The Brainbox Initiative Conference aims to put early-career neuroscientists and their research at the forefront of the event. In our move online for 2020, we’re committed to furthering this promise and are looking to engage with more early-career researchers than ever before to help give them a platform to present and discuss their research. If you would like to present a poster exploring your non-invasive brain stimulation or brain imaging research, please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your abstract.


Why present your research at the Brainbox Initiative Conference?

The Brainbox Initiative is committed to promoting, supporting, and giving a voice to early-career neuroscientists, and these researchers have always been at the forefront of our conference. In our move online for 2020, we want to reaffirm this commitment and are looking to expand our poster presentations even further than we have in the past.

Our conference offers anyone presenting a poster the opportunity not only to display their work, but also to supplement this visual display with a live three-minute pitch to everyone in attendance of the conference. We have found these pitches to be a fantastic opportunity that challenges delegates to really consider the main take-away ideas of their work; provides invaluable experience of presenting work to a live audience; and through reaching the widest audience possible can open up some extremely promising avenues for networking and collaboration.

On top of this, we are pleased to announce that we are greatly expanding our poster prizes for the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020. With two £250 cash prizes (generously sponsored by Brainbox Ltd) and complimentary registrations to a Brainbox Initiative Workshop, and four £100 cash prizes for our runners-up, all selected by our Scientific Committee.

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Who can present a poster?

We actively encourage submissions on any topics with direct relation to non-invasive brain stimulation and brain imaging techniques. For an idea of what we’re looking for, you can find an archive of posters presented at previous conferences here.

How will I present my poster virtually?

We have been closely monitoring a number of online conferences and have worked closely with a number of attendees of these events to determine what does (and doesn’t) work well for an online poster hall. Based on the feedback we have seen, we are proposing a number of measures to ensure that everyone who joins the Brainbox Initiative Conference to present a poster can be sure that we are doing everything that we can to make sure that their work is visited by as many delegates as possible. These measures include:

  • Creating a poster page where PDF versions of all submitted posters will be displayed
  • Prominent placement of the three-minute live pitches from all presenters in the conference programme
  • Enhancing the virtual poster displays with the option to add a supplementary video presentation to your profile to help expand on the ideas mentioned
  • A dedicated forum thread for each poster, accessible via the poster page and advertised during the pitches, to allow delegates to send questions directly to presenters
  • We understand that no small number of research projects have been impacted by Covid-19, so we are accepting proposals of planned research for 2020

We believe that these changes will allow us to maintain the maximum possible visibility for all of our poster presenters, and will help to stimulate as much discussion as possible throughout the event.

How do I submit my abstract and poster?

Applications to present a poster at the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020 will take place in two stages: the initial submission of a poster abstract, followed (if successful) by the submission of a PDF poster for your stand, accompanying presentation video, and three slides to be used for your live poster pitch.

When submitting an abstract for your poster, we ask that:

  • Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format and must not exceed 2MB in size.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Title, names, and affiliations of authors are not included in this word count.
  • Original results, new analyses of published results, methods papers, computational modelling, case reports, null findings, ethics and regulatory reviews, and – this year – proposals of planned research are all welcome.
  • Poster presenters must also register for the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020. You may submit an abstract and register for the conference closer to the date, should you wish.
  • Call for entries closes on September 14, 2020. All additional materials (PDF poster, presentation video, and conference slides) must be submitted no later than September 17, 2020.
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Brainbox Initiative Conference Poster Session