Future Meetings and Workshops

EPS Meeting: University of Kent, Canterbury. 15-17 April 2020


Unfortunately, the alternative EPS meeting, scheduled to take place 15-17 April in Kent, has been cancelled.

We are very disappointed to make this decision (for a second time), but it is clearly the most appropriate course of action at present, given the escalating coronavirus outbreak, recommendations regarding large public gatherings, travel restrictions, and likely institutional closures.

We are not planning to transfer the event into a virtual meeting, partly because we cannot be sure what institutional/technical access we will have at that point to manage the event. However, we will set up an EPS repository page on OSF where researchers who were scheduled to present at the Kent meeting will be invited to upload their posters and pre-recorded talks, if they wish. We will send further details about this soon.

Students/postdocs who have been awarded a Grindley grant to attend the Kent meeting should cancel any travel/accommodation bookings ASAP. The EPS will honour its commitment to cover any non-refundable costs.

Delegates who booked to attend the conference dinner will receive a refund automatically in the coming days.

Research Workshop: Decision-Making in Voluntary Action was due to take place at University College London between 23-24th April 2020. This meeting will be reorganised for a future date and we will announce the new dates as soon as possible.

Voluntary agents are capable of meaningfully interacting with the environment to achieve their goals. Such ability crucially depends on the integration of endogenous intentions and desires with processing information and making decisions about the environment in which an agent dwells.

The aim of this two-day meeting is to bring together researchers from the fields of voluntary action control and decision-making to achieve a better understanding of how low-level perceptual decisions and higher-order intentional control processes interact in daily-life voluntary actions. The talks will cover a variety of topics, including the neural mechanisms underlying voluntary speed-accuracy trade-off regulation, disorders of voluntary action, the factors driving exploitatory vs exploratory behaviour and the neural mechanisms mediating the interaction between low-level perceptual processes and higher-order intentions. We hope that this workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers to share new ideas and perspectives across these domains, and to inspire new directions in how we think about voluntary action as the ability to endogenously regulate decision-making processes.


Places at this workshop are free of charge, but strictly limited, and attendees are expected to present a poster communicating some of their work on the theme of the workshop. If you would like attend, please fill out the form below, and include the title and abstract of the poster you wish to present.

Applications will be considered up until midnight on Tuesday March 31st 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers at decision.action.workshop@gmail.com.

Organisers: Dr Elisabet Parés-Pujolràs and Dr Eoin Travers

Research Workshop: Brain, Cognition, Emotion and Music (BCEM): The Quartet with a Missing Link. To be held ONLINE between 20-21st May 2020.

Undeniably, music induces emotions, motivating research and theories in several domains of psychology, including cognitive and cognitive neuroscience. Cognitive research suggests that music-induced emotions result from processes including employment of music syntax, memory, and prediction. Cognitive neuroscience investigates the contribution of particular brain regions to the processing of musical features and music-evoked emotions. However, the link among the four domains of Brain, Cognition, Emotions, and Music is less clear, and understanding music’s induction of emotions can be examined via multidisciplinary theories all these areas. Thus, the BCEM meeting aims to highlight the wide variety of research into music, emotions, cognition, and the brain, as well as integrating these areas to examine the missing links among them.

Invited Speakers:

  • Professor David Huron, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Professor Stefan Koelsch, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Professor Andrea Halpern, Bucknell University, USA
  • Doctor Marcus Pearce, Queen Mary University of London

The organisers invite all students, researchers and academics to join the conference, as well as present posters. For further information, please see http://bcem.uk/

  • Deadline for poster submission: April 10th 2020
  • Deadline for free registration: May 15th 2020

The oral presentations will be held live using Zoom. The poster presentations will be held live using Zoom and pre-recorded videos. All Oral and Poster presentations will be uploaded in OSF Meetings and will be indexed and receive permanent and unique DOI. 

Organisers: Amir‐Homayoun Javadi, Amelia Turrell and Andrea Halpern

EPS Meeting: Swansea University, 1-3 July 2020

We are sorry to announce that EPS Swansea, planned for 1-3 July 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

We are looking into running this meeting as a virtual meeting, and will schedule a new meeting in Swansea soon. Further details will be announced in mid-April.

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2021

This meeting will include the 49th Bartlett Lecture by Chris Frith with an accompanying symposium, the 19th Mid-Career Prize Lecture by Michael Anderson with an accompanying symposium and the 9th EPS Frith Prize Lecture by Emma James.

Local organiser: Jo Taylor

The submission portals will open at 10am on Monday 7th September 2020.

EPS Meeting: University of Plymouth. April 2021

This meeting will include the 18th Mid-Career Prize Lecture by Matthew Rushworth with an accompanying symposium. This meeting will also include a British Science Association / EPS Undergraduate Project Prize talk by the 2020 winner, Lenard Dome of Plymouth University.

Local organiser: Alastair Smith

EPS Meeting: Nottingham Trent University. July 2021

This meeting will include the 28th EPS Prize Lecture by Sarah Lloyd-Fox with an accompanying symposium.

Local organiser: Duncan Guest

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2022

Local organiser: to be advised

EPS Meeting: Keele University. April 2022

Local organiser: Jim Grange

EPS Meeting: University of Stirling. July 2022

Local organiser: to be advised