First Annual North Carolina SfN Social: A Smashing Success!

At Neuroscience 2014 in Washington DC, the Triangle Chapter held its first annual SfN social at the Renaissance Hotel. This event, co-hosted with the Western Chapter, allowed members to take a break from the conference and mingle with other scientists from across North Carolina while enjoying drinks and catered snacks. The room was packed with enthusiastic researchers, ranging from student members to senior faculty, as the event drew more than 75 attendees over the course of the evening. The informal atmosphere allowed conference goers to catch up with friends as well as meet other members, including faculty new to our chapter. Everyone was eager to discuss their favorite parts of the conference and new research that had caught their interest or simply chat with colleagues. Attendance by the Western Chapter also allowed Triangle SfN members to network with our counterparts based in Wake Forest. Stay tuned for news regarding upcoming events jointly planned by these chapters – including the Speaker Exchange Program!

Thanks to your support, we met and exceeded our expectations for the first North Carolina SfN social. Given your enthusiasm, we are planning for an even larger event this year and through the generosity of or sponsors hope to again provide food and drinks! Please join us in making our second annual SfN social just as successful. We hope to see you at Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago!

Story by Leah Townsend, UNC Chapel Hill

Article originally published in the February 2015 issue of The Triangle Transmitter 

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