SRCD Peer Relations Pre-Conference: Diverse contexts, Diverse Processes, Multiple Methodologies
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. | SRCD Homepage
6th Floor, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, USA | Rooms 615/16 (General Sessions), 616-620 Registration will begin February 1st.
The Peer Relations Preconference brings together prominent and emerging researchers to share ideas and advances in the field of child and adolescent peer relationships. This exciting event will include opening and closing sessions, keynote addresses, a series of break-out groups and discussions, coffee breaks, and a reception. If you need further information, please contact one of the organizers:
Co-Organizers: Karin S. Frey firstname.lastname@example.org, Thomas Kindermann email@example.com, & Noel Card firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: April 9th, 2013
All registrations--registration information and payment--must be completed by this date.
The 2013 SRCD Peer Preconference will be under the theme “Diverse Contexts, Diverse Processes, Multiple Methodologies.” It will feature a diverse and cutting-edge program. This year’s program will provide opportunities to address some more traditional topics, but will also emphasize new subjects, new approaches, and recent advances in the peer relations area. A detailed program will be posted shortly.
Registration will cost $90 for faculty or $70 for students (US).
Please note that we again had to incur substantive costs for things that had previously been covered by SRCD (e.g., on-line registration, audio- visual equipment). In order to keep participant registration costs to a minimum, there will be coffee, tea, simple snacks and a closing reception (with a cash bar). There are many food establishments in the Washington State Convention Center and nearby that are convenient for lunch. Coffee breaks and a closing reception (with a cash bar) are included in the conference fee.
Plenary Session Themes
Tom Boyce – Social stratification: Toward a new biology of social adversity
Karen Bierman – Interventions and peer relationships
Dov Cohen – The implications of honor, face, and dignity cultures for peer relationships
Jaana Juvonen – Mechanisms of peer influence in diverse contexts
There will also be a commemoration in honor of Nicki Crick and her many contributions to research on peer relationships.
Breakout sessions will typically feature two experts, each briefly presenting on the ongoing conceptual and methodological challenges, issues of debate, and new directions in a particular peer relations topic area. The goal of the presentations will be to promote discussion in the second half of the session. Some sessions will be moderated by a third expert, in order to facilitate discussions of how different perspectives can be integrated. Topics of breakout sessions are aligned with plenary sessions, so that it is possible to follow up on hat key issues.
Reception & Student Poster Session
A reception with a cash bar will be held following the final plenary session. During the reception, students and postdocs who will present posters on any topic of peer relations within the main SRCD conference are also invited to present these posters within the PEERS preconference.
The deadline for poster submissions is April 9th. Space is limited, and allocated on a first-come basis to preconference participants. To reserve a spot, please email the title and authors of the poster to Diana Meter email@example.com.