The BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

The 2020 BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting is scheduled for June 1-3, 2020 at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott. The meeting website, along with registration and submission instructions, will be available in Fall 2019.

Did you miss out on the 2019 BRAIN Investigators meeting? Catch up here! You can also visit the Meeting Website and download the meeting app  to see more details on what you missed. 


The BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting convenes BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from the contributing federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, IARPA, and FDA), plus representatives and investigators from participating non-federal organizations, and members of the media, public, and Congress. The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination.

Why are people excited about the BRAIN Initiative? Watch this to find out!

The 5th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

Visit the full event website here!

New this year: Download the Meeting App!



When: April 11th – 13th, 2019

Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park (Washington, D.C.)

Marriott Wardman Park Tower

Online registration is now closed but on-site registration will be available.

For more information, visit the full event website.

“This is a new culture bridging physicists, engineers, biologists, chemists . . . with a big emphasis on showing new results and discoveries.”  – Dr. Cornelia Bargmann (Rockefeller University)


To Learn More About Past Meetings:

The 4th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting, April 9-11, 2018

Videos of each of the plenary sessions are available:

Walter Koroshetz (Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) – opening remarks

Bill Newsome (Stanford University) – morning plenary address

Doris Tsao (California Institute of Technology) – evening plenary address

Francis Collins (Director, National Institutes of Health) – NIH Director’s remarks

Tom Sudhof (Stanford University) – morning plenary address

Huda Zoghbi (Baylor College of Medicine) – evening plenary address

Re-Visioning the NIH BRAIN Initiative Town Hall

Speakers: Drs. Walter Koroshetz, Joshua Gordon, Catherine Dulac, John Maunsell, Bill Newsome

Other Past Meeting Information: