This is my favourite conference for a variety of reasons:
1) It is the only place where film makers, theorists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists and anybody else interested in film come together to present their work, exchange ideas and contribute to the international community of film cognition.
2) All of the big names in the field attend and the small scale of the conference means that you will get the opportunity to meet them in person and exchange ideas.
3) The presentation format is incredibly generous: 25 minute presentations + 20 mins questions! Traditionally there have never been more than 3 parallel strands. This is incredibly conducive to open, sprawling and exciting discussions.
4) The society is full of generally lovely people and we always have a great time.
If you are interested in attending the deadline is TOMORROW, December 15th 2011. Details of how to submit are available here: http://scsmi-online.org/conference
Hope to see lots of the old faces and many, many new faces in New York next June.