I think the conference was a huge success. The meeting had over 300 registrants -- so many that an overflow room with an AV feed was required during the sessions. The meeting attracted a diverse group of scientists ranging those with linguistically oriented approaches to traditional neuropsychology, functional imaging, animal neurophysiology, and genetics. The speakers were a diverse group and included both senior scientists and post docs. I have to say this now appears to be THE conference for us neuroscience of language folks. Congratulations and thank yous to Steve Small and his group (particularly Pacale Tremblay) for organizing the meeting!
At a business meeting of interested scientists (a nice range of personalities: Tom Bever, Luciano Fadiga, Yosef Grodzinsky, Richard Wise, Alec Marantz, Gabriele Miceli, David Poeppel, Greg Hickok, Steve Small and more) it was decided that the conference should become an annual event, for now tied to the SfN meeting as a satellite, which means it will be in San Diego next year. There was discussion of possibly alternating N. America-Europe (and perhaps Asia & S. America) meeting sites in the future.
So mark you calendars for next year in San Diego. Any ideas for debate topics?