The Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting, Neuroscience 2015, will be held on Oct. 17-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. More than 30,000 scientists and researchers from more than 80 countries will come together at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience. Now in its 45th year, the annual meeting is “the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.” Numerous lectures, workshops and courses will be led by world-renowned scientists, networking events will bring together players from all over the industry, and symposia will offer comprehensive coverage of neuroscience research topics. There will be several “Meet the Expert” sessions throughout the annual meeting, moderated by and featuring many experts in the field. Among them, Translational Studies in Epilepsy and Epileptogenesis; The Microbiome: A Key Regulator of Brain and Behavior; Genetic Dissection of Neocortical Circuits in the Mouse; Adventures in Pain Biology; and The Garden of Forking Paths: Your Ph.D. as a Gateway into Discovery, Analytics and Entrepreneurship. Other sessions will include Careers Beyond the Bench, Success in Academia, and A Guide to Publishing in Journals, as well as approaches to public and private research funding, career development, and the best communications channels for educating and engaging others. Scheduled workshops and courses include Neurobiology of Disease; Using iPS Cells and Reprogramming; Impact of Human Genetics and Genomics in Neurobiology; and Optimizing Experimental Design for High-Quality Science. More than 15,000 abstracts will be shared, and 100+ satellite events will also be held in conjunction with the annual meeting. Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand to showcase and demonstrate new technologies, tools and products, and offer potential publishing opportunities. Exhibitors this year include: Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Elsevier, Omnitech Electronics, Agilent Technologies, American Physiological Society, Leica Microsystems, Kinetic Systems, LKT Laboratories, Huron Technologies, National Institutes of Health, Mitutoyo America Corp., Norgen Biotek Corp., Princeton University Press, PI (Physik Instrumente), North American Neuromodulation Society, Nature Publishing Group, National Science Foundation, Hamamatsu Corp., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Newport Corp., and more. For more information about Neuroscience 2015, visit: www.sfn.org.