BCIMeeting 2016: Student Information

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International Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Meeting 2016

May 30th – June 3rd, 2016

The International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting Series has a long-standing commitment to support student participation and encourage students in their developing careers.  Some of the mechanisms for this support are described below.

Student Travel Support

Students with accepted abstracts will be eligible for travel assistance  support.  Travel support takes the form of reimbursement of up to $1100 of travel expenses (with receipts).  Students worldwide are eligible for travel support.  We expect to issue about 40 awards.  We are pleased to announce 52 travel support award winners with many thanks to our sponsors, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as contributions from Wearable Sensing, OpenBCI, Puzzlebox, ANT Neuro, and Jinga-hi.  Note that recipients of the NSF awards will be expected to attend the NSF Student Colloquium Satellite Event on Monday afternoon, May 30th.

Student Research Competition

A student research competition will be conducted at the BCI Meeting. Upon abstract submission, students should indicate that they want to be considered for the student poster presentation competition. Final judging will take place during the Meeting.  Awards will be announced at the Thursday night award ceremony.  

Student Housing Rate

A special student housing rate has been negotiated for the 4 nights of the BCI Meeting.  All housing rates for the BCI Meeting include 3 meals a day in the conference center dining hall.  This joint meal time with open seating is designed to facilitate interactions between students and senior researchers.  The rooms reserved for student housing host 4 people per room in separate beds.  You can request roommate assignments or take advantage of the provided gender-based roommate matching service.

“If there had been something on the website noting that the common meals are one of the biggest benefits for students, that would have been useful. I almost decided not to come due to the expense … if I had known the value of the meals in terms of making connections and meeting people, I don’t think I would have been ‘on the fence’ about attending.”
— 2013 BCI Meeting Student Attendee

Lunch with Leaders

The Lunch with Leaders program provides students with the opportunity to have lunch with leaders in the BCI field.  During registration for the Meeting, students nominate leaders who they would like to meet and the organizers recruit these leaders for a lunch-time meeting with students.   Lunch with Leaders is intended to introduce students to leaders in the BCI field who they may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.  Students can list up to 3 leaders who they would like to meet.

Women of BCI Breakfast

The Women of BCI Breakfast is not exclusively for students, but provides an additional opportunity for female students to meet and interact with other women in the BCI field.  The Women of BCI Breakfast can be selected at registration at no extra charge.


The BCI Meeting is organized by the BCI Society
Diamond Level Sponsors
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NIH Grant Award Number: R13DC015188

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NIBIB nsfNSF Award Id : 1636691
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