Abstract submissions and travel award applications open!!
Abstract submissions for OPAM 2018 are now open. For more information, please go to our “submissions” page, and click the link to our abstract submission portal when ready to submit. Abstracts are due by July 15.
Travel award applications for OPAM 2018 are also now open, and anyone submitting an abstract is eligible to apply. For more information about travel awards, please go to our “awards” page. Travel award applications are due by August 15.
Conference registration will open later in the year.
Other exciting news for OPAM 2018:
We are pleased to announce Dr. Wei Ji Ma as the OPAM 2018 Keynote Speaker! Dr. Ma is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University, and studies the behavioral and neural computations underlying perception, working memory, and decision-making. Dr. Ma also plays an active role in educating young scientists, particularly through inspiring stories in his “Growing Up in Science” series. To learn more about Dr. Wei Ji Ma, his research, and the “Growing Up in Science” series, please visit his lab page.
Stay tuned for more information about OPAM 2018 in the coming months. In the meantime – consider being one of our sponsors (see below)!
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!
OPAM 2018 is looking for sponsors! 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 this year’s OPAM!