Announcing SfN’s Global Connectome: A Virtual Event – Coming January 11–13
SfN is excited to announce Global Connectome: A Virtual Event, an all-digital gathering of the neuroscience community, taking place January 11–13, 2021. The three-day virtual meeting will simultaneously focus on cutting-edge neuroscience while being inclusive of neuroscientists from a broad range of backgrounds, regions, and research areas.
Flexible Abstract Presentations
SfN members are invited to submit poster abstracts and present their work virtually, including a 30-minute live discussion of their work using both video and text chat. Poster presenters will be able to select their own presentation timeslot from within the conference timeframes, allowing flexibility for a global audience as well as the presenter’s personal needs.
A new search feature will allow attendees to search abstracts using hashtags (e.g., #glia, #BlackInNeuro) to quickly find posters and sessions that most interest them.
Many of the popular lecture formats from SfN’s annual meetings will be making an appearance at Global Connectome. Current planned sessions include:
- Neuroscience in Society: A leading voice in the field will discuss current events and how they are affecting the neuroscience community. Live Q&A to follow.
- Storytelling Session: Interweaving their research with personal narratives, speakers showcase the power of storytelling in communicating science.
- Dual Perspectives: Two leading scientists with differing but complimentary views engage in friendly debate over issues at the forefront of neuroscience.
- Ask Me Anything (AMA): Inspired by both the Meet-the-Experts session from the annual meeting and the popular format on sites like Reddit, a leading neuroscience answers live questions from attendees.
- Plenary Sessions: Following a brief talk, 1–2 early career neuroscientists will interview a senior researcher on the latest discoveries and future of the field.
- Scientific Panels: A chairperson will lead 3–4 speakers in giving short talks, with half of these panels focusing on trainee research.
Recordings of all lectures will be available to registrants on demand for three months following the event. Digital abstracts will be available one month after the meeting.
Networking and Community
Beyond purely scientific events, each day will include virtual socials organized by attendees. Open to all, these events are an opportunity for scientists to reconnect with old colleagues and establish new connections at both the beginning and end of each day.
Prospective students will also have the chance to explore dozens of institutions and find the program right for them at the virtual Graduate School Fair. Similarly, scientists looking for their next position will be able to connect with employers at the virtual NeuroJobs Fair.
Those looking for the latest technology for their lab will be able to browse the Exhibit Hall, where vendors will be demonstrating the latest tools and techniques.
Registration and On-Demand Access
Abstract submission is open November 2–13 and registration opens November 2. Abstract submission is open to all SfN 2020 or 2021 members, with registration discounts for members and groups. Find out more at SfN.org.