Socal Development


You are Cordially Invited to Attend the 2009 Symposium on Cognitive and Language (SOCAL) Development

Thanks so much to all of you who have sent in abstracts and RSVPed. Also, remember that if you committed to lunch it is $8.00 per person and payment in advance it is preferred (see info at bottom of page).

Newly Available Downloads

Conference presentation schedule [pdf]

Printable directions for conference [pdf]

Conference information


Saturday, May 16, 2009


9am - 4pm


UCLA Campus, Franz Hall

Hosted by

UCLA Language and Cognitive Development Lab


UCLA Baby Lab

Participating Laboratories


Barbara Sarnecka


Scott Johnson

Cathy Sandhofer

Megha Sundara


Tasmin German


David Barner

Gedeon Deak


Toby Mintz

Justin Wood


Directions & Parking

Parking is $9 and everyone should park in Parking Lot 2 at the intersection of Hilgard and Westholme (Parking can be paid for with cash or credit card).

Cross the street (Charles E. Young Drive) from Lot 2 and the tower building with the inverted fountain in front is Franz Hall (Psychology Building).  The conference will take place on the 3rd floor of Franz Hall.  Presentations will be held in 3534 and Poster Presentations in 3435.  Click here to download the campus map.


Breakfast will be provided: mini muffins, danishes, pastries, coffee, tea, orange juice

Lunch will be catered by Poquito Mas (Menu: Chicken and Steak Mini Burritos, Cheese Enchiladas, Cesar Salad, Rice, Black and Pinto Beans, Guacamole, Sour Cream, 5 types of Salsa, and Chips) and will cost $8 per person.

Checks for lunch can be mailed to Sarah Gaither, UCLA Psych Dvlmt, 3291 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563.  Payment by May 10th is strongly preferred but cash/checks can be brought directly to the conference.

Contact Information

Any questions can be directed to Sarah Gaither at or (310) 825-0962. 

Questions or corrections to the website can be directed to Ji Son at