The annual behemoth of a conference that is the Society for Neuroscience meeting kicks off here in Washington today. They expect about 30,000 neuroscientists to attend – probably using about that many calories each running from poster session, to symposium, to lecture througout the event. Together with Alison Abbott and Ashley Yeager, I’ll be blogging about what’s going on.
By the way, it hasn’t escaped SfN’s notice that there’s some other little meeting in town this weekend too:
‘G20 Summit in Downtown Washington
As Neuroscience 2008 approaches, SfN is monitoring Washington heightened security in effect due to the G20 summit meeting at the National Building Museum. No disruption of meeting activities is anticipated, but some street closures are probable, as are minor disruptions on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit system (Metro).’
Sadly, it doesn’t seem as if anyone has planned a satellite event on neuroeconomics and the neuroscience of the credit crunch to take advantage of the overlap.