 using these forms.

Submissions for talks and posters will open in December 2022 with a deadline in February 2023. Conference registration will open in early 2023.

ASSC 26 Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee evaluates the quality of submitted symposia, tutorials and abstracts for talks and poster presentations. We would like to thank the Scientific Committee in advance, for their major contribution to ASSC 26. The members of the Scientific Committee (* indicate those also on the local organizing committee) are:
  • Ned Block (co-chair)*
  • David Chalmers (co-chair)*
  • Richard Brown
  • Olivia Carter
  • Lucie Charles
  • Steve Fleming
  • Biyu He
  • Joe LeDoux
  • Matthias Michel*
  • John Morrison
  • Liad Mudrik
  • Claudia Passos
  • Megan Peters
  • Tony Ro
  • Luke Roelofs*
  • Simon van Gaal

Satellite workshops

Satellite workshops are independently organized events on relevant topics just before or after the conference. There are currently tentative plans for satellite workshops on perceptual metacognition and on animal and AI sentience (links with full information will follow in due course). If you are organizing a satellite workshop and would like it to be included on this list (subject to approval), please email ASSC26@nyu.edu with details. Note that organizing these events (including arranging a venue, catering, and any advertising beyond this list) is entirely the responsibility of event organizers and not ASSC.

Sponsors

ASSC 26 is made possible by the following  sponsors: