[visionlist] 35th Annual AIC: Jackson WY 24-29jan2010

George Sperling sperling at uci.edu
Mon Oct 12 22:27:40 PDT 2009


         THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
              Teton Village, Jackson Hole , Wyoming
                       January 24 -- 29, 2010
   Organizer:  George Sperling, University of California, Irvine
               http://www.socsci.uci.edu/HIPLab/AIC

             CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT - CALL FOR PAPERS

     The THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE will meet
in Teton Village, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, January 24 - 29, 2010.
Thanks to the current economic crisis, the new owners of The Inn at
Jackson Hole, AIC's traditional venue, have postponed demolition
and reconstruction.  Therefore, AIC is able, once more, perhaps
for the last time, to return to Teton Village in 2010.  The Inn
is right at the base of the ski slopes, a short walk from the tram
and other ski lifts.  The Conference has arranged a block of rooms
at special room rates for registered participants.  The special
rates will only be available UNTIL THE CUT-OFF DATE of December 25,
2009. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after that
date but on a space available basis at the published rack rates.
See the conference web page for more details:

       <http://www.socsci.uci.edu/HIPLab/AIC/>

     As in previous years, the conference covers a wide range of
topics in what has come to be called cognitive science and
neuroscience, ranging from visual and auditory physiology and
psychophysics to cognition, learning and memory, to computational
approaches to these problems including neural networks, artificial
intelligence, and, most recently, all varieties of brain imaging.
In addition to general sessions, there will be two organized
sessions:  One on neural computation organized by John Reynolds
<reynolds at salk.edu> and Tania Pasternak <tania at cvs.rochester.edu>,
and one on feature binding and related issues organized by Steve
Shevell <shevell at uchicago.edu>.

     Paper submissions are hereby invited.  The deadline for
submissions is Friday, October 30, 2009.  Submissions must include
a title, a brief abstract, and a completed registration form from
http://www.socsci.uci.edu/HIPLab/AIC/registration.html which
may be sent electronically to sperling at uci.edu and lrhaines at uci.edu
or as hardcopy to:

       AIC c/o  Prof. George Sperling
       Department of Cognitive Sciences, SSPA-3
       University  of California
       Irvine, CA 92697-5100

     If your paper is relevant for a special session, also send a
copy of the title and abstract to the session organizer(s):
Submissions are not finally accepted until registration is complete
and the registration fee of $175 ($190 after January 1, 2010; $75
for students) is paid.  Conference registration is payable by check
made payable to "Annual Interdisciplinary Conference" (no credit
cards) mailed to the address above.  The registration fee includes
daily snacks and refreshments.

     Applicants will be notified on or before November 13, 2009 of
the acceptance of proposed presentations.  Speakers' registration
fees are nonrefundable after November 13; nonspeaking participants'
registration is refundable at any time.

     AIC aims to provide overview talks that are comprehensible and
interesting to a wide scientific audience--such as one might
fantasize would occur (but in actuality rarely do occur) at a
meeting of a National or Royal Academy of Science.

     The Conference begins with a reception on Sunday evening,
January 24, at 5:00p followed by a half-session.  Regular sessions
meet from Monday through Friday at 4:00p to 8:00p; the rest of the
day is free.  After the last session on Friday, Jan 29, there is
a banquet for participants and guests.

     To reserve lodging, telephone The Inn at 307-733-2311 or
toll-free at 800-842-7666 and identify yourself as part of the AIC
group.  Be sure to discuss and understand the hotel's reservations
policies at that time. A two-night advance deposit will be required
which is nonrefundable unless your reservation is cancelled 30 days
prior to your scheduled arrival. Also, 30 days prior to arrival,
your credit card on file will be charged in full. This charge is
nonrefundable except under extenuating circumstances such as a
medical emergency or a death in the family.

     Other hotels, restaurants, ski rental facilities, shops, and
cross-country ski trails are all within walking distance. There are
daily flights directly to Jackson Hole AP from Atlanta, Chicago,
Dallas, Denver, and Salt Lake City and occasional direct flights
from Los Angeles, NYC (taxi or bus to the hotel).  Alternatively,
Jackson is a five-hour drive from Salt Lake City.

     Additional information about the conference, travel, and skiing
opportunities is available at the AIC website.

     The 34 previous programs, photos, and hotel information are
published on the AIC website; the 2010 program will be posted and
updated as it becomes available.  If you received this email, you
will receive future electronic mailings automatically unless
you opt out by writing a note to lrhaines at uci.edu (who maintains
the AIC list).

     George Sperling

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P.S. Four students graduated this year and two grants were funded,
so there are openings for incoming students and for a postdoctoral
fellow in my lab.  Send applications to:  sperling at uci.edu     -gs
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