International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD Conference) 2012

International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) is the biggest international organization of researchers studying human development across the lifespan. ISSBD commite invite proposals from students and scholars from any part of the world on all aspects of behavioural development.This students conference will be held on July 8-12, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

What is ISSBD (International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development)?International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (issbd 2012) Conference

  • A non-profit organization of 1100 members from 60 countries on 6 continents promoting and conducting research on human development (how individuals change) from infancy to late life
  • Fosters education and research collaboration among human development scholars
  • Sponsors promising new researchers so that they gain and apply knowledge for the benefit of human development in their countries
  • Holds training workshops bringing together international experts and aspiring new researchers
  • Meets every two years in a different part of the world

What is ISSBD 2012?

  • The 22nd ISSBD biennial meeting to be held July 8-12, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Most activities will take place at the Shaw Conference Centre, beginning with welcome ceremonies starting on Sunday, July 8 at 4:00 pm and concluding with the farewell reception the evening of Thursday, July 12.
  • Hosted by the University of Alberta

Why attend ISSBD 2012?

  • Present your research on behavioural development in any segment of the lifespan
  • Learn about human development research conducted by professionals and students in the areas of developmental science, health, education, psychology, sociology and related fields
  • Meet and network with researchers of human development from all over the world
  • Explore opportunities for collaborative and cross-national research

Here are some important dates of ISSBD Conference, you must know !

April 2011

Call for proposals. Call for proposals will be uploaded by the end of April. You can check ISSBD 2012 Conference website at

September 2011
Opening of online registration. We have check the event website, and the fact, online registration will be available in September 2011.

September 30, 2011
Deadline for submitting abstracts

December 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance

February 29, 2012
Deadline for early-bird registration

June 1, 2012
Deadline for standard registration

Here are some keynote speakers of ISSBD 2012 Conference:

  1. Dr. Michael Meaney, from McGill University, Canada : Opening Ceremony Speaker.
  2. Prof. Marinus van IJzendoorn from University of Leiden, Netherlands:For better and for worse: Determinants of children’s differential susceptibility to the       environment.
  3. Dr. Ellen Bialystok from York University, Canada:  Bilingualism in development: Implications for language and cognitive ability.
  4. Dr. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn from Columbia University, United States: Growing up in families and neighbourhoods: When do both matter?.
  5. Prof. Kaarin Anstey from Australian National University, Australia: Optimizing cognitive development over the life course and preventing cognitive decline:       Findings from longitudinal research.

You can check the event webiste for more details at Enjoy !

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5 Responses to International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD Conference) 2012

  1. Davin Lasier says:

    Hi admin, I am interest to join this conference. But I am students for netherlands. I will get difficult about Accommodation. I never go to Canada before. Could you explain to me how about Schedule conference.????


    • admin says:

      You can booking your accommodation and identify yourself with ISSBD 2012 at hotel with booking instructions: .

      And now about the schedule, you can also download pdf document for more details at .

      Do not worry, we will update soon after more details event uploaded in the end of April 2011. Thanks for coming.

  2. Rosiana Lafini Joane says:

    There is no specific details the price ??

    I need join a conference about teaching in US for my study. Do you have any information about it ??

    • admin says:

      You must check again the event website for more details.

      Okay we are going to search another teaching conference related in next post.


    I will love to be a member of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD Conference). I will also like to partake in all subsequent conferences. I am a PhD student of Educational Psychology, faculty of education university of Buea, Southwest region of Cameroon. please send to me all the vital information I need to be a member.

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