Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD)


September 17th 2021

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 33rd annual BAVRD.


Registration will open in August 2021.


This year's Bay Area Vision Research Day will be a one-day virtual event.

Lightning Talks

This year we will have a round of 5 minute presentation talks. We encourage Bay Area (and Bay Area-adjacent) scientists to present novel or unpublished data related to the study of vision.

Featured Speakers and Abstracts

Below is the list of BAVRD 2021 speakers. Titles and abstracts are
coming soon.


Start (PST)End (PST)Speaker
8:30 AM9:00 AMOpening Remarks
9:00 AM11:00 AMPresentations
11:00 AM11:15 AMBreak
11:15 AM1:15 PMPresentations
1:15 PM2:45 PMLunch and Lightning Talks
2:45 PM5:00 PMPresentations, Keynote
5:00 PM5:15 PMClosing Remarks


Coming soon!

Please note that the live talks will not have closed captions, but a recording with closed captions will be sent out to all registered participants after the event.