The Society for Affective Science (SAS) will hold its annual conference on April 27- 29, 2017 in Boston, MA.

The Society for Affective Science is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering basic and applied research in the variety of fields that study affect broadly defined.

The 4th Annual SAS Positive Emotions Pre-Conference, which will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017, is chaired by Christopher Oveis, Sara Algoe, and Jennifer Stellar. The pre-conference will feature state-of-the-science research on positive emotions and attracts the best and rising scholars of the field. The past three pre-conferences have been a resounding success, with attendees who span scientific disciplines and career statuses. The goal for the coming year is to build on the momentum of the previous three years, and incorporate junior researchers and speakers from research labs and topics that have not yet been represented. This year’s program will feature a keynote address from David DeSteno and invited talks from other leaders in the field. In addition to showcasing excellent recent work on positive emotions, the program aims to promote new connections and collaboration between attendees.

A key feature of the day is the Flash Talk format. Researchers are invited to submit their latest and greatest findings to be considered for a five-minute talk (deadline is February 17, 2017). Flash Talk speakers span career status from faculty to graduate students. To submit your work for consideration, send title, authors/affiliations, and abstract (including sample size, methods, and contribution to positive emotions literature, no more than 250-words) to

Registration is available here.

IPPA is pleased to support the SAS Positive Emotions Pre-Conference as part of our mission to advance the science of positive psychology.

Update: Read the report from the Positive Emotions Pre-Conference here.