[visionlist] VSS 2009 Annual Meeting Information

Vision Sciences Society VSS at visionsciences.org
Mon Jan 19 19:35:19 PST 2009


Plans for the VSS 2009 Annual Meeting are well underway. The meeting will be
held at the Naples Grande Hotel in Naples, Florida May 8 - 13, 2009. The
deadline for early (discounted) registration is Wednesday, February 25. To
register for the meeting, go to



The meeting begins Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm with member-initiated
symposia. This year's symposia are:

ARVO at VSS: Advances in Understanding the Structure and Function of the Retina

Organizer: Donald Hood


Common mechanisms in Time and Space perception

Organizer: David Eagleman


Dynamic Processes in Vision

Organizer: Jonathan D. Victor


Is number visual? Is vision numerical? Investigating the relationship
between visual representations and the property of magnitude

Organizer: Michael C. Frank          


Modern Approaches to Modeling Visual Data

Organizer: Kenneth Knoblauch            


Retinotopic and Non-retinotopic Information Representation and Processing in
Human Vision

Organizers: Haluk Ogmen and Michael H. Herzog            


For complete symposia details, go to:

The rooms at the Naples Grande are filling up.If you haven't reserved your
room, go to http://www.visionsciences.org/hotel.html and follow the links
for online reservations. 


Benefits of staying at the meeting hotel include:

. Networking. Make the most of your conference by meeting with your
colleagues from around the world.
. Convenience. Just an elevator ride away from the sessions and events.
. Support VSS. Help us help you! We earn discounted meeting space, which
keeps your registration fees down.
. Complimentary Nightly Shuttle Service. Shuttles will run nightly from the
Naples Grande with service to downtown and other hot spots around Naples.


Airport Shuttle

VSS has arranged for discounted transportation from Fort Meyers airport to
the meeting hotels. The one-way VSS fare is $29/person each way. The VSS
Shuttle Service will be available for arrivals and departures every day of
the conference, however the discounted fare of $29 will be offered during
the hours of 6 am and 6 pm only (see website for rates outside these hours).
For more information and to reserve a shuttle, go to:


Nightly Dinner Shuttle

New this year, an evening shuttle will run between the Naples Grande hotel
and downtown (with several stops in between). The shuttle will be
complimentary to VSS attendees and will run approximately every 30 minutes
on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings. Exact times and route tbd.
More information will be available soon on our website.


Upcoming Dates
2009 Membership Renewal: due now

Call for Nominations to the VSS Board: 2/2/09

Call for Demos: 2/4/09
Notices of Accepted Abstracts Sent: 2/10/09
VSS Schedule Posted to Website: 2/20/09
Early Registration Deadline: 2/25/09

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