BCI Meeting

Dear friends and colleagues,

Last Spring, the BCI Society Board decided to postpone the June 2020 International BCI Meeting.  In view of our community’s clear desire to share research, stay connected, and support students and early career scientists during these unprecedented times, the board has decided to hold a virtual BCI Meeting in June 7 – 9, 2021 while the next face-to-face International BCI Meeting will take place June 7 – 10, 2022 in Brussels at Dolce La Hulpe. 

The COVID-19 crisis has led us to reflect on whether we could provide our members with additional benefits to better develop our society’s mission.  We will be announcing new initiatives later this Fall. 

The 2021 Virtual BCI Meeting has the potential to deliver great advances in understanding of brain-computer interfaces and meaningful clinical impact.  The multidisciplinary nature of BCI provides the perfect environment to bring together these different perspectives united under the common goal of fostering research leading to technologies that enable people to interact with the world through brain signals.

We plan to use the virtual format to increase access to the strong group of abstracts that have been submitted. Most presentations will be asynchronous and prerecorded to support on-demand viewing prior to the virtual meeting.  The virtual meeting itself will focus on creating an environment for fruitful, constructive and open exchanges.

The meeting will adhere to the traditional format and will present research contributed by our members.  The program will feature keynote lectures from distinguished international guest speakers, member-submitted individual oral presentations grouped by themes, innovative workshops as well as posters and networking events. 

We are committed to making vBCI accessible to everyone.  Registration costs will be reduced. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to invite your colleagues and more members of your research team to attend. More details on registration fees and opportunities to discounted fees will follow.

The BCI Society Board and the Scientific and Program Committee continue to work on all aspects of the Meeting.  We will provide detailed information in the next few weeks. 

We thank you for being part of the BCI community and for your ongoing dedication to our mission.  We hope that we can rely on your participation to ensure the success of the virtual meeting.

 

José del R. Millán, President
Jennifer Collinger, Vice President
Marc Slutzky, Scientific Program Committee Chair

Aysegul Gunduz
Masayuki Hirata
Jane Huggins
Donatella Mattia
Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting
Gernot Müller-Putz
Nick Ramsey
Mariska Vansteensel
Theresa Vaughan
Yiwen Wang

8th International BCI Meeting

The 2021 Virtual BCI Meeting will adhere to the traditional format and will present research contributed by our members.  The program will feature keynote lectures from distinguished international guest speakers, member-submitted individual oral presentations grouped by themes, innovative workshops as well as posters and networking events. 

Most presentations will be asynchronous and prerecorded to support on-demand viewing prior to the virtual meeting.  The virtual meeting itself will focus on creating an environment for fruitful, constructive and open exchanges.

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!

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