Sep 21, 2022


Location: Allen Institute, University of Washington

By: Allen Institute

Co-hosted by Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, Allen Institute MIndScope Program, and University of Washington. In this workshop, participants will gain in-depth exposure to the tools and techniques used by the Allen Institute to collect in vivo physiology data at scale. The Allen Institute was a key contributor to the development of Neuropixels probes (along with researchers and engineers at HHMI Janelia Research Campus, University College London, and Imec), which are quickly becoming the standard for extracellular electrophysiology recordings. The Institute has also pioneered rigs and protocols needed for high-throughput recordings from the mouse visual system, which are now accessible to the community via the BRAIN Initiative–funded OpenScope program. In this workshop, participants from around the world will have the opportunity to tour our in vivo electrophysiology and imaging facilities and learn the details of these methods from Allen Institute and UW scientists and staff. Lectures and demonstrations will cover all aspects of generating high-quality physiology datasets, from surgery to behavior training to neural recordings. Participants will also learn how to access data from the Allen Brain Observatory and about the OpenScope program. The workshop is geared towards graduate students, postdocs, staff scientists, and PIs with some experience with in vivo recordings. Applications are due June 1, 2022.

By: The Kavli Foundation and Allen Institute

The goal of NeuroDataReHack is to train participants to generate new insights from existing neurophysiology data through secondary analysis. The DANDI Archive now has 89+ publicly available neurophysiology datasets, standardized using NWB, including cutting edge data produced by the OpenScope program which has been designed and packaged to enable secondary analysis. In this hackathon, participants will concentrate on reanalyzing existing open datasets to generate new insights. In addition, DANDI compute resources can be used to employ a growing ecosystem of analysis and visualization tools that work natively with NWB. Instructional activities during the hackathon will teach attendees about the open neurophysiology datasets available on the DANDI Archive, how to access and analyze data in the archive, and how to use the NWB standard to incorporate existing data into their scientific workflows.

Nov 02, 2022 -
Nov 04, 2022

Location: Montreal, Canada

By: International Neuroethics Society

The 2022 INS Annual Meeting will be a hybrid event including opportunities to participate online as well as in-person at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) in Montreal, Canada. The theme is: Bringing Neuroethics to Life Throughout Patient Care, Research, and Policy. A number of program sessions will be organized on this topic to tackle topics related to: prevention; diagnosis; emerging therapies, technologies, and research; and neurorecovery and end of life.

Nov 12, 2022 -
Nov 16, 2022

Location: San Diego, CA

By: Society for Neuroscience

Each year, scientists from around the world congregate to discover new ideas, share their research, and experience the best the field has to offer. Attend so you can: present research, network with scientists, attend session and events, and browse the exhibit hall. Join the nearly half a million neuroscientists from around the world who have propelled their careers by presenting an abstract at an SfN annual meeting — the premier global neuroscience event.

Nov 12, 2022

Time: 7:30-10:30 AM PST

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Pacific Ballroom 14-17

By: The Allen Institute

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is releasing open resources for the study of cell types, including single-cell transcriptomic, electrophysiology, morphology, and multimodal patch-seq data; corresponding analysis tools; and taxonomies and standards. At this workshop, learn about the Allen Institute’s research in cell types, and the open resources available through the Allen Brain Map, and their applications. Free advance registration is strongly encouraged.

By: BRAIN Initiative Alliance

To promote neuroscience tool and technology dissemination, the BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) is hosting Tools, Tech & Theory: A BRAIN Initiative Alliance Social at the 2022 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. This is a venue for toolmakers to interact with the research community, as well as network with one another. This informal and interactive social will be open to all. Food and beverage will be provided. Please visit the "Learn More" link for further details.

Nov 14, 2022

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM PST

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

By: Dana Foundation

Are you a student or postdoc interested in interdisciplinary training? Come learn about the Dana Foundation’s new focus on Neuroscience & Society, which includes neuroscience interfacing with fields beyond biomedicine, such as ethics, law, humanities, arts, and public engagement. We are interested in your experiences and ideas. Have you explored interdisciplinary training? If not, what would be on your wish list? Dana staff will be on hand to share the Foundation’s vision and meet you!

Nov 17, 2022 -
Nov 18, 2022

Location: San Diego, CA

By: Simons Foundation

Recent advances in deep neural networks (DNNs), combined with open, easily-accessible implementations, have made DNNs a powerful, versatile method used widely in both machine learning and neuroscience. These advances in practical results, however, have far outpaced a formal understanding of these networks and their training. The dearth of rigorous analysis for these techniques limits their usefulness in addressing scientific questions and, more broadly, hinders systematic design of the next generation of networks. Recently, long-past-due theoretical results have begun to emerge from researchers in a number of fields. The purpose of this conference is to give visibility to these results, and those that will follow in their wake, to shed light on the properties of large, adaptive, distributed learning architectures, and to revolutionize our understanding of these systems.

Jan 24, 2023

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

By: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) is a group of experts in neuroethics and neuroscience that serves to provide the NIH BRAIN Initiative with input relating to neuroethics. The fifteenth meeting of the NEWG will be on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023. Videocast will be available for live viewing and later archived.

Jan 25, 2023

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

By: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023. Videocast will be available for live viewing and later archived.

Jan 28, 2023 -
Feb 02, 2023

Location: San Francisco, California, United States


The world’s premier lasers, biomedical optics, and optoelectronics event. Present your work at the world’s largest photonics technologies event. Share your research in biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, opotelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, and other similar topics with a focused, engaged audience.