Past Event

Curiosity, Creativity and Complexity Conference 2020

May 18, 2020 - May 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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**Due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Curiosity, Creativity and Complexity Conference on May 18-19, 2020 is being postponed. We are currently seeking to reschedule for the 2020-2021 academic year. All registrants will be notified of the new date when it is finalized. If you are not registered but would like to receive future notifications, please sign up here

All registration costs will be fully reimbursed. If you registered but haven’t heard from us by the end of April, please be in touch at [email protected]

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this particularly trying time in global history.**

How does the brain cope with Complexity? How do we make decisions when confronted with practically infinite streams of information? On May 18-19, 2020, Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute is hosting a two-day conference dedicated to the idea that Curiosity and Creativity play key roles in this process. 

The conference showcases cutting edge research in Neuroscience and Psychology (neural mechanisms of cognitive control, exploration, decision-making, information demand, memory and creativity), Computer Science (artificial curiosity and intrinsic motivation) and Economics (decision making and information demand). Alongside formal presentations, the conference will encourage ample interactions among faculty, students and postdocs through informal discussions and poster presentations.

Click here for more information, including the list of organizers and confirmed speakers.

Generous sponsorship is provided by Columbia's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Center for Science and Society, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and Program for Economic Research.