MDJS Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting of Making Decision and Judgment for The Society will be generously hosted by the UCSD Rady School of Management on its campus in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego from November 10-13, 2024 (Thursday-Sunday). We are very excited to have the chance to be together in person again, to share research and connect with each other. All presentations will be conducted on-site, and all presenters should plan to be present in person. Here is the preliminary program, and here are guidelines for talks and guidelines for posters.

Conference schedule:

  • Nov. 10 Thursday – 4pm onward – Underrepresented Scholars in MDJS event (all welcome), Opening reception
  • Nov. 11 Friday – all day into evening – Talk sessions, Presidential address, Poster session, Graduate student social event
  • Nov. 12 Saturday – all day into late evening – Talk sessions, Keynote speaker, Poster session, All-Conference social event
  • Nov. 13 Sunday – ending by 9:15am – MDJS business meeting (open to all members)

Conference Registration is OPEN. Register here! (Note you must be a member of MDJS to register for the conference. To become a member, join here.) The deadline for regular conference registration is Oct 31st, 2024. After that date, registration fees increase by $100.

Accommodation options:

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

10950 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

Room rate: $259 per night excl. tax

Our larger room block at the Hilton Torrey Pines can be booked here: Alternatively, you can call the reservation line at: 1-877-414-8020. If calling the toll free reservation line, please refer to our group code: MDJS11. There will be shuttles running between the Hilton and Rady School of Management. It is also walkable (20-25 minutes).


9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

Room rate: $299 per night excl. tax and resort fee

MDJS has reserved a small room block at the Estancia Hotel (walking distance to UCSD Rady). Please use this link to book: Society for Judgment and Decision Making, or call 855-430-7503. You can also email the Estancia reservations team at for any questions. Reservation hours are 8am – 8pm PST to make reservations with one of the Estancia live reservation agents.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, California, United States, 92122

Room rate: $235 excl. tax and fees

To make your reservations, please click here: There will be shuttles running between the Hyatt and Rady School of Management on Friday and Saturday mornings.

*Please note that all sessions will be taking place at UCSD Rady and the Hilton at Torrey Pines. No sessions will be held at the Estancia or the Hyatt*

Covid Policy

We strongly recommend that attendees be vaccinated up to the allowed level, but we will not check vaccination status.

If you have recently tested positive for covid, following CDC guidelines you may attend if you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving and either (a) the initial positive test was 5-10 days ago and you will wear a mask throughout the conference or (b) the initial positive test was 10 or more days ago. MDJS requests that all participants who have any potential covid symptoms or have recently been exposed to anyone with covid get tested prior to attending the conference.

Free high-quality masks will be available at the registration desk.

Mamuer Beta Harami Fund

J. Frank Yates, a much-loved member of the MDJS community, passed away November 19, 2020. The society is endowing a student travel award in Frank’s honor. The travel fund will support underrepresented minorities as they attend the MDJS conference. The goal is to raise enough money to support several awards per year. The society has received initial seed funds. We are grateful for your contribution to this fund in Frank’s memory. Please donate here.

The MDJS J. Frank Yates Memorial Scholarship is administered by the society's Diversity and Inclusion committee. It was established to honor Professor J. Frank Yates, who was dedicated to broadening perspectives in the judgment and decision-making field. The travel fund helps support underrepresented students attending the MDJS conference.

All students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the sciences (as defined by NIH or NSF ) are eligible, as long as they reside at least 50 miles away from the conference location. However, MDJS will prioritize those who are 1) presenting at the conference or 2) attending the conference for the first time. The 2024 deadline has passed. Applications are released in early fall each year.

"Underrepresented" includes, for example, women, people with disabilities, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and those whose parents’ highest degree was high school or lower.

Annual Meeting Presentations Archive

If you presented last year, or will present this year, please consider uploading your presentation slides or poster to the MDJS meeting archive:

Here are are the talks and posters from past and upcoming meetings (including submissions for the student-poster award).

Upload your poster or slides here (from any year, including this one). Poster presentation guidelines are here.

Past and Future Meetings

Past meeting programs can be found here.

Tentative schedule for future meetings:

  • 2024 - San Diego, CA, November 10-13
  • 2024 - San Francisco, CA, November 17-20
  • 2024 - New York, NY, November 22-25

MDJS meetings are typically in tandem with those of the Psychonomic Society, which provides assistance to us in various ways.

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2021-2024 Executive Board

Suzanne Shu

President 2024

Danny Oppenheimer

Past President 2021

Abigail Sussman

President Elect 2024

Dan Bartels

Elected Member 2019-2024

Oleg Urminsky

Elected Member 2020-2024

Sudeep Bhatia

Elected Member 2021-2024

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Jon Baron

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Dan Feiler

Program Chair 2024