Symposia Submission

Now Open!


The Flux Scientific Committee invites submission of research abstracts for the 2023 Flux Annual Congress. Symposia offer a unique opportunity to present a compelling and timely topic with an integrated perspective.
Symposia can be used to present conclusive evidence of a series of studies or to provoke discussion on areas where more work is required. The requirements are high-quality innovative work within the areas of developmental cognitive neuroscience with integrated human and preferably including animal, postmortem, or computational models probing neural mechanisms.

All symposia are selected by the Scientific Program Committee with priority given to symposia that:

• Include topics that address novel or currently debated issues.
• bridge between basic and clinical fields and/or between human, animal, postmortem, or computational modeling work.
• include a diverse range of speakers that bring unique approaches or perspectives to the topic, with diversity including variation in intellectual perspective or approach, gender, race, ethnicity, stage of career and geographic location.
• encourage in-depth discussion and debate between presenters and the audience.

We encourage our membership to submit present research that will start conversations, and encourage debate leading to new insights and resolutions in the field. Student-led symposia are also encouraged.

Symposia Format

Symposia sessions will include presentations by 3 (minimum) or 4 (maximum) individual speakers that offer unique perspectives on a specific central theme, followed by a moderated, interactive scientific exchange involving the audience. The symposium session should not exceed 75 minutes and allow for sufficient time for the moderated discussion.

Please note:  You will be required to submit information for each symposia presenter with your submission.  

Symposia Submission Guidelines

To submit a proposal, please read and adhere to the submission guidelines below:

General Information

  • Symposia applications will be entered by a single person (likely the proposed chair).
  • Prepare to enter each contact’s name, affiliation/institution name and email address for each of the symposium presenters. You will need a title, author list, and individual talk abstract (max 300 words) from each participant to upload altogether as a single document. Please note: all symposia presenters must be Flux members in good standing. **Please follow the instructions on the submission page for contributors.
  • Topics related to precursors of educational skill learning, lifespan, alternate methods, positive/negative dynamics of early adolescence, and public policy are already in the Flux 2023 oral program, so other topics will receive priority for consideration.

Required Submission Questions

  1. Prepare a symposium title (max 255-character limit including spaces – approximately 100 words). Enter a keyword to describe the symposia.
  2. In the Symposia Description and Outline Section, please provide a brief description of the topic, and justify why the proposed topic is novel, contentious, or highly relevant for discussion at Flux. Provide a brief outline of the proposed timing format for a moderated, interactive scientific exchange with the audience, which typically follows on from the individual presentations. Can include potential questions to stimulate discussion. Max 2000 characters including spaces (~500 words).
  3. In the Symposia Speakers Section, please provide a brief description of how each speaker will offer a unique approach/perspective to the proposed topic. Note aspects of diversity. Max 990 characters including spaces (~ 220 words). Please include each speaker’s name and brief affiliation. Indicate who will be the moderator/chair (chair can be, but does not have to be, one of the speakers).
  4. Prepare and Upload a combined document of each speaker’s title, author list, and abstract (max 300 word abstract per speaker). Any conflicts of interest should be noted in this document (pdf/docx).
  5. Provide the name and affiliation of each speaker and the chair and indicate that all presenters agree to the submission.


The deadline to submit a symposia abstract is March 17, 2023. Successful submissions will be informed of their inclusion in the 2023 Flux Congress program by April.  Any unsuccessful symposia submissions will be able (and are encouraged) to submit their individual abstracts for poster presentations. 

Please note: Flux cannot provide support for registration, travel or other expenses for Symposia speakers or organizers


Flux Membership

To qualify for abstract submission, you must be an Flux member in good standing. Click below to Join or Renew!


Click below for more information about how to submit abstracts for the Flux 2023 Congress!