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.

Oct 26, 2020 -
Oct 28, 2020

Time: 3:00-4:00pm ET

Location: Virtual

By: BRAIN Initiative Alliance in Collaboration with Neuromatch 3.0

The BIA is hosting a virtual series on Oct 26-28 in collaboration with Neuromatch 3.0 to highlight cutting-edge tools, technology, and theories emerging from the BRAIN Initiative. The event is divided into three 1-hour Zoom webinars to focus on 1) Tools (probes, optics, cellular, molecular) on Oct 26th, 2) Tech (software, hardware) on Oct 27th, and 3) Theory (modeling, computation) on Oct 28th, with trainees integrated in each session. Each session will include five brief talks/demos showcasing new tools, techniques, or theories from BRAIN Initiative toolmakers followed by a moderated discussion with Q/A.

By: Neuromatch

Please join the Town Hall event during Neuromatch 3.0! Speakers include: Michelle Elekonich, Deputy Division Director, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, Director for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation; David Markowitz, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Caroline Montojo, Director, Life Sciences and Director, Brain Initiatives, The Kavli Foundation; John Ngai, Director of NIH BRAIN Initiative, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health ; Alyssa Picchini Schaffer, Senior Scientist & Administrative Director, Neuroscience Collaborations, The Simons Foundation. Join a discussion on the future of neuroscience and neurotechnology funding with leadership from federal and non-government members of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance. Listen, learn, and engage with long-time collaborators in the U.S. BRAIN Initiative as they consider questions like: What might we expect for neuroscience funding in the coming years? What will the priorities be and will the focus of research opportunities shift? What is the long-term plan for government-supported projects like data archives? How might we support technology dissemination to the broader neuroscience community? REGISTRATION Register for the event at https://neuromatch.io/. There is a suggested registration fee of $25 but anyone can apply to waive the fee.

Oct 28, 2020 -
Oct 29, 2020

Time: 10am-3pm EDT

Location: Virtual

By: National Science Foundation

NeuroNex brings together researchers working across disciplines into a coherent network to develop innovative, accessible, and shared technologies and approaches, as well as theoretical frameworks and computational modeling to advance understanding of brain function across organizational levels and a diversity of species. We’re building a foundation for the next generation of research into the brain. The theme of the 2020 NeuroNex meeting is Dimensions of Team Science Diversity. Diversity is critical to creative problem solving and innovation, and the success of team science depends on recognizing and removing barriers to creating richly diverse teams. Scientists can be diverse in many ways, from gender, race, sexual orientation, and cultural background to experimental approach and choice of model organism. NeuroNex3 will include keynote speakers and panel discussions with presentations and posters by NeuroNex investigators and trainees. There will also be plenty of opportunity to network and exchange ideas and insights.

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.

Apr 22, 2021 -
Apr 25, 2021

Location: Westward Look Resort, Tucson, Arizona

By: Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, and Research Corporation for Science Advancement

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group is excited to cosponsor a multi-year initiative addressing the effect that the gut microbiome has on the brain in health and disease with the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Kathy Richmond, Director of the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, and Alexandra Basford, Program Officer for the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, will attend the inaugural conference of this series, postponed to April 22-25, 2021.