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Memory Day 2015: Memory and skill across time

Please save the date: 6-9 December 2015 for Memory Day 2015, to be held at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Memory Day is an annual interdisciplinary showcase of research and scholarship on memory, sponsored by the Macquarie University Department of Cognitive Science and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

This year for the first time the University of Otago will be hosting the colloquium, which will be sponsored by The Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund.

Join the Memory Day 2015 Facebook page to follow the progress of this event.

This year's exciting programme focuses on memory and skill across time, conceived of as historical time; the experience of time in high-pressure, high-stakes events such as sport and performance; and the developmental life course.

Keynote Addresses by:

Professor of Cognitive Science David Kirsh, University of California, San Diego

Developmental psychologist, Professor Qi Wang, Cornell University

Historian and Macarthur Fellow Pamela O. Long

Dr. Chris Button, School of Physical Education, University of Otago

And presentations by:

PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, early career researchers and other staff, researchers at the University of Otago, members of the Collective Cognition Team at Macquarie as well as collaborators and colleagues from across and beyond Macquarie and Otago and within and across disciplines.


The current draft programme has been prepared for Memory Day 2015. The final programme will be emailed to all registrants when it has been confirmed.

Venue: Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand (see map).

Organising committee: Evelyn Tribble (English, Otago); Amanda Barnier (Cognitive Science, Macquarie); Elaine Reese (Psychology, Otago); Kirk Michaelian (Philosophy, Otago)


FREE registration for Memory Day 2015 is now open. If you are coming, please follow the link and register. This will give you a fancy badge, help us with catering, and save you a seat!

Host city information

Information about Dunedin, the host city, including accommodation, transport and our famous weather!