The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience kicks off in San Diego at the end of next week, and there are a lot of interesting updates even for people who, like me, are sadly *not* attending.
First of all, if you’re planning to go but haven’t yet registered, you can register on site, but it’s cheaper to register online, even this close to the actual event.
The SfN has also once again selected dedicated “Neurobloggers” to cover the meeting, so you can follow their blogs for updates during the entire conference. For the “development” track of the meeting, the official SfN bloggers are Anahita Hamidi at Genetic Expressions, and Jason Snyder at Functional Neurogenesis. Big congrats to Anahita and Jason. I’ll be following their updates and will be sure to highlight them on our Twitter account once in a while.
Speaking of Twitter, the SfN is also encouraging attendees to use Twitter to talk about the meeting, using the official #sfn10 hashtag, and they have their own account as well. This is truly 21st century conferencing!
In an independent effort, two members of Labspaces have planned a get-together for Twitter-using attendees of the SfN meeting. They’ve called it B.A.N.T.E.R. (“Bloggers and Neuro-Tweeps Engaging Recreationally” – you can always spot biologists by their propensity for far-fetched acronyms…) and it will occur on the evening of November 15, right in the middle of the conference period. More info here.
It seems that, even though I can’t be there, I’ll still be able to follow the entire meeting online, down to the social events! If you are there, don’t forget to drop by the Company of Biologists’ booth to say hello. (A helpful insider tip: our best swag always runs out on day one at big meetings, so visit early!)
And if any Node readers applied to be an SfN blogger but didn’t get selected, remember that you can always write for the Node if you want to reach a large audience of scientists!
(Image of the San Diego Convention Center by Kai Schreiber)