XXI ICIS Biennial Congress
June 29 – July 3rd, 2018

Headquarters Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Ron Haskins

Ron Haskins

Co-director the Brookings Center on Children and Families and Budgeting for National Priorities Project

A former White House and congressional advisor on welfare issues, Ron Haskins co-directs the Brookings Center on Children and Families and Budgeting for National Priorities Project. An expert on preschool, foster care, and poverty—he was instrumental in the 1996 overhaul of national welfare policy.

Stan Dehaene

Stan Dehaene

Professor at the College de France and director of INSERM’s Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit

Research areas include numerical cognition, the neural basis of reading and the neural correlates of consciousness. Major awards include the James S McDonnell Foundation Centennial Fellowship (1999), Louis D. Prize from the Institut de France (2003) and the Brain Prize (2014)

Patricia Kuhl

Patricia Kuhl

Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and co-director of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington

She specializes in language acquisition and the neural bases of language.  Internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn. Her work has played a major role in demonstrating how early exposure to language alters the brain.

Program Committee

Jenny Saffran (Chair)

Wisconsin University

Laura Lakusta

Montclair State University

Margaret Tresch Owen

University of Texas, Dallas

Roberta Golinkoff

University of Delaware

Getting To Philly

Philadelphia International Airport

Twenty-five airlines offer 525 daily departures to 129 destinations, including 38 international destinations.


Philly is a major hub along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and Keystone lines Hourly service from Washington and New York

4th of July Fun!

Stay an extra day and celebrate America’s July 4th birthday in the America’s Birthplace

No. 1 Most Exciting Place to See in the U.S. in 2016

Lonely Planet

One of America’s Greatest Eating Cities

Bon Apetit

No. 1 Place to Go in the U.S. in 2015

N.Y. Times

One of ’25 Incredible Destinations’ from Across the Globe

Fodor Travel's Go List 2016

Best Urban Trail in America

USA Today and 10 Best Readers Choice Awards

No. 2 Best Shopping City in the World

Conde Nast Traveler 2015 Reader's Choice Awards