Welcome to KiwiCAM, for students of cognition and memory.
KiwiCAM is modelled on the extremely popular NOWCAM (Northwest Cognition and Memory) conference in the US and Canada's Pacific Northwest. We couldn't say it any better than they do at the NOWCAM website, so we just pretty much copied it:
The aim is to give students and academics working in the general area of memory and cognition an annual venue in which they can share their current research with an informed, sympathetic, and good-humoured audience.
With the exception of keynote addresses, students present the papers and posters (usually with academics as co-authors), and lead the questions. This format gives students an opportunity to develop their chops, and the academics a chance to sit back and relax.
Interactions with other researchers can spark innovations and cross-fertilizations that move the research forward in new and exciting ways. It's also good fun to get together with friends and colleagues who share similar interests, chew the cognitive rag a bit, and toss back a beer or two over a good meal.
Oh, and KiwiCAM is free. Yes, you read that right: thanks to generous sponsorship from the Psychology departments at Victoria, Otago and Auckland you pay nothing. In fact, we'll even feed you while the conference is in session.
As we get closer to the date, you can download the KiwiCAM program as well as the abstracts for talks and posters.
KiwiCAM is run by The Royal Order of the Group of 7±2, including Maryanne Garry (Victoria), Gina Grimshaw (Victoria), Donna Rose Addis (Auckland), and Rachel Zajac (Otago), with Steve Lindsay (UVic) as our patron saint.