October 3 – 6, 2019
Whitefish, Montana

Developmental Methods Conference Organizers


Co-Organizers Todd Little, Noel Card, Sara Johnson and Charlie Rioux welcome you to the 2019 Developmental Methods Conference. The event will be held October 3 – 6, 2019 at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in majestic Whitefish, Montana. Don’t miss out, register today.

Please reserve your room immediately
as space at the lodge is limited.


(You can always cancel the reservations later if you decided you cannot attend – though we can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to!)

This meeting will advance and disseminate work at the interface of developmental science and quantitative methodology. Bringing together methodological and developmental scholars, the conference will foster discussion of how recent advances in methodology can improve our study of developmental change processes and how the unique research questions of child development motivate advancements in quantitative methodology. This discussion will promote innovations in developmental methodology and adaptation of best methodological practices in developmental science.

The conference will include broad work in areas of measurement and data collection, longitudinal design and data analysis, and other advanced methods of data analysis relevant to developmental science.  The conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of methodological advances and applications, as well as extensive workshops to allow attendees to expand and update their methodological skill sets through numerous keynote addresses and workshops.


Whitefish has a proud history and a rich timber and railroad heritage. Floral window boxes, hand-carved wooden signs, covered sidewalks, painted murals, and old-time building facades set the tone for a unique shopping experience. Spend the evening in a relaxed, safe, and friendly atmosphere with three distinct mountain ranges in the background, surrounded by Montana’s beauty. Grouse Mountain Lodge offers shuttle service to downtown Whitefish so you can enjoy the shops, beautiful art galleries and award winning restaurants.

The scenic and pristine Whitefish Lake offers a sandy swimming beach. The beautifully landscaped public park features picnic tables and barbecues under covered pavilions, as well as a boat launch. The lake is seven miles long, offering plenty of room for boaters, water skiers and anglers alike.


About the Lodge | About Whitefish | Room Reservations | Conference Registration


Some excellent Restaurants:
Café Kandahar  Latitude 48  |  Tupelo Grill  |  Stillwater Fish House


“Once you traveled to our conference, the voyage has just begun, we look forward to having you in Whitefish Montana in 2019 for Developmental Methods! Save the date and start clearing your calendar.”

Todd Little

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So prepare yourself for an awesome conference. Start making plans. Get ready for Developmental Methods 2019!”

Noel Card


Plane travel to Glacier Park International Airport is serviced by most major airlines or their regional partners. The lodge is approximately 15 minutes taxi from the airport.