Welcome new OPAM organizers!
The Object Perception, Attention, & Memory (OPAM) conference would like to welcome two new organizers: Deborah Cronin and Patrick Cox. They will be joining Yelda Semizer and Stephen Walenchok to lead OPAM 2019 in Montreal this coming November.
We would like to again thank Briana Kennedy and Caitlin Mullin for their exceptional service to the OPAM community.
And one last thank you to our generous 2018 OPAM sponsors.
Please stay tuned to our website, listserv, and Facebook page for announcements and upcoming opportunities to present, participate, and sponsor OPAM. We look forward to seeing everyone in November!
Partnership with Visual Cognition
Visual Cognition has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of OPAM, and this year we are excited to announce a new step forward for OPAM submissions. In previous years, OPAM talk presenters were given the opportunity to publish their talk summaries in Visual Cognition. This year, submissions that are chosen for talk presentations will have the opportunity to submit their ultimate manuscripts through a fast-tracked and full peer-review process for publication at Visual Cognition. OPAM talks-turned-manuscripts will be expedited and guaranteed a 40-day turnaround from submission to initial decision (including full reviews). Furthermore, the editorial board at Visual Cognition are eager to mentor young trainees and will provide extra constructive feedback through the peer-review process. Publications that come out of this process will be highlighted as special OPAM papers. This OPAM–Visual Cognition publication opportunity is completely optional, and presenters are by no means obliged to submit to Visual Cognition; furthermore, ultimate acceptance of the submitted manuscript is not guaranteed. However, we sincerely hope that high-quality presentations that are submitted to OPAM and chosen for talks will take advantage of this unique opportunity!
Thank you to our sponsors for making our 26th anniversary OPAM possible! Consider being a sponsor for 2019. Sponsoring OPAM emphasizes your commitment to supporting the scientific endeavors of early-career researchers (see infographic!), and fostering networking opportunities for individuals who will be on the market for graduate studies, postdoctoral positions, and faculty appointments. Sponsorship rates begin for as little as $200, which includes advertising space in the OPAM program, website and e-mails, and spotlight exposure during the conference. Typical sponsors include academic departments, software companies, and other research institutions. If your organization is interested in supporting OPAM, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
We are grateful to our 2018 sponsors for their support in enabling us to organize and run OPAM 26! Consider being a sponsor for next year’s OPAM!