A few weeks ago I attended a conference organized by the Tory Higgins lab, here at Columbia.
This conference brought together influential researchers from social psychology and neuroscience, as well as scholars from other related fields such as political science and critical theory.
I think this was the best conference I've attended so far. The quality of the talks and their breadth was great, and the mixture of speakers blended together to produce a distilled picture of the essentials of advanced motivation science.
Maya Rossignac-Milon which helped Prof. Higgins organized the conference kindly uploaded the videos to youtube, and you can now see them for yourself. If you're an experimental psychologist you really should listen to these speakers.
Here's the list of speakers:
Roland Benabou, Kent Berridge, Charles Carver, Ayelet Fishbach, Susan Fiske, Tory Higgins, Arie Kruglanski, Robert Jervis, Rose McDermott, Richard M. Ryan, John Salamone, Laurie Santos, Barry Schwartz, Yaacov Trope, Kathleen Vohs, Jeremy Waldron