OPAM is looking for two new organizers for a two-year term starting in 2019!
We are seeking two new OPAM organizers for two-year terms starting in 2019. Selection of organizers will be based on candidates’ experience and nomination letter, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15th, 2019. Please include a link to the candidate’s website and CV in the nominations. Interested candidates are encouraged to ask for one nomination from a researcher who knows them well. If that person is not also the candidate’s 2019 supervisor, we require a short letter of approval from that person.
Criteria for the selection of OPAM organizers include the breadth and depth of research experience and expertise in visual cognition (e.g., familiarity with a broad range of object-processing literature), as well as organizational and interpersonal skills. Preference is given to early-career researchers without faculty positions at the time of appointment, particularly postdoctoral researchers. Excitement for graduate and postdoctoral research is required!
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!
Thank you to our sponsors for making our 26th anniversary OPAM possible! Consider being an organizer for 2019. 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 (at least for 2018) 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 email@example.com as soon as possible!
We are grateful to our 2018 sponsors for their support in enabling us to organize and run OPAM 26! Consider being a sponsor for next year’s OPAM!