Registration and abstract submission

Here you will find detailed information on the registration and abstract submission and links to the registration and submission forms.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts for the symposia has been closed. Registrations and abstract submission for the posters are now closed due to postponing the conference to 2021. Registrations and abstract submissions will re-open in Fall 2020. We are closely following the development of the current global situation and therefore all dates are tentative.

To register for the conference and to make an accommodation reservation, please complete the online registration form.

Kindly first read the instructions and conditions given below.

Reservations will be handled on a “first come – first served” basis. The registration fee includes the scientific program, lunches and coffee, and the city reception. Registration for accompanying person (spouse) includes the lunches and coffee as well as the city reception. Each form is to be filled in individually by only one participant. If you have problems with completing the online form, please contact the local conference secretariat at Confedent International:

Confedent International
Korkeavuorenkatu 30
00130 Helsinki, Finland

Phone: +358 50 4644 757

Registration fees

Registration type Early registration
Regular registration
Late registration
On-site registration
Delegate EUR 500 EUR 600 EUR 700 EUR 800
Student EUR 350 EUR 450 EUR 550 EUR 650
Exhibitor EUR 400 EUR 550 EUR 550 EUR 550
Accompanying person (spouse) EUR 150 EUR 150 EUR 150 EUR 150
Cruise & Dinner ticket EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR 50

Payment of registration fees

  • We accept payments by credit card and payments against invoice (invoicing fee 14 Eur will be added).
  • The conference fees should be fully paid in Euro by credit card at the same time with your registration or by the due date if you request an invoice. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Eurocard, and credit card payments are processed via an SSL secured credit card payment link at the end of the on-line registration form. 
  • The invoice reference number must show as identification on bank transactions. The invoice will include all necessary international bank information for the bank transfer. All bank charges should be covered by the payee.

Cancellation of registration and accommodation or changes in accommodation bookings (early departure or late arrival)

All cancellations must be made in writing to

In case conference is cancelled due to COVID-19, registration fees will be refunded expect to cover the small costs incurred so far.
— Cancellations received Prior to April 1st, 2020 - Full refund ( EUR 50 to cover administration). 
— Cancellation received After April 1st, 2020 - No refunds (100 % payment to be made if fees not already paid at the time of cancellation, no-show is not considered a cancellation)

There will be no refund for no-shows. Denial of a visa application to Finland does not entitle a participant to any refunds.

Subject to change

The organizer reserves the right at any time and from time to time to make alterations in the format, agenda or programme of the conference as may in their opinion be necessary in the best interests of the conference.


The Conference Organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to property belonging to conference participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the meeting.
Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.

Abstract submissions general information

Abstracts can be submitted for a symposium (symposium abstract) or poster (poster abstract) electronically by using the on-line submission system.

All accepted abstracts will be published in a conference app, subject to the author registering as a paid delegate. The accepted abstracts will be published as typed by the author, including any errors in grammar, spelling, or scientific facts.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact the congress secretariat directly at


Call for Symposiums- CLOSED

Symposia are intended to be focused on a special interest topic in any of the areas in cognitive neuroscience, which should be a "hot topic" of wide interest. Each symposium is approximately 2 hours and can comprise of oral presentations of 4-5 speakers. Symposium proposals will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and selected on the basis of merit, interest to the cognitive neuroscience community, and relevance to the overall focus of the conference. We will also aim for balance of the gender and career stage as well as geographical diversity.

Only one symposium abstract should be submitted by the symposium chair in order to propose one symposium. The symposium abstract should be comprised of a summary of the proposed symposium and individual abstracts for each speaker. The maximum length of the symposium abstract is 1500 words.The word limit does not include the title or author details of the abstract. The abstract must be written in English.

The deadline for submission of symposium abstracts has been closed.

Symposium submission form ⇒  


Call for Posters

The abstracts for posters can be related to any of the topics in cognitive neuroscience.  We also accept preregistered posters (see below).  Acceptance of the abstract is subject to evaluation by the scientific committee. The maximum length of the poster abstract is 350 words. The word limit does not include the title or author details of the abstract. The abstract must be written in English. The abstract should contain the following sections: Objectives, Research question, Materials and methods, Results, and Conclusion. Preregistered posters should present planned work. The work does not need to be officially accepted as a registered report in a journal. The abstract should include background, hypotheses, experimental procedures, analysis pipeline, a statistical power analysis and pilot data (if available).

Abstract submissions for posters will re-open in Fall 2020. 

Already submitted abstracts can be edited in spring 2021. More information later.

Poster submission form ⇒ 

01. Attention and executive functions
02. Memory
03. Sensory systems, perception
04. Consciousness, cognition
05. Language and music
06. Emotions & social cognition
07. Connectivity, neuronal oscillations
08. Brain & behavioral dynamics
09. Development and plasticity
10. Motor functions
11. Methods

Title. The title should not exceed 20 words. Titles should be typed in using small letters, starting with a capital letter. Do not use capital letters.

Authors and Affiliations. Please fill in the author's details as requested on the online form. For the symposiums fill in the information for all speakers. The compulsory details are: Affiliation (organization), Country, First name, and Last name. Kindly mark only one author as the presenter.

Terms and conditions

In submitting an abstract, all presenters agree to the following terms and conditions: 
— I confirm that each author/presenter listed agrees with the content of this abstract and has given permission to be listed as an author/presenter.
— I have checked the accuracy of the information and the referencing within this abstract. 
— I understand that should my abstract be accepted for presentation, I am required to complete a conference registration in order to be able to present. I understand that my abstract will not be published until my registration and full payment has been received.
— I hereby provide permission for the Organisers and Committee of the Conference to publish my abstract in the conference.
— I understand that my abstract will be published, if accepted, as submitted and that no editing to grammar or spelling will be undertaken by the Organizing Committee.

Submission process

1. Log in to the abstract submission page. If you have created an account please use your passwords. If you are logging in for the first time please select the Create New Account –option. Kindly notice that only abstracts submitted using the on-line system can be accepted.

              1. Fill in your e-mail address and your preferred password. Click Create New Account.
              2. Click Update Contact Information and then Create Contact

2. Select Abstract Submission from the top of the page.

3. Fill in the requested details:

              1.     Type in the title according to the instructions given

              2.     Choose the theme

              3.     Fill in the author details

              4.     Type your abstract to the text field. 

              5.     Preview your abstract and click Continue

              6.     Accept the terms and conditions and then submit your abstract by clicking Submit

At any time in the process you can click the Save As Draft button to save your incomplete submission and return to it later. You can edit – until the submission deadline - the draft version of your abstract. Once you have clicked “Submit” you can no longer edit your abstract.

 Important dates and deadlines leading up to the ICON 2020 conference. TENTATIVE! Subject to changes.

Fall 2020 Early registration Re-opens
Fall 2020 Abstract submission for posters re-open
January 7th, 2021 Abstracts submitted before the 7th of January will be evaluated by the 20th of January, 2021
January 31st, 2021 Early registration deadline
January 31st,2021 Poster abstract submission deadline
March 31st, 2021 Regular registration deadline
May 1st, 2021 Late registration deadline
May 16th, 2021 On-site registration opens