Satellite Meeting Submissions

The Society for the Neural Control of Movement welcomes suggestions for a Satellite Meeting in conjunction with future Annual Meetings.  Throughout the long history of NCM, most Annual Meetings have been preceded by a Satellite Meeting.  Satellite Meetings offer the NCM delegates an opportunity to explore evolving areas of research, learn new skills, and make new contacts with other scientists.

What NCM will provide

NCM will provide the following structure/resources for successful Satellite Meeting organizers:

  • Website design and hosting for satellite page as part of the NCM Annual Meeting
  • Registration for the Satellite Meeting, including fee collection to offset costs
  • Appropriate meeting space(s)
  • Audio Visual including LCD Projector, Screen, Microphones and sound system
  • A mid-morning coffee break, buffet lunch and an afternoon coffee break if required based on program
  • Poster boards, if required
  • Support with invoicing and managing any additional external sponsorships sourced by the organizers
  • A digital program for all Satellite Meeting delegates and the potential opportunity to purchase a printed copy
  • Registration services on site during the Satellite Meeting (including name badges, lanyards and staff)
  • Event support for the duration of the Satellite Meeting
  • Dependent on budget and grant support, a limited discretionary budget may be available to cover expenses related to increasing diversity and trainee participation.

What the Satellite Organizers are responsible for

  • Program design that fits within the Satellite meeting day structure
  • Adherence to the society’s policy with respect to gender balance in programming (more information can be found at
  • Any speaker costs (flight, accommodation, expenses) or special guest costs
  • Any additional food and beverage beyond what is provided
  • Sponsorship specific to the Satellite Meeting

How to apply

  • Please contact NCM via email with an outline of the satellite meeting description, potential speakers and include organizer contact details.
  • For any questions or requirements for further information, please contact Adrian Haith, NCM Vice-President and Program Chair
  • Submissions required by June 10, 2024