March 23-26  |  San Francisco

Registration Policies, Cancellations  & Refunds

First Author Registration Requirements

Registration is required for first authors of accepted posters, slides, and  symposia. If you are the first author of an accepted abstract, your  registration cannot be refunded. If the first author is unable to attend the  meeting and would like to appoint a substitute speaker/presenter, contact us at for final approval. The substitute  author must also register to attend the meeting.

Registration Payment Policy

Full payment of the registration fee must be made at the  time of registration. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard,  Discover, American Express), check (made payable to "CNS Meeting"), or cash (onsite). Check payments delay processing and must be received no later than February 28, 2019; include a printout of your registration payment form along with your payment and  mail to: CNS Meeting, c/o TM Events, Inc., 971 West Campus Ln., Goleta, CA 93117. Cash payments may also be made onsite at the Registration  Desk; cash payments should not be sent through the mail.

Registration Cancellation and Refund

You must contact us no later than February 11, 2019, to cancel your registration for the CNS 2019 Annual Meeting. For cancellations made by February 11, 2019, your  registration fee will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will  be given for cancellations made after February 11, 2019.

Cancellation requests must identify the registrant's name, email address,  membership level, and amount paid. Send cancellation requests to .

Registration Confirmation and  Conference Badge

Confirmation of your registration is sent via email  immediately upon receipt of payment address in your membership account.  Please SAVE YOUR RECEIPT and print it for your reference, information and reimbursements.


As a final confirmation and conference reminder, an eBadge will be sent to all registered attendees via email one week prior to the start of the conference including any final announcements and/or instructions for the meeting.  In order to receive your eBadge, please make sure you have confirmed receipt of CNS emails and newsletters.  If for any reason you have removed yourself from the email list, you will not receive your eBadge for the meeting.

eBadge emails are not necessary for admission.  Official identification badges will be available  for pick-up onsite at the Registration Desk. Attendees must wear the  official conference badge at all times and present it for admission to all CNS 2019 meeting events. To minimize the environmental costs of reprints, we require a $5 fee for printing replacement badges onsite.

Email  if you have further questions.

Registration Questions

Also see the Registration FAQ. Registration questions should be sent to .

Registration Substitution

Registrant substitutions of equal membership levels (from student-to-student or member-to-member/student) will be accepted ONLY with the written permission of the original registrant and with the approval of CNS Meeting management. Substitutions will not be accepted in lieu of the First Author Requirements nor can we accommodate any substitution requests after March 1, 2019.

Substitution requests must come from the original registrant and include the original registrant's name, membership level, and amount paid, plus the replacement attendee's email, full name, and affiliation. Send registration substitution requests to .

We Stand in Support of Scientists Worldwide
The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) is an international society that values diversity and global collaboration as cornerstones of the scientific process. CNS stands with the Society for Neuroscience, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and other professional and scientific societies in opposing the recent White House executive order on visas and immigration. This order poses a threat to the free exchange of ideas among scientists in the international community, and threatens the health of scientific progress in the United States and with our partners. We support our members and all scientists living around the globe. We urge the administration to work with the scientific community to ensure that U.S. science advances as it has historically, with the full engagement of the global community.

  • Full Refunds will be issued to those directly affected by the ban. The countries included are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. A photo copy of your passport will be required.