The Annual Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Conference is organized by a committee that consists of two principle organizers (who are regular attendees) and the permanent organizing committee consisting of Raymond Kesner, Brock Kirwan, Sheri Mizumori, Craig Stark, Os Steward, and Wendy Suzuki. The sessions are organized so that one-half of the time will be available for discussion. There will be time-keepers who will make certain that the formal presentations do not extend beyond the allotted time. Furthermore, we will strongly encourage a limit of 5-7 slides and suggest that the first slide summarizes the “take home message.”
Material presented at this meeting should not be cited in bibliographies. It should be treated as personal communication and should be cited as such only with consent of the author. A projector for power point slides presentations will be available. Data blitz slides should depict no more than FOUR pieces of data. This means 4 figures, plots, tables, images, diagrams, etc. While the best slide format should only have a ONE data point to convey, additional background data or control experiments sometimes necessitate additional figures or plots and thus the “4-to-a-slide” rule. Animations are only allowed in so far as the slide content appears in order and to help convey the slide’s data. Under no circumstances should animations be use to “scale” figures up and down such that more pieces of data can be accommodated on the slide. Data blitz slides that do not fit with these criteria will be returned to the presenter for editing.