SNL & MIT Press Launch Neurobiology of Language

SNL and MIT Press Launch Neurobiology of Language


The Society for the Neurobiology of Language and the MIT Press are pleased to announce the launch of Neurobiology of Language. This open access journal will publish interdisciplinary articles addressing the neurobiological basis of speech and language. Steven L. Small, Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, and Kate E. Watkins, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, will serve as Editors-in-Chief.
Neurobiology of Language will publish primarily research articles, but also encourages submissions of articles reporting on new methods and data, as well as reviews and perspectives. Neurobiology of Language is an open access publication, and all content will be freely available to readers across the globe.
The editors are now accepting submissions. The inaugural issue of Neurobiology of Language will appear in 2020. More information about the journal and how to submit articles is available at

Renew Your SNL Membership

It’s Time to Renew Your Membership!

Your SNL membership expired on December 31st. The Society for the Neurobiology of Language supports studies of the anatomic and physiologic basis for language. Currently, SNL has close to 1000 members, representing a wide range of language research areas. 50% of our members come from outside the United States, representing more than 25 countries.

Being an SNL member has many benefits, including voting privileges in Society elections, substantially reduced registration rates to the Annual Meeting, and the ability to post job and conference listings in the SNL Newsletter. Please consider renewing today.

To renew your membership, log in to your SNL Account. From your account home page, click “Renew My Membership.” For more information about becoming an SNL member, go to Membership.

Proposals for Future SNL Meeting Venues Now Being Accepted

Call for Proposals for Future SNL Meeting Locations

The Society for the Neurobiology of Language welcomes applications to host future meetings to be held each year between September 15th and November 15th.

Proposals for the 2020 and 2021 meetings will be discussed by the SNL Board at the August meeting in Québec, so please submit applications or letters of interest before the upcoming meeting.

We seek to hold our meetings in cities that are of interest to our members (e.g., for their cultural, historic, geographic, or linguistic characteristics). The host city should be accessible from major cities worldwide.

We require a local organizing committee headed by a member of the Society who will work with the SNL Meeting Organizer to finalize meeting arrangements. SNL is interested in receiving applications for the United States, Europe, and other countries. Click here to submit an application.

All proposals will be reviewed by the SNL Board who will contact applicants for further information, as needed. If you have questions, please Contact Us.

New: Student Bar Hopping Event!

New: Student Bar Hopping Event!

Join Helsinki students on a tour of local bars, while enjoying “Art Goes Kapakka” (a free art event).

Meet in the lobby on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 pm — immediately following Poster Session D and SNL Social Hour.

The first drink is FREE!

Free Helsinki Public Transportation Tickets!

Free Public Transportation for all SNL Attendees!

Helsinki Region Transport (HRT/HSL) will be supporting SNL 2019 by offering free public transportation for all meeting attendees. The 3-day tickets are valid from August 20 – 22 and provide transportation throughout the greater Helsinki area, including the neighboring cities of Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. Detailed information about public transportation in Helsinki can be found on the HSL website. In addition, an HSL App is available for Android and iPhone devices. The transportation tickets will be available with your meeting materials.

Registration Open for the Student & Postdoc Career Development Panel

Register Now for the Student & Postdoc Career Development Panel

SNL is pleased to announce a Student and Postdoc Career Development Panel at the 2019 Meeting. The Career Development Panel will provide our student and postdoc members with the opportunity to ask five early career researchers about their experiences in the academic and non-academic job markets. Our current student and postdoctoral representative, Angela Grant, will moderate the session and get the ball rolling with some prepared questions. The panel will feature Annika Hultén, Laurel Lawyer, Qingqing Qu, Benjamin Schloss, and David Thornton.

The event will take place on Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in the Balcony Level Foyer. Lunch will be provided. For more information about the event and panelists, go to Student and Postdoc Event.

Due to space restrictions, we ask that students and postdocs interested in attending please REGISTER in advance.

Currently there is a wait-list for this event, but we encourage you to register and secure your position. Should additional space become available, we will contact wait-listed students and postdocs in the order in which they registered.

Register Now for Free Onsite Childcare

Free Onsite Childcare Available at SNL 2019 in Helsinki!

Thanks to generous funding from the National Institutes of Health, SNL is pleased to offer free onsite childcare as part of the 2019 meeting! Back by popular demand, childcare will allow you to enjoy time with colleagues. This year, we have contracted with “Hoivanet,” a highly recommended event childcare service. Activities will include age appropriate arts and crafts, educational activities, interactive games, and much more!

Childcare will be offered free of charge for children 1-12 years of age. Spaces are limited
and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for childcare will close on
August 1, 2019, but we recommend that you register early. Drop-ins may be accommodated if room allows, but space cannot be guaranteed.

Childcare schedule:
Tuesday, August 20, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 21, 7:45 am – 7:15 pm
Thursday, August 22, 8:15 am – 6:15 pm

Go to Childcare to register.

Registration closes on August 1st, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible!