Special two-day OPAM XXV in 2017!
In honor of OPAM’s 25th Anniversary, we are pleased to announce a special, expanded OPAM in 2017! On top of our classic OPAM program, this unique two-day meeting will include expanded talk and poster sessions featuring graduate and postdoctoral research; a new panel of interdisciplinary speakers; a keynote lecture; and several unique opportunities to engage and network with fellow OPAM trainees and PIs.
The two-day format is set to begin in the late afternoon on Wednesday, November 8 and run through the afternoon of Thursday, November 9 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Taking advantage of the West Coast location, this should provide attendees from North America time to reach Vancouver with same-day travel. We will announce additional exciting details shortly, and we look forward to celebrating 25 years of outstanding research by graduate and post-doctoral scientists!
New 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 2017 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 email@example.com as soon as possible!
We are grateful to our growing list of 2017 sponsors for their support in enabling us to organize and run OPAM this year!