Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020
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Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Brainbox Initiative Conference to September 2021. In lieu of the event, we are working hard with our Scientific Committee to put together a series of interactive, online events and talks that we hope will provide an engaging digital alternative and keep the neuroscience discussion going. Stay tuned to our website, Twitter, and our newsletter for updates.

Giving Early-Career Neuroscientists A Voice

What is the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

The Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020 brings together rich, field-leading expertise in non-invasive brain stimulation and brain imaging. Our conference is unique in encouraging the presentation of groundbreaking research from neuroscientists at all stages of their careers, offering postdoctoral researchers and some of the best-known names in neuroscience the opportunity to present their work on the same stage. Through bringing together such a wide audience, the Brainbox Initiative Conference provides one of the most supportive environments for early-career neuroscientists as well as helping to stimulate exciting new avenues for networking, discovery, and collaboration in the field.

We will be returning to London next September 24-25, so make sure to keep an eye out for calls for entries for our annual Research Challenge and Young Investigator award, as well as exciting announcements of our panel of speakers for #BBIConf2020.

Conference Programme

The Brainbox Initiative Conference programme places inspiring talks from keynote speakers who have shaped the field alongside the groundbreaking research being carried out by early-career researchers just getting started in academia. Our conference programme covers a wide range of topics across non-invasive brain stimulation and brain imaging techniques and is supplemented with a one-day satellite workshop that will provide all delegates with expert hands-on training in exciting non-invasive brain stimulation methods.

Make sure to sign up to the Brainbox Initiative newsletter to stay up to date with the latest Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020 news, updates, and announcements. You can view some of the highlights and programmes from previous years’ conferences below:

Awards & Prizes

As part of the Brainbox Initiative’s ongoing mission to provide support, promotion, and opportunities for early and mid-career neuroscientists, we run an annual series of prizes and awards that are announced and presented at the Brainbox Initiative Conference, including:

Young Investigator Award

Created specifically to stimulate and reward the very best, novel neuroscience research being carried out by early-career academics, our Young Investigator Award provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to present their ongoing and published research at the Brainbox Initiative Conference, a generous cash prize, and ongoing support and promotion from the Brainbox Initiative.

Research Challenge

The prestigious Brainbox Initiative Research Challenge allows early-career neuroscientists to gain invaluable research experience and help kick-start their careers in academia. Geared specifically towards integrated brain stimulation and imaging studies, this award provides one successful researcher to gain expert training, support and guidance in non-invasive brain stimulation from our team of experts, a loan of state-of-the-art neuroscience equipment courtesy of Brainbox Ltd, and an opportunity to present their work at the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2021.

Poster Prize

Every researcher who presents a poster at the Brainbox Initiative Conference has the unique chance to support their work with a three-minute on-stage pitch to everyone attending the event. This is a fantastic opportunity to make sure that everyone can reach the widest audience possible, and can open up some really great avenues for networking and collaboration that, otherwise, may have been missed. There is also a generous prize each year for one poster presenter who will receive a £250 cash prize and a complimentary registration for a Brainbox Initiative workshop of their choice to help strengthen your research skills.