International conference showcases Prospective Memory
Published: Tuesday 30th January 2018
The Cognition and Emotion Research Centre in Melbourne had a busy start to the New Year by hosting the 5th International Conference of Prospective Memory (ICPM5) on campus from 3 – 6 January 2018.
Held for the first time in Australia after four conferences previously in the UK, Switzerland, Canada and Italy, ICPM5 featured recent developments in Prospective Memory and explored Episodic Foresight and Future Thinking research.
Over 80 psychology researchers, practitioners and students from around the world, including China, Italy, Germany, USA, UK and Sweden, participated in the conference.
The program included paper, data blitz and poster presentations, keynote presentations, a topical debate session, life time achievement awards, social and research events for student and early career researchers as well as a mid-conference day trip to Healesville wildlife sanctuary and the Yarra Valley.
Keynote speakers Thomas Suddendorf from the University of Queensland and Karl Szpunar from the University of Illinois, Chicago presented their latest research in the field of Future Thinking.
Centre Director, Professor Peter Rendell said the conference program was innovative and there were fantastic presentations from international leading researchers.
“The Conference was a great success,” he said.
Professor Lia Kvavilashvili from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, who hosted the first International Conference of Prospective Memory said:
“The ICPM-5 was a great success all around, not only in terms of its scientific content but also in terms of fabulous overall organisation and attention to detail. There were some novel sessions and a key debate about the future delivery of this conference which were highly engaging, interesting and useful for everyone involved. We are very grateful to the conference organising team for providing such an unforgettable experience.”
(L-R): Keynote speaker, Ass. Prof. Karl Szpunar and Prof. Peter Rendell
(L-R): Prof. Peter Rendell, Prof. Jason Hicks, Assoc. Prof. Anna-Lisa Cohen, Prof. Judi Ellis, Assoc. Prof. Gill Terrett, Prof. Lia Kvavilashvili, and Prof. Paul Burgess