We are very sorry to inform you that we will have to postpone the 7th International Conference on Auditory Cortex (ICAC) once again. We, the local and external organizers, had hoped that we could hold the meeting in late August this year, but unfortunately, the current situation of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and its unforeseeable development will prevent this. We currently plan to have the real, physical, meeting during the September 3 — 7, 2022.
However, to bridge the long gap between physical meetings and to provide some forum for scientific exchange within our community, we discussed the idea of holding one or few small and relatively brief virtual events, during day hours compatible with many time zones in September of this year (2021). Because we are not sure of how to serve the community best, we would like your opinion on possible formats (such as symposia, debates or just talks), topics, and speakers. Please fill in our brief questionnaire.
We would appreciate your feedback (also possible via e-mail to email@example.com) by March 31, 2021.
Postponed once again from 2020 to September 3 — 7, 2022,
Dorint Herrenkrug Parkhotel, Magdeburg, Germany
The conference continues the series with previous conferences held in Banff (Canada) in 2017, Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2012, Nottingham (UK) in 2006, and Magdeburg (Germany) in 2003, 2009, and 2014.
The scientific program, organized by a group of renowned international colleagues and by members of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, will cover a wide range of topics and will provide unique opportunities to discuss current ideas of auditory cortex functions and concepts in humans and animals. In addition to keynote lectures and main talks, there will be short presentations and ample time for posters and for discussions, including possibilities for meetings of PhD students and young investigators with the keynote and main speakers. There will also be pre-conference workshops.
The setting of the meeting in the marvelous Herrenkrug Parkhotel right next to the Elbe river has, in the past, provided a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere for scientific discussions. We are confident this spirit will linger also this time. We, the organizers of the conference, will do our best to care for this ambience by providing an excellent scientific program complemented by attractive social events. Still, if you need a break from it all, there are ideal possibilities for a range of other activities (wellness, golf, tennis, cycling, and much more).
We look forward to welcoming you in Magdeburg!