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Learning and Neural Plasticity: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches
March 4-March 7, 2000
To bring together experimental and theoretical neuroscientists for a
small (~60 people) intensive three day workshop, similar to the ones
held in previous years at Big Sky (NIC99), Snowbird
Jackson Hole ( NIC96). The emphasis
will be on how new experimental and theoretical approaches can be
combined to understand learning and plasiticity in the nervous system
-- and how these results influence our general thinking about neural
coding and information processing.
The format will be similar to previous years: morning sessions from
8-12, ski break to 6 pm (non-skiers work or chat during this time),
dinner from 6:00 to 7:30, evening sessions from 7:30-9:20. Talks will
be 40 minutes each, with 15 minutes for questions (by keeping the
group small, we hope to encourage lively discussions). There will also
be one evening poster session.
(Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology)
John Hopfield (Princeton University)
Christof Koch (Caltech)
(University of Edinburgh)
Wulfram Gerstner (EPFL)
Andreas Herz (ITB)
Tony Zador (Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Grindelwald is a Swiss village located below the famous Eiger North
Face. For general
info, click here.
Grindelwald is about 3 hours from Zurich airport with excellent
hourly train connection. The train passes the scenic lake of
`Interlaken' before it climbs up to Grindelwald which is at an
altitude of 1000 m. Train connections every hour direct from the
Zurich airport. For train
schedules, click here.
From Saturday, March 4 (6 pm dinner, followed by an evening session)
to Tuesday (all day, including evening until 10:00 pm), March 7, 2000.
ABSTRACTS AND CONTENT
This workshop is by invitation only. Everyone invited is encouraged to
present a poster. If you plan to present a poster and would like the
abstract included in the program, please mail it to us no later than
February 1, 2000. If you are interested in presenting orally, please
let us know as soon as possible, and certainly no later than Dec. 15,
2000; please include a title and, if desired, a short abstract. Oral
presentations with a strong experimental component will be given
Conference registration (including meals), if received by Dec. 15:
Postdoc/graduate student: $250
Hotel (4 nights; please include the booking code: "nice2000"):
--- THERE WILL BE A $200 LATE REGISTRATION FEE FOR ALL PAYMENTS
RECEIVED AFTER DEC 15. ---
Single occupancy: 580 Sfr = ~$385
Double occupancy: 400 Sfr = ~$265
Only a limited number of double occupancy rooms are available, so
reserve ASAP if you prefer this option. Additional nights are: 112 SFr
(~80$) incl. breakfast.
Some TRAVEL GRANTS may become available; please let us know if you
really need one.
REGISTRATION AND RESERVATION INFORMATION
ROOM RESERVATIONS are made with the hotel. When making your
reservation: (1) please include the booking code, "nice2000"; (2)
specify single or double occupancy; and (3) please ask for either
Ms. Rother or Mr. Stoldt:
The REGISTRATION FEE is collected in a separate account. Send checks
Please make checks payable to 'Sorensen Travel'. They can accept
credit cards for a 3% surcharge. They also offer DISCOUNT AIRFARES for
this conference, and would be happy to make all your travel
arrangements (ask for 'Nancy').
PO Box 930
Del Mar, CA 92014
(800) 874-7522 (toll-free)
(619) 755-0278 (not toll-free)
(619) 755-4272 (fax)
Non-skiers can check out the special winter hiking trails which are
extremely nice. Non-skiers can also take a train (with
gears/cog-wheels) up to the Jungfrau-Joch: impressive ride through the
Eiger North face (with a stop to look out of a window in the rock) and
a spectacular view over the glacier once you are at the top (named
`the top of Europe').
For more information, contact the organizers: Tony Zador
(firstname.lastname@example.org), Andreas Herz (email@example.com), or
Wulfram Gerstner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abstracts (last year's)
Schedule (last year's)
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