Speakers & Program

Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award Winner

Michael Yartsev

University of California, Berkeley

Sunposium 2023 Speakers

David Anderson

California Institute of Technology

Salil Bidaye

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Denise Cai

Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Matteo Carandini

University College London

Yang Dan

University of California, Berkeley

Ronald Davis

UF Scripps Biomedical Research

Kristen Harris

University of Texas at Austin

Sonja Hofer

University College London

Hidehiko Inagaki

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Liqun Luo

Stanford University

Rob Malenka

Stanford University

Eve Marder

Brandeis University

Kirill Martemyanov

UF Scripps Biomedical Research

Christian Mayer

Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence

Elly Nedivi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sergiu Pasca

Stanford University

Vanessa Ruta

The Rockefeller University

Bernardo Sabatini

Harvard University

Steven Siegelbaum

Columbia University

Sarah Stern

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Lin Tian

University of California, Davis

Carmen Varela

Florida Atlantic University

MPFI’s Biennial Neural Circuits Research Conference

At the Forefront of Understanding Neural Circuits

MPFI’s Sunposium conference brings together leaders in basic neuroscience research from all over the world

March 6-8, 2023
Palm Beach County Convention Center

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MPFI’s Sunposium conference brings hundreds of the world’s most esteemed neuroscience researchers together to highlight the challenges, latest findings, and advances that address some of the most complex issues at the forefront of understanding neural circuits.

Researchers from all over the world attend Sunposium to collaborate in understanding neural circuits, which underlie sensory processing, memory, and more. Along with elucidating basic behaviors and processes, understanding neural circuits will help researchers develop and improve treatments for neurological diseases and disorders that arise when these circuits aren’t working properly.

While many speakers and attendees are neuroscientists, some come from other fields such as biochemistry and physics – disciplines that cross paths with and enhance basic neuroscience research. This basic neuroscience research has the potential to put the scientific world on track to dramatically change human health – and educational conferences such as Sunposium encourage a collaborative, problem-solving approach to some of the most pressing questions and challenges in the field.

Abstract Submission

We encourage all registrants to submit abstract proposals for poster presentations or short talks. Most submitted abstracts will be selected to present in the poster sessions, which will emphasize cutting-edge findings and facilitate informal scientific discussion. To feature the latest and most exciting results, several speakers will be selected for short talks from the submitted abstracts. Travel awards will be available to help with the cost of attending the meeting for selected speakers with preference given to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty.

Abstract submission for Sunposium2023 is now closed.

You may still register to attend the conference.

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Travel Info

Air Travel

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) – Located less than 10 minutes from the convention center, PBI is the closest and most convenient airport to Sunposium. PBI offers over 200 daily non-stop arrivals and departures to many destinations on 13 airlines. Click here for a list of nonstop destinations by airline.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – FLL is located ~50 miles south of the Palm Beach Convention Center. With more than 700 daily flights to 135 domestic and international destinations, it offers flight options from most destinations.

Car Travel

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


The connected Hilton Hotel allows guests access to the Palm Beach County Convention Center through a covered walkway. In addition, the Convention Center is surrounded by 1,200 additional guest rooms within a 1-mile radius.

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  1. Directions from I-95: Take I-95 to the Okeechobee Boulevard exit (# 70) and head east on Okeechobee Boulevard, approximately 1 mile. The Palm Beach County Convention Center is located on the south side of Okeechobee Boulevard, directly across the street from CityPlace.
  2. Direction from Florida Turnpike: Take Florida’s Turnpike to the West Palm Beach/ Okeechobee Boulevard exit (# 99) and head east for approximately 7 miles. The Palm Beach County Convention Center is located on the south side of Okeechobee Boulevard, directly across the street from CityPlace.


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Nearby attractions include The Square, a $600 million shopping, dining and entertainment complex; the nationally acclaimed Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Palm Beach’s famous Worth Avenue; South Florida’s beautiful beaches; and a wide variety of dining options – ranging from casual waterfront to sophisticated chic.

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