We are seeking to bring together researchers from various career levels, countries, and disciplines to present their work on regional (i.e., intranational) cultural differences. Preference will be given to submissions that are both methodologically rigorous and accessible to an interdisciplinary audience.


Presenters may submit a poster, data blitz talk (5-minute talk), or individual talk (12 min talk + 3 min Q&A). Only one submission per presenter is allowed. If you are not accepted for your requested submission type, we may offer the opportunity to present in another format (e.g., as a data blitz instead of an individual talk). Female and non-binary scholars, underrepresented groups, and individuals from underrepresented regions of the world are particularly encouraged to submit their work.


Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Descriptive accounts of regional cultural differences

  • Historical and contemporary ecological, economic, and social causes of cultural and psychological differences across regions

  • Political, economic, social, and health-related consequences of regional cultural differences on the regional macro-level and the individual micro-level

  • Regional cultural dynamics over time

  • Data and methods to measure and analyze regional cultural differences

  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of regional cultural differences and theoretical frameworks for future research

Travel awards

We can offer a small number of travel awards (500,- USD for overseas attendees, 250,- USD for European attendees). Priority for these awards will be given to graduate students. You may indicate whether you would like to be considered for a travel award when you submit your presentation.

Submission information

Title and author name(s)/affiliation(s)

Abstract (1500 characters maximum): Please provide a summary of your research, including information about your research questions, methods, and the relevance and practical applications of your work. Your abstract should be understandable to people outside of your field.

Career stage and scientific discipline of the first author

Ethnicity and gender identification of the first author

Submission and Registration closed