Biennial Meetings

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is an international, multidisciplinary, nonprofit professional association whose goal is to promote the understanding of child development through research and dissemination. Members conduct theoretical studies, basic and applied research, and policy analyses to understand and enhance child development. Through its biennial meetings—which draw attendees from 53 countries throughout the world—and publishing efforts, SRCD strives to meet the goal of understanding child development through research while serving as a network and forum for its members and attendees. Members and attendees include professionals and graduate students in psychology, human development, family studies, education, public policy, sociology, social work, psychiatry, pediatrics, and public health. Attendance at the biennial meetings averages 6,500.

2019 Biennial Meeting: Baltimore, MD, USA, March 21 - 23, 2019

Save the Date(s) for future SRCD Biennial Meetings:

  • 2021: Minneapolis, MN, USA, April 8 - 10, 2021

  • 2023: Salt Lake City, UT, USA, March 23 - 25, 2023

  • 2025: Europe (exact location TBA)

  • 2027: Atlanta, GA, USA, April 8 - 10, 2027

  • 2029: St. Louis, MO, USA, March 22 - 24, 2029

Special Topic Meetings

SRCD also conducts meetings in the biennial meeting off-years. Special topic meetings are much smaller and more focused than the biennial meeting.

2020 Special Topic Meetings

  • Construction of the ‘Other’: Development, Consequences, and Applied Implications of Prejudice and Discrimination

    • Date: May 4 - 6, 2020
    • Location: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA
    • Meeting Organizers: Cynthia García Coll, Gustavo Carlo, Linda Halgunseth, Lisa Lopez, and Norma Perez-Brena
  • Learning Through Play and Imagination

    • Date: May 28 - 29, 2020
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    • Meeting Organizers: Thalia Goldstein, Jacob Schatz, Deena Weisberg

NEW for 2020! Special Topic Workshops Meeting

June 12 - 13, 2020 | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

  • Title: Child Abuse Intervention
  • Organizer: Francesca Longo
  • Title: Children's Thinking About Economics and Inequality
  • Organizers: Margaret Echelbarger, Laura Elenbaas
  • Title: Connecting Worlds: Studying Child Development in Underdeveloped Contexts
  • Organizer: Gianluca Esposito
  • Title: Translating Early Childhood Care and Education Interventions Across Cultures
  • Organizers: Barbara Rogoff, Gilda Morelli