Research in Encoding And Decoding of
Nomikos Conference Centre
28 June – 2 July 2022
As this is now our ninth meeting, we've fielded a fair number of questions over the years. Some of the most frequent ones are answered below.
We strongly encourage anyone interested in attending AREADNE 2022 to read through the conference home page, and have a look at some of the pages linked from there, especially the ones about transportation, hotels, and practical information.
Yes! As of the 2022 session, we have shifted the Welcome and Registration Reception to Tuesday, and scientific presentations on Wednesday through Saturday. This moves the whole event earlier one day in the week, to allow participants to travel home on Sunday and have a normal schedule for the following week.
We will be requiring all participants to provide proof of vaccination or recovery from recent infection. While indoors at the venue and on any transportation we provide, participants will be required to wear masks. This policy is more stringent than what is anticipated to be required by the Greek government for Summer 2022.
Professionally administered and antigen and PCR tests with appropriate documentation for travel are available at many pharmacies across Greece, including on Santorini. We anticipate arranging for scheduled appointments for our participants who need documented tests for their return travel.
Attending an AREADNE meeting is highly competitive, and there are many potential participants who would gladly make full use of the opportunity for its scientific and academic value. We recommend finding another way to pay for a vacation.
One of the founding principles of the AREADNE Conferences is full participation. We do not offer partial registration, and instead encourage all attendees to engage with all presentations. If you plan to participate for only part of the conference, then it might be best to reconsider a decision to attend.
Again, we emphasize that full participation is a vital part of attending an AREADNE meeting. The lunches are an excellent time to meet new researchers and strengthen old ties (and the food is pretty good, too). Because of the importance of face-to-face contact, we expect everyone to attend the lunches, and do not offer a discount for registration without meals.
We do not publish the speaker or poster schedules until the Welcome and Registration Reception the evening before scientific talks begin. (Why not?) If you are a speaker or poster presenter, please be ready to go on the first day of presentations. The over-all schedule can be found midway down the page at https://areadne.org/2022 .
Details are given on our poster info page.
Arrive in plenty of time for the Welcome and Registration Reception the evening of Tuesday, 28 June 2022. Intercontinental travelers are encouraged to arrive a day earlier, on 27 June 2022 to allow for travel irregularities and have an extra day for adjusting to the new time zone. We have a full scientific schedule for four days (29 June 2022 through 2 July 2022), so plan to depart no sooner than Sunday, 3 July 2022.
In Firá or Firostefani. Imerovigli is perhaps a little far to walk (about 1.5 km through hilly terrain, and recall that it will be hot). Oia is at least 30 minutes by car, and often much longer due to traffic. Please see our list of recommend hotels and a map of the area showing where many hotels are located in relation to the Nomikos Conference Centre.
By plane from Athens (ATH) to Santorni (JTR) using Aegean Airlines, or by boat from Piraeus, the port of Athens. Find more details on our Travel Information page.
Abstract submission will open on or about 3 January 2022, and will close on 21 January 2022. Instructions for making a submission can be found at our Call for Abstracts page.
Perhaps. Please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, before the submission deadline if you know you will not be able to meet it. We do not accept all submissions, and consideration of two otherwise equivalent abstracts will be biased against one that was submitted late.
The AREADNE meetings concentrate on the interaction between and among neurons at the systems level, rather than the operation of individual cells. To fall within the subject matter of the meeting, your results should explain how molecular mechanisms determine the representation of information in neural circuits and ensembles.
AREADNE Conferences are highly oversubscribed. We can offer only one registration spot to each accepted submission, to be used by the presenting author. All other authors are put on a waiting list. We are able to offer only a small handful of registration spots each meeting to those on the waiting list.
Registration will open on or about 2 March 2022, and will close on 7 June 2022. Please note that those dates are subject to change without notice. Registration will be available through a link near the top of the conference home page, after poster abstract notifications have been sent out. For the last handful of meetings, registration sold out immediately as all available spots are reserved for poster presenters. If you want to attend, you should submit a poster abstract.
We process payments using the highly secure service from Stripe.com that is very clever -- we never actually see your payment information. Our registration page has a widget on it provided by Stripe that allows direct, transparent communication from your computer to Stripe, and when the transaction has completed, Stripe informs us that it is OK to proceed. You never actually give us your credit card number: the information gets securely transmitted to Stripe as a cryptographic token encoded by your web browser on your computer. This widget makes your web browser act almost identically to one of the credit card machines at a retail store. Clever, no?
We strongly prefer payment by credit (or debit) card, using the normal registration pages.
Late registration is possible only if there are spaces available, and would be at the on-site rate. If there are no spots available, then we will be happy to add you to the waiting list. Please go to the conference home page and look for the registration link near the top to register. If the link is not present, then contact the organizers at email@example.com to make an inquiry. Please understand that we typically sell out and late registrations are not usually available.
We will be glad to add your name to the list for consideration, however, only on rare occasion has the organizing committee extended an invitation to a self-nominated speaker. If the meeting web page already shows a list of speakers, then invitations have all been made, and your name would be considered for our next meeting, AREADNE 2024.
Yes, if you have already registered, have an accepted poster, or have submitted a poster that looks likely to be accepted. Please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Yes, if your poster submission has been accepted, or looks as if it is likely to be accepted. Please contact the organizers at email@example.com with details.
It depends on the generosity of our sponsors, and varies from year to year. We typically do not know about travel support until rather late, and thus far, any travel funds have been on a reimbursement basis. When information is available, details will be posted at our Scholarships and Travel Grants page.
Yes! To be sent important email announcements about AREADNE 2022, please add yourself to the Google Group for Official AREADNE Announcements.
Yes, if you attend the conference. Printed certificates of attendance will be issued at the conference, and electronic copies can be requested afterward from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AREADNE meetings are well known as a forum where cutting-edge results are premiered, so we discourage the practice of presenting a poster already shown elsewhere. If you must re-use a poster, then at the very least it should be refreshed with your most recent updates and reprinted with AREADNE 2022 in place of previous conference names or session assignments.
As the focus at AREADNE meetings is primarily scientific rather than medical, we do not offer CME credit.
Our apologies, but the AREADNE Conferences do not include commercial presentations of any kind. We would be happy to welcome company representatives as non-presenting attendees, space permitting. If your organization is interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact the conference co-chairs at email@example.com.
Guests are free to join the Welcome Reception. Reasonably-priced tickets are available to bring guests to the Gala Banquet at the end of the meeting (tickets can be purchased during on-line registration). Space permitting, guests can attend the optional excursions for free.
We have enjoyed the generosity and support of a wide range of institutions, companies and foundations over the years, including the United States National Institutes of Health, the United States National Science Foundation, the NIMA Foundation, the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Simons Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, Foley and Lardner LLP, University of Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, the William M. Wood Foundation, and private donors. These individuals and institutions have been a critically important part of making AREADNE Conferences possible. We are deeply grateful for their support, without which the AREADNE meetings could not have happened.