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The 23rd International Conference On Comparative Cognition

April 13th to 16th, 2016
Radisson Hotel
Melbourne, Florida


You are cordially invited to the
23rd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition


Animal cognition, broadly conceived to include all research on animal learning, memory, and perception.



Online registration for the conference. Deadline: Presenters, December 15, Others: March 1
(Note: you will also be able to join or renew your CCS membership as part of the conference payment process)

Please read policies regarding: Presentation Submission and Acceptance [pdf]

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate all submissions

Submit a presentation.
Deadline for Symposium Proposals: December 1 (Please see Presentation Submission and Acceptance document for details about symposium proposals)
Deadline for all other Presentation Submissions: December 15

Information about preparing presentations [pdf]

Information about eligibility and procedures for the Graduate Student Award Competition. Student presenters please be sure to note that to be considered for a graduate student award you will need to send your long abstract as well as have your advisor send a short endorsement message (both items emailed to Chris Sturdy (csturdy@ualberta.ca). This is in addition to the standard submission process.


Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront
Indialantic Beach, Florida.
3101 North Highway A1A, Indialantic FL 32903
(321) 773-9260
To obtain the special conference rate ($154.99 for standard room), you must make your hotel reservations using the phone number above and mention the promotional code "CO3".
Please note that conference hotel room rate will apply only until the CO3 room block is sold out or February 15th, whichever comes first. THE CO3 ROOM BLOCK IS SMALLER THIS YEAR THAN IT HAS BEEN IN THE PAST AND SO IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU BOOK YOUR ROOM EARLY to get the CO3 discounted room rate.


W April 13: Welcome Reception: 3:30 - 5:30 PM; evening Talks
Th April 14: Talks and evening Poster Session
F April 15: Talks (including Master Lecture) and evening Banquet (Reservation and fee required for banquet)
Sat April 16: CCS Business Meeting, Talks and evening Poster Session


The Comparative Cognition Society is very pleased that the 2016 Master Lecture will be presented by Professor Karen Hollis (Mount Holyoke College)
(Previous Honorees)


The conference banquet will be held Friday evening and will include presentation of the CCS Research Award to Dr. Hollis. Please reserve your place at the banquet by paying the banquet fee when you register for the conference. Note that a limited number of banquet seats is available. Be sure to reserve your seat early if you are planning to attend the banquet. The seat is not considered reserved until the payment is completed (via Paypal, credit card, or by check).


Presenters will have the option of having CCS publish PowerPoint versions of their presentations (spoken or poster presentations) on the society web page. Abstracts of all presentations will be included in the Proceedings of the conference, which is posted on the CCS web site.


All rooms are oceanfront 1 bedroom suites, with kitchen/dining/work areas, a king-size bed in the bedroom, and a queen size sofa bed in the living room. Because these are suites, up to 4 adults can comfortably share a room. Hotel Reservations at the discounted conference rate should be made by calling 321-773-9260. When you make your reservation, be sure to tell the reservation desk that you are coming for CO3. The conference promotional rate is $154.99 + tax per night. The hotel holds a limited number of rooms at that rate and these are "first come, first serve" so make your reservations early! Note that a small number of rooms are available at the conference rate before the conference begins (Tuesday night) and after the conference (Sunday night). You may want to take advantage of this if you decide to extend your stay in Florida.


Members of the Comparative Cognition Society:
Faculty: $75 USD
Students, post-docs, and retirees: $45 USD

Faculty: $95 USD
Students, post-docs, and retirees: $65 USD


You may elect to fly to Orlando or directly to Melbourne. In either case, we recommend that you rent a car for travel to interesting restaurants and attractions such as Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center. It is important to make your hotel, car, and air reservations early, as this is prime time in the Florida sun.

Get Driving directions from Orlando International Airport (airport code = MCO) to the Radisson Hotel in Melbourne Beach (3101 North Highway A1A Indialantic FL 32903)
Driving time is approximately 1 hr, 20 min.

Get Driving directions from Melbourne Airport (airport code = MLB) to the Radisson Hotel in Melbourne Beach (3101 North Highway A1A Indialantic FL 32903)
Driving time is approximately 15 min.


If you are interested in sharing a room or sharing airport transportation, please use the Comparative Cognition Yahoo! Group email bulletin board. Enter your email address in the window and click the "Join Now!" button. Then follow the instructions that you will receive by email.

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For additional information about CO3, contact Steve Fountain (CO3 Conference Organizer) or Olga Lazareva (CCS Secretary)