Where is SfN's 50th annual meeting and what is the address?
The meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
Do I have to be a member to attend?
No, but the registration fees are reduced for members.
What is the expected meeting attendance?
Approximately 30,000 attendees are expected at Neuroscience 2020.
When was the symposia proposal deadline?
The symposia proposal deadline was Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
When is the abstracts deadline?
The abstract submission deadline is Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. EDT.
As an attendee, for which awards am I eligible?
Attendees may be eligible for awards in the following categories:
- Science Education and Outreach
I'm a student attendee, is there anything special I should know?
Yes. There are registration benefits unique for students and services provided at the annual meeting that prove especially valuable to students:
Join SfN as a Student Member
Undergraduate and graduate students pay reduced membership dues: Join SfN.
Register for the Meeting
Students (members and nonmembers) pay lower registration fees.
Qualify for Reduced Fees/Registration
SfN provides students from qualifying developing countries with reduced membership and registration fees.
- Reserve a room in the student housing block.
- Save money through the roommate matching forum on Neuronline
At the Meeting:
Explore SfN's Career Center
Access and post job listings online at SfN's NeuroJobs Career Center.
Graduate Student/Postdoc Reception
Mingle with other aspiring neuroscientists at the graduate student/postdoctoral fellow reception on Tuesday, October 27.
Pick up a Certificate of Attendance
Certificates of attendance are proof to home institutions that attendees were present at the meeting. Certificates are signed and sealed by SfN staff. This document is often required for reimbursement of meeting expenses - attendees must pick up the certificate in person at the meeting. There are no exceptions. Every attendee is advised to obtain a certificate, available at a designated booth in the convention center's registration area.
I'm an international attendee, is there anything special I should know?
Yes. International attendees should take special care to plan their travel arrangements, especially if they need to obtain a visa, and prepare for their stay in the United States. International attendees could also qualify for reduced registration fees.
Learn about obtaining a visa and requesting a letter of invitation from SfN.