Speed mentoring at Virtual Psychonomic Meeting

We invite you to participate in the Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS)* speed mentoring program planned for the 2020 Virtual Psychonomic Society Meeting. This will form part of our 20th anniversary meeting! WiCS will host a keynote talk by Virginia Valian entitled "Why Still So Slow" at 4 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2020. This will be followed by an audience Q&A and discussion, a panel, and a presentation about the future of WiCS. Please see the attached flyer for more information. The speed mentoring session will be held from 6:20-7PM.

The WiCS speed mentoring program, launched in 2015, has now taken place at previous meetings of the Psychonomic Society in the US and in Europe, at APS, and at the 2017 ICPS meeting in Vienna. There are several ground rules for speed mentoring: 1. this is a one-time session (i.e., the mentor is not signing on for a longer-term mentoring relationship); 2. the mentee should come with a specific question or two to guide the session and make the most of it; 3. the mentee should send the mentor a CV and the question(s) ahead of time, but not expect that the mentor will have read this information prior to the meeting; and 4. the information shared during the session is to be kept completely confidential.

Both mentors and mentees from the previous sessions have reported finding the experience to be very useful. This is a program for scientists of all genders, for both mentors and mentees.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the Google document at the link given below before November 5.


If you are interested in being mentored, please complete the Google document at the link given below before November 5. At this time, mentoring is open to WiCS members** on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that we have limited availability this year and will put you on a waiting list if we do not have an opening. **WiCS membership is free. You can join at http://www.womenincogsci.org/membership-form


Please share this email with others who you think may be interested. All are welcome.

Questions can be addressed to Natasha Tokowicz: [email protected].