March 23-26 | San Francisco
CNS 2019 Press Room
Join us in San Francisco to explore the nature of how we think, feel, and behave!
CNS invites members of the press to attend its 26th annual meeting, March 23-26, 2019, in San Francisco, CA, at the Hyatt Regency. Get great story ideas and connect with more than 1,500 neuroscientists, presenting some of the latest research on neuroimaging, exercise, aging, memory, language, attention, and learning...
Press registration is now open.
Please read our credential policy and email Lisa Munoz at to register.
Check out the CNS 2019 blog for coverage.
Highlights will include:
- Keynote address by Matthew Walker (University of California, Berkeley): A lecture open and free to the public on “Why Sleep?” — will describe not only the good things that happen when you get sleep, but the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t get enough.
- A special session exploring the relationship between psychology and neuroscience, moderated by David Poeppel (New York University) who brought us last year’s debate on big ideas in cognitive neuroscience.
- Symposia on the effects of exercise, mental models of time, the neuroscience of social connectedness, and the latest on neuroimaging and big data
- Award lectures by Earl Miller (MIT) on working memory; Daniel L. Schacter (Harvard University) on memory and imagination; on the balance between nature and nurture in how the brain represents objects; Muireann Irish (The University of Sydney) on new work on dementia; and Michael W. Cole (Rutgers University) on brain network organization.
- More than 1,000 posters and 50 talks covering the latest neuroscience research on attention, creativity, decision-making, language, music, and more
Read coverage of the of last year's meeting in Boston on the CNS 2018 Blog.
Registered members of the press will have complimentary access to a press room, scientific talks, posters, and the welcome reception.
To qualify as a member of the press, please be prepared to provide press credentials in the form of one of the following: a business card from a news media outlet, a membership card for a journalistic professional society (e.g. NASW), letter from an editor of a news media outlet to show that you are on assignment, or recent clips related to neuroscience. Read our full credential policy.
For all media inquiries, please contact:
Lisa M.P. Munoz, CNS Public Information Officer
Twitter: @CogNeuroNews, #CNS2019