Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean
February 9-16, 2013
|The Winter Conference on Neural Plasticity is concerned with all aspects of neural plasticity: from development to aging, from learning and memory to pathology, from molecular to behavior. The Organizers seek to provide stimulating scientific sessions in a beautiful tropical setting. Symposia are held in the mornings and evenings and feature extensive discussion as the number of attendees is less than 100. Ample free time is provided in the middle of the day for relaxation, informal discussion and recreation. The meeting site is a beachfront hotel offering all the amenities of a tropical resort hotel.|
|DATE AND PLACE:|
9 - 16, 2013, at the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Cascino, Curacao, Caribbean.
|The beautiful Caribbean island of Curacao is very different in many ways. Unlike most Caribbean islands, its primary source of income is oil, not tourism. So, it is a prosperous island, with friendly people, great restaurants and shopping on an international scale. Being part of the Netherlands Antilles, Curacao has a European flair, and the Colonial architecture is a mixture of old Caribbean and Dutch styles, looking like Amsterdam in the tropics. Curacao has 38 beautiful white sand beaches with clear, warm, Caribbean blue waters, and gentle trade winds.||The conference is scheduled from Saturday to Saturday to allow maximal savings on airfare; Participants should use the weekends for travel to and from the conference. The conference begins with the New Concepts Session on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10th) from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thereafter, all regular sessions are held from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The conference is open to anyone who would like to attend.|
The conference is being held at the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino. You can get more information about the resort on their home-page (click here). Near the top of their home-page there are links to their Photo Gallery with images you may enjoy. There is also a lovely and informative video which you can watch by clicking here. If you would like to take a virtual tour including many highlights of Curacao, follow this link. It has many interactive spots, including videos, especially on the Tour & Explore tab, so run your cursor over the pages to see where your cursor turns into a hand (a link).
Ocean Front Suite: U.S. $350 per night, plus taxes, etc. for single or double occupancy.
Our special Marriott WCNP home pages (see below) may also contain other room categories to choose from at the time of your booking. The negotiated rates will also apply
if you choose to extend your stay by up to 7 days by arriving early or
official meeting dates, subject to availability at the time of
booking. Please contact the hotel for any additional information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ROOMS WERE RELEASED BACK TO THE HOTEL ON DECEMBER 26, 2012. IN ORDER TO SEE IF A ROOM IS AVAILABLE NOW, PLEASE EMAIL Shurlette Connor at email@example.com .
THE HOTEL LINKS BELOW NO LONGER WORK AS OF DECEMBER 26, 2012.
To book a Resort View room, click here.
To book an Ocean View room, click here.
To book an Ocean Front Suite, please email Shurlette Connor at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please do not delay in making your
room reservation. In order to get these room rates, I had to agree to begin releasing our room block extremely early, by August 9, 2012. So, if you plan to attend, reserve your room before August 9 in order to be sure there will be a room available. After August 9, 2012 the number of rooms being held in our block begins to decrease dramatically, and there may be no rooms available. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO
DECEMBER 26, 2012, AFTER WHICH ALL ROOMS WILL BE RELEASED.
The airport code for Curacao is CUR. The primary
airline serving Curacao from North America is American Airlines through Miami. Being a Dutch island, the primary airline serving Curacao from Europe is KLM.
Please reserve your flights immediately - inexpensive seats go quickly. Every year we get desperate calls from people who waited until it was too late!
|A registration fee of U.S. $475 is required for all participants. Registration
for graduate students and post-docs is U.S. $375.
There is no registration fee for spouses, partners, children, etc. The registration fee covers refreshments prior to and during the morning and afternoon sessions, a one hour ocean-side open bar following the afternoon sessions, and the Banquet on Wednesday night.
To register, please pay the registration fee by using Pay-Pal which accepts all major credit cards, or by sending a check, or paying on-site.
Register by paying the Registration Fee now for regular participants (U.S. $475) by clicking the "Pay Now" button on the next line:
Register by paying the Registration Fee for graduate students and post-docs (U.S. $375) by clicking the "Pay Now" button on the next line:
OUTLINE OF SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA
THERE ARE (WILL BE) 10 SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS IN TOTAL. WE WILL UPDATE THE LIST OF SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIA AS WE RECEIVE THE INFORMATION FROM THE SESSION CHAIRS.
Mechanisms of Memory Allocation and Synaptic Tagging.
Chair: Alcino Silva and Susumu Tonegawa.
Chair: Zoltan Nusser
Cerebellar Learning: Mechanisms and Forebrain Interactions.
Chair: John Freeman
Chair: Dan Johnston
Current Approaches to Implicit Memory.
Chair: Fred Helmstetter
Behavioral Adaptation to Obesogenic Environments.
Chair: Stefan Knecht
Computations and Functions of Grid Cells.
Chair: Stefan Leutgeb
Attention in Simpler Systems.
Chair: Tom Abrams
Comparative Approaches to the Maintenance of Long-Term Memory.
Chair: David Glanzman
Neurogenesis: Whats Learning Got To Do With It?
Chair: Diano Marrone and Tracey Shors
check our homepage
on a regular basis for updates. We
hope that you will be able to join us, and we
look forward to seeing you in
L. Petit, Ph.D.
and Janelle C. LeBoutillier, Ph.D.
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contact the Winter Conference on Neural Plasticity office: