2019 Conference

New directions 2019

The fourth annual “New Directions in Research on the Psychology of Technology” conference will be held at the UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds outside the Washington, D.C. area on November 8-9, and is co-sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Roshni Raveendhran, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Kostadin Kushlev, Georgetown University
Tara Behrend, George Washington University

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Le Meridian Arlington. It’s a four-star hotel and just a short walking distance to the UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds. A link the the hotel block can be found here.

If you are interested in attending, please submit your research as a poster or a data blitz (brief) talk. You can submit your talk or poster by May 30 HERE (survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2T6xtfbF1f56hD). We will review all applications by June 30.


Friday, November 8,2019
8:00-11:30 am - Meetings to brief policymakers (details TBD)
12:00-1:00 pm - Opening lunch
1:00- 1:45 pm - Keynote 1: Cynthia Breazeal (MIT Media Lab)
1:45- 2:30 pm - Group Discussions + Coffee
2:30- 3:15 pm - Keynote 2: Tim Kendall (CEO, Moment)
3:15- 4:00 pm - Group Discussions + Coffee
4:00- 4:45 pm - Keynote 3: Nicholas Carr (Author)
4:45- 5:30 pm - Group Discussions + Coffee
5:30 pm onward - Happy Hour/Dinner & Poster Session

Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:00- 8:30 am- Breakfast, Name Tag Pick up, Registration
8:45- 9:00 am- Introduction
9:00- 10:00 am-Session 1
Sendhil Mullainathan (University of Chicago)
Don Moore (UC Berkeley)
Lyle Ungar (University of Pennsylvania)
10:00- 10:15 am- Break
10:15- 11:15 am- Session 2
Jeremy Bailenson (Stanford University)
Diane Bailey (University of Texas at Austin)
Wendy Nilsen (National Science Foundation)
11:15- 11:30 am- Coffee Break
11:30-12:15 pm- Data Blitz
12:15- 1:15 pm- Lunch
1:15- 2:15 pm - Session 3
Leslie John (Harvard University)
Adam Waytz (Northwestern University)
Batia Wiesenfeld (New York University)
2:15- 2:30 pm- Break
2:30- 3:30 pm- Session 4 (3 Industry Talks)
3:30- 3:45 pm- Coffee Break
3:45- 4:45 pm- Session 5
Jason Farman (University of Maryland)
Joanna McGrenere (University of British Columbia)
Rich Slatcher (Wayne State University)
4:45- 5:00 pm- Closing Remarks