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2014 Davida Teller Award Winner Announced

Congratulations to Dr. Mary C. Potter, a professor of Psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the winner of the Davida Teller Award 2014.

Talks and Posters Available Online

The 2014 Talks and Posters are now available for viewing online.

2014 Young Investigator Award Winner Announced

Congratulations to Duje Tadin, Associate Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science, Department of Ophthalmology, University Of Rochester, who is the winner of the 2014 Elsevier/VSS Young Investigator Award.

VSS Program

The VSS Program and Schedule is complete and is now accessible online at http://mobile.visionsciences.org. This can also be accessed from your tablet or smartphone.

How to Reserve a Room at the Tradewinds

The official VSS block of discounted rooms is sold out, however there are still rooms available at the Tradewinds. If you want to stay at the meeting hotel, you can book directly with the Tradewinds (at the online rate - currently about $200/night). The Tradewinds will WAIVE the resort fee of $35 for VSS attendees who book directly with the Tradewinds. To reserve a room, you must either call the 800 number (800-808-9833) or send an email. Ask for Group Reservations when you call. Tell them you're with VSS and that the resort fee is waived.

We recommend you check the online rates prior to calling in your reservation, as they do change daily.

NOTE: if you book a room through a wholesaler like hotels.com, the hotel will NOT waive your resort fee!

VSS Airport Shuttle

VSS has arranged for discounted transportation from the Tampa airport to the meeting hotel, the TradeWinds Island Resorts. The advantage to using the hotel's shuttle service is that they provide door-to-door service without all the extra stops. The one-way VSS fare is $23/person (gratuity not included). The VSS Shuttle Service will be available from Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 22, 2014. All reservations must be made in advance by Friday, April 7th.

For reservations please fill out the form (click here to download) and email to resorttransportation@yahoo.com or call (866) 403-3303. Identify yourself as a Vision Science Society 2014 attendee.

Member-Initiated Symposia Announced

The 2014 meeting will kick off with Member-Initiated Symposia beginning at 12:00 noon. This year's symposia are:

Vision and eye movements in natural environments
Organizers: Brian J. White & Douglas P. Munoz, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Beyond the FFA: The role of the ventral anterior temporal lobe in face processing
Organizers: Jessica Collins & Ingrid Olson, Temple University

Mid-level representations in visual processing
Organizer: Jonathan Peirce, University of Nottingham

The visual white-matter matters! Innovation, data, methods and applications of diffusion MRI and fiber tractography
Organizers: Franco Pestilli & Ariel Rokem, Stanford University

What are you doing? Recent advances in visual action recognition research.
Organizers: Stephan de la Rosa & Heinrich Bülthoff, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Understanding representation in visual cortex: why are there so many approaches and which is best?
Organizers: Thomas Naselaris, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina and Kendrick Kay, Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis

For more information about this year's symposia, go to 2014 Symposia.

Announcing VSS 2014

The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society will be held May 16-21, 2014 in St. Pete Beach.

VSS is heading to St. Pete Beach, a barrier island community located just west of St. Petersburg. The meeting will be held at the TradeWinds Island Resorts, located on a 7-mile stretch of white-sand beach.




April 1, 2014

Last Day for Registration Refunds


April 2, 2014

Board of Director Election Opens


April 25, 2014

Last Day to Pre-Register for VSS 2014


May 16-21, 2014

VSS Annual Meeting
St. Pete Beach, Florida


Future Annual Meetings

May 15 - 20, 2015
Tradewinds Island Resorts
St. Pete Beach, Florida

May 13 - 18, 2016
Tradewinds Island Resorts
St. Pete Beach, Florida

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