VSS Dinner &
Demo Night

13th Annual VSS Dinner and Demo Night

Monday, May 18, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Beach BBQ Dinner, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Beachside Sun Decks
Demos, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Island Ballroom talk rooms

Please join us Monday evening for the 13th Annual VSS Demo Night, a spectacular night of imaginative demos solicited from VSS members. The demos highlight the important role of visual displays in vision research and education. This year's Demo Night will be organized and curated by Gideon Caplovitz, University of Nevada Reno; Arthur Shapiro, American University; Karen Schloss, Brown University and Gennady Erlikhman, UCLA.

Demo Night is free for all registered VSS attendees. Meal tickets are not required, but you must wear your VSS badge for entry to the BBQ. Guests and family members of all ages are welcome to attend the demos, but must purchase a ticket for dinner. You can register your guests at any time during the meeting at the VSS Registration Desk located in the Island Ballroom foyer.

Guest Prices
Adults: $25
Youth (6-12 years old): $10
Children under 6: Free

Call for Demos

VSS is pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Visual Demos Evening at VSS will be Monday, May 18, 2015, from 6:00 - 10:00 pm at the TradeWinds Island Resorts, St. Pete Beach. Demo Night is an informal celebration of the experiential phenomena of vision science, with a diverse offering of visual demos.

The Demo Night committee is seeking particularly dramatic, provocative, educational, and entertaining demonstrations of visual phenomena, new and old. Building off the success of last year’s Inaugural event at our new venue, we would like to again encourage submissions of large-scale demonstrations that transcend the bounds of the tabletop, such as immersive experiences, and also ones that are "physical," that do not rely on computer graphics.  

VSS and the TradeWinds Island Resorts can provide tables, electrical outlets, and some wall space and/or screens for projections, and poster boards upon request. The organizers will help coordinate special needs (e.g., theatrical lighting). Each presenter will be responsible for bringing and setting up any other necessary equipment for their own demos, including data projectors and other displays.

Join us for a Demo Night Beach BBQ from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, followed by demos inside the Island Ballroom from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.


If you have a demo you'd like to present for Demo Night, please fill out the submission form no later than March 12, 2015.