Guidelines for Participating in SfN Events
Speaking at meetings and conferences is one important venue. The following guidelines have been adopted by the SfN to achieve diverse representation of the neuroscience community at meetings and conferences.
All sponsored and non-sponsored events and satellite meetings associated with the annual SfN meeting will adhere to these guidelines.* Organizers of other meetings and conferences to be sponsored, endorsed, or advertised by the SfN on its Web site or in its publications should also follow these guidelines.
Please provide a brief statement indicating how the organizers of your meeting/symposium have addressed the following guidelines or explaining why they could not conform to a particular guideline. This statement is needed before we can list your meeting in the program.
- Appropriate representation of women and minorities as invited speakers in relation to their participation in the specific neuroscience subfield(s) of the conference or meeting.
- A good balance between established and new investigators on the roster.
- Attempt for broad geographical representation.
Suggested Mechanisms to Facilitate Compliance With These Guidelines
- Some of the speaker slots could be open to applicants who submit abstracts. Women, minorities, and young investigators should be explicitly encouraged to apply for these slots. This will provide opportunities for men and women who are not yet well known or who are not acquaintances of the organizers.
- If travel stipends are available, some money could be reserved to subsidize the travel of under-represented students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty who might not have adequate resources to attend the meeting. Information about how to apply for travel subsidies should be provided.
*In effect for the 2003 annual meeting
Approved by Council on April 21, 2001.