CANCELLED – SfN 2020, Washington, DC

From October 24, 2020 at 12:00 am to October 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm

October 24 – 28, Washington, DC


The Society for Neuroscience is announcing the cancellation of Neuroscience 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the Mayor of the District imposing continuing restrictions on large in-person events in the District of Columbia. The SfN annual meeting, scheduled for October 24-28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, was slated to attract 30,000 attendees. However, the meeting size would be considerably more than permitted by the Mayor’s restrictions, which will not be lifted until a vaccine is in place or a treatment is available. After extensive analysis of the feasibility of holding the annual meeting and also prioritizing the health and safety of SfN members and their families and associates, the SfN Council determined there is no possibility of moving forward with the meeting.  

As a result of the cancellation, we will begin determining the procedures, timing, and processing for handling deposits paid towards Neuroscience 2020 and refunds. In the coming weeks, we will provide more detailed information. While we will move as quickly as possible, we appreciate your understanding as we address the large number of issues arising out of the cancellation. You can contact us at should you have any questions or concerns.