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The 27th International Conference On Comparative Cognition

April 1st to 4th, 2020
Radisson Hotel Oceanfront
Melbourne Beach, Florida

You are cordially invited to the
27th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition


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


Registration and Submission


Online registration for the conference and submission portal
Note: Recent improvements to our system require that you create a CCS User Account. Please retain your userid and password after creating an account. You will be able to check your membership status, join or renew your CCS membership, register for the conference and/or conference banquet, submit a presentation, or generate a payment receipt after logging in.

New conference fee rates can be viewed here.

Please read policies regarding: Presentation Submission and Acceptance
Please note that we may not be able to accommodate all submissions

Deadline for Symposium Proposals (Please see Presentation Submission and Acceptance document for details about symposium proposals): December 1
Deadline for all other Presentation Submissions (spoken or poster presentations): December 15

Information about preparing presentations

Student Awards and Support


Information about eligibility nd procedures for the Graduate Student Award Competition. 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)

The Comparative Cognition Society is pleased to announce that several travel grants/awards are available for graduate students/Post-docs attending and presenting at CO3 2020, April 1st-4th.

Psychonomic Society Travel Award
Applications are currently being accepted for the Psychonomic Society Travel Award. Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers may apply for this award, valued at $300. Two awards are given based on merit of abstract and CV. Awards winners are selected by the CO3 program committee. To apply for the Psychonomic Society Travel Awards applicants must be 1) currently enrolled in a graduate program or working as a post-doctoral researcher, 2) submit a long abstract (one-page including graph), 3) submit a CV. Please submit all material to Dr. Lauren Guillette (chair, program committee, guillett@ualberta.ca) no later than February 28, 2020.

Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant
Applications are currently being accepted for the Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant, which is given to graduate students attending the Conference on Comparative Cognition. The grant is administered in memory of Dr. Stan Kuczaj, who was a leader in the study of comparative animal cognition, particularly within marine mammals. Stan believed in pursuing challenging topics in human and animal cognition with rigor, candor, and the spirit of intellectual adventure. The Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant is administered with the goal of preserving and promoting Stan’s interests and beliefs in scientific pursuit. Applicants for the Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant must: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the application, 2) have their abstract accepted for presentation at the Conference on Comparative Cognition, 3) submit their long abstract for evaluation and ranking, and 4) provide evidence of graduate enrollment. The Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant is determined through a competitive ranking process based upon the quality of the abstracts submitted. Grants are for $500 in travel allowances to be applied toward conference fees, food and lodging, or travel expenses. Two grants will be awarded and grantees will be selected and notified of the award by March 15, 2020. Applications must be submitted to Dr. Heather Hill (hhill1@stmarytx.edu) no later than February 28, 2020.



W April 1: Welcome Reception: 3:30 - 5:30 PM; evening Talks
Th April 2: Talks and evening Poster Session
F April 3: Talks and evening Poster Session
Sat April 4: CCS Business Meeting, Talks (including Master Lecture) and evening Banquet (Reservation and fee required for banquet)


The Comparative Cognition Society is very pleased that the 2020 Master Lecture will be presented by Professor Irene Pepperberg (Harvard University)
(Previous Honorees)


Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront
Indialantic Beach, Florida.
3101 North Highway A1A, Indialantic FL 32903
(321) 773-9260
To obtain the special conference rate ($189 for standard room), you can make your hotel reservations using the phone number above and mention the promotional code "CCS3" or use this promotional code and the online Radisson reservation system.
Please note that conference hotel room rate will apply only until the CO3 room block is sold out so it is a good idea to book your room early to get the CO3 discounted room rate.


CO3-2020 April 1-4, 2020 - Research Award Honoree: Irene Pepperberg
CO3-2021 April 7-10, 2021 - Research Award Honoree: David Sherry


Previous CO3 Programs
Previous CO3 Photo Albums
Previous CO3 Master Lectures


For additional information about CO3, contact Lauren Guillette, Kent Bodily (CO3 Conference Organizers) or Ken Leising (CCS Secretary)