Other Events

IEEE Brain: Future Directions in Consumer Neurotechnology

November 30- December 1

This workshop is designed to bring together the various groups that are working towards bringing neurotechnology to a much broader consumer audience. Participants will include top scientists developing the next generation of brain imaging and stimulation devices, leading startups translating this research directly to consumers, VCs investing in these companies, and technology companies addressing neurotechnology at scale. This forum will give speakers a chance to showcase their work to this broad audience and catalyze collaborations between presenters, attendees, and experts from around the world.

IEEE Brain is bringing this exciting virtual event to you FREE.

Register now for your complimentary pass.

2021 Society for Neuroscience Conference Satellite Event

Sponsored by W.I.N.E.–Women In Neural Engineering Forum on Sexual Harassment, Coercion, & Assaults in the Neuroscience (or any science) Workplace

November 11th, 2021: 5:30-6:30pm (CST or  GMT-6)

Sexual harassment, coercion and assaults are common within the academic and clinical workplace but quite often go unreported (see Society for Neuroscience Conference abstract # 6539/ Poster # J013.01 “What women and minorities are afraid to speak up about”). Women In Neural Engineering (WINE) has organized this forum with experts in the field of sexual misconduct in the workplace to raise awareness of this pervasive problem and discuss steps that individuals and institutions can take to improve their work environment.

Anyone is welcome to join this zoom discussion with experts:

* Dr. Anna Kirkland, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kirkland’s Website
* Dr. Vicki J. Magley, Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut studying workplace sexual harassment and incivility interventions. Dr. Magley’s Website
* Dr. Louise Stone, General Practitioner and Associate Professor at the Australian National University Medical School researching sexual assault and harassment of doctors, by doctors. Dr. Stone’s Website
* Mx. Elizabeth Waldron, Co-editor of an international research anthology on sexual harm in the medical profession. Of Doctors, by Doctors website

You do not need to attend the Society for Neuroscience Conference to participate in this forum.
Join the zoom discussion here:
Meeting ID: 984 5883 8984, Passcode: 306891


3rd Brain-Computer Interface Un-Conference

(BCI-UC) on January 27th, 2022, from 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm (CET)

The BCI-UC is an online un-conference that provides rapid dissemination of novel research results in the BCI community. Participants can submit abstracts to apply for 20 minutes presentation slots. Abstracts are not reviewed by a program committee. Rather, all registered participants can vote on which of the submitted abstracts they would like to see presented at the un-conference. Because the BCI-UC does not publish conference proceedings, submitted abstracts can report novel as well as already published work.

Registration and attendance are free of charge.

Registration and abstract submission open on November 1st, 2021

Abstract submissions are text-only. The length and format of the submissions are up to the authors – use whatever format you consider best for attracting up-votes!

Submission closes on December 3rd, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Voting on submitted abstracts begins on December 6th, 2021, and closes on December 12th, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

All presentations will be streamed via Crowdcast and can be accessed free of charge.


Past Events

International BCI Awards 2021

Submission deadline: Wednesday, September 1st

The International BCI Award, endowed with 6,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research. The BCI Award was created to recognize outstanding and innovative research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces.  12 projects are nominated before the winner is announced at the BCI Award Ceremony

For more information, see https://www.bci-award.com/Home 

Special Issue "Visual Evoked Brain Computer Interface Studies”

Open to submissions from 1 July 2021. To submit a paper to this Special Issue, please go to https://www.editorialmanager.com/jneumeth/default.aspx and select “VSI: Visual Evoked BCI” as the article type.

Deadline for Submissions: 31 May 2022.

2021 NCAN Summer Course


We are now accepting applications for our virtual Focus Course on the “Scientific and Engineering Principles of Adaptive Neurotechnologies.”


BCI-CAN Symposium 2021: Hope on the Horizon

Location: Virtual – Airmeet platform

Organizing Entity: University of Calgary on behalf of the BCI-CAN Network

Contