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The 40th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology:

Human Communication: Origins, Mechanisms and Functions

October 19-20, 2017 Cowles Auditorium
Hubert Humphrey Center
Organizers: Maria Sera and Melissa Koenig

Draft Program Schedule (times subject to change)

Thursday, October 19, 2017: Origins and Mechanisms

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 OPENING REMARKS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Melissa Koenig: Welcome, rationale and overview
9:20-10:10 Invited Speaker: Catherine Hobaiter (University of St. Andrews)
10:10-10:25 Questions/discussion
10:30-10:55 Coffee Break
11:00-11:50 Invited Speaker: Judit Gervain (Descartes University, Paris)
11:50-12:05 Questions/discussion
12:10-1:40 Lunch
1:45-2:35 Invited Speaker: Patricia Kuhl (University of Washington)
2:35-2:50 Questions/discussion
2:50-3:40 Afternoon Break
3:40-4:30 Invited Speaker: Athena Vouloumanos (NYU)
4:30-5:00 Panel discussion
5:00-6:00 Wine reception (Humphrey Atrium)

Friday, October 20, 2017: Functions

8:45-9:25 Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:20 Invited Speaker: Amanda Woodward (University of Chicago)
10:20-10:35 Questions/discussion
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:05-11:55 Invited Speaker: David Barner (University of California-San Diego)
11:55-12:10 Questions/discussion
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:35 Invited Speaker: Gary Lupyan (University of Wisconsin)
2:35-2:50 Questions/discussion
2:50-3:10 Afternoon Break
3:15-4:05 Invited Speaker: Dan Sperber (CNRS, Paris)
4:05-4:20 Questions/discussion
4:20-4:30 Maria Sera (Institute of Child Development)
Summary and Closing Remarks

 

See information about previous Minnesota Symposiums.

All lectures are free and open to the public!

No CE credits are given for these events

RSVP to Delores Mordorski: mordo001@umn.edu 612-624-0317

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!