2023 Conference

2023 Conference

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The call for entries for the Brainbox Initiative's range of awards is now open for 2023, with all submissions due by June 1, 2023. Please click the links below to find further information on and apply for: 

The team at the Brainbox Initiative is working hard alongside our esteemed Scientific Committee, made up of leading non-invasive brain stimulation researchers working across an array of modalities, to construct the 2023 programme and expect to announce our first set of keynote speakers shortly.

Join us between September 21-23, 2023 at the prestigious Wellcome Collection in central London - a world-renowned venue exploring science, medicine, life, and art - for two days filled with some of the very best non-invasive brain stimulation and imaging research being carried out around the world. Researchers will also have the option to join us virtually to provide extra flexibility for travel considerations.

About the Brainbox Initiative Conference:

Arriving back in central London for its 7th annual conference since its inception in 2017, the Brainbox Initiative Conference has highlighted and promoted the exceptionally groundbreaking work being carried out by early and mid-career neuroscientists at the forefront of non-invasive brain stimulation research. 

Our early-career speakers will be to sharing their work, research, and insights on stage side-by-side with our world-renowned keynote speakers whose distinguished careers have helped to shape the field, as well as providing a supportive, welcoming, and inclusive environment to develop new connections and explore exciting new avenues for research projects.

As well as a range of stimulating talks, the Brainbox Initiative Conference programme is supported by a range of interactive demonstrations and exhibitions of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques in action, allowing attendees to see some of the latest technologies up close and personal and gain expert technical insights into the development of exciting new systems.

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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 2023 to submit an abstract. Call for entries is open now, and we will be accepting submissions until September 1, 2023.

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What is the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

The Brainbox Initiative Conference is an annual meeting that puts the work being carried out by early and mid-career researchers at the forefront. The conference focuses on brain stimulation techniques, including TMS, tES, TUS/tFUS and neuroimaging.

What will the conference cover?

This year, the conference will focus on:

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques;
Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES/tDCS/tACS/tRNS) techniques;
Transcranial-focused ultrasound stimulation;
Neuroimaging and methodologies

How will I attend the virtual part of the conference?

For all attendees, registration will cover access to the conference and all of the talks taking place. In-person attendees are also invited to join us for refreshments throughout the day, a food and drink reception, and entry to the poster hall.

How can I present a poster at the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

The call for posters for the Brainbox Initiative Conference is currently open until September 1, 2023. Please use the form located on the conference page to submit your abstract and our Scientific Committee will review your submission.

Will there be an evening reception?

There will be an evening reception at the end of the first conference day with drinks and small dishes that all in-person attendees are welcome to attend.

What else can I do at the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

As we will be hosting at the prestigious Wellcome Collection in the centre of London, we invite everyone attending in person to join us for an extended poster session following the first day of the conference as well as explore the historical city.

I won't be able to travel to London to attend - Can I attend virtually?

The Brainbox Initiative Conference will be running as a hybrid event for 2023, allowing researchers the option to join us in person at the Wellcome Collection or via our virtual conference platform.

What times will the conference run? Can I view the programme?

We anticipate that the conference will run from 09:00-17:00 (GMT), with additional time on September 21 for a food and wine reception for poster presenters and attendees.

We are working hard to publish the programme as soon as possible.

Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance for the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

We are happy to issue a Certificate of Attendance to attendees, poster presenters, and speakers of the conference. Please ensure that you request your certificate before January 1, 2024.