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Register for BAVRD 2018

Registration for the Bay Area Vision Research Day is now open!

The Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) is a one-day research conference devoted to bringing the vision research community of the Bay Area together in order to present and to discuss new and exciting findings in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, biology, neuroscience, visual psychophysics, and computer vision. What distinguishes BAVRD from other conferences is that it is primarily organized and run by graduate students from the Vision Science Graduate Group at the University of California, Berkeley. This year marks the 30th annual BAVRD.

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This year’s Bay Area Vision Research Day will take place at the Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus.

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Call for Poster Presentations

Every year the Bay Area Vision Research Day holds a poster session where we encourage researchers throughout the Bay to present novel data, or unpublished data recently presented related to the study of Vision. This year, as part of the BAVRD Poster Session, there will be a prize for best poster. If you are interested in having a poster at our award winning poster session please submit an abstract by clicking on the button below.

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Blink-Of-An-Eye Lighting Talk Competition

We are excited to announce a call for submissions for the BAVRD 2018 “Blink-of-an-Eye” lightning talk competition. The Blink-of-an-Eye talks should explain your research in a concise and compelling way. We will select 6 talks to present during the BAVRD program. Lightning talks will be 5 minutes long and number of slides is limited to 5. Your talk should be aimed toward academic professionals but not specifically those in your exact field. For submission, please use the registration button below to send your slide, and speaking notes or a video of your speech. The final winner will be selected at the BAVRD conference by a jury of your peers, and there will be a $75 Amazon gift card and a gift card for the UC Berkeley Eye Care Center to the top speaker. All graduates and post-doctoral graduates are welcome and highly encouraged to apply. Show us what you got in a Blink-of-an-Eye!

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Ben Backus, Vivid Vision
Matilda Chan, UCSF
Emily Cooper, UC Berkeley
Nicolas Davidenko, UC Santa Cruz
Gerard Fuller, Stanford
Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Stanford
Andrew Huberman, Stanford
Temina Madon, UC Berkeley (2018 BAVRD Alumni Award Winner)
Daniel Palanker, Stanford
Evan Palmer, San Jose State University
Will Tuten, UC Berkeley
David Whitney, UC Berkeley

keynote speaker: Lynn Robertson, UC Berkeley


We’d like to thank the following sponsors for their support.