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Conference presentations may address the role of humans at the individual, group, and/or societal levels. They may consider universal features of human-technology interactions as well as features that vary across age, culture, economic conditions, and other dimensions of human diversity. In addition to keynote talks by leading researchers, the conference will feature peer-reviewed paper and poster presentations. Ample opportunities will be provided for discussion and networking. Watch the video below for even more reasons to attend.

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CONFERENCE RATES

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APA, ACM SIGCHI, AAAI, and HFES Members: $349 
Non-Members: $449 
Students: $149

*All registrations include Thursday night reception and lunch on both Friday and Saturday.

BECOME A TMS SPONSOR

A range of sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available in conjunction with the Technology, Mind, and Society conference. For more information please contact Lane Wollerton at lwollerton@apa.org or by phone at (202) 572-3036. 

Marriott Marquis 
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 824-9200 | marriott.com

APA has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees at the discounted rate of $209 per night, plus applicable taxes valid only for stays beginning on Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7, 2018. 

Please note that the room block cutoff date is Thursday, March 15.

2018 KEYNOTES

If you have any questions, please contact tms@apa.org

Note: This is not a CE conference.

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The American Psychological Association will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, on April 5-7, 2018. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world are invited to participate in the event.

The conference will provide a venue for reporting and assessing current efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology, for identifying priorities for future work, and for promoting exchange and collaboration among participants. 

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Social Robotics and Human Behavior


Cynthia Breazeal

Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab; Founder, Personal Robots Group; Founder and Chief Scientist, Jibo, Inc.

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Models and Implementations of Social Skills in Virtual Humans

Justine Cassell

Associate Dean of the Technology Strategy and Impact; Director Emerita, Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon U.

Intention, Cognition, and Collaboration: In Pursuit of Interaction Futures

Eric Horvitz

Technical Fellow and Managing Director, Microsoft Research Labs; Winner of the Feigenbaum Prize and the Allen Newell Award for contributions in AI

Social Physics: Quantitative Modeling and Shaping of Behavior by Social Context

Alex "Sandy" Pentland

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT where he directs the Connection Science and Human Dynamics programs

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CONFERENCE THEMES

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Thanks to our wonderful Steering Committee, Senior Program Committee, and partners for making the 2018 Technology, Mind, and Society Conference possible.

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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. 

Thank you to all who submitted papers. Proposers will be notified whether their submissions have been accepted by January 19, 2018. View the submission instructions and check the status of your submission by accessing the submission portal. 

  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Robotics
  • Mobile devices 
  • Social media
  • Virtual/augmented reality

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  • Gaming
  • Geographic information systems
  • Autonomous vehicles 
  • Biomedical technologies (e.g., brain-machine interfaces, genetic engineering)

The conference aims to address the full range of contemporary and emerging technologies. These include but are not limited to: 

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HOURS

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Thursday, April 5 (5 -7:30 pm)
Friday, April 6 (8:30 am – 6:00 pm)
Saturday, April 7 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Poster Sessions
Posters should be 48" x 36" with a horizontal/landscape orientation. Presenters should have their posters up 5-10 minutes before the poster session begins.

Paper Presentations
Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length, leaving 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Symposia Presentations
Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length (depending on the number of presenters), leaving 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.


*Laptops will be provided in each of the rooms. Presenters are discouraged from presenting from their own laptops and should arrive in their room 5-10 minutes in advance of their session to load their presentation onto the laptop. Be sure to bring a thumb drive with your presentation to the conference.

Registrations cancelled more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 100% of the registration fees. Registrations cancelled less than 30 but more than 15 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees. Registrations cancelled less than 15 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

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