ISIR 2024: Zürich

We are pleased to officially announce the 24th annual ISIR conference, which will be held in beautiful Zürich, Switzerland! The conference will be held from July 29–31, 2024 at ETH Zürich and will be hosted by Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern. As always, we will have a special IMC welcome event the evening before the conference begins on July 28.

While many details are still forthcoming, we already have an exciting lineup of invited speakers, keynotes and award-winners.

Camilla Benbow is our 2024 Distinguished Interviewee, Matt McGue our 2024 Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and our 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Wendy Johnson, will be accepting her award and speaking in Zürich as well. Confirmed keynotes include Sophie von Stumm, Rich Haier, Franzis Preckel, and Klaus Oberauer, with more to come.

Our IMC welcome evening is shaping up to be just as exciting. Our special guest speakers for the event include Stephen Ceci, Wendy Williams, and Brooke Macnamara. Be sure to arrive early to enjoy this fantastic lineup on July 28th!

Student travel

All graduate students and postdocs with an accepted oral or poster presentation for ISIR automatically qualify for $1,500 in travel support (for traveling from outside of Europe) or $1,000 of travel support (for those traveling from within Europe) from the Institute of Mental Chronometry.  In addition, for these students & postdocs, if they would like to attend IMC’s Welcoming Reception the day before ISIR, an additional $200 of support will be added to each of these amounts. These travel awards are also sponsored by IMC, and the Welcoming Reception is in part to honor the graduate students and postdocs who have been awarded travel grants. This is an excellent venue for students to meet each other as well as leaders in the field, so don’t miss out.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is closed as of March 31st! We had an unprecedented number of abstract submissions this year. Acceptance notices went out on May 1; we appreciate your patience while we work on the schedule.


The following hotels are in walking distance (or 1-2 Tram-stops for those with high heels or other constraints) from ETH Zürich. Note: Hotels are listed in roughly ascending order of cost, with the most expensive at the bottom. There is no guarantee that any of the below will still have available rooms. To avoid issues, please book as soon as you can.

Hotel Marta: Zentral, stilvoll und preiswert – hotel marta Zürich

St. Josef: Familienhotel, Pension und ruhiges Hotel – Ferienaufenthalt in Zürich im HOTEL St. Josef *** (

Royal-Hotel: Royal Hotel Zurich – Ihr Urban Hotel im Stadtzentrum

Hotel Rütli:

Central Plaza: Central Plaza – Guest Reservations

Hotel Florhof:

Leonardo: Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof Zurich | Leonardo Hotels (

Further details will be announced as they become confirmed. Feel free to share our conference flyer with any friends or colleagues who might be interested in attending. See you in Zürich!