Welcome to the NVB Preconference!

Scheduled date:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

We are pleased to announce the third annual nonverbal behavior (NVB) preconference at SPSP, which will take place Thursday, February 13 in Austin, TX! The preconference will include invited addresses from leaders in the field, brief talks (in the data blitz tradition of SPSP), and a poster session. This preconference offers a unique opportunity to meet others who share your research interests, to network, to present your most recent findings, and to learn what others are doing!


Four invited lectures from accomplished nonverbal scholars from varied disciplines: Mark Frank (University at Buffalo, State University of New York), Howard Friedman (University of California, Riverside), Amy Halberstadt (North Carolina State University), and Nick Rule (University of Toronto).

Competitively selected brief talks, which offer a chance for researchers and students to present their findings in paper form, as opposed to poster form.

A poster session for individuals preferring this presentation style.

The submission deadline for brief talks and posters is November 30. Posters may be accepted after this date provided space is available. Please go to the submission page to submit your short and long abstracts. Posters to be presented at the SPSP conference may be presented at the nonverbal preconference as well.

The preferred registration deadline is January 1, 2014. Registration may be available at the door, but the number of registrants will be limited, so advanced registration is strongly encouraged.The registration fee is $80 for faculty /researchers and $60 for students.  If you have any questions regarding the preconference, feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!


Sally Farley and Judy Hall
Preconference Organizers



8:00-8:45 a.m. Check in and registration

8:45-9:00 a.m. Introductory remarks: Sally Farley

9:00-9:40 a.m. Invited address: Mark Frank

“Pinocchio Lost: Nonverbal Behavior and Detecting Lies”

9:45-10:25 a.m. Invited address: Amy Halberstadt

“Developmental Issues in Nonverbal Communication Through the Lifespan”

10:30-12:00 p.m. Brief talks:

Burgoon, Carrard, Frauendorfer, Goh, Khooshabeh, Latu, and Smith

12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:50-1:50 p.m. Brief talks:

Gobel, Murphy, Rachl, Re, Vacharkulksemsuk, and Van Zant

1:50-2:20 p.m. Poster session (up also through the coffee break)

2:20-2:50 p.m. Coffee break and SPSP registration

2:50-3:30 p.m. Invited address: Howard Friedman

“Charismatic Avatars and Pandora’s Box”

3:35-4:15 p.m. Invited address: Nick Rule

“Thinner than Thin Slices: The Predictive Power of Static Nonverbal Cues”

4:15-4:30 p.m. Closing remarks: Judy Hall

Partial funding provided by Springer Science+Business Media, publishers of the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.