Park City Winter Conference

44th Annual Winter Conferenceutah1

The 44th Annual Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory will be held on January 9-11, 2020 at our regular location in Park City, Utah.

This year’s organizers are Mark Baxter and Aaron Mattfeld. The meeting is at the same hotel as past years, though it has been rebranded from the Park City Marriott to the Park City Sheraton. (Note that Sheraton is still a Marriott brand, so you can still use Marriott points, etc.) A block of rooms has been set aside for the conference at a negotiated rate, but book soon because there is a limited supply.

2020 Program at a Glance

Full program here.

Thursday January 9
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration, by Prospector 1-2
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dave Olton Data Blitz, Mattfeld & Baxter
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pizza Party, Atrium
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Don’t forget about it! Mnemonic contributions to reinforcement learning and decision making (Nina Rouhani)

Friday January 10
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.  Molecular and cellular mechanisms of memory: synapses to engrams in health and disease (Jason Shepherd)
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Neural substrates of social learning and memory (Betsy Murray)
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
8:30 – 10:00 p.m. REgarding REtrieval: REuniens and REtrosplenial circuits in memory (Tim Allen, David Bucci, Kari Hoffman)

Saturday January 11
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Reactivation of past experience and its role in the retrieval and modification of episodic memories: What have we learned from fMRI? (Mick Rugg)
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. The Hoffman High West Distillery Tour” . Contact kari.hoffman@vanderbilt.edu to be added to tour (space is limited)
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Role of hippocampal sharp-wave ripples in learning and memory (Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz)
7:30 Banquet

Sunday January 12

     Bonus snow day!

David Olton Data Blitz Submissions Are Open!

Send your data blitz submissions (title, name, and affiliation) to Mark Baxter (mark.g.baxter at gmail dot com) and Aaron Mattfeld (amattfel at fiu dot edu). Submissions are due on November 26th for full consideration, after which we will continue to accept data blitzes on the basis of availability. The David Olton Data Blitz session is one of the great features of the meeting. Please send us your amazing work and join the tradition!