USS 2021 - Virtual

Unifying Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence in Quebec (UNIQUE) - Student Symposium

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UNIQUE Student Symposium (USS)

USS is a student-oriented, student-organized conference at the crossroads of neuroscience and AI research. This year USS will be held online, on June 7th and 8th, 2021.

The program at a glance

Day 1: Monday, 7 June 2021

Day 2: Tuesday, 8 June 2021

  • Educational workshops: mental health, open science, EDI
  • Neuro-AI breakout sessions: machine learning & neuroscience with Guillaume Lajoie, memory & learning with Thomas Shultz, decision making with Paul Cisek

Important dates

  • Registration due: Friday May 28th (deadline extended!) Tuesday June 1st, 2021 (23h59, Anywhere on Earth)
  • Lightning Talks Registration due: Thursday May 20th, 2021 (23h59, Anywhere on Earth)


We warmly invite you to join us for this year’s edition of the UNIQUE Student Symposium. Registrations are now closed.


You can now register to USS 2021 using the link below!

Call for Lightning Talk Submissions

On the first day of the symposium, Monday June 7, we will have a lightning talks sessions, featuring 3-minute video presentations by the participants. If you are interested in participating in our lightning talks session, please fill out the form below.

Lightning talk applications

You’ll be asked to provide a short abstract (1500 characters) of your presentation. You will receive a notice on May 24th if you are selected and will then be asked to submit a 3-minute video to present at the event.

Accessibility and Code of Conduct

We strive to create an accessible and inclusive event. Please be informed that:

  • All participants are required to follow the Code of Conduct.
  • Recording of Day 1 will be available for asynchronous attendance.
  • On Chrome, you can enable Live Caption feature following this video.
  • If you have any accessibility needs that you would like us to know, please contact us at


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