Park City Winter Conference

47th Annual Winter Conference

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The Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory will be held January 5-8, 2023 as an in-person conference in Park City, UT. We look forward to seeing you again and to the lively discussions that are a hallmark of this conference. 

Call for Proposals

The Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory will be held January 5-8, 2023 in person in Park City, UT. The theme of the 2023 meeting will be synergistic intersection between computational and empirical approaches in learning. The scientific program organizers are Ehren Newman (Indiana University) and Alicia Izquierdo (UCLA).

We look forward to seeing you again and to the lively discussions that are a hallmark of this conference. Note that we will only be holding sessions in the afternoon and evening in 2023 (i.e., no morning sessions) to allow for plenty of time to enjoy outdoor activities during the day.

In preparation for the meeting we kindly request session proposals. In keeping with the established ethos of the meeting, the 1.5- or 2-hour long sessions should include three or four speakers and devote at least 50% of the time to discussion. If you wish to organize a session, please provide 1) a title, 2) names, affiliations, and emails of the speakers and 3) a paragraph summarizing the session’s topic and discussion goals. Please make sure that your proposed speakers are available and willing to participate at the conference in Park City.

As you consider topics to propose and speakers to be invited, keep in mind that we would like to attract new people to the meeting, especially scientists in early- to mid-career who might become regular attendees. We encourage you to consider the racial and gender diversity of your proposed panel. We will try to balance the topics according to levels of analysis and how recently the topic or speakers were included in previous conferences.

Send your proposed topics to the Scientific Program Organizers (ehnewman [at] iu [dot] edu or aizquie [at] psych [dot] ucla [dot] edu). Submissions are due by August 31, 2022.

About the Conference

The Park City Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory was founded in 1977 to provide researchers a forum for open, critical discussions of current theories and findings in the field of learning and memory, with approaches ranging from cellular and molecular through human behavior. A defining feature of the conference is the 50/50 rule. All too often at conferences sessions are almost entirely consumed by talks with only a few brief questions possible. Here, half of every session is dedicated to questions and discussion. This, coupled with the small format has led to the conference’s reputation of being the site where we, as a field, critically assess not only what we truly know, but what we need to do to move forward.