We are pleased to announce the reformation of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (ASCS). The main activity of the society has been the organisation of conferences. The society now aims to run regular conferences every second year with an eye to becoming the peak body for the interdisciplinary study of the mind in Australasia. The first major event for the reformed society will be a conference held at the brand new Port Macquarie (yes we have an airport, along with our beaches and rainforest) campus of Charles Sturt University on the 7th and 8th of December 2017. Max Coltheart (Macquarie) will keynote the event. This event will include a general meeting of the society to endorse a new constitution and elect a committee consisting of a president, general secretary, treasurer, student representative and communications officer. We will also be seeking expressions of interest from those wanting to host the next conference in 2019. Much more information about the conference will be forthcoming in the next weeks. For now, interested parties are asked to contact Glenn Carruthers (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to a mailing list where information about the society (including a draft constitution, call for nominations for committee positions and information about conferences) will be distributed. Please forward this onto any potentially interested parties.
Glenn Carruthers on behalf of the ASCS reformation advisory committee