Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) 2017



Friday, September 15th

The Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) is a one-day research conference devoted to bringing the vision research community of the Bay Area together in order to present and to discuss new and exciting findings in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, biology, neuroscience, visual psychophysics, and computer vision. What distinguishes BAVRD from other conferences is that it is primarily organized and run by graduate students from the Vision Science Graduate Group at the University of California, Berkeley. This year marks the 29th annual BAVRD.

The 29th Annual BAVRD is set to be on Friday September 15th 2017 at Anna Head Alumnae Hall and promises to be better than ever!

Registration is now open

Registration is FREE and includes breakfast, lunch and a light refreshment. To register click here.

Call for Poster Presentations

Every year the Bay Area Vision Research Day holds a poster session where we encourage researchers throughout the Bay to present novel data, or unpublished data recently presented related to the study of Vision.  This year, as part of the BAVRD Poster Session, there will be a prize for best poster.

Poster Submission Closes August 25th.

If you are interested in having a poster at our award winning poster session please submit an abstract here.

2017 Speakers

Kevin Eade, Lowy Medical Research Institute

Jonathan Horton, UCSF

Joohwan Kim, NVIDIA

Teresa Puthussery, UC Berkeley

Preeti Verghese, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Kenneth Britten, UC Davis

Dan Yamins, Stanford

Jeffrey McCandless, NASA

Ren Ng, UC Berkeley

John Henderson, UC Davis

Thuy Doan, Proctor Foundation UCSF


keynote speaker: Ken Nakayama, UC Berkeley

Coming Soon!

Information on parking, accommodation, speakers, and sponsors will be updated as they become finalized.

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 Previous Bay Area Vision Research Day Information:
27th Annual BAVRD

26th Annual BAVRD

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