Issues in Cognitive Science - General information for speakers

  • About a month prior to your scheduled talk, please send a title, abstract and a paper (short, if possible; 4-6 pages) that can be disseminated among our graduate students in advance to Paula Monahan, Admin. Coordinator via email at:
  • We generally request that our speakers make their own travel and hotel arrangements. The Franklin Inn is very convenient to RPI. Franklin Square Inn & Suites, 1 Fourth Street, Troy, NY 12180 (518) 274-8800; fax (518) 274-0427; website
    • The closest airport is the Albany Airport which is about 10 -15 miles from Troy. If you will be taking Amtrak, the station is Albany-Rensselaer and is about 15-20 minutes from Troy. Please call and we will coordinate arrangements for pick up.
  • Talks typically are on Wednesdays at Noon and run about 50-55 minutes with up to 30 minutes for questions and discussion. From about 2-5pm there will be meetings with faculty and graduate students. A small group of faculty will take you to dinner at around 6:30pm. Please arrange to arrive Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning well before noon.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Cognitive Science department at (518) 276-6472 or email Paula Monahan at