SNL is excited to be hosting its second fully online meeting, which will take place from October 5 through October 8, 2021. While we still cannot meet in person this year, attendees will still be able to enjoy the latest research on the neurobiology of language at SNL 2021 (Virtual Edition).
Last year we enjoyed unprecedented engagement in our annual meeting, with over 850 delegates attending and more than 450 presentations. We look forward to bringing our global membership back together online in 2021.
What will SNL 2021 include?
SNL 2021 will feature four full days of scientific programming with many of the events that attendees have experienced at past meetings, including Keynote Talks, Symposia, Slide Sessions, and Awards Talks. There will also be opportunities to socialise and network, including content designed for our student and early-career members.
We are also delighted to announce a brand new element for SNL 2021: Slide Slam Sessions. Slide Slams will feature thematically-organised programs of 5-minute mini-talks followed by a live discussion/Q&A including all presenters. These dynamic sessions will replace poster sessions for SNL 2021 and have been designed to increase visibility and ensure a more interactive discussion space for all our SNL presenters. As in 2020, we will continue the “sandbox series”, an optional designation for slide slam abstracts reporting on planned and/or in-progress work.
Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility
In 2020, we learned a lot about the benefits and challenges of hosting a scientific meeting online. This year we are striving to make sure we can develop a virtual meeting that is of equally high quality for all delegates. We continue to encourage contributions from scientists with diverse perspectives, disciplines, and demographics, and we will make sure our program showcases this diversity. Our Accessibility Committee will continue to work in supporting participation from right across our global membership. We are also working together with colleagues within the SNL Board and wider membership to find the best ways to make engagement with the verbal content of the meeting accessible to all delegates.
We look forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (Virtual Edition)!
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