The conference and affiliated events will be held from August 1, 2021 to August 4, 2021 using Zoom. The participants will receive the details and updates about Zoom events by email when the registration closes on July 25, 2021.

Conference and affiliated events: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021 & Thursday, August 5: satellite events, workshops, and symposia 
Monday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 4, 2021: main conference   

Time – Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

Sunday, August 1

Symposium, Tutorial

15:00-19:00 Afternoon Session: Parallel Sessions, Break 17:00-17:15 

Heather Burte, Jung Eun Hong and Michael N. DeMers 
(Texas A&M University, University of West Georgia, New Mexico State University, USA) 
Developing Geospatial Expertise 

Mehul Bhatt, Jakob Suchan, Vasiliki Kondyli and Vipul Nair 
(Örebro University, Universität Bremen, University of Skövde, Sweden / Germany) 
Spatial Cognition and Artificial Intelligence: Methods for In-The-Wild Behavioural Research in Visual Perception 

19:00 Social program in GatherTown
( using GatherTown )

Monday, August 2

Workshop, Main conference

12:00-15:00 Tobii Workshop on Eye Tracking research in screen-based solutions (Workshop)

Main Conference
15:00-15:15 Opening Ceremony

15:15-16:30 Keynote
Prof. Sara Irina Fabrikant
University of Zurich
Smart cartography for wise navigation assistance

Chair: Ruth Dalton (Lancaster University, UK)  

16:30-16:40 Break

16:40-18:00 Session 1   

Chair: Michael Peer (University of Pennsylvania, USA) 

Iva Brunec, Melissa Nantais, Jennifer Sutton, Russell Epstein and Nora Newcombe 
(Temple University, University of Western Ontario, Brescia University College, University of Pennsylvania, USA / Canada) 
Exploration patterns and environmental structure shape cognitive maps 

Kate Lawson, Robert Woodry and Elizabeth Chrastil 
(University of California, Irvine, USA) 
Does exploration behavior explain navigation performance? 

18:00-18:10 Break

18:10-19:40 Poster session 1 [ presentations ]

19:40 Social program in GatherTown
( using GatherTown )

Tuesday, August 3

 Main conference

15:00-16:15 Keynote
Dr. Laure Rondi-Reig
CNRS Research Director, Sorbonne University
Cerebellar networks of spatial cognition in rodents and humans 

Chair: Nora Newcombe (Temple University, USA)  

16:15-16:30 Break

16:30-18:30 Session 2

Chair: Iva Brunec (Temple University & University of Pennsylvania, USA) 

Gozdem Arikan, Peter Boddy and Kenny Coventry 
(University of East Anglia, UK) 
Action Speaks Louder than Words and Gaze: The Relative Importance of Modalities in Deictic Reference 

Snejana Shegheva and Ashok Goel
(Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) 
The Role of Symmetry in Core Geometry 

Max Kinateder and Emily A. Cooper 
(National Research Council Canada, University of California, Berkeley, Canada / USA) 
Assessing effects of reduced vision on spatial orientation ability using virtual reality 

18:30-18:40 Break

18:40-20:10 Poster session 2 [ presentations ]

20:10 Social program in GatherTown ]
( using GatherTown )

Wednesday, August 4

Main conference

15:00-17:00 Session 3               

Chair: Aina Puce (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA) 

Jeremias Stüber, Lina Junctorius and Annette Hohenberger 
(University of Osnabrück, Germany) 
Tracking Non-Visual Eye Movements Non-Invasively: Comparing Manual and Automatic Annotation Styles 

Andrius Pašukonis 
(Stanford University, USA) 
Cognitive maps in rainforest frogs 

Alina Tu and Elizabeth R. Chrastil 
(University of California, Irvine, USA) 
The relationship between hippocampal subfield volumes and navigation ability

17:00-17:15 Break

17:15-18:45 Poster session 3 [ presentations ]

18:45-20:00 Keynote
Prof. Steve Franconeri
Northwestern University
Visual Attention Flexibly Creates Spatial Structure

Chair: David Uttal (Northwestern University, USA) 

20:10 Conference closing

Thursday, August 5


14:00 – 16:30 Visuospatial indicators in perceptual, clinical, and educational settings
Participation is free for everybody, but registration is needed