Park City Winter Conference

49th Annual Winter Conference

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The Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory will be held January 2-5, 2025 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 Session Proposals

In preparation for the 2025 meeting we kindly request session proposals. In keeping with the established ethos of the meeting, the 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 Amy Griffin (University of Delaware, and Steve Ramirez (Boston University, Submissions are due by July 31, 2024.

Registration for the conference and hotel reservation are now live here.

Call for Data Blitz Presentations

All conference attendees are invited to participate in the Dave Olton Data Blitz Session on Jan 4. Please send your data blitz title to the session organizer, Moriel Zelikowsky or directly to the conference organizing committee ( by the submission deadline of Dec 21, 2023. Your final slide should be sent to the session organizers by Jan 2, 2024. 

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. 

Code of Conduct

The Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (WCNLM) seeks to provide a respectful and inclusive environment that promotes active and engaging scientific discussions about key issues facing our field. The success of the WCNLM depends on the professional and ethical conduct of all attendees throughout all formal and informal sessions of the meeting. Thus, we are dedicated to fostering a culture that welcomes attendees of all identities and career stages. We take seriously any allegations of misconduct, sexual and gender harassment, or any other harmful behaviors inconsistent with a healthy professional  and personal environment.

We encourage reporting any violations of the code of conduct to the Executive Committee. When a violation is reported, a full meeting of the Executive Committee will be convened, to determine the next steps necessary to complete an inquiry and again later to decide on a course of action based on the outcome of that inquiry, maintaining full confidentiality of all involved parties to the fullest extent possible. The Executive Committee may take any of  several actions it deems appropriate in the case of credible allegations. Actions can include suspending an attendee’s ability to attend future meetings and referring the allegations to the organization or institution where the attendee is appointed for their review and assessment. All allegations will be reviewed.