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The 24th International Conference On Comparative Cognition

April 19th to 22nd, 2017
Radisson Hotel
Melbourne Beach, Florida

You are cordially invited to the
24th 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 for registration and conference fee payment: Presenters, December 15, Others: April 1
(Note: you will also be able to join or renew your CCS membership as part of the conference payment process)

Conference Program (Final Version)
Presenters: Please contact Program Chair Steve Fountain with any corrections to, or problems with, the preliminary program.

Note: The program scheduling this year was designed to accommodate participation in the March for Science - Space Coast on Saturday.  The march begins at 1:00 at the American Space Museum and Space Walk of Fame in Titusville, which is about a one hour drive from the conference hotel. We ask that everyone let us know about your interest in participating in the event by completing a short form.  The form asks about participation in the march (regardless of whether you plan to ride the CO3 bus to the event or use your own transportation), whether you would like to ride a bus chartered by CCS to and from the event (the bus ride will cost $10 and the bus will leave the Radisson PROMPTLY at 11:45; seats are limited) and also whether you would like to help with an information table that CCS will have after the march to inform the public about research in comparative cognition. You can find the form here.

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 Dave Brodbeck (Dave.Brodbeck@algomau.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), make your hotel reservations using the phone number above and mention the promotional code "CO3" or use the Radisson online reservation system www.radisson.com and use the promotional code "CO317".  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 19: Welcome Reception: 3:30 - 5:30 PM; evening Talks
Th April 20: Talks and evening Poster Session
F April 21: Talks (including Master Lecture) and evening Banquet (Reservation and fee required for banquet)
Sat April 22: CCS Business Meeting, Talks and evening Poster Session (Talks will be Saturday Morning this year)


The Comparative Cognition Society is very pleased that the 2017 Master Lecture will be presented by Professor Ralph Miller (Binghamton University)
(Previous Honorees)


The conference banquet will be held Friday evening and will include presentation of the CCS Research Award to Dr. Miller. 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).  [NOTE: Banquet has SOLD OUT]


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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2018: April 4-7, 2018


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