NOWCAM - regional conference for cognitive/memory research

Every year in mid-May the NOWCAM conference is held at a university in the Pacific Northwest - usually UW, UBC, Simon Frasier, UWW, etc. We have had a few presentations there (the last one was Connor on narrative passwords). If you are interested in a low-key conference with lots of student participation then this might be the one. I have posted the initial announcement below.x

NOrthWest Cognition And Memory (NOWCAM) is an annual, grad- and undergrad-student-oriented conference for people interested in cognition and memory (broadly defined). Planning for NOWCAM 2016 (the 18th annual meeting) is well under way. The conference will be held on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia. The dates for the event are May 12 to 14 2016. Mark your calendar today, and plan to be there. Tell your colleagues/classmates about it. Tell them that NOWCAM is still the greatest show on earth, the best opportunity for presenting research, an amazing place for learning about research discoveries in our very own backyard. If you are involved in an independent study or thesis project, consider presenting the results at NOWCAM 2016. See

NOWCAM 8-10 May 2015 at Western Washington University

Here is the announcement of NOWCAM 2015 - an email from Steve Lindsay. I hope some of you will participate...:

NOrthWest Cognition And Memory (NOWCAM) is an annual, student-oriented conference for folks in the greater Pacific Northwest who are interested in memory and cognition.  We routinely attract well over a hundred attendees for a 1.5-day program that features dozens of spoken presentations (mostly by graduate students with faculty coauthors) and scores of posters (by a mix of grad and undergrad students, again usually with faculty coauthors), plus a keynote address.  The 2015 meeting is to be hosted by NOWCAM co-founder Ira Hyman at Western Washington University with will feature a keynote by Prof. Norman Brown of the University of Alberta. Norman’s lecture title is still a closely kept secret, but he is best known for his work on the organization of autobiographical memory.

If you are a faculty member interested in memory and/or cognition broadly construed, please consider attending and please talk to your students about attending and presenting.  Often, undergraduate students present work that grew out of honours thesis or independent studies projects or from volunteer lab work.  It greatly increases what students get out of that research experience if they get to present the work to an intellectually engaged and supportive audience.  Grad students get to network with people from other schools and practice their presentation skills.  And faculty mostly get to kick back a bit and hang out.  It’s altogether delightful and not to be missed.  And Bellingham has some excellent pubs with terrific beer.

Please mark these dates on your calendar right now.

To subscribe to the NOWCAM mailing list (which will bring you periodic updates regarding NOWCAM meetings), please visit . You can also unsubscribe at that site at any time. Messages are few and far between.

Regards, Steve