Call for Symposium Proposals
Deadline October 14, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the IBNS Program Committee is now accepting proposals to develop an exciting program for the 2023 Annual Meeting, to be held June 25 - June 30, 2023, at the Sheraton Fallsview in the heart of the energetic city of Niagara Falls, Canada. Symposia play a major role in shaping the IBNS annual meeting by focusing on timely, relevant and innovative research in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience. More information is provided below, so please share the Call with your friends and colleagues. 

October 14, 2022 is the deadline for priority consideration of symposium. 

A symposium includes four (4) speakers and is scheduled for two (2) hours. The time and date of symposia are set by the Program Committee. All symposium proposals should be submitted online and include:

  • Title
  • Name of the chairperson(s)
  • Substantive but succinct description of the topic and proposed talks (Limited to 4,400 characters, including spaces.)
  • List of four (4) speakers with affiliations and email addresses
  • Tentative talk titles

We welcome proposals using innovative formats (debate style, hands-on demonstration or workshop), for which the same 2-hour format will also be available.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee and then submitted to the IBNS Council for consideration. Proposals that are not accommodated one year may be re-submitted the following year and will receive the same consideration as all other proposals. 

Members and non-members of IBNS are invited to submit symposium proposals online.

More information about the meeting and location can be found on the IBNS Annual Meeting website.  Thank you for your support of, and participation in, IBNS!


Early career trainees (postdoctoral fellows/graduate students) are encouraged to submit symposium proposals together with senior investigators, to gain experience in organizing and co-chairing sessions as well as presenting their work alongside senior researchers in their field; a suggested format would be to include three (3) PIs and one (1) trainee in the panel.

IBNS supports diversity in science. As such, we request that you include diversity information pertaining to your submission. Please recognize that diversity takes many forms, in terms of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, professional seniority​, institution type, etc. The Program Committee will take this information into consideration when prioritizing symposia proposals. Please (briefly) provide justification if more than one presenter comes from the same institution ​or if the panel consists entirely of only one gender. The Chair will also be required to attest that none of the participants have previously been found guilty of behavior in conflict with the IBNS Code of Conduct.  ​

*Please note that IBNS does not provide financial support to symposium speakers or organizers. Each organizer and speaker are expected to cover their own fees, including registration and abstract submission fees. 


Click here for symposia submission form