Membership in the BCI Society is open to all scientists, principal investigators, post docs, and students from around the world involved in the many research and practical aspects of BCI research.  We welcome all involved in BCIs, including engineers, doctors, therapists, business people and users of BCI technology. 

Membership Benefits

In addition to the connections you will make with fellow members, your membership includes eligibility to:

  • Discounted registration fee for the International BCI Meeting
  • Qualify for Student Awards to attend the International BCI Meeting
  • Submit an abstract  for the International BCI Meeting
  • Submit proposals for satellite meetings of the International BCI Meeting
  • Vote in the annual elections of the Board of Directors of the Society
  • Stand for election to, and serve on, the Society Board of Directors
  • Participate in all Society activities and governance
  • Receive regular Society email updates and notices
  • Free access to the online edition of the International peer-reviewed journal Brain-Computer Interfaces (until Dec. 2023)
  • 50% discount on Article Publishing Charges (APC) to publish article Open Access within the journal Brain-Computer Interfaces (until Dec. 2023)
  • 30% discount and free shipping on all books published by Taylor & Francis (until Dec. 2023)

Membership Term

Memberships are available for both one and two year calendar terms:

  • One Year Term – January 1 to December 31
  • Two Year Term – January 1 of first year to December 31 of second year 

Membership dues


Regular Membership

Applies to all individuals who are active in BCI research

$155 per year
$235 for two years

Post Doc Membership

Applies to all individuals who are currently post doctoral fellows  

$105 per year
$165 for two years

Student Membership

Applies to students enrolled in any full-time, degree-granting programs (undergraduate and graduate) 

$70 per year
$105 for two years

Please note all fees are in US dollars. We accept the following cards for member dues payments: Visa and MasterCard.

Please note that the payment processor for the BCI Society is located in Canada and some credit card companies may consider it an international transaction.

Purchase Your Membership

 Please review the instructions below carefully so as not to create duplicate user accounts.

The BCI Society Membership is managed by Conference Manager, a membership management platform that is also used by related organizations such as the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), the Canadian Association of Neuroscience (CAN), and the Cognitive Science Society (CDS).  Because of this shared system, you may already have an existing account.

Renew Membership

If you know you have a Conference Manager account, please click the button below and login with your username and password.  If you have forgotten your username or password, please click the Forgot your Password link to have it sent to you.

Join Now

If you do not have a pre-existing account, please click the button below and create an account.  Please note that when setting up your Conference Manager account, your email address will automatically be set as your username.  Please save your username and password as they will be required for submitting an abstract and registering for the International BCI Meeting. Complete the membership form and answer some questions for the membership committee to review and assess your application.  You will only be contacted if there is an issue with your application.

Membership Distribution

We’ve got members from around the world. Check out where they all live.

  • Australia 1% 1%
  • Austria 4% 4%
  • Canada 7% 7%
  • China 3% 3%
  • France 6% 6%
  • Germany 5% 5%
  • Hong Kong 1% 1%
  • India 2% 2%
  • Israel 1% 1%
  • Italy 4% 4%
  • Japan 2% 2%
  • Mexico 1% 1%
  • The Netherlands 6% 6%
  • Singapore 1% 1%
  • South Korea 3% 3%
  • Switzerland 2% 2%
  • United Kingdom 4% 4%
  • USA 42% 42%


If any of the above information is unclear, or you are having difficulties renewing/paying for your membership, please contact us to ensure your membership is processed accordingly.