2018 International Conference on Learning & Memory

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at UC Irvine, we will be hosting a major international conference on the neurobiology of learning and memory.


The Conference venue will be the beautiful Hilton Waterfront Resort in Huntington Beach, CA. All attendees who are not local are encouraged to stay at the Conference Hotel to get access to special perks and special conference housing rates.

We are now accepting proposals for symposia, open papers, lightening talks and posters on the conference website learnmem2018.org

Registration opens July 1, 2017

Confirmed speakers include:

Carol Barnes, Ph.D. – University of Arizona
Gyorgy Buzsaki, M.D., Ph.D. – New York University
Howard Eichenbaum, Ph.D. – Boston University
Ann Graybiel, Ph.D. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Beth Loftus, Ph.D. – UC Irvine
Gary Lynch, Ph.D. – UC Irvine
Eleanor Maguire, Ph.D. – University College London
James McGaugh, Ph.D. – UC Irvine
Bruce McNaughton, Ph.D. – UC Irvine
Richard Morris, Ph.D. – University of Edinburgh
Lynn Nadel, Ph.D. – University of Arizona
Liz Phelps, Ph.D. – New York University
Daniel Schacter, Ph.D. – Harvard University 

Keynote by:

Edvard Moser, Ph.D.
Edvard Moser is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim. He is interested in how spatial location and spatial memory are computed in the brain. His work, conducted with May-Britt Moser as a long-term collaborator, includes the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, which provides the first clues to a neural mechanism for the metric of spatial mapping.

He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 with May-Britt Moser and John O’Keefe for their work identifying the cells that make up the brain’s positioning system.

Want to present at the conference?

Abstract and symposium submissions are now open! Click here for more information and to submit.

Symposium Proposals
Symposium proposals include 4 speakers including the chair and focus on a specific theme. Not all symposia can be accommodated and priority will be given to symposia that include a diversity of speakers including gender, race, nationality, and seniority level.

Open Paper Talks
Open papers are individual short (10 minute) talks by faculty members. The Program Committee will organize these talks by theme and possibly suggest symposia encompassing multiple open paper speakers. This is a great venue to share new and exciting data!

Lightening Talks
Lightning talks are very short rapid-fire talks by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Talks are only 5 minutes long followed by Q&A. Only 1 slide conveying one (and only one) key finding is permitted. Each day will feature multiple lightning talk sessions.

Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students,  may submit abstracts to present posters at the conferences. Poster sessions allow for a more intimate exchange with colleagues and enhanced visibility at the conference. Posters stay up for a full day.

Registration Opens July 1, 2017

Click here for more information about registrations.