Largest Scientific Meeting in the World?

While Cebit was long the largest technology tradeshow in the world, I have never really heard which scientific conference had bragging rights. According to this post over at Nature, pride of place goes to … the Society of Neuroscience’s annual conference.

I would never have guessed it. But according to Nature, there are 36,000 people at the conference in downtown San Diego — nothing like Cebit’s half-million, but a fairly remarkable number for a scientific get-together.