THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE Teton Village, Jackson Hole , Wyoming January 24 -- 29, 2010 Organizer: George Sperling, University of California, Irvine CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT - CALL FOR PAPERS The THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE will meet in Teton Village, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, January 24 - 29, 2010. Thanks to the current economic crisis, the new owners of The Inn at Jackson Hole, AIC's traditional venue, have postponed demolition and reconstruction. Therefore, we are able, once more, perhaps for the last time, to return to Teton Village for 2010. The Inn is right at the base of the ski slopes, a short walk from the tram and other ski lifts. The Conference has arranged a block of rooms at special room rates for registered participants. The special rates will only be available UNTIL THE CUT-OFF DATE of December 25, 2009. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after that date but on a space available basis at the published rack rates. See the conference web page for more details: As in previous years, the conference covers a wide range of topics in what has come to be called cognitive science and neuroscience, ranging from visual and auditory physiology and psychophysics to cognition, learning and memory, to computational approaches to these problems including neural networks, artificial intelligence, and, most recently, all varieties of brain imaging. In addition to general sessions, there will be two organized sessions: One on neural computation organized by John Reynolds and Tania Pasternak , and one on feature binding and related issues organized by Steve Shevell . Paper submissions are hereby invited. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 30, 2009. Submissions must include a title, a brief abstract, and a completed registration form from which may be sent electronically to and or as hardcopy to: AIC c/o Prof. George Sperling Department of Cognitive Sciences, SSPA-3 University of California Irvine, CA 92697-5100 If your paper is relevant for a special session, also send a copy of the title and abstract to the session organizer(s): Submissions are not finally accepted until registration is complete and the registration fee of $175 ($190 after January 1, 2010; $75 for students) is paid. Conference registration is payable by check made payable to "Annual Interdisciplinary Conference" (no credit cards) mailed to the address above. The registration fee includes daily snacks and refreshments. We are also seeking a volunteer to organize a special session on a topic of particular current interest (see previous AICs for examples). Applicants will be notified on or before November 13, 2009 of the acceptance of proposed presentations. Speakers' registration fees are nonrefundable after November 13; nonspeaking participants' registration is refundable at any time. AIC aims to provide overview talks that are comprehensible and interesting to a wide scientific audience--such as one might fantasize would occur (but in actuality rarely do occur) at a meeting of a National or Royal Academy of Science. The Conference begins with a reception on Sunday evening, January 24, at 5:00p followed by a half-session. Regular sessions meet from Monday through Friday at 4:00p to 8:00p; the rest of the day is free. After the last session on Friday, Jan 29, there is a banquet for participants and guests. To reserve lodging, telephone The Inn at 307-733-2311 or toll-free at 800-842-7666 and identify yourself as part of the AIC group. Be sure to discuss and understand the hotel's reservations policies at that time. A two-night advance deposit will be required which is nonrefundable unless your reservation is cancelled 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Also, 30 days prior to arrival, your credit card on file will be charged in full. This charge is nonrefundable except under extenuating circumstances such as a medical emergency or a death in the family. Other hotels, restaurants, ski rental facilities, shops, and cross-country ski trails are all within walking distance. There are daily flights directly to Jackson Hole AP from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Salt Lake City and occasional direct flights from Los Angeles, NYC (taxi or bus to the hotel). Alternatively, Jackson is a five-hour drive from Salt Lake City. Additional information about the conference, travel, and skiing opportunities is available at the AIC website. The 34 previous programs, photos, and hotel information are published on the AIC website; the 2010 program will be posted and updated as it becomes available. If you received this email, you will receive future electronic mailings automatically unless you opt out by writing a note to (who maintains the AIC list). George Sperling