Every year thousands of scientific meetings, events, and conferences are organized worldwide. While the academic world is constantly developing, attending conferences is a great way to stay up-to-date and in touch with the latest innovations and your fellow-peers. To make things easy for you we've sorted out some of the best (behavioral) neuroscience conferences in 2017 to attend.
As a research tool manufacturer, we try to listen carefully to the scientific community when we create and refine our software and instruments.
Of course we want to make the best products, and we also want you to actually buy and use them. However, I am not in the research and development department, nor am I a sales person. I just like finding out and writing about research.
So for me this Neuroscience meeting is, like last year, a great way to discover what the neuroscience community is up to.
One of the things I admire about many labs is the desire to want to investigate something, and then the creativity to collect and even create what they need for their study.
November 13, 2016 - San Diego, CA, United States - Reading about and hearing stories from colleagues may get you an impression of how things run at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Walking the exhibit grounds in person give you a whole other point of view. This year's 46th edition of Neuroscience marks my first visit to the biggest conference our company attends every year.
This year the Society for Neuroscience annual conference returns to sunny San Diego in southern California. As usual, the 46th edition of the Annual Meeting is packed with the latest on neuroscience research, job and business opportunities, and hot topics in scientific publishing, public education, tools, & techniques.
Why should you attend this year’s Neuroscience conference? Let me give you 6 reasons!
With hundreds of meetings every year it’s easy to overlook the best conferences to attend. But don’t worry: we sorted out some of the best meetings on neuroscience so you don’t have to. From national gatherings to international monster-meetings: these 6 neuroscience conferences are a must-visit this summer.
About a week ago I was on a plane flying back from Chicago to Amsterdam. I was exhausted, but very pleased with my experiences at my first Neuroscience meeting. I started out taking baby steps on my first day, but soon I was running a marathon (well, sort of). By Tuesday I really started feeling ‘at home’ and finally it even felt a bit sad to break down the booth and put everything back into the big crates for next year’s show.
Tuesday, October 20th – I never thought I would be saying this by day three, but I am actually kind of getting used to how this works. I am absorbing all of the information like a sponge and it is apparently quite a big sponge, because I am ready to absorb more!
Monday, October 19th - After my “baby steps” at my first Neuroscience meeting on Sunday, it was time for some running action. Well, honestly, I wasn’t really running around, but I do feel like I walked a marathon. I was set on seeing all the posters today; with two sessions a day, I walked down all those aisles twice. (Can you tell I am kind of proud of myself? I am totally doing this again tomorrow).
Sunday, October 18th - After helping out my colleagues set up the booth on Saturday, Sunday was my first ‘actual’ SfN day. As a first-timer, I tried to prepare for Neuroscience 2015, but quickly found that you really cannot. It is overwhelming – in a good way. It is like a playground for scientists and anyone interested in what goes on in the brain. And even though there are enough people here to fill a city, it feels like a welcoming community.
Spending the energy
There is so much going on, that it’s hard to decide what booth to see, which lecture to go to, or which poster to visit.