Annual Meeting of The Jean Piaget Society
Radisson Hotel Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, California
Forms | Note to Presenters
of the Jean Piaget Society 2001 meeting is inspired by Piaget's
book Biology and Knowledge which explores the mutual implications
of evolution and development. Whereas the 1995 symposium considered
the evolution of human behavioral development as revealed through
comparisons of human and nonhuman primate species, JPS 2001 extends
and elaborates the theme by also considering the evolution of brain
development in human and nonhuman primates. The theme focuses on
the evolution of experience-contingent brain development underlying
cognitive construction, language acquisition, and personal identity.
The important implications of recent studies that emphasize the
constructive nature of brain development and evolution will be discussed
by distinguished plenary speakers that include Terrance Deacon,
V.S. Ramachadran and Annette Karmiloff-Smith. The evolution and
acquisition of languages is given special emphasis with the inclusion
of Dan Slobin and Elizabeth Bates as plenary speakers. In addition,
a special feature seminar on Piaget's Biology and Knowledge
will be led by several Piagetian scholars.
will be held at the Radisson Hotel at the Berkeley Marina, where
the 1995 meeting took place. This is one of the most beautiful
settings on the San Francisco Bay, with views of San Francisco,
Golden Gate Bridge, and Mt. Tam in Marin. The hotel is located
adjacent to Cesaer Chavez Park which has several miles of walking
trails along the shore. There is easy access to downtown San Francisco
via the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) and to the University
of California, Berkeley campus. The hotel has a complete health
club including state-of-the art exercise equipment, lap pool,
whirlpool, and sauna and a separate family pool. Sailboat and
motorboat rentals, windsurfing, fishing charters and golf or tennis
are available nearby.
We have negotiated
excellent hotel rates for those registering before May 1.
- Room Rates:
- $109 single
or double room
- $125 room with
- 200 Marina Boulevard
- Berkeley California
- Telephone: (510)
- Fax: (510) 548-7944
info | hotel
There are several ways to get from the San Francisco Airport to
the Radisson Hotel at the Berkeley Marina. The Bayporter Express
Airport Shuttle Service offers door-to-door service for $19 one-way
from 5:30am to midnight. You can board the shuttle on the Departure
(Upper) Level at SFO. Below are directions taken from the Bayporter
They also offer service
from the Oakland airport. Reservations are not required, but you
can contact them at:
- Arrive SFO,
lower level, pick up your luggage.
- Go to upper
level of the airport terminal that you arrived.
- Walk outside,
look for the pedestrian crosswalk, you will see Red directional
signs that point toward the direction of BayPorter Express service.
- Take the pedestrian
crosswalk to the center island, follow the directional arrows
to our boarding area.
- You will see
an attendant with a red coat and hat, standing under the red
sign that has BayPorter Express name on it. Tell this attendant
that you wish to take BayPorter Express to your destination.
- The attendant
will call the next available BayPorter Express Van up to the
- If you have
any concerns, you may call 1-877-467-1800 from any pay telephone
at the airport and discuss them with our reservation agent.
- For Reservations
(Toll free, throughout the Bay Area)
- Outside the Bay Area
or 1-415-656-4349 for Reservations by FAX
preview of JPS 2002 ...
Embodied Mind and Consciousness: Developmental Perspectives
Willis Overton and Ulrich Mueller, Organizers
speak of the body and of life in general, but only of the animal
body and animal life, of the human body and of human life. (Merleau-Ponty)
In ever widening
circles of academic and professional discourse, the body is being
discussed as both a physical structure and a form of lived experience.
The concept of embodiment is increasingly called upon to
account for the contextualization of perception, thinking, feeling,
and desire as these and other processes emerge from a body actively
engaged in a world of sociocultural and physical objects. JPS
2002 will provide a forum for exploring conceptions of the development
of the embodied mind and consciousness from biological, psychological,
and cultural perspectives. We invite your participation in what
promises to be a program of exceptional caliber. Please join us
Previous Annual Meetings:
2000 | 1999
| 1998 | 1997
| 1996 | 1995