We are pleased to announce the Third Control Processes Conference that will take place at Brown University in Providence, RI USA on May 16-18th, 2019.

Update: The Final Program is available here: Control Processes Final Program.

Synopsis of Meeting
“Control Processes” is a small, single track meeting that brings together scientists addressing cognitive control function from a range of approaches and levels of analysis. Participants at past meetings have included scientists approaching cognitive control from human cognitive psychology, computational modeling, neuroscience, anatomy, disease and disorder, and animal models.

For information on the previous meetings, go to the main conference website: http://controlprocesses.com

Adam R. Aron, UC San Diego
David Badre, Brown University
Roshan Cools, Donders Institute

Meeting Registration
Applications to attend the meeting are now closed.
For those who have received a registration code by email, please now go here to register for the conference.

Registration includes:
1) Attendance at the opening lecture and reception on May 16 – Welcome and Registration starts at 5pm, the lecture starts at 6pm.
2) Attendance at all sessions of the main meeting (May 17-18) – Both days run from 8:30am to 6pm.

The conference banquet will be on Friday evening (May 17) at the award-winning Gracie’s Restaurant in Providence. Attendance is not included in the registration fee. Seats for the banquet ($50 per person) are limited to 50 and are available on a first come first serve basis.


A room block is available for registered attendees at a conference rate at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Downtown Providence. The link for booking through this block was sent by email to conference attendees. If you prefer another hotel, there are several to be found in Providence area that are near downtown and Brown University.

Regardless of the option you choose, we encourage attendees to book hotels immediately. We have learned that Johnson and Wales University and University of Rhode Island will have their graduations the same weekend as the conference, and so rooms may fill up quickly.

Here is a short list of other hotels in Providence with links.

Providence Biltmore: A historic hotel in downtown Providence.
Hotel Providence: A small boutique hotel
The Dean Hotel: A quite unique boutique hotel in downtown
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Omni Providence Hotel
The Old Court Bed and Breakfast: A historic bed and breakfast (very limited availability)
Providence Marriott Downtown
Hilton Providence
Hampton Inn and Suites, Providence Downtown
Courtyard Marriott, Providence
Hilton Garden Inn Providence

Travel to Providence
You can book air travel to either T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI or Boston Logan Airport (BOS).

From PVD to downtown Providence: Taxis are available at the airport (around 20 minutes).

From Boston Logan to Providence by Bus:
Peter Pan Bus from Boston Logan International Airport to Kennedy Plaza, Providence

To meet the bus: Go to the Lower Level (Arrivals) – outside Terminals A, B, C and E.
Follow the orange and white signage for “Scheduled Bus”.

Ticket Sales:
There is no ticket agency at the airport – It is recommended that you purchase/print e-ticket in advance. If you do not have an e-ticket, an exact cash fare may be purchased with the driver. Please note, exact cash fare tickets may not be available to all destinations. Please ask driver for assistance if your route is not available for a cash fare.

Taxi cabs are available at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence to your hotel and several of the hotels are within walking distance.

From Boston Logan to Providence by Train:
If you prefer a train, there are two train options from Boston, MA to Providence, RI.

Both train services leave from Boston’s South Station. You can take a taxi there, or the MBTA Silver Line Bus (link here for route and schedule) will take you from Logan Airport to South Station.

From South Station you can take the commuter rail to Providence station: Providence/Stoughton Line outbound toward Wickford Junction
Or, you can take Amtrak to Providence Station. https://www.amtrak.com/home.html

Once arrived at Providence Station, taxi cabs are available outside of the train station and several of the downtown hotels are within walking distance of the station.


Data Blitz format:
Data Blitzes are an opportunity to hear about one interesting current finding or question that a speaker is investigating in her/his lab. They will be 1 data figure presented on 1 slide in 2 minutes, followed by a 5 min discussion period.  We hope this format will provide an overview of what people are doing and can lead to continued discussion informally throughout the meeting. If you are interested in presenting your work in this format, just mark your interest on the application. As these presentations are ideally of very current and even unpublished results from your lab, there is no need to provide a title or abstract for the data blitz.
Poster format:
Posters will be set up in Studio 1 in the Granoff Center where the meeting will take place and will be available for viewing on both Friday and Saturday. Board dimensions on which to hang your poster are 242 centimeters wide by 121 centimeters tall. Please bring posters on Friday morning.

Confirmed Speakers at the 2019 meeting

Matthew Botvinick
Danielle Bassett
Earl Miller
Catherine Hartley
Rogier Mars
Roshan Cools
Gordon Logan
Mona Garvert
Ida Momennejad
Stefano Fusi
Sebastian Musslick
Alexandra Woolgar
Brad Love
Sam Gershman
Yaara Erez
Tim Buschman
Nico Schuck
Marcelo Mattar
Adam Aron
Jan Wessel
Mehrdad Jazayeri
Kareem Zaghloul
Inge Leunissen