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March 15-17, 2013

USC School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Hosted by: The Interactive Media Division USC Game Innovation Lab



In the 10 months since the first hugely successful ESCoNS meeting, the field has begun to gather momentum.  In addition to several unique collaborations generated among ESCoNS attendees:

  • In March, the international science journal “Nature” ran a feature story on the recently initiated FDA trial for cognitive training software in schizophrenia.

  • In April, NIMH sponsored a 2-day workshop on “Cognitive Training in Mental Disorders: Advancing the Science.”

In the past 2 months, NIMH has announced two RFAs relevant to the goals of ESCoNS:

  • R34/R01- “Harnessing Advanced Health Technologies to Drive Mental Health Improvement”.

  • SBIR RFA – “Clinical Neuroscience and Entertainment Software Pilot Partnership Program to Develop Neuropsychiatric Interventions.”

In August 2012, the White House sponsored a small conference on this emerging field, organized by Daphne Bavelier, Richie Davidson, Laird Malamed, and Shawn Green. We’ll have active discussions about all of these new developments, and more, at ESCoNS 2.  Stay tuned for details about the ESCoNS 2 agenda, and if you have any exciting ideas for the meeting, please let us know.

Meeting Registration

Online Meeting Registration is now CLOSED

Registration Rates

IMPORTANT: Sign up for ESCoNs Membership to take advantage of the member rates. Once you complete the Membership form and pay, you will be redirect back to the Registration page with valid discounted registration types for the membership that was just purchased.

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on both days and the cocktail hour on Friday, March 15, 2013.

The Pre-Registration List to ESCoNS 2nd Meeting is available online, click here to view the list. Updated as of 3/11/2013, 11:53AM.

Registration Type

Early Bird Registration
Paid by February 1, 2013

Regular Registration
Paid between February 2
and March 1, 2013

Onsite Registration Rates
Paid after March 2, 2013

Student/Postdoc Member with Accepted Submission




Academic Faculty Member with Accepted Submission




Student/Postdoc Member




Academic Faculty Member




Academic Non-Member




Industry/Corporate Member




Industry/Corporate Non-Member





Registration Refund Policy

Registration fees will be refunded minus a $50 handling fee, provided the request for refund is received by ESCoNS no later than March 1, 2013. Refund requests must identify the registrant’s name, email address, membership level, and amount paid. Please note: Membership is not refundable. Send refund requests to registration@escons.org.


Pre-Paid Registration Check-In and Onsite Registration

Pre-Paid Registration Check-In and Onsite Registration hours are shown below. To receive your badge and program, pre-paid registrants must check in at the Registration Desk. No one will be admitted into any meeting event without a badge.

Registration Desk Hours – Tentative

Friday, March 15

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 16

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 18

7:00 am – noon


 Meeting management by Tara Miller Events, Inc.