2024 Ask Anything Session Proposals
Proposal submissions are now closed.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Professional Development Committee is pleased to invite active 2024 members to submit proposals for Ask Anything Sessions to be held at Neuroscience 2024 in Chicago. Proposal submissions will be accepted from Tuesday, December 12, 2023 until the deadline of Monday, January 29, 2024, 5 p.m. EST.
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- What is an Ask Anything Session?
- Organizer and Speaker Requirements
- How to Submit Your Proposal
- Selection Process
- Presenter Guidelines and Policies
What is an Ask Anything Session?
Hosted by neuroscientists, Ask Anything Sessions are informal panel sessions that allow participants to ask questions and discuss topics related to scientific training and career development. Attendance is limited to facilitate discussion and interaction. A complete list of Ask Anything Sessions offered at Neuroscience 2023 is viewable here.
Organizer (Host) and Co-Host Requirements
To submit an Ask Anything Session proposal, you must be an active member of SfN. Participating co-host(s) may be SfN members or nonmembers. Although submitters are not required to secure the participation of their co-host(s) prior to proposal submission, all submitters are asked to include the names and titles of the co-hosts they intend to invite to participate within their proposal. The Professional Development Committee understands that the co-host(s) proposed may be updated following submission of the proposal.
During the proposal submission and review process, the submitter will be the primary contact for the Professional Development Committee and SfN staff. If the session is selected, the submitter will be considered the session organizer and will be responsible for working with staff and participating co-hosts to secure all logistical and programmatic details for the Ask Anything Session. Furthermore, the organizer will be responsible for relaying any and all-important information to and from participants.
Ask Anything Session co-hosts may be eligible to receive discounted registration to attend the annual meeting and access to early housing registration.
How to Submit Your Proposal
When you are ready to submit your proposal, follow these steps:
- Go to the SfN Awards submission page
- Click "Application Login" and log in using your SfN username and password
- In the "Award Type" drop-down box, select the AAS Proposal option
- Upload the complete PDW proposal
- Click Save and Submit
The Ask Anything Session proposal form asks submitters to provide the following:
- Name, institution/organization, title, and contact information of submitter
- Session overview, including title and short description
- Indication of willingness of submitter to collaborate with another organizer
- Name, institution/organization, and title of planned co-host(s)
The Professional Development Committee selects the proposals they think best serve the interests of SfN members and the success of the annual meeting. The committee may suggest a submitter substitute one or more of their planned hosts or make other amendments to their proposal. Suggestions arising from discussions of the Professional Development Committee will be passed on directly to the submitter.
Proposals not selected one year will not be held for consideration for the following year. However, a proposal may be re-submitted the following year and will receive the same consideration as all other proposals.
Diversity and inclusion are organizational priorities of SfN and programming must ensure representation of all members. SfN encourages and promotes participation, accessibility, active representation, and leadership from diverse populations. Recognizing that diversity advances the field of neuroscience, SfN encourages membership and participation, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, age, or religion. Beyond promoting diversity, the Society promotes an environment that is supportive of all diverse groups in the interest of advancing science.
Appropriate representation of diverse scientists among the presenters will be among the key criteria considered in the selection of sessions by the Professional Development Committee.
Presenter Guidelines and Policies for SfN Events
By accepting the invitation to participate in a Society for Neuroscience (SfN) digital or in-person event, you are agreeing to follow the SfN speaker guidelines and policies.