What We Do

SfN Milestones

The Society for Neuroscience was founded in 1969 with 500 members and the same mission it still holds today. The organization held its first annual meeting in Washington, DC, in 1971, with nearly 1,400 attendees. It began publishing The Journal of Neuroscience 10 years later. Only in recent decades has neuroscience become a recognized discipline. Today, SfN has nearly 38,000 members and attracts approximately 30,000 neuroscientists from around the world to its annual meeting.

SfN Timeline

1969

SfN founded

1971

SfN holds first annual meeting in Washington, DC, with 1,396 attendees

1981

The Journal of Neuroscience publishes first issue.

1985

Membership reaches 10,000

1991

Annual meeting attendance hits 15,000

1993

Abstracts submitted top 10,000

1996

The Journal of Neuroscience publishes online

2002

Membership reaches 30,000

2003

The Journal of Neuroscience begins weekly frequency

2005

35th annual meeting draws record 34,815 attendees

2006

SfN purchases new headquarters building in Washington, DC

2009

Membership reaches 40,000

2012

BrainFacts.org launches

2013

SfN.org launched as hub for the neuroscience field

2014

SfN launches its second journal, eNeuro, an open-access publication



Contact SfN

If you have questions, email elections@sfn.org or call (202) 962-4000.

Want to be heard?
Contact SfN to leave feedback

Feedback

Tools & Resources

Contact SfN

If you have questions, email elections@sfn.org or call (202) 962-4000.

Want to be heard?
Contact SfN to leave feedback

Feedback