2022 IMBES Conference

Plan now to attend our 2022 conference in Montréal, Canada from July 21st - 23rd. It will be a great time of networking, professional development, and presentations of new, exciting research and information.

Registration opens soon

Symposium Submission

Poster Submission

Teacher-Educator Funding

Awards Submission

Keynote Speakers 

Nathan Fox

Nathan A. Fox is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. He has completed research on the biological bases of social and emotional behavior developing methods for assessing brain activity in infants and young children during tasks designed to elicit a range of emotions. His work on the temperamental antecedents of anxiety is funded by the National Institutes of Health where he was awarded a MERIT award for excellence of this research program. He is also a Principal Investigator on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, a randomized trial to determine the efficacy of family care for infants with a history of abandonment and institutionalization. Dr. Fox is an elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Research in Child Development and the Distinguished Mentor Award and G. Stanley Hall Award for Lifelong Achievement in Developmental Science from Division 7 of the American Psychological Association. He is also the recipient in 2017 of the Ruane Award for Outstanding Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a founding member of the National Scientific Council for the Developing Child where he is co-Scientific Director of this group.

Susan Levine

Susan Levine received her B.A. with honors from Simmons College in 1972, majoring in Psychology, Mathematics and Education and her Ph.D. in Psychology from M.I.T. in 1976. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago that year. Professor Levine is the director of the UChicago Science of Learning Center.

Elizabeth Bonawitz

Elizabeth Bonawitz is the David J. Vitale Associate Professor of Learning Sciences at Harvard University. Her work focuses on the basic science theories of learning with the broader goal of informing educational practice. Her research bridges two research traditions: cognitive development and computational modeling. Specifically, Bonawitz’s empirical approach focus on the structure of children's early causal beliefs, how evidence and prior beliefs interact to affect children's learning, the developmental processes that influence children's belief revision and curiosity, and the role of social factors (such as learning from others) in guiding learning. Bonawitz received her Ph.D. from MIT in the brain in cognitive sciences in 2009 working with Dr. Laura Schulz. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at University of California, Berkeley with Thomas Griffiths and Alison Gopnik (2009-2013). She was an Assistant and Associate professor of psychology at Rutgers University, Newark from 2013 until 2020 when she moved to Harvard. Bonawitz is the recipient of the James McDonnell Foundation Understanding Human Cognition Scholar Award and the Jacobs Early Career Research Fellowship. Her work is additionally currently funded by several NSF grants, the Caplan Foundation, and the Templeton Foundation. Her research has been published in top journals in psychology, cognitive science, and education. Additionally, she has served as Associate Editor for Cognitive Science (journal) and is on the governing board of the Cognitive Development Society and Children Helping Science.

Kou Murayama

Kou Murayama is a Professor for Educational Psychology at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology. In 2020, he has been awarded with the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.

Kou Murayama's research focuses on a number of overlapping questions about how motivation works in human functioning. With his broad and interdisciplinary background both in basic and applied (especially educational) sciences, his research program features a “multimethod approach”, combining a number of different perspectives, and methodologies (e.g., longitudinal modeling, behavioral experiments, neuroimaging, ecological momentary assessments, meta-analysis, educational intervention, computational/statistical simulation) to gain a comprehensive understanding of motivation. One of the central themes of his recent work is to understand how humans are autonomously motivated to seek and gain knowledge (motivational state often called “interest” or “intrinsic motivation”) and how we can apply this idea to educational settings.

Panel Members


Poster Submission

Guidelines for Poster Submissions

The International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES) extends an open invitation to participate in poster presentations at the July 21st-23rd, 2022 conference in Montreal. Poster sessions give presenters an opportunity to showcase innovative work from neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental science, or educational science or practice that is relevant to mind, brain, and education.

The final deadline for poster submissions is March 31, 2022.  Thank you to all those who submitted.

Four posters will be selected at the conference to receive the 2022 IMBES Outstanding Poster Award. These awards will consist of a certificate and $250 USD.

Poster Submission Form (external link to form)

Symposium Submission

Guidelines for Symposium Submissions

  • Symposia and Panel Discussions will be 2 hours in length.
  • Formats are flexible, but must include a Chair and two to four participating members. We encourage you to select a diverse group of speakers (e.g. speakers from different universities, countries, professional backgrounds, or levels of training).
  • The goal should be to generate discussions around pertinent issues that emerge at the intersections of Mind, Brain and Education.
  • The Chair should select participants who are recognized experts and can provide a framework for thinking about the topic under consideration, offer insights, and address questions.
  • At the end of each session there should be a period for discussion.

All panel and symposia proposals received by January 31st, 2022 will be considered for the program and will be peer-reviewed.

Submitters will be notified by e-mail regarding the acceptance of their submission to the IMBES Conference.

Note: IMBES prohibits reference to commercially available products affiliated with presenters in all presentation formats without express written permission from the Board.

Symposium Submission Form (external link to form)

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