The 24th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory was held on Thursday November 17th, 2016 in Boston, MA. We had over 100 submissions and 300 attendees this year. Thank you to everyone for attending and supporting the meeting! You can see the full program here: 2016 OPAM Program. Please consider sponsoring OPAM for its big 25th Anniversary in Vancouver, BC next year!
We would like to recognize the 2016 OPAM award winners below:
– Best Talk: Monica Rosenberg
– Best Posters: Corbin Cunningham & Rachel Wynn
– Travel Awards: Rebecca Goldstein & Katherine Wood
Many thanks to Visual Cognition for awarding Best Talk & Best Poster, and to Jonathan Flombaum, Artem Belopolsky, and former OPAM organizers for judging. Also many thanks to Mary Peterson for giving a fantastic keynote talk!
We would also like to thank former OPAM organizers Jennifer Bittner and Justin Ericson for their service to the OPAM community. Their leadership was essential in delivering the high-quality experience we’ve come to expect from OPAM.
New partnership with Visual Cognition
Visual Cognition has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of OPAM, and this year we are excited to announce a new step forward for OPAM submissions. In previous years, OPAM talk presenters were given the opportunity to publish their talk summaries in Visual Cognition. This year, submissions that are chosen for talk presentations will have the opportunity to submit their ultimate manuscripts through a fast-tracked and full peer-review process for publication at Visual Cognition. OPAM talks-turned-manuscripts will be expedited and guaranteed a 40-day turnaround from submission to initial decision (including full reviews). Furthermore, the editorial board at Visual Cognition are eager to mentor young trainees and will provide extra constructive feedback through the peer-review process. Publications that come out of this process will be highlighted as special OPAM papers. This OPAM–Visual Cognition publication opportunity is completely optional, and presenters are by no means obliged to submit to Visual Cognition; furthermore, ultimate acceptance of the submitted manuscript is not guaranteed. However, we sincerely hope that high-quality presentations that are submitted to OPAM and chosen for talks will take advantage of this unique opportunity!
OPAM 2017 is looking for sponsors! Sponsoring OPAM emphasizes your commitment to supporting the scientific endeavors of early-career researchers (see infographic!), and fostering networking opportunities for individuals who will be on the market for graduate studies, postdoctoral positions, and faculty appointments. Sponsorship rates begin for as little as $200, which includes advertising space in the OPAM program, website and e-mails, and spotlight exposure during the conference. Typical sponsors include academic departments, software companies, and other research institutions. If your organization is interested in supporting OPAM, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
We are grateful to our growing list of 2017 sponsors for their support in enabling us to organize and run OPAM this year!