[Comp-neuro] The Canadian Computational Neuroscience Spotlight to take place virtually on June 15 and 16

Scott Rich sbrich at umich.edu
Tue Jun 2 16:46:56 CEST 2020

We are happy to announce the upcoming Canadian Computational Neuroscience Spotlight (CCNS) will take place virtually on June 15 and 16. This free meeting will be hosted using the Crowdcast platform, which has been successfully used for numerous virtual conferences over the past weeks and has a multitude of tools to facilitate the interactivity we often associate with traditional conferences. Registration is now open at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/CCNS/register <https://www.crowdcast.io/e/CCNS/register>.

The keynote speakers for this event are Dr. Nancy Kopell (Boston University), Dr. Dimitris Pinotsis (City-University of London), Dr. Cameron McIntyre (Case Western University), and Dr. Philip Corlett (Yale University). The entire schedule, including other confirmed speakers, is available at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/CCNS/register <https://www.crowdcast.io/e/CCNS/register>.

Our primary goal is for this to be a “trainee focused” meeting, considering it is likely this “next generation” of computational neuroscientists who may be most affected by the recent cancellation and postponement of many traditional physical conferences. Our themed sessions will begin with a “tutorial” talk, providing an introduction to an important topic or tool to be discussed in the session, in order to make the meeting more accessible to trainees at any level. We also will be hosting a panel “Q&A” session each day where trainees will be invited to ask questions of the organizers and speakers about the day’s presentations as well as more general topics. 

We note that while the meeting has been deemed a “Canadian” spotlight, it is intended for a global audience and includes a similarly global range of speakers. The Canadian focus was developed given that specific conferences in our country scheduled for this summer have been cancelled or postponed, as well as the desire for us to advertise the growing computational neuroscience community across Canada.

Please feel free to advertise this meeting in any avenues you deem appropriate, including institutional listservs, lab communication, and social media. We look forward to seeing you at CCNS!


Scott Rich, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Krembil Research Institute.
Andreea Diaconescu, Ph.D. Independent Scientist, Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics at CAMH.
John Griffiths, Ph.D. Independent Scientist, Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics at CAMH.
Milad Lankarany, Ph.D. Scientist, Krembil Research Institute.

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