nnual Meeting

Meeting History
In all fields of research, sharing of data at conferences is a cornerstone of advancement of the science. However for research on the neuroscience of creativity, the sharing of this work has been widely diffused across disparate meetings and sub-disciplines. As a result, it is not uncommon for research presented at one venue to be described as ‘an entirely new direction,' when this ‘new direction’ has been described by another research team several years earlier at another venue. It is also difficult to grow consensus on issues such as terminology, best practices, and scientific priorities. A dedicated society (and annual conference), providing a unified venue for discourse across disciplines, is needed to foster important discussions about how to grow the neuroscience of creativity.

For this reason, Dr. David Beversdorf organized an initial meeting to found the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity  on October 16, 2015 in Chicago and to form a steering committee composed of leading researchers in the field (Drs. Green, Jung, Beeman, Chrysikou, Christoff, and Kraemer).

Registration Now Open for SfNC 2019!
The 5th Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity
will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019
in San Francisco, CA as a
satellite event to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting
. The event will take place at the SF Conservatory of

Keynote Speakers:
Russ Poldrack 
Charles Limb
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
James Kaufman

Due to the overwhelming interest we have received for this year’s meeting, attendance will unfortunately be limited. Make sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your place.

Registration is free for current SfNC members (the registration fee is included in the SfNC membership fee: $25 for trainees and $50 for regular members). If are not yet a 2019 member, you’ll have the opportunity to join after registering at the link below. Note that your registration is not official without 2019 membership.

This year’s conference includes two programs. You may register for one or both:

The day program will consist of keynote talks, regular talks, catered lunch, blitz talk sessions, and poster sessions, and will take place from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

*Registration for the day program is required for all presenters.*

The evening program will consist of catered dinner and an education-focused design workshop, and will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The workshop will include a brainstorming session in which educators and researchers will team up, with the guidance of design-thinking experts, to generate new designs for improving (1) communication/learning between educators and researchers; and (2) allocation of community and educational resources for enhancing creativity in students and teachers.

Space for the evening program is limited to approximately 1/3 the size of the day program, so make sure to register ASAP.

To register for either or both programs, please go to: https://ucsbltsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f6GO8txrPStvAV

If you need to cancel your attendance after having registered, please send us an email to [email protected], so somebody else can take your spot.

Talks will be 10-12 minutes long, followed by 2-4 minutes of questions.

A blitz talk is a 5-minute talk covering a bite-sized bit of research. Be sure to prepare a concise presentation, as blitz sessions will be timed precisely.

The dimensions of your poster must be no larger than 36” x 48” or 91.4 cm x 121.9 cm. The orientation of your poster can be either portrait or landscape, so long as you keep the poster within the dimensions above.

We encourage you to share your research ahead of or after the meeting by uploading your slides or poster along with any supporting data and materials to our OSF meeting page: https://osf.io/view/SFNC2019/ This will allow others to discover your work or revisit your presentation. You can make revisions and update your materials at any time. All uploaded materials will be archived and available for future reference.

The SfNC organizing committee is available to to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you again for your interest in and support of SfNC! We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

The SfNC 2019 Organizing Committee:
Roger Beaty, Penn State University
Bradley Ferguson, University of Missouri
Yoed Kenett, University of Pennsylvania
Naama Mayseless, Stanford University
Darya Zabelina, University of Arkansas
Claire Zedelius, University of California, Santa Barbara

The SfNC Executive Committee:
David Beversdorf, University of Missouri
Evangelia G. Chrysikou, Drexel University
Adam Green, Georgetown University
David Kraemer, Dartmouth College
Manish Saggar, Stanford University
Indre Viskontas, USF & SF Conservatory of Music
Emmanuelle Volle, ICM, INSERM, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Past Meetings
4th Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, March 23, 2018, Boston, MA

3rd Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, March 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA

2nd Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, November 11, 2016, San Diego, CA.
Program Schedule

1st Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, October 16, 2015, Chicago, IL.