Access Global Neuroscience Virtually January 11–13
Join nearly 5,000 neuroscientists for SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event January 11–13, 2021. The three-day digital gathering will offer over 2,400 abstracts in addition to interactive panel discussions, exhibits, socials, and more.
Virtual Advantages“During the abstract’s live presentation session, poster presenters and viewers can chat via video to recreate the vibrant conversations of an in-person experience.”
One of the many advantages of a virtual meeting is no longer having to miss posters and talks because of scheduling conflicts. The abstracts presented during the Global Connectome will be available for one month on demand after the event, providing all attendees the time they need to satisfy their scientific curiosity. During the abstract’s live presentation session, poster presenters and viewers can chat via video to recreate the vibrant conversations of an in-person experience.
With no travel required, an entire lab can attend the Connectome. Register for the meeting as a group of five or more to enjoy a 10% discount. And with month-long access to Connectome content, a lab’s journal club can discuss abstracts long after the live events conclude.
Introducing a new twist to a common session type, Plenary sessions during the Global Connectome will be conversations rather than a lecture. Accompanying the featured speaker will be two junior faculty members in the same research field acting as interviewers. The unique format promises to provide a dynamic and engaging deep dive into a fast-moving area of neuroscience.
In another twist, the Global Connectome introduces a session type new to an SfN meeting: Ask Me Anything (AMA). Based on the popular Reddit format and similar to the annual meeting Meet-the-Expert sessions, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions live to a prominent neuroscientist about their lab’s current research.“Each day of the Global Connectome, a panel will discuss the impact of neuroscience on a specific aspect of our larger culture.”
A new session type is the Neuroscience in Society panel discussions. Each day of the Global Connectome, a panel will discuss the impact of neuroscience on a specific aspect of our larger culture. Monday will focus on overcoming hurdles toward expanding neuroscience in developing countries. Tuesday will highlight power dynamics within academia and how to avoid known landmines. Finally, Wednesday will feature a discussion on promoting diversity within neuroscience.
Familiar session formats from the SfN annual meeting, such as Dual Perspectives, return to the Global Connectome. The Dual Perspective session for the Global Connectome is titled “The Best Path Forward to Understanding Brain Function — Is Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Enough, or Do We Also Need Molecular and Cellular Approaches?” Robert Malenka MD, PhD, of Stanford University will moderate the discussion between Nancy Kanwisher, PhD, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Thomas Südhof, MD, of Stanford University.
Navigating and Networking“Global Connectome enables attendees to search the program using hashtags, such as #BlackInNeuro, to connect with people who share more than just an interest in neuroscience.”
While finding abstracts has been a longstanding feature of most scientific meetings, finding people – especially those that share your personal interests – has traditionally been much harder. Global Connectome enables attendees to search the program using hashtags, such as #BlackInNeuro, to connect with people who share more than just an interest in neuroscience.
Global Connectome also offers an extensive Exhibit Hall. Over 100 vendors will be available to discuss new products to meet research needs. The Graduate School Fair will also be available for undergraduates interested in learning more about select neuroscience programs around the globe, and attendees can connect with potential employers at the Neurojobs Career Fair.
Finally, end your day with a social event. These receptions, alumni events, reunions, or other gatherings offer an opportunity for attendees to start the new year by making new connections and seeing familiar faces.
The neuroscience community is gathering for SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event. Join live January 11–13, 2021.