IWALS
2018

Perspectives on the Learner:
Cognition, Brain, and Education

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

June 6-8
2018

Perspectives on the Learner: Cognition, Brain, and Education

Program ›

The full program will be put online at a later stage. The skeleton program is as follows:

Wednesday June 6, 2018
1:00 – 3:00: Registration
3:00 – 4:30:  Opening Keynote
4:30 – 6:00: Welcome Reception
6:00: Optional sightseeing event

Thursday, June 7, 2018 
8:00 – 9:00: Registration 
9:00 – 10:00: Keynote 
10:30 – 12:30:  Parallel sessions
12:30 – 2:30: Lunch and poster session
2:30 – 4:30: Parallel sessions
6:00: Conference Dinner  

Friday, June 8, 2018
9:00 – 10:00: Keynote 
10:30 – 12:30:  Parallel sessions
12:30 – 2:30: Lunch and poster session
2:30 – 4:30: Parallel sessions
6:00: Optional sightseeing event

How to get to Pittsburgh ›

By plane

The University of Pittsburgh is a half hour from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT airport code). Ranked 2017 Airport of the Year by Air Transport World, Pittsburgh International offers both domestic and international flights with over 50 nonstop destinations and connections to all major U.S. airports (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, …).

By car

GPS coordinates for the University of Pittsburgh are: 40.4444° N, 79.9608° W. Pittsburgh is connected to key U.S. highways. The U.S. is a right-hand driving country. All major car rental companies serve the Pittsburgh area (Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz)

About Pittsburgh ›

Pittsburgh has all the charms of a larger city but lacks many of the usual disadvantages. Crime is low, as is the cost of living, and it’s easy to find a neighborhood that perfectly fits one’s needs. Friendly and diverse, the city is the University of Pittsburgh’s campus—a great place to live, work, and play.

Learn more about Pittsburgh here visitpittsburgh.com

And here coolpgh.pitt.edu

About the University of Pittsburgh ›

The University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning west of the Allegheny Mountains. One of the leading public research universities in the United States, it is a member of the prestigious association of American Universities.

Learn more about the history of the University of Pittsburgh here:
“Pitt: 225 Years of Building Better Lives.” Video here. (3:15)
The campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh is a 132-acre site adjacent to the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and Schenley Park.

About the Learning Research & Development Center ›

Since its establishment in 1963, the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh has been a leading interdisciplinary center for research on learning and education. As one of the leading public research universities in the United States, the University of Pittsburgh serves as the foreground for connections between LRDC researchers and the many schools and departments across the university through joint appointments and collaborative research.

The Center's interconnected programs of research and development have reflected its mission of stimulating interaction between research and practice across a broad spectrum of problems: from the neural basis of learning through the development of intelligent tutors to educational policy. Among research institutions in learning and education, this interconnected breadth is unique.
Read more about LRDC at www.lrdc.pitt.edu.

Hotels in Pittsburgh ›

IWALS recommends that participants book their hotels directly.

The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hotel has provided a special rate for 35 rooms (use code “IWALS 2018”). The Wyndham is located at 100 Lytton Avenue in Pittsburgh and is within walking distance to all conference venues.

Explore the Wyndham Hotel University Center here.