The IBNS 32nd Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel located in Niagara Falls, Canada, June 25-30, 2023.  The hotel has breathtaking views of all three waterfalls, Canadian Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Getting soaked on Voyage to the Falls Boat Tours, Ziplining to the Falls, riding the Sky Wheel at Clifton Hill, sipping ice wine on a Niagara wine tour, strolling through the Botanical Gardens or trying your luck in a casino, there is something for everyone in this energetic city!  #IBNSConnect  #IBNS2023

Important Notice: 

Facemasks are no longer required by local, state and federal municipalities.  However, we will keep monitoring the situation and comply with regulations at the time of the meeting. In keeping with our commitment to creating a welcoming environment for everyone, you may choose to wear a mask at your own discretion.  We kindly ask that you respect the choices of your peers.


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Important Dates

Call for Symposium Proposals   September 9, 2022
Symposium Proposal Deadline   October 28, 2022
Call for Pre-Review Program Applications   October 12, 2022
Travel Award Application Portal Opens
  October 19, 2022
Pre-Review Program Application Deadline   November 10, 2022
Travel Award Application Deadline   December 16, 2022
Abstract Submission Opens   January 18, 2023
Registration Opens   January 18, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline   February 24, 2023
Hotel Reservations Deadline   May 25, 2023
Meeting Dates   June 25-30, 2023


 IBNS 2023 In-Person Meeting Registration

  Regular Member 610 USD  660 USD / 887.52 CAD*
  Postdoc Member 470 USD  520 USD / 699.26 CAD*
  Student Member 415 USD  465 USD / 625.30 CAD*
  Regular Non-Member 870 USD  920 USD / 1237.15 CAD*
  Postdoc Non-Member 615 USD  665 USD / 894.25 CAD*
  Student Non-Member 525 USD  575 USD / 773.22 CAD*


The IBNS offers discounted meeting rates to many scientists in developing countries outside of the USA. See if your country of residence is eligible.  If yes, please contact the IBNS Central Office prior to taking this form for your discount code.

All participants must register, including speakers. Name badges will be required at all sessions/events.

If you plan to bring a guest to the meeting, you may register your guest using the Guest Registration Form. Guests may either purchase a "Banquet Only" ticket or a "Guest-Pass" which allows your guest to attend the social functions of the meeting, but not the scientific sessions. 

No registration fees will be refunded after June 1, 2023. Refund requests will be accepted prior to June 1, 2023, subject to a $25 processing fee. Please contact the IBNS Central Office if you have any questions. Thank you!

*Estimated conversion rate at time of posting.
Registration fees will increase by $50 after April 1.
2022 Attendees will receive a 10% Loyalty Discount, contact IBNS Central Office for code



Poster Session I: Tuesday, June 27, 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Poster Session II: Wednesday, June 28, 8:30AM - 10:30AM

Poster boards are 45" Tall x 91" Wide / 1.14 meters Tall x 2.31 meters Wide

Push pins will be provided to hang your poster.


Keynote Speakers

IBNS is pleased to announce the first of our prestigious keynote speakers for the 2023 meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada.


Presidential Lecture

Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D.

Whatever Works: A New Framework for the Evolution
of Brain Diversity


Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D., is a biologist and neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University, where she is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences... Read More>>


Bench-To-Bedside Lecture

Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.

Rule of Three: Three new conceptual approaches to
model symptoms of psychiatric disorders

Bita Moghaddam is currently the Ruth Matarazzo Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon... Read More>>


Keynote Speaker 

Michael Brecht, Ph.D.

The Biology of Elephant Grasping


Michael Brecht is Professor for Systems Neuroscience at Humboldt-University Berlin and Coordinator of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin...  Read More>>


Keynote Speaker 

Sheena Josselyn, Ph.D. 

Making memories in mice

Sheena Josselyn is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Professor in the departments of Psychology and Physiology at the University of Toronto in Canada...Read More>> BREAKING NEWS!


