21st Annual ISIR Conference: September 2021

We are very pleased to announce that the 21st ISIR Annual Conference 2021 will be held virtually for the first time in its history, with registration and abstract submissions now open. We had very much hoped to have an in-person meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands for 2020 and (now) 2021, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to go online this year,

The virtual conference will take place on Zoom on Friday and Saturday, 3-4 September 2021. We have a strong and exciting showing of early career researchers in neuroscience and the biological basis of intelligence, including the following confirmed speakers:

Abdel Abdellaoui (University of Amsterdam) “Socio-Economic Status: a social construct with genetic consequences”
Gregory Clark
(University of California) “Social status through genetic transmission? England 1670-2021”
Adrian Wooldridge (All Saints College, University of Oxford) “Bell-curve liberalism and meritocracy”

Other speakers:
Erhan Genc, Kirsten Hilger, Matt Euler and Roger Beaty. Further information and updates will be announced here as they arise.

Life Time Achievement Award recipient:
Richard Haier (University of California) “Thrills and Chills: my 50 years researching intelligence and what they might mean for you”.

CLICK HERE to register for the conference (you will be sent a Zoom link a week before the start of the conference)

PLEASE NOTE: registration closes MIDNIGHT (Pacific time) on Friday 27th August 2021



Presentation slots by time zone are as follows:

16.00 – 21.00 London

17.00 – 22.00 Amsterdam

08.00 – 14.00 Pacific time

09.00 – 14.00 Mountain time

10.00 – 15.00 Central time

11.00 – 16.00 East Coast time

Although it is regrettable that we are unable to meet in person in Amsterdam, we expect the virtual conference to be exciting and well-attended. Please let your intelligence-curious friends and colleagues know that they are very welcome to attend.

Please do check in regularly for more information as conference details are finalised.

We can’t wait for September so that we can get together once more albeit virtually – it’s been too long!