Hosted by the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the 2011 UT Dallas Neuroscience Conference will focus on the Neuroscience of Stress and Memory. Talks will address the effects of acute and chronic stress on diverse neural plasticity mechanisms underlying memory. This inaugural conference will provide a new opportunity to share research results and ideas with experts in the field of stress and memory. The one-day meeting draws on strengths from within UT Dallas' own neuroscience faculty in Richardson, our colleagues at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and from the wider neuroscience community at universities across Texas and beyond. All researchers, graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to participate in the afternoon Data Blitz session. Scientific sessions will span many levels, going from basic to clinical research. A public keynote address, given by Dr. James L. McGaugh from the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California, Irvine, will include some highlights from the recently televised coverage of individuals with superior autobiographical memory. Dr. McGaugh will incorporate what he has learned from a half century of memory consolidation research. Registration fees are only $15 per person ($10 for students) and cover meeting costs for Friday, May 20, including a hosted lunch and banquet dinner. Public registration for the keynote address only is $10. All who are interested in attending should preregister by May 6, 2011 to guarantee a space.