Please note that the location for our Thursday food truck event has been changed to Market Hall due to weather. This information has been updated in our online program.

Registration for the conference is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Jayne Morrish at jmorrish@brocku.ca

The conference program is now available, click here to download a copy. Please note that our program will only be available electronically. If you require a paper copy of the program please print it prior to attending.

Abstract submissions closed on January 15, 2018.  Please visit our Submissions page for more information


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Development 2018

The Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock University is proud to announce:
Development 2018 – A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology
This conference follows the successful Development 2014 hosted by Carleton University and attended by over 450 Canadian Developmental Psychology faculty, students, and practitioners.
When: May 3rd-4th 2018
Where: Brock University, Niagara Region
The program will include keynote speakers, how-to sessions for researchers and students, research poster sessions and symposia, as well as social activities and excursions.
Join us in celebrating Developmental Psychology in Canada and explore what the Niagara region has to offer including wine tasting, the Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and one of the wonders of the world – Niagara Falls.
The call for papers will be posted on DPNet in 2017
Reserve May 3rd and 4th 2018 in your calendar today!
Organizing Committee:
Angela Evans, Caitlin Mahy, Cathy Mondloch, Liz Shulman, and Teena Willoughby

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Keynote Speakers:

We are thrilled to announce our two keynote speakers for the conference Dr. Jenny Jenkins and Dr. Stephen Suomi.

Dr. Jenny Jenkins is the Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education and Director of Academic Programs at the Fraser Mustard Institute of Human Development, University of Toronto. Dr. Jenkins is also the winner of the 2018 Pickering Award for Outstanding Contribution to Developmental Psychology in Canada for her work on emotional development and developmental psychopathology.

Dr. Stephen Suomi is Chief of the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology in NICHD. He holds research professorships at the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland, College Park, the Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Suomi’s research investigates biological and behavioural development across the lifespan with rhesus monkeys.