Wednesday, May 29 – Saturday, June 1, 2019


Boston University George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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Conference General Registration
Conference General Registration includes all general sessions and plenaries, welcome reception, keynote, poster session, and coffee breaks from May 29th – June 1st. HBES member and student registration rates are available. Early bird prices are available through February 28, 2019. All registration prices will increase after February 28th. General registration prices will be available from March 1st through April 5th, 2019. Prices will increase again for late registrations after April 5th. 

All Student HBES Member registrations will be verified after purchase. Please make sure to register using the same email address that is registered as a student with HBES. If the student email address does not match, the conference organizers will contact the purchaser to resolve the discrepancy. If you are not a student member, your registration for the conference will be canceled and you will need to re-register as a non-student with the prevailing registration fee.

Conference attendees must review and agree to HBES Code of Conduct terms described in the Policy Summary prior to registration. If attendees experience or witness events that cause concern, they should contact a member of the grievance committee and review the options described in the full Code of Conduct.


Pre-Conference Registration
There will be three Pre-Conference sessions held concurrently on Wednesday, May 29th from 9 am – 12 noon at the George Sherman Union. Attendees can select one Pre-Conference session to attend for $10 per person. Attendees may only attend one Pre-Conference session as they will run concurrently.

1) Pre-Conference #1: “Statistics and Methods Workshop Series: How to do Open Science
The second installation of the annual Statistics and Methods Workshop Series will be focused on how to do open science. Julia Juenger and Lars Penke will be running this hands-on workshop, covering topics such as using the Open Science Framework, preregistering hypotheses, and registered reports.

2) Pre-Conference #2: “Connecting Minds in Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution
This pre-conference meeting (organized by Amanda Hahn & Jaime Palmer-Hague) is an opportunity to connect new and established researchers who are investigating the social influences and effects of both endogenous and exogenous hormones in the context of human evolution. Click here to submit an abstract to present at this pre-conference.

3) Pre-Conference #3: “Integrated Approaches to Research on Culture: Professional and Practical Considerations
Research on psychology within and across cultural contexts benefits from collaboration across traditional disciplinary boundaries. This pre-conference (organized by Peter R. Blake, Katherine McAuliffe & Felix Warneken) will focus on the pragmatic side of those collaborations with discussions on cross-training and career paths; forming or joining research networks; and publications and grants.


BBQ Dinner – Friday, May 31st
There will be an outdoor BBQ held on Friday, May 31st from 7 – 9:30 pm on the BU Beach (270 Bay State Road; located directly behind Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave). Tickets are required and can be purchased here for $40 per person.


Banquet – Saturday, June 1st
There will be a closing Banquet held on Saturday, June 1st from 6 – 10 pm in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall. Tickets are required and can be purchased here for $65 per person.


Child Care (Tentative)
Humans are mammals and parental care is a thing! At HBES 2019 we will have a nursing/lactation room reserved within the conference venue, and we are looking into offering subsidized child care onsite throughout the conference.

Because this is the first time we are trying to do this, we are still working out the feasibility and if there is sufficient demand. We have a contract with a licensed company to come in and provide care and activities (1:2 ratio for infants and 1:5 ratio for older kids). If we get enough interest to make it work, the HBES executive committee has pledged to subsidize a portion of the bill. If so, childcare will be available during the full day of each conference day, 8 am – 6pm Wednesday – Friday, and 8 am – 9 pm Saturday) and will cost as currently projected $200 per child (after considering HBES’s sponsorship). If there is not enough demand to make the contract work, you will be notified by April 5th and issued a full refund for the child care purchased. We are still looking for other funding sources and if we are able to get more of the cost donated, or for whatever reason we are able to get the cost down, we will refund as much of this fee as we can.


Registration will close on Friday, May 24, 2019 at noon EDT. Please email for late registration details.

Cancellations/Refunds: All registrations and ticket sales are final and NON-REFUNDABLE.