The International Institute on Developmental Science (IIDS) was first convened in 1998 as an exchange program intended to stimulate long-term bilateral cooperation between Swedish and foreign universities.
The International Institute on Developmental Science (IIDS) is an annual meeting which brings together international scholars and students for an intensive training on topics related to developmental science. The following chart details the locations, dates, and topics of each of the institutes that have occurred since its inception in 1998. The IIDS meetings have received funding support from the STINT Foundation (Sweden), NIMH, NSF, NICHD, and the sponsoring universities. The IIDS meeting sites have alternated between the United States (Chapel Hill, NC, State College, PA, New York, NY), Sweden, Finland, and Germany. The 12th annual meeting of the IIDS was hosted by the CDS in September 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, followed by the 13th annual meeting that was hosted by New York University and took place in New York, NY in September 2010.
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE PAST ANNUAL EVENTS
|May 23-30, 1998||U.S.- Center for Developmental Science UNC-Chapel Hill||Methods and Models of Developmental Research|
|May 23-28, 1999||Sweden- Stockholm University||Methods and Designs of Developmental Science|
|May 12-18, 2000||U.S.- Center for Developmental Science UNC-Chapel Hill||Biological Aspects of Behavioral Development|
|May 18-22, 2001||Finland- Jyvaskyla||Longitudinal Studies on Behavioral Development|
|May 14-19, 2002||U.S.- Penn State University||The Past, Present, and Future of Longitudinal Studies: Biological and Social Integration|
|June 4-8, 2003||Sweden- Uppsala University||Family and Contexts|
|June 9-12, 2004||Finland- Jyvaskyla||Discontinuity and Nonlinearity in Human Development|
|May 25-28, 2005||U.S.- Center for Developmental Science UNC-Chapel Hill||Integrating Biology and Developmental Science|
|June 5-10, 2006||U.S.- Penn State University||Contexts for Plasticity in Development|
|May 23-27, 2007||Sweden- Örebro University||Health and Well-Being; Mechanisms and Causality|
|October 2-6, 2008||Germany- University of Jena||Changing Contexts and Their Influence on Adaptive and Maladaptive Transitions|
|September 9-12, 2009||U.S.- Center for Developmental Science UNC-Chapel Hill||Robert B. Cairns and Developmental Science: Retrospect and Prospect|
|September 8-10, 2010||U.S.- Institute of Human Development and Social Change New York University, New York, NY||Gene by Environment Interaction and Peers and Social Networks as Contexts for Development|