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20th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 20 years of Mind and Brain Discoveries


Join us on Sunday, April 14 in the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom for a celebration to last two decades… You’ll mix and mingle with the biggest names in Cognitive Neuroscience while enjoying a formal banquet dinner, live music, dancing and more!!

CNS 20th Anniversary Meeting

Tickets are $156 per person while supplies last!
Last day to purchase tickets is April 5, 2013

Sponsored Tables of Eight
Would you like to purchase a table for your friends, colleagues and or business associates?  Contact the Registration Manager at for more information on how you can reserve a table of eight, and save your spot at the front of the room!

Save up to $30 when you purchase your
Gala Ticket at the same time as Meeting Registration;
choose the “20th Anniversary Meeting Package” to maximize value.

Attendance is encouraged by the public.
Please visit our Meeting Registration page for more information on how to create an account to purchase your ticket for the event.

Formal Banquet Dinner

Reception featuring cocktails, hors d’ouevres and LIVE MAGIC will be held in the Hotel Lobby Atrium for Gala attendees.  LIVE MUSIC featuring Jazz with Ben Sidran over dinner followed by dancing to Clare and the Reasons,  all of our VIP Gala Guests will have the option of Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian options; please make your choice at the time of purchasing your tickets.  More detailed menus to follow closer to the time of the event.

Live Entertainment

dan levitinDaniel J. Levitin Master of Ceremonies Dan Levitin is an award-winning scientist, musician, author and record producer. He is the author of two books: the international bestsellers “This Is Your Brain on Music”, which was published in nineteen languages and spent more than one year on the New York Times Bestseller list, and “The World in Six Songs”, which hit the bestseller list in the first week of release. He is also the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, where he runs the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception and Expertise

Tom Nixon startles, amuses and delights with a blend of humor and magical artistry.  You’ll be amazed by his close-up wonders at the Gala Reception as he mingles through the crowd to the delight of our VIP Gala attendees.

Ben Sidran

Ben Sidran

Although best known in some circles for writing Steve Miller’s hit song “Space Cowboy”, Ben Sidran is more widely recognized as the host of National Public Radio’s landmark jazz series “Jazz Alive”, which received a Peabody Award, and as the host of VH-1 television’s “New Visions” series, which received the Ace Award for best music series. A pianist, producer, singer and composer, he has recorded twenty-five solo albums.




Jessie Farrell

is a winner of the Canadian Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year and Top New Female Talent Award.  In 2009, she worked with Canadian rock/pop stars Faber Drive on their song “I’ll Be There”.

Farrell’s third studio album, Good, Bad & Pretty Things, was released on October 6, 2009. In 2010, Farrell was one of many the Canadian singers who performed “Wavin’ Flag” to help Haiti.  To listen to some of her music go to





We know this will be a night to remember… we hope you’re there for the party!

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