2021 Conference

2021 Conference

We are pleased to confirm that the Brainbox Initiative Conference for non-invasive brain stimulation and imaging techniques will be proudly returning as an online event for 2021. Join us from September 21-24, 2021 for four days filled with talks, discussions, live demonstrations, and poster presentations from international early and mid-career researchers and field-defining keynote speakers alike. Each day of the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2021 will take on a different focus, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), neuroimaging (fMRI, fNIRS, EEG), and groundbreaking transcranial focused ultrasound (TUS/tFUS) studies. We are currently working closely with the Brainbox Initiative Scientific Committee to put together our full 2021 programme and will be publishing this shortly.

Since the first Brainbox Initiative Conference in 2017, we have remained firmly committed to creating exciting programmes filled with only the most rigorous, ambitious research being carried out in non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). Our event is unique in encouraging the presentation of groundbreaking research from neuroscientists at all stage of their careers— from the graduate students and postdoctoral researchers just starting their careers in academia, to those researchers whose decades of pioneering work have helped to create and define the field today.

Through our ongoing commitment to bringing together such a wide range of speakers and experiences, our non-invasive brain stimulation conference aims to provide one of the most supportive environments for early-career neuroscientists, and keeps a strong focus on stimulating exciting new avenues for networking, discovery, and collaboration in the field.

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Submit a poster

Each year, the Brainbox Initiative Conference offers early-career researchers the opportunity not only to share their research posters at the conference, but also to supplement this display with a supporting three-minute, on-stage pitch to the full conference cohort. These pitches help researchers to ensure that they are reaching as wide an audience as possible at the event, as well as providing crucial first-hand experience of speaking on-stage at an internationally-attended event.

We encourage any researchers who would like to present their work at the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2021 to submit an abstract. Call for entries is open now, and we will be accepting submissions until September 1, 2021.

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What is the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

The Brainbox Initiative Conference is an annual meeting (taking place online for 2021) that puts the work being carried out by early and mid-career researchers at the forefront. The conference has a focus on TMS, tES, TUS/tFUS and neuroimaging techniques.

Can I speak at the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

We welcome submissions of interest from any researchers working with non-invasive brain stimulation and/or imaging techniques. Please either use the contact form on our website or email us at info@brainbox-initiative.com to let us know.

Can I present a poster at the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

Call for posters for the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2021 is currently open until September 1, 2021. Please use the form located further up this page to submit your abstract and our Scientific Committee will review your submission.

I would like to attend but I can’t make the timings: will the event be available online afterwards?

While we would like to make the conference available for as many people as possible, we only intend – at the moment – for the Brainbox Initiative Conference to be viewed live. Our YouTube channel, however, is regularly updated with recorded webinars.

How will I attend the conference?

The conference will be taking place online, and all attendees will be sent a direct link to enter the virtual room ahead of the event.

Will I be able to ask questions during the conference?

Yes, there will be the option to ask questions in a Q&A chat throughout the event. For questions about poster presentations, dedicated forum threads will be available for delegates to interact with all of our presenters.

Where can I view the programme for the conference?

We’re in the final stages of confirming speakers for the conference, at which point we’ll share the finished conference programme. With regards to timings, the conference will run between 13:00-17:00 BST from September 21-24.

How much is the registration fee?

We want to make sure that the Brainbox Initiative Conference is easily accessible for everyone. As the event is taking place virtually this year we are able to offer registrations at the substantially reduced cost of £30.