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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the next meeting of ISRE will be held in the USA in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.  The dates are 26-29 July 2017.  Our goal at ISRE 2017 is to present the very best in contemporary emotion theory and research, encompassing the wide range of disciplines that convene at ISRE’s biannual meetings.

We want to feature the topics and issues that most interest emotion researchers.  The conference program will feature an invited plenary speaker each day, and otherwise will consist of talks and posters selected from members’ submissions.  Nonmembers will discover that it’s easy to join ISRE!  The conference’s interdisciplinary and international Program Committee, chaired by Jerry Parrott, invites proposals for symposia (of up to 5 papers), individual oral presentations, and posters.  Unconventional formats, such as debates or workshops, will be considered as well as conventional panels of speakers.  All relevant disciplines are welcomed, including psychology, philosophy, sociology, neuroscience, linguistics, affective computing, history, anthropology, and the humanities and social sciences generally.  Symposia that include more than one discipline are especially encouraged so as to facilitate cross-disciplinary communication.  Authors are asked to keep in mind the interdisciplinary nature of the audience when designing their presentations.  The Program Committee intends to announce acceptances by late January to allow ample time for attendees to arrange travel and funding.  The deadline for submissions will be January 10th 2017. Please find the call for papers and the submission portal here. 

The Organizing Committee, chaired by Hillary Anger Elfenbein, aims to create the perfect atmosphere for this meeting.  St. Louis is a thriving metropolitan area filled with cultural riches to explore.  The city was a transportation hub in the days of the railroad and Mississippi riverboats, and was considered the “Gateway to the West” as the starting point for wagons on the Oregon Trail.  The conference will be held in the city’s Central West End, which has a European feel with small walkable streets and large sidewalks full of outdoor dining.  Eateries feature upscale, local, and ethnic cuisine.  Our venue will be the famed Chase Park Plaza, which often ranks as one of the best hotels in the US due to its luxurious renovation that preserves historical details of the landmark property.  A light rail system to the airport is half a mile (1 km) from the hotel.  Washington University in St. Louis is a top school in the US and a generous supporter of the ISRE conference.  St. Louis has easy flight connections across the US and to major airline hubs overseas.

If you have questions about the submission process, please address them to Josh Wondra at - questions about the submission guidelines to the head of the scientific committee, Jerry Parrott, at