The theme of last year's National Cognitive Science Conference was The Cognitive Revolution 2.0. Keynote speakers included Michael Arbib, Karen Emmorey, and Berthold Reinwald. The conference considered a new frontier in our field engendered by the growing popularity of practical applications.
The theme of 2017’s National Cognitive Science Conference was the Cognition at Work. Keynote speakers included Don Norman from The Design Lab and Nate Bolt, founder of Ethnio. The conference highlighted the inner mechanisms of the brain along with the practical applications of cognition in the real world.