nnual Meeting

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 2018
We encourage you to present your research at the 4th Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity to be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Cambridge, MA as a satellite event to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting (3/24/18-3/27/18). The event will take place on the campus of Harvard University.  A social hour will follow the meeting on Friday evening.

NEW! Click here for a copy of the 2018 SfNC program

 Registration fees are $25 for trainees, $50 for faculty.

The SfNC meeting is an ideal setting to meet and reconnect with other creativity researchers, present your work, and stay up-to-date with recent developments in the neuroscience of creativity. We welcome submissions from junior and senior researchers. Submission is open to SfNC members and non-members.

Keynote Speakers
John Kounios , Ph.D., Drexel University
Sharon L. Thompson-Schill , Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Featured Speakers
Mathias Benedek, University of Graz
Emmanuelle Volle, Salpétrière Hospital

Registration: Registration fees are $25 for students, $50 for faculty. Registration includes annual membership to the Society. To register, click here .

How to Submit:
You may submit a Data-blitz Talk or a Poster presentation.
Please include the following information in your proposal:
  1. A title for your presentation
  2. Names and affiliations of the authors
  3. An email address for correspondence
  4. An abstract of up to 1700 characters (ca. 250 words)

*Note: Data collection and analysis should be completed at the time of submission

Submit your proposal here (or go to https://ucsbltsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1MqIa3Pna2uEfRz)

We aim to send notifications regarding proposal acceptance or rejection by mid February 2018.  

The SfNC Executive Committee:
David Beversdorf, University of Missouri
Evangelia G. Chrysikou, University of Kansas
Adam Green, Georgetown University
David Kraemer, Dartmouth College
Manish Saggar, Stanford University
Indre Viskontas, UCSF & SF Conservatory of Music
The SfNC Organizing Committee:
Roger Beaty, Harvard University
Yoed Kenett, University of Pennsylvania
Naama Mayseless, Stanford University
Darya Zabelina, University of Arkansas
Claire Zedelius, University of California, Santa Barbara
Thank you for your continued interest in participating in the SfNC Meeting. The SfNC organizing committee is available to to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by e-mail at info@tsfnc.org

Past Meetings

3rd Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, March 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA

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.