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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).

SfNC 2017
The 3rd Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA as a satellite event to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting (3/25/17-3/28/17).
The event will take place at the  Osher Salon of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music  from 8:30am-5:00pm. The program appears below: 

8:30-8:45: Introductory Remarks

8:45-9:30: Keynote 1: Anjan Chatterjee , University of Pennsylvania

9:30-10:15: Keynote 2: Mariale Hardiman , Johns Hopkins

10:15-11:00: Keynote 3: Robert Bilder , UCLA

11:00-11:30: General Discussion

11:30-12:30: Lunch (on your own)

12:30-2:30: Poster session

2:30-2:50: Invited talk: Allan L. Reiss , Stanford University School of Medicine

2:55-3:15: Invited talk: Dan Schwartz , Stanford University

3:20-4:45: Data Blitz Session

4:45-5:00: Concluding Remarks


Alumit Ishai , Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at NSF will present on strategies and opportunities for obtaining research funding during the poster session.

Information on data blitz presentations: Presentations should be 8 minutes long with 2 minutes for questions. A separate email will be sent with instructions to upload your Power Point slides approximately 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Information on poster presentations: Posters can be either 3 feet long x 4 feet wide or 4 feet long x 3 feet wide. Materials for displaying the posters will be provided. 

Registration: Registration will be free this year. However to have an accurate head count, we ask that you quickly register for the meeting by following this link .

SfNC 2017 is made possible by NSF grant BCS-1651187 and the support of the San Fransisco Conservatory of Music.




Past Meetings

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.