2019 July 11-13: Minneapolis, MN

Welcome to the website for the 2019 International Society for Intelligence Research conference. This year, the meeting will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota has a special place in the history of twin studies, which have taught us a lot about intelligence. The city is home to the world famous study of twins reared apart (see Science paper) which was led by Professor Thomas Bouchard who, we are delighted to say, will be speaking at the conference. There is a fantastic line-up of confirmed renowned speakers. If you have not been to an ISIR meeting before but would like ...

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19th Annual ISIR Conference: Edinburgh, 2018: July 13-15

Local hosts Dr. Michelle Luciano and Professor Timothy Bates warmly welcome you Edinburgh. The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. Conference Highlights Conference Flyer (pdf) Meeting Programme (online) PRESIDENT'S INVITED ADDRESS: Madness, Genius and the origin of the brain: Molecular building blocks for the behavioural repertoire Click HERE KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Genetics Determines Social Status: Evidence and Implications from an English ...

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2017: July 14-16 in Montreal

18th Annual meeting of ISIR: Montreal, Canada. July 14-16 Updates: YouTube videos of our keynote speakers, and distinguished awardees and guests! Professor Mat McGue: President's invited speaker keynote: Up now! Professor Jim Flynn: Lifetime achievement award lecture: Up now! Professors Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski: Keynote Lecture: Up now! Professor Steven Pinker: Distinguished Contributor Interview: Up now! Registration available on the 14th at the MNI (Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801, University St) in front of the De Granpré amphithe...

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2016: St Petersburg, Russia July 15-17

The 2016 local hosts: Yulia Kovas, Tatiana Tikhomirova, and Sergey Malykh. The conference offers an unrivalled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. Welcome Letter here (pdf). And a welcome video here. Conference Guides [one_half last="no"] View or print the ISIR-Flier-2016, Schedule-at-a-glance, Full Program! (pdf), Practical Information, Summer School programme LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ADDRESS K Warner Schaie, founder of the Seattle Longitudinal Study KEYNOTE ADDRESS Yu...

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2015: Albuquerque, New Mexico September 18-20

Watch keynote talks on YouTube! President's Invited Address: Steven Pinker Keynote Address: Roberto Colom Holden Award: Alice Dreger Invited Address: Paul Sackett & Nathan Kuncel Distinguished Contributor Interview: Robert Plomin The conference offers an unrivalled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. The 2015 local hosts were Professors Rex Jung and Ron Yeo. Conference Highlights [one_half last="no"] ISIR 2015 full program! View or print the Conference Flyer! L...

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