The 24th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory will be held on Thursday November 17th, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. OPAM will take place immediately before The Psychonomic Society meeting and at the same hotel, the Sheraton Boston, in the Independence Ballroom (2nd floor).

News & updates (10/19/2016)
2016 OPAM Registration is open! Register at this page. Registration will close on Sunday Nov. 13th.
– The 2016 Conference Submission deadline has passed. Acceptance notifications for talks or posters have been sent out. If you have not received an e-mail (and it’s not in Spam), please e-mail
– Travel award notifications have been sent out.

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 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!


OPAM 2016 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 $175, 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 as soon as possible!

2016 Sponsors

We are grateful to our growing list of 2016 sponsors (below) for their support in enabling us to organize and run OPAM this year!