Oct 22, 2020


Location: Virtual

By: IEEE Brain

There is an increasing interest and need in the development and use of advanced neuroscience and neuromodulation technologies to monitor and control brain activities to treat a wide range of neurological disorders, including movement-related disorders, pain, epilepsy, and depression. Advancements in hardware precision and size, neural interfaces, digital tools, and our fundamental understanding of the nervous system in health and disease suggests that the field is primed to see rapid growth and innovation in the coming years. The 2020 IEEE Brain Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies will highlight the development of novel technological innovations, covering both invasive and non-invasive approaches. Following the spectrum of field advancements in hardware, neuroscience, and data science, the conference will focus on technologies that leverage these advancements and have demonstrated pre-clinical and clinical results in translational neural engineering. Invited talks will be presented by internationally renowned experts in industry and academia. A poster session will provide presentation opportunities for young researchers. This workshop will provide a unique interactive and networking platform to encourage exchange of ideas with leading researchers and medical and industry professionals.

Sep 29, 2020 -
Oct 01, 2020

Location: Virtual

By: The Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience

Each year the Bernstein Network invites the international computational neuroscience community to the annual Bernstein Conference for intensive scientific exchange. It has established itself as one of the most renown conferences worldwide in this field, attracting students, postdocs and PIs from around the world to meet and discuss new scientific discoveries. In 2020, the conference will be held entirely online for the first time.

Oct 01, 2020

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am (PT)

Location: Allen Institute Auditorium (Seattle, WA)

By: Allen Institute for Brain Science

The Distinguished Seminar Series features presentations by outstanding thinkers and scientists, sponsored by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. On October 1, we will host Anatol Kreitzer of the Gladstone Institute for Neurological Disease and the University of California, San Francisco. We welcome members of the broader community to join us for these open seminars.

Oct 07, 2020 -
Oct 08, 2020

Location: UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center (Los Angeles, CA)

By: Allen Institute

Save the date for the 2020 Allen Frontiers Symposium, a two-day symposium highlighting the research of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group awardees. Speakers will include Allen Discovery Center lead scientists, Allen Distinguished Investigators and AHA-Allen Initiative teams. Frontiers Group awardee topics include: human brain evolution, neuroimmunology, cardiac disease, nuclear biophysics, human stem cells, cancer and single-cell technologies.

Oct 22, 2020 -
Oct 23, 2020

Location: Virtual

By: International Neuroethics Society

Each year the International Neuroethics Society (INS) organizes a meeting that convenes experts, researchers, and up-and-coming leaders in the field of neuroethics. The INS annual meeting brings together diverse global perspectives and voices from academia, industry, health care, regulators, law experts, and people with lived experience that are needed to tackle global challenges at the intersection of ethics, law, philosophy and neuroscience. For the first time in 2020, the INS meeting will be fully online, providing unique opportunities and formats for innovative discussion and interaction. The program for this year's meeting centers on the theme 'Our Digital Future: Building Networks Across Neuroscience, Technology and Ethics' and will address many areas in which technologies and data concerning the brain are developed, deployed, utilized and regulated.

By: National Institute of Mental Health

The goal of the workshop is to identify opportunities garnered through innovative technologies from the BRAIN Initiative https://braininitiative.nih.gov/ and gut-microbiome fields to accelerate mechanistic research on how gut-microbiota affects the function of brain circuits involved in complex behaviors, including those associated with mental illnesses. The workshop will discuss the latest findings relevant to mechanisms and pathways of the gut microbiota-brain interaction and applications of new technologies toward advancing this field of research. Registration will be open soon and the final agenda and Zoom details will be provided closer to the meeting date.

Nov 05, 2020 -
Nov 06, 2020

Location: Virtual Conference

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.

Nov 09, 2020 -
Nov 12, 2020

Location: Virtual Conference

By: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Artificial intelligence (AI) and neural networks have long drawn on neuroscience for inspiration. However, in spite of tremendous recent advances in AI, natural intelligence is still far more adept at interacting with the real world in real-time, adapting to changes, and doing so under significant physical and energetic constraints. The goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers at the intersection of AI and neuroscience, and to identify insights from neuroscience that can help catalyze the development of next-generation artificial systems. Abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to how principles and insights from neuroscience can lead to better artificial intelligence. Topics of interest include but are not limited to network architectures, computing with spiking networks, learning algorithms, active perception, inductive bias, meta-learning, and online learning. Please note that abstracts should be ONE page (~2900 characters).

Dec 05, 2020 -
Dec 09, 2020

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia, PA)

By: American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Cell Bio 2020-an ASCB|EMBO Meeting offers every attendee the opportunity to create their own content and topics to present at the meeting. This is a meeting designed by you. Cell Bio focuses on the fundamental basis of biology, where attendees congregate in an inclusive environment to learn about the latest advances in cell science from peers, educators, and renowned experts from all over the world. We believe cutting-edge science is found at every corner of our community. As such, Cell Bio welcomes presenters, organizers, and attendees from every career-level, research area, and institution.

Dec 15, 2020 -
Dec 16, 2020

Location: Allen Institute (Seattle, WA)

By: Allen Institute for Brain Science

Join us in the exploration of understanding the brain through innovative, team science approaches at our annual Allen Institute for Brain Science Showcase Symposium.

Mar 06, 2021 -
Mar 11, 2021

Location: Moscone Center San Francisco, CA

By: SPIE - The International Society for Optics and Photonics

SPIE Photonics West is the world's leading photonics technologies event. Over 22,000 people attend Photonics West each year to learn, connect, and find the latest research and products. Topics cover biomedical optics, biophotonics, lasers, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, and more. Six days, two exhibitions, 1,400 companies, 5,200 papers, networking events, industry sessions, courses, and a co-located AR, VR, MR conference make this the most important annual event in the optics and photonics market. 1. BIOS, the largest biophotonics, biomedical optics, and imaging conference 2. LASE, the industrial laser, laser source, and laser application conference 3. OPTO, the optoelectronics, photonic materials and devices conference 4. Photonics West Exhibition, the largest annual exhibition for the optics and photonics industry. 5. BiOS Expo, the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition 6. AR/VR/MR 2021, co-located with Photonics West, focuses on making XR hardware safer, better, more comfortable, and available.