BCI Meeting

COVID-19 Statement

Dear colleagues and friends,

In view of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, our attendees’ health and safety, and public health considerations, the BCI Society board has made the difficult decision of postponing the BCI Meeting, originally scheduled for June 8-11, 2020 in Brussels. We are planning to reschedule the Meeting early in the summer of 2021.  Dates will be announced in the near future and we thank you for your patience as we finalize details about this rescheduling.

In the coming days, all currently registered attendees will be reimbursed – please allow 7-10 days for reimbursements to appear on your credit card statement.  For those who have already booked travel, many airlines are offering cancellation fee waivers or credits due to the travel concerns and quarantines currently in effect. Please check the terms and conditions with your travel provider.  We will send a statement that the Meeting is cancelled for public health and customs reasons if you need it.  Should you require this letter, please contact us via email (iris@podiumconferences.com).  If you have reserved a room at the Dolce La Hulpe hotel, please contact them directly to cancel your hotel reservation.

While the BCI Meeting is cancelled, the BCI Society board remains active and committed to promoting BCI research and fostering collaboration in our community. We thank you for your continued support and membership in our society.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the postponement of the 2020 Meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We hope to see you all at our rescheduled 2021 Meeting in Brussels.

Stay safe.

José del R. Millán
BCI Society

8th International BCI Meeting

Dolce La Hulpe, Sonian Forest, Brussels, Belgium

Early Summer, 2021

The 2020 BCI Meeting will retain the unique, highly interactive, student-friendly, retreat-like atmosphere and high-impact activities that are the hallmarks of the BCI Meetings.

The BCI Meeting brings together scientists, engineers, and clinicians involved in BCI research and clinical use to review the present state of the field, address key issues critical to further progress, and promote the education and participation of young researchers.  This meeting should, like its predecessors, contribute greatly to BCI research and development.

Organizing and Scientific Committee:

Conference Chair

•José del R. Millán, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Program Committee

•Chair: Marc Slutzky, Northwestern University, USA
•Co-chair: Dean Krusienski, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Young Talent Committee

•Chair: Jennifer Collinger, University of Pittsburgh, USA
•Co-chair: Marc Van Hulle, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
•Chuck Anderson, Colorado State University, USA
•Mariska Vansteensel, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands

Fundraising Committee

•Chuck Anderson, Colorado State University, USA
•Guy Cheron, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
•Jennifer Collinger, University of Pittsburgh, USA
•Steven Laureys, University of Liège, Belgium
•Marc Slutzky, Northwestern University, USA
•Marc Van Hulle, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
•Mariska Vansteensel, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands

    BCI Society Code of Conduct

    The BCI Society Code of Conduct listed below reflects our Society’s values and our expectations for Society members and guests. This Code of Conduct is in effect while at the International BCI Meetings and any social event linked to the BCI Society.

    Conduct should be free of biases regarding race, cultural background, religion (or lack thereof), country of origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, physical appearance, or other individual characteristics or expression. No harassment will be tolerated.

    Discussions should be respectful, civil, professional, and constructive reflecting tolerance for disagreements and recognition of opportunities to learn from each other.

    BCI Society has zero tolerance for sexual harassment including: any verbal or physical behavior that reflects unwelcome sexual advances, or behaving in any way that another individual feels impinges on their boundaries.

    If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please report it to us immediately. We value your attendance, and will make every effort to ensure that you feel safe and welcome for the full duration of the Meeting. 

    You can make a report by directly emailing José del R. Millán, President and Jennifer Collinger, Vice-President codeofconduct@bcisociety.org.

    Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!