The upcoming Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) in auditory neuroscience, held the weekend prior to the Auditory System Gordon Research Conference (GRC), seeks to bring together promising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present and discuss original research in a constructive and informal environment. Bringing together trainees to participate in both the seminar and conference will provide an ideal atmosphere for intense scientific interaction and rigorous discussion. Such benefits are often difficult to attain by participants who are at research institutions lacking an auditory research concentration. The auditory neuroscience GRS will also provide a unique opportunity for young scientists to share in the GRC experience by fostering interactions with senior investigators. These interactions are important and often enable the formation of strong relationships that lead to fruitful collaborations and life-long rapport.