Announcement - Date Change

Thank you for your interest in the 12th annual California Cognitive Science Conference (CCSC), originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020. In light of the pandemic, the CSSA at Berkeley has decided to postpone the conference to Saturday, September 12, 2020. The conference will still be held on the Berkeley campus in the Hearst Memorial Mining Building. You can find more information and stay up-to-date with the conference on our Facebook page. Click here to visit it.

We hope you understand our decision in light of this unusual situation. We will be in touch in the coming months with further details, but don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

We hope you all stay safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you in the fall!
- CSSA at Berkeley

Our Twelfth Annual Conference

The Cognitive Science Student Association is pleased to host the twelfth annual California Cognitive Science Conference (CCSC) held in September at UC Berkeley. The theme for CCSC 2020 is Aging and Development. We will be exploring this exciting topic through the lenses of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, philosophy and more.

The CCSC is an annual all-day symposium bringing together hundreds of students, researchers, and members of the general public from around the world who are passionate about the interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science. We feature talks given by prominent scientists and thinkers from a wide variety of disciplines. Our acclaimed poster session provides undergraduates with the opportunity to present their own original research alongside graduate students and professional researchers. We sell out every year, so purchase your ticket sooner rather than later!

Photos from the 2016 CCSC

Poster Session

The California Cognitive Science Conference is an opportunity for researchers (especially undergraduates) to exhibit their original work in the Cognitive Sciences. Poster Presenters at the conference will be able to mingle with and and receive feedback from professional scientists and our broader conference audience. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on interest and appeal to a wide audience; scientific and professional merit; clarity; and contribution to knowledge, practices, and policies.

As in previous years, we will be awarding a prize to the top posters, as selected by a popular vote by our attendees and by a holistic review by our organizing committee.

Submissions have closed, come support your fellow undergraduate researchers by viewing their posters at conference!

Submit an abstract of 300 words or less by the submission deadline (August 12, 2020) to be considered.

If your submission is accepted, you will be able to purchase a discounted poster presenter ticket, which will be available after the selection deadline.

More Information for Poster Presenters

Previous Conference Sponsors

CSSA would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions to past conferences. If your business would like to donate to CCSC 2020 and be featured in our conference program and website, please email us at

University of California Berkeley Social Sciences Division