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Fechner Day 2015

31st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics

The 31st meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics (ISP) will be held in Québec, Canada, 17th – 21st of August, 2015. You are invited to join us in the beautiful Old Québec (Québec City, Canada), for Fechner Day 2015.

Please bookmark the conference’s website and visit frequently for updates.


The conference will be held in Hôtel Clarendon (Québec City), the second oldest hotel in North America.

 57, rue Sainte-Anne

Vieux-Québec, Québec G1R 3X4 Canada

1 888 222-3304



Rooms (single or double, without breakfast): 159 CAN $ + tax ( < 200 CAN $)

(Note: As of December 8 2014, 200 CAN $ = 175 US $ = 141 Euros)

Numerous other hotels are available in the area, fitting all wishes and budgets, from luxury to economy, and several restaurants are at a walking distance from the Clarendon.

Getting to Québec

  1. Flying to Québec

The closest international airport is Aéroport Jean-Lesage, Québec City. The journey time by taxi from the airport to the Clarendon is about 25 minutes.

  1. By car
  • Access Via Highway 40

Highway 40 becomes 440, then Blvd. Charest and St Paul. To the Palace Station, turn right on St-Nicolas becomes Côte du Palais. Go to the intersection of Côte du Palais and the Rue Saint-Jean. You need to turn left on rue Saint-Jean, which becomes the Côte de la Fabrique and continue on that road for about 300 m. Then turn right on rue des Jardins. You must continue on this road until the intersection of rue Sainte-Anne, where you’ll arrive at the Hotel Clarendon (57 Ste-Anne).

  • Access Via Highway 20

Highway 20 and Pierre-Laporte Bridge Blvd exit. Laurier. Continue on this street for 11 km to the Parliament (hence the name change to Grande Allée after 7.5 km). Continue on the same road that becomes the St. Louis Street for 500 m. Then you should turn left onto the rue des Jardins. You’ll be on the street for 50 m. Then take the 1st turning right while remaining on the rue des Jardins. Finally turn left on rue Sainte Anne. Our valets await you at the hotel at 57 rue Sainte-Anne.

  • Parking

Do not drive around all day. Save time and complication by using the Hotel Clarendon’s Valet service for 25$ plus taxes per night, in and out privileges. Leave the car out front and our bellman will be glad to assist you.

Registration and Society Membership

Registration will open mid-February, please click the following link.

Early registration (until May 1st, 2015) fees will be 300 CAN (+ tax)*, and 400 CAN (+tax) thereafter. Student rates are 150 CAN (+tax).

*tax is 5% for people outside Québec province; and about 15% for people from Québec province

Please note that delegates must be members of the ISP, with membership dues paid for the current year (USD 100 for full members, USD 40 for students).

Please visit the right panel to pay your membership dues for 2015.

Call for papers

Authors are invited to submit papers and propose theme sessions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Sensory processes
  • Perception of space and time
  • Crossmodal processing
  • Psychophysical methods
  • Mathematical and computational models
  • Animal psychophysics
  • History and philosophy of psychophysics
  • Cognitive factors in psychophysics (e.g. memory, attention)
  • Practical applications

Submit theme session proposals and abstracts to

  •     Theme session proposals
    •  Name and affiliation of the convener/organizer of the Theme Session
    • Title of the Theme Session
    • Abstract (up to 250 words) explaining the aim of the Theme Session
    • Names and affiliations of the speakers in the Theme Session

(Preliminary titles of their talks, if already known)

Specify subject: “Theme session proposal”

NEW Deadline: March 31, 2015

  •  Free talks and posters
    • Author(s)’ name(s) and affiliation(s)
    • Title of the presented work
    • Abstract (up to 150 words)
    • Preferred presentation form: talk or poster

Specify subject: “Abstract submission”

Deadline: April 5, 2015

For details concerning preparation of the proceedings papers and the submission procedure visit Fechner Day website.  The format will be the same as the one used in the past two years.

Summary of important dates

  • Proposals for Theme Sessions until: March 31, 2015
  • Free talks and posters submission until: April 5, 2015
  • Early registration ends: May 1st, 2015
  • Proceedings papers submission until: June 7, 2015
  • Registration closes: July 19, 2015

Special events

We will begin with a welcome reception on Monday Evening (5 to 7), August 17th, and continue with the conference from Tuesday morning, August 18th until Friday, August 21st. The Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday evening, August 20th.

The Gala dinner is not included in the registration fees.

The dinner will be out of town at Manoir Montmorency (110 CAN $).

We look forward to seeing you in Québec.

Simon Grondin

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