From April 19-22, the University of Newcastle hosted the 44th annual conference of the Australasian Experimental Psychology Society at Ramada Resort, in beautiful Shoal Bay.
The conference had 187 attendees, 130 spoken presentations and 32 posters. Nearly half of the presentations were by students, and the student awards for best presentation and highly commended in each of the three streams of talks and the poster session were closely contested. Award recipients were from ANU, USyd, UQ, CurtinU, UNSW and UoN.
The Ross Day Plenary Lecture was very well attended and delivered by Prof. Andrew Heathcote (introduced by Prof. Sally Andrews).
The success of the conference depended on the hard work of the organising committee (Darren Burke (Chair), kerry Chalmers (Treasurer), Simon Dennis, Ami Eidels, Emily Freeman and Frances Martin), and especially of the student volunteers (Kylie Campling, Jacob Dye, Paul Garrett, Zach Howard, Reilly Innes, Johanne Knowles, Joshua Makin, Allyson Ray, Laura Wall and Hyungwook Yim) and School admin staff (Sophie Percival and Danielle Storey).