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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

TOPIC

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

CONFERENCE LINKS FOR REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION BELOW

Online registration for the conference.
Deadline for registration and conference fee payment: 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)

Submit a presentation (Please register for the conference and submit conference fees at the same time you submit your presentations)
Please read policies regarding: Presentation Submission and Acceptance [pdf]

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

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 Dave Brodbeck (Dave.Brodbeck@algomau.ca). This is in addition to the standard submission process.


HOTEL INFORMATION

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.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

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

MASTER LECTURE:

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

BANQUET:

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).

ACCOMMODATIONS:

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.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE

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

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

GETTING THERE

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.

ROOM SHARING/RIDE SHARING

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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FUTURE DATES

2018: April 4-7, 2018

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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