Learning and Memory 2018

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.


We are now accepting submissions for symposia, open paper talks, lightning talks and posters and will continue to do so until September 1, 2017. Since space is limited, priority will be given to earlier submissions. We recommend submitting earlier than July 1.

Submission Information

The Conference dates are April 18-22, 2018

The Conference venue will be The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA.

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Special discounted registration available for exhibitors. Discounts available also for local businesses, government agencies and academic publishers. See our sponsorship page for details.

Registration and Housing

Registration and housing will open on July 1, 2017.

We are expecting 800-1000 attendees. Early registration is strongly advised. Fill out the form at the bottom to receive an email when registration and housing for the conference opens. Traveling attendees are advised to book at the conference hotel. The hotel will reserve a block of rooms for conference attendees at a special rate.


Early-bird registration (July 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017)

Regular registration (Sep 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017)

Late/Onsite registration (Dec 1, 2017 and beyond)

Registration Fees and Categories

The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel

Huntington Beach, CA
More information on travel/lodging

Confirmed Speakers

Carol Barnes

University of Arizona

Gyuri Buzsaki

New York University

Howard Eichenbaum

Boston University

Ann Graybiel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Beth Loftus

UC Irvine

Gary Lynch

UC Irvine

Eleanor Maguire

University College London

Jim McGaugh

UC Irvine

Bruce McNaughton

UC Irvine

Richard Morris

University of Edinburgh

Lynn Nadel

University of Arizona

Liz Phelps

New York University

Dan Schacter

Harvard University

Keynote Speaker

Edvard Moser

Director, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience
NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

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 submission now open!

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If you are interested in joining us, fill out the form below and we will send you reminders and updates for registration and housing. You can also check this website for more information.