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SANS 2017 Annual Conference Information

The 10th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society will be held March 16-18, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus.

Events will be held from Thursday evening until Saturday evening. An overview of events and a program at a glance are now available.

If you have any questions about the 2017 annual meeting, please contact event organizers, Dr. Jen Silvers ( and Dr. Carolyn Parkinson (

Poster Information

Those preparing posters to present are encouraged to prepare horizontal posters, as the poster boards will be 4ft tall by 8 ft wide.

Conference Registration

Registration details for the 10th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society are below.

This year, all who register for the conference will be considered current members of SANS. We no longer offer membership separate from conference registration. All registration fees will increase by $50 on March 1, 2017.

Role / Membership

Conference Registration 2017

Student or RA

$200.00 USD


$225.00 USD


$350.00 USD


$500.00 USD

Register for SANS 2017

To register for the 2017 meeting in Los Angeles, please complete the simple form below -- once you've hit proceed, enter your registration information and "add to cart" to continue to payment.

Travel Information

We have booked guest rooms for a discounted rate of $225 (including all fees and occupancy taxes) per night at the Luskin Conference Center. The Luskin Center is a brand new hotel and conference complex, located right on the UCLA campus in the heart of LA's Westwood neighborhood. We strongly encourage conference attendees to take advantage of the discounted room rate as other LA hotels are significantly more expensive and will require commuting to the conference. 

To book online, please visit

1.       Click on “Reserve Now” button

2.       Select “I have a Conference Code”

3.       Input SOCI0316 into Conference Code area and enter arrival / departure dates

4.       Click on “Check Availability”

5.       Attendees may select room type on next screen after submitting “Check Availability”

6.       A valid credit card is required to make reservations

Alternatively, guests may call-in directly to Reservations: 855-LCC-UCLA (855-522-8252) and refer to the Group Code (SOCI0316).

Abstract Submission

Those who submitted abstracts should receive an email indicating whether the abstract was selected for a poster or talk in January 2017.

Previous Programs

The scientific programs of earlier meetings are available here (PDF format):

2016, New York City

2015, Boston

2014, Denver

2013, San Francisco

2012, New York City

2010, Chicago

2009, New York City

2008, Boston

2007, Austin (Neural Systems of Social Behavior meeting)