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


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. We will have program stations available at the conference, where individuals will be able to view a paper copy of the schedule.

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Abstract submissions:

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

Call for proposals:

The call for proposals has been issued for Development 2018, please visit for more information

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.