Call for organizers
We are seeking two new OPAM organizers for two-year terms starting in 2021. Selection of organizers will be based on candidates’ experience and nomination letter, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th, 2021. Please include a link to the candidate’s website and CV in the nominations. Interested candidates are encouraged to ask for one nomination from a researcher who knows them well. If that person is not also the candidate’s 2021 supervisor, we require a short letter of approval from that person.
Criteria for the selection of OPAM organizers include the breadth and depth of research experience and expertise in visual cognition (e.g., familiarity with a broad range of object-processing literature), as well as organizational and interpersonal skills. Preference is given to early-career researchers without faculty positions at the time of appointment, particularly postdoctoral researchers.
Excitement for graduate and postdoctoral research is required!
Thank you to Deborah Cronin and Patrick Cox
We would like to extend a special thank you to Deborah Cronin and Patrick Cox for their exceptional service to the OPAM community over the past two years. Their strong leadership, enthusiasm, and commitment to OPAM were essential to the success of OPAM 28. It was a pleasure to work with them, and they will be sorely missed!
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 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 past and current sponsors for making OPAM possible! Consider being a sponsor for 2021. 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 email@example.com as soon as possible!
We are grateful to our 2020 sponsors for their support in enabling us to organize and run OPAM 28! Consider being a sponsor!