Recently, I attended the second IASAT conference held in Liverpool. A colleague pointed me to their website and the conference, and I signed up for it within the week. It was a good experience. Small group of 80 people or so. Felt like an expert meeting. Very informative and enjoyable talks that broadly relate to topics that I am interested in and/or doing research on, including talks about all the ins and outs of affective touch, simulated affective touch using devices, attachment, and parenting influences of the mother and the father. I am finishing up my dissertation in the coming months, so this was a very useful boost of information that I will be using in my writing. Check out their website!