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SJDM 2005 Annual Conference

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The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is an interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of normative, descriptive, and prescriptive theories of decision. Its members include psychologists, economists, organizational researchers, decision analysts, and other decision researchers. The Society’s primary event is its Annual Meeting at which Society members present their research.

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making’s Annual conference will be held at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada, from November 12-14, 2005. As in 2004, A full day (Saturday) has been added to the schedule to make room for more presentations and for two Keynote Speakers.

Keynote Speakers

• Keynote speaker #1: Michael Posner, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Oregon, and author of many path-breaking articles on neural mechanisms and structures underlying selective attention.

• Keynote speaker #2: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, luminary, friend of Decision Science News, and author of Fooled by Randomness.

Women in SJDM
Friday November 11, 2005 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
City Hall Room of the Sheraton

This is the 2nd annual Women in SJDM conference networking event to
promote advancement of women in the field of JDM. The event will begin with a panel discussion of leading female JDM scholars who will cover topics such as salary negotiation and disparities between men and women, dual-career issues, work/family issues, and tenure angst. Panelists include Linda Babcock, Maya Bar-Hillel, Colleen Moore, Sandra Schneider, and Elke Weber. The event will end with an informal networking session. Both men and women who are interested in these and similar topics are encouraged to attend. Coffee and pastries will be served.


• The Best Student Poster Award is given for the best poster presentation whose first author is a student member of SJDM.

• The Jane Beattie Travel Memorial Scholarship subsidizes travel to the United States for scholarly pursuits related to JDM research, including attendance of the annual meeting.

Program Committee

Craig Fox (institutional memory)
Dan Ariely (program chair)
Derek Koehler (conference coordinator)
Ellen Peters (speaker coordinator)
George Wu (poster chair)
Judy Lin (Organizer galore)
Maya Bar-Hillel (fearless president)
Mike DeKay (institutional memory)
Rachel Croson (communications)
Rebecca Ratner (social chair)
Yuval Rottenstreich (equipment coordinator)

Hotel Information

This year’s meeting will be held at the Sheraton Centre, Toronto. Sheraton Centre, Toronto 123 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9 Canada (416) 361-1000 http://www.sheratontoronto.com/

Further details regarding this event are available at http://www.sjdm.org or http://www.sjdm.org/programs/2005-hotel.pdf