The 30th CVS Symposium, The Future of Attention, will be held June 3-5, 2016.
Attention is historically a core of vision. The field has grown and expanded greatly recently, and has served as a foundation for other domains that seemingly have little to do with attention, including reward, self-control, metacognition, and learning. This symposium will gather innovative thinkers with new and fresh ideas for how to apply knowledge about attention to other fields and vice versa, and maybe to even rethink what attention is.
CVS organizes a symposium in alternate years on a theme of current importance in vision research. These meetings, of which there have so far been 29 bring in about 20 authorities to speak on topics related to a theme of current interest. The last two were “Engineering the Eye IV: Restoring Vision” (2014) and “Computational Foundations of Perception and Action” (2012). Attendance numbers between 100 and 250. Evening sessions are devoted to general discussion of the issues raised by the day’s talks. We usually provide some travel fellowships to pre- and postdoctoral students from within the United States and abroad. Students and fellows are active in these meetings and benefit greatly from meeting and discussing vision with a wide range of scientists in vision and related disciplines.