We have SOLD OUT of our special discounted rooms at the Sheraton Fallsview and have secured a limited number of discounted rooms at the Crowne Plaza.  Both hotels are side-by-side connected by an internal walkway. To book a room at the Crowne Plaza at the reduced IBNS rate, please call their reservations department directly at 1-800-519-9911 and request the group rate for “International Behavioral Neuroscience Society” or reference the code ZIZ. These rooms will sell out fast. Cancellation policy is 72 hours.

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, 5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2G 3K7.  IBNS group rate rooms: Fallsview with balcony $235 CAD and Cityview room $205 CAD. The deadline to book your room is Thursday, May 25, 2023.  Rooms will fill up fast, reserve yours today!

IBNS room rates include complimentary WiFi access with endless devices, Unlimited local calls, Unlimited long distance calls from your room to anywhere in USA or Canada, Beer tasting for 2 at Niagara Brewing Company, 2 WEGO tickets (This state-of-the-art hop on, hop off bus system connects accommodations and tourism attraction throughout the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks), E-Portrait at Hershey's Chocolate World, 2 bottles of complimentary water per day, In-room Starbucks Coffee and Tazo Teas, and Unlimited access to Sheraton Fitness. The above is subject to change. 

Room rates are for single or double occupancy; triple and quadruple accommodation when available is at an additional rate of $25.00 per person. Children under the age of 18 stay free in the room with an adult, and rollaway beds are available at an additional rate of $25.00 each.  

***** Group Delegates – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING APPLIES FOR YOUR GROUP BOOKING WHICH MAY VARY FROM STANDARD HOTEL PROCEDURES AND CONFIRMATION EMAILS***** Cancellation Policy: All individual reservations must be guaranteed with one-night’s room and tax by credit card, money order or certified cheque at the time of booking. If guests do not arrive, a penalty will be charged of one night’s room rate plus applicable taxes. Individual cancellations will be accepted without penalty to the individual, up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Any reservation cancelled within 72 hours of arrival will be charged one night’s room plus tax. THE RESORT FEE WILL BE COMPLIMENTARY FOR GUESTS BOOKED IN THE CONFERENCE BLOCK.


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Two major airports service the Niagara Falls area: 

TOR - Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada) - approximately 1 hr 15 min (78.2 mi/125.9 km)

BUF - Buffalo Niagara International Airport (USA) - approximately 38 min (26.6 mi/42.8 km)

Check both options when booking your flights for the better price! Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the hotel and back to the airport as traffic and customs/immigration can cause delays.  

We are pleased to announce that Niagara Airbus has a special discounted rate from the Toronto airport to the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel for IBNS participants.  Simply go to  - at the beginning of the booking page, enter this code 734 in the Conference Code/Member# box and  your discount will automatically be calculated.  IBNS attendees will receive a 30% shuttle discount for Toronto Pearson Airport or a 10% discount on all private exclusive services for Toronto Pearson, Billy Bishop and Hamilton Airports.  Code is valid booked 84 hours in advance of pickup.

Guests can book online and manage their own bookings with this code 734, or call the reservations line at 905-374-8111 should they have any inquires, or questions regarding bookings, or email any inquiries to [email protected] as well, and provide the code to the reservation staff.   

The code is valid for travel  from June 18 to July 7th 2023  to allow ample time to travel before and after the event.  For additional information for online booking with Niagara Airbus, click here.

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Traveling from the Buffalo airport to the conference?  

Buffalo Airport Shuttle   Phoning is the best option for reservations.

They provide quality service at a low cost for those flying into the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Reservations are made on an individual basis. They also offer private executive rides at an additional cost.  Discounts available by phone reservations. Mention "IBNS" for our meeting discount.

For over a decade our company has transported passengers to and from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. We specialize in shuttles for events and are the leading company working with hotel, conference and convention centers and other group event venues on a daily basis. Our company is a privately owned company open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional drivers who must pass extensive background checks. Our vehicles are clean, well maintained and smoke free. We are able to make all transportation for your attendees seamless and hassle free for you by handling all reservations through our office. Everyone will arrive at their specific destination with no worries and no last-minute planning.

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