2024 Conference of the
International Society for Research on Emotion

A view of Belfast City  at dusk with Belfast City Hall in the foreground

About the Conference

We are happy to announce that the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) conference will take place in-person on 17 to 20 July 2024 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

ISRE2024 will take place on the main campus of Queen’s University Belfast: in the Whitla Hall, the Great Hall, and the Peter Froggatt Centre (see location for more details).

The ISRE conference is an exciting opportunity to meet international colleagues, present your work, and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in emotion research. ISRE members study emotions from a wide range of disciplines including affective computing, anthropology, art and design, education, history, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology and sociology.

VISA warning

To arrive in Belfast for #ISRE2024 with ease, make sure that you meet the entry requirements! You may need both a UK visa and an Irish visa if you fly through the Republic of Ireland: one for travelling to Northern Ireland; and one for the Republic of Ireland.

Find more guidance here https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/iss/OtherVisas/RoI/

Any questions? Contact us at ISRE24@qub.ac.uk


  • Pre-Conference & Main Conference Submission Closed
  • Main Conference Decisions Announced
  • Early registration ends 30 April, 23:59 PST
  • Registration system open now: Register here (more details on the registration fees here)

Invited Keynotes

Click here to see the invited keynote speakers.


We are thrilled to offer an array of pre-conference events designed to enrich your experience and deepen your engagement with the topics at hand. Dive into specialized workshops, networking sessions, and interactive discussions led by experts in their respective fields:

Some of the pre-conferences also provide opportunities for attendees to showcase their work through poster presentations and flash talks. For specific details and deadlines regarding submissions, please visit the dedicated websites for each pre-conference event.

Registration for pre-conference events is integrated into the ISRE main event registration system. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to jumpstart your conference experience.

ISRE Travel Awards

We’re excited to announce applications are open for our Travel Awards at ISRE24. These awards support scholars facing financial barriers.

Eligible attendees can submit their application to the ISRE2024 Organizers (ISRE24@qub.ac.uk ) by 30 April, more details here.

Emotion Express: One minute to inspire!

The International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) is pleased to invite YOU to take on a challenge: tell people about your research using language that is accessible to a general audience, or those who might not be familiar with emotion research and get them as excited about emotions as we are. Take this opportunity to challenge yourself, expand/put into practice your communication skills, and bridge the gap between our research community and your grandparents, friends and wider society.

Record your one-minute pitch and share with the world your passion. The EXTENDED submission deadline is 24 May. More information available on the ISRE Website here.

The challenge awards two top prizes, each accompanied by two runner-up prizes. All prizes include certificates, and the two winners receive a cash prize of USD $200 each.

  • Emotion Express – Public’s Choice Award: Voted by the public (online) before the ISRE24 conference. Votes will be counted based on trackable engagements on ISRE social media accounts.
  • Emotion Express – Peers’ Choice Award: Voted onsite by ISRE24 attendees during the conference in Belfast.

Event Sponsors

Click here to see the event sponsors.