2022 Conference

2022 Conference

After two years of digital events, we are pleased to confirm that the Brainbox Initiative Conference for non-invasive brain stimulation and brain imaging will at last be returning as a hybrid event for 2022.

Join us between September 22-23, 2022 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. For the first time, researchers will also have the option to join us virtually to provide extra flexibility for travel considerations.

This year, our programme will explore four distinct areas across the two days of talks, including:

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques;
  • Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES/tDCS/tACS/tRNS) techniques;
  • Transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation (TUS/tFUS) techniques;
  • And neuroimaging and methodologies.

Since its inception in 2017, the Brainbox Initiative Conference has sought to highlight and promote the groundbreaking work being carried out by early and mid-career neuroscientists at the forefront of non-invasive brain stimulation research. 

We offer our early-career speakers the opportunity to share their work, research, and insights on stage side-by-side with 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, giving attendees the opportunity to see some of the latest technologies up close and personal and gain expert technical insights into the development of exciting new systems.

The Brainbox Initiative Conference 2022 will also be followed by a half-day workshop on Saturday, September 24 where attendees will be given the opportunity to join us once again for an in-depth exploration of some of the techniques used throughout the talks at the conference. Space for this workshop is strictly limited, so we encourage interested researchers to register early to avoid disappointment.

We also encourage all interested attendees to submit their own research to present a poster at our brain stimulation conference. Each year, we invite our cohort of poster presenters to join us on stage at the conference to share their research with everyone in attendance of the event - all presenters have the opportunity to support their neuroscience research with a quickfire, three-minute live pitch to draw attention to the key takeaway messages of their research and spark interest in the conversations that take place in our evening poster hall gatherings. For 2022, the call for posters will remain open until September 1, 2022. Please bear in mind, however, that spaces are limited and call for posters may close early. We recommend interested delegates submit an abstract early to avoid disappointment.

The call for entries for the Brainbox Initiative's range of awards is now open for 2022, with all submissions due by July 1, 2022. 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 2022 programme and hope to announce our first set of speakers in the near future.

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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 2022 to submit an abstract. Call for entries is open now, and we will be accepting submissions until September 1, 2022.

Submit a poster


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 has a focus on TMS, tES, TUS/tFUS and neuroimaging techniques.

Can I apply to speak at the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

Yes! We are currently accepting calls for speakers from anyone working with non-invasive brain stimulation and/or imaging techniques. Simply send us your proposed talk title, an abstract, and a copy of your CV to info@brainbox-initiative.com by March 1.

What research can I submit as a proposal for the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on research around the world. As well as completed studies, we will also accept submissions of ongoing work, planned work, and null-results from poster presenters and conference speakers.

Can I present a poster at the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

Call for posters for the Brainbox Initiative Conference is currently open until September 1, 2022. Please use the form located further up this page to submit your abstract and our Scientific Committee will review your submission.

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, 2023.

I won't be able to travel to London to attend - can I join online?

Certainly! The Brainbox Initiative Conference will be running as a hybrid event for 2022, allowing researchers the option to join us in person at the Wellcome Collection or via our online 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 22 for a food and wine reception for poster presenters and attendees.

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