Conference announcement: ICON XIII

We are happy to make the second announcement for the ICON XIII conference, which will take place on 5-8 August 2017 in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Amsterdam is an easily-accessible and progressive city. ICON will take place at the Beurs van Berlage, located in downtown Amsterdam and one of the most beautiful conference venues in Europe!

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ICON stands for International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience. ICON has taken place every 2-3 years since 1980. This conference brings together researchers from diverse backgrounds, joined by their interest in studying the relationships amongst brain, mind, and behavior. ICON conferences are always a big success, and 2017 in Amsterdam will follow this same tradition!

Symposia and poster submissions will be open from early 2017, with deadlines of 1 February for symposia and 31 March for posters. Plan your research accordingly!


In addition to standard-format symposia, ICON2017 will feature two novel formats (see “What” and “Submit” links on for more details):

  1. “Hackathons” are computer-based sessions that can involve either a group of people working towards solving a problem, or can be more tutorial-like with the goal of teaching hands-on skills (e.g., using a toolbox or implementing an analysis in Matlab) that can be accomplished in ~2 hours (for longer workshops, consider organizing a satellite).
  2. “Ask-the-experts” is a panel of experts in a topic. No specific lectures are prepared; instead there is an open Q&A session. The focus can be on a theoretical issue, methodological issue, or hotly-debated topic in cognitive neuroscience.


We welcome pre-conference satellites, and will be happy to advertise them on the ICON website. Note that satellites are independent from ICON in terms of organization, registration, and costs.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss ideas for your satellite, please contact Mike Cohen ( and Birte Forstmann (


For up-to-date announcements before and during the ICON meeting, follow @icon2017 (see also “Media” tab on the website).

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Amsterdam!

Mike X Cohen and Birte Forstmann

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