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American Synesthesia Association, Inc.

12th National Conference at Harvard University

October 6 – 8, 2017

Photo Credit Giselle Grenier, Harvard University GeoHall

Call for Papers

The 12th National American Synesthesia Association, Inc. conference will be hosted at Harvard on October 6 – 8 by Dr. Takao Hensch, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Neurology, and made possible by the Board Members of the ASA, Greta Berman, Edward M. Hubbard, Daphne Maurer, Lawrence E. Marks, and Carol Steen.

The Board Members of the ASA invite the submission of abstracts from individuals wishing to make a presentation on any of the following: a scholarly paper, a discussion of creative aspects of synesthesia, a reading, a presentation of visual artwork, audio compositions, or video presentations. If you are interested in being considered for a presentation, please submit an abstract, no longer than 250 words.

Please include your name, e-mail address, telephone contact number, and a short resume (no more than two pages) or web-link to same. The number of presentation slots will be limited, so there is no guarantee that a submission can be accepted. Individuals are urged to attend even if they do not intend to make a presentation.

Please also list any audio/visual equipment, including podium and microphone, you might need for your presentation. Please plan to limit your presentation to 20 minutes (not including an additional 5 minutes for Questions & Answers) in length.

Our abstract review board is representative of the diverse interests, talents, and approaches to exploring and experiencing synesthesia. It includes artists, linguists, historians, and scientists, some of whom are synesthetes themselves.

DEADLINE for Abstract Submission: July 7, 2017

NOTIFICATION will be on or before July 25, 2017

To submit your abstract, contact information, short resume and audio/visual equipment needs, please go
to the ASA website: www.synesthesia.info More details will be posted on the ASA’s home page soon.

Abstracts should be submitted here: http://www.synesthesia.info/submissionformcaptcha.asp

All selected presenters who are U.S. residents must be members of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc.


Takao Hensch
Greta Berman
Edward Hubbard
Lawrence E. Marks
Daphne Maurer
Carol Steen