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Sheraton Grand Chicago

301 E North Water St

Chicago, IL, USA

Tel: (312) 464-1000

PRESENTATION UPLOAD
Speakers are asked to bring a copy of their their PowerPoint presentation in widescreen 16:9 format to the Speaker Ready Area (near the registration desk) on a USB storage device. The presentation computers will run on Windows 10 - PowerPoint 2016. 
 
Please upload your presentation no later than 24 hours prior to the start of your session. If your talk contains multimedia files, we ask that you embed these files directly in your Powerpoint presentation. However, please be sure to also bring a copy of these files to the conference just in case they have to be re-inserted into your presentation. Please let the Speaker Ready A/V staff know if your presentation contains either audio or video. Do not bring your laptop to the session room. A/V staff will not transfer your presentation or connect your laptop. 
 
Speakers should arrive at their session room at least 15 minutes prior to start of the session to introduce themselves to the session chair. As a backup please bring a copy of your presentation on USB to the session room.
 
A NOTE TO MAC USERS 
Mac users should not use "drag-and-drop" to insert pictures and video files. Most problems, such as the infamous "red x" are the result of this practice. Using the "INSERT' command from the menu options should eliminate these issues. All PowerPoint files must have either the .ppt or .pptx suffix to be accepted. QuickTime movies (.MOV) must be converted to a PC compatible format before submission. 
 to the Speaker Ready Area (near the registration desk) on a USB storage device. The presentation computers will run on Windows 10 - PowerPoint 2016.
 
Please upload your presentation no later than 24 hours prior to the start of your session. If your talk contains multimedia files, we ask that you embed these files directly in your Powerpoint presentation. However, please be sure to also bring a copy of these files to the conference just in case they have to be re-inserted into your presentation. Please let the Speaker Ready A/V staff know if your presentation contains either audio or video.
 
Speakers should arrive at their session room at least 15 minutes prior to start of the session to introduce themselves to the session chair. As a backup please bring a copy of your presentation on USB to the session room.

The poster presentation schedule is listed in the conference program. There are two poster sessions. Please see the mount and removal times below. Posters that are not taken down by the specified time will be discarded.

 

POSTER SESSION 1- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (5:15 PM - 6:45 PM)

Mount: FRIDAY after 1:00 M

Removal : At the conclusion of the session

 

POSTER SESSION 2 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (5:15 PM- 6:45 PM)

Mount: SATURDAY after 1:00 PM

Removal : At the conclusion of the session

 

POSTER SIZE

Posters must be no larger than 42 inches wide and 40 inches high. Boards are felt surfaced so posters must be hung with push pin (provided by conference).

Pre-Conference Workshop

Pre-Regisistraion is required. 


Computational Modeling for Use in Understanding Behavioral Data

Instructor: David Redish, PhD, University of Minnesota

Cost: $50.00 
Participants: Maximum of 40 participants 

Friday, September 6th - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Dr. Redish will lead a workshop on two computational neuroscience paradigms that are particularly useful for understanding behavioral data: reinforcement-learning models, in which an agent learns to maximize reward by identifying actions that are reinforcing, and race-to-threshold models, in which decisions are made by integrating information gathered from the world.  Both of these models have strong neurophysiological evidence supporting them - reinforcement learning models appear to be a good explanation for motivation-based actions/decisions while race-to-threshold models appear to be good explanations for sensory categorization. I will discuss the mathematics underlying these two theories and I will discuss how to apply fitting techniques so as to determine their parameters from behavioral data. (The workshop will be presented at a level that does not require a prior understanding of mathematics.)  The workshop will include concrete examples drawn from the literature.

*Please note that a laptop and a Google account is required for this workshop. The workshop room will not be wired for power, so please make sure your laptop is charged.


Early Career Workshop I: The Art of Grant Writing: Beyond the Science

Instructors: Andrea Kass Graham, PhD and Neil Jordan, PhD, Northwestern University,

Cost: $25.00 
Participants: Maximum of 50 participants 

Friday, September 6th - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

The purpose of this workshop is to provide early-career attendees with insights and strategies to improve their grant writing skills and the successful submission of grant applications. Though the primary goal of grant applications is to communicate plans to tackle a pressing scientific research question, there are many nuances, beyond the scientific content, that can enhance the success of an application and how the research proposal is “marketed” to reviewers. This early-career workshop will focus on the “art of grant writing,” with insights from two faculty on their experiences applying for, receiving, and reviewing grant applications. First, Dr. Andrea Graham will discuss strategies for grant writing. Topics will include ideal factors to highlight in the grant (e.g., strengths of the team and environment, relevance to funding agency priorities, closing summaries); creative ways to provide preliminary data; strategies for securing a top-notch investigative team (and aspects to “sell” in the application and letters of support); best practices for getting others to review your application; and how to leverage other successful grants as examples for your application. She also will discuss recommendations for formatting/layout and time-management strategies for compiling the full application. Then, Dr. Neil Jordan will share insights from a reviewer’s perspective on successful grant applications, including a focus on how to interpret what reviewers “really mean” in comments from summary statements.


Early Career Workshop II: The Art of Scientific Reviewing: How to Boost your Research Career from the Other Side of the Table

Instructors: 
Ruth Striegel Weissman, Dipl Psych, PhD, Montana State University
Debra L. Franko, PhD, Northeastern University 
Phillipa Hay, PhD, Western Sydney University

Cost: $25.00 
Participants: Maximum of 50 participants 

Friday, September 6th - 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 

This workshop will offer early-career attendees perspectives and strategies to improve their scientific reviewing skills. Complementing (but not overlapping with) the early-career workshop on the “art of grant writing,” this workshop takes as its point of departure that serving in a reviewer capacity affords important career benefits. Led by three faculty members with extensive experience on grant review panels, journal boards, and senior academic administration positions, we will discuss strategies for becoming an effective grant- or journal manuscript reviewer; securing an invitation to serve on grant review panels and editorial boards; and maximizing the career benefits from such service to the scientific community. Topics will include key elements of an effective review; best practices for handling disagreements (between authors and reviewers; among reviewers on a grant review panel); balancing the time commitments to reviewing with other obligations; and ethical principles in reviewing. The workshop will conclude with a discussion period with the audience to address specific questions about career development and scientific reviewing.


 

The Registration Desk is located in the Chicago Ballroom Foyer. Name badges and additional program information are available at the Registration Desk and will be open during the following hours:
 
    Friday     7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sunday    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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