Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD)


September 13, 2019

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 30th annual BAVRD.


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This year's Bay Area Vision Research Day will take place at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus.

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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Vision Research Day holds a poster session where we encourage researchers throughout the Bay to present novel data, or unpublished data recently presented related to the study of Vision.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. The deadline for poster submission is August 31st.

Poster Submission

Blink-Of-An-Eye Lighting Talk Competition

We are excited to announce the BAVRD 2019 “Blink-of-an-Eye” lightning talk competition. The lightning talks will be selected from poster submissions. The Blink-of-an-Eye talks should explain your research in a concise and compelling way. We will select around 6 talks to present during the BAVRD program. Lightning talks will be 3 minutes long. Your talk should be aimed toward academic professionals but not specifically those in your exact field. For submission, please use the registration button below to send your slide, and speaking notes or a video of your speech. The final winner will be selected at the BAVRD conference by a jury of your peers.


Hillel Adesnik, UC Berkeley
Xin Duan, UCSF
Hany Farid, UC Berkeley
Evan Feinberg, UCSF
Na Ji, UC Berkeley
Ren Ng, UC Berkeley
Laura Waller, UC Berkeley
Massimo Scanziani, UCSF
Stella Yu, UC Berkeley

Keynote speaker: Noah Goodman, Stanford


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Continuing Education Credits

ODs can receive CE credit hours for attending BAVRD. Please be sure to sign in and sign out to receive CE credit hours for attending BAVRD.


We'd like to thank the following sponsors for their support.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at