Registration for virtual OPAM 28 is now open!

Registration for virtual OPAM 28 is now open! To register for the conference, please visit our Registration page.

OPAM 28 is officially going virtual!

Given the recent cancellation of the in-person portion of the Psychonomic Society’s meeting, the Object Perception, Attention, & Memory (OPAM) conference will also be going completely virtual in 2020. We are excited by the opportunity to bring OPAM to you in a new format. We hope going virtual will make OPAM 28 the most accessible OPAM yet!

To make OPAM even more accessible to early-career scientists, we have also extended the deadline for abstract submissions: Online submissions will be accepted until July 31st! To submit your abstract, please visit our Submissions page.

Dr. Frank Tong is our OPAM 28 Keynote Speaker!

The Object Perception, Attention, & Memory (OPAM) conference would like to announce that our OPAM 28 Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Frank Tong! Dr. Tong is a Centennial Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. Using high-resolution fMRI and computational modeling, Dr. Tong studies the neural bases of object perception, attention, and visual working memory. Dr. Tong has received awards for his contributions to our field from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Vision Sciences Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. To learn more about Dr. Tong’s research, please visit his lab page.

Partnership with Visual Cognition

Visual Cognition has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of OPAM. 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 CognitionOPAM 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 past and current sponsors for making OPAM possible! Consider being a sponsor for 2020. 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, faculty appointments, and industry positions. Sponsorship rates begin for as little as $225, which includes advertising space in the OPAM program, website and e-mails, and spotlight exposure during the conference. Typical sponsors include academic departments, hardware and software companies, and other research-related institutions. If your organization is interested in supporting OPAM, please contact us at as soon as possible!

2020 Sponsors
We are grateful to our 2020 sponsors for their support in enabling us to organize and run OPAM 28! Consider being a sponsor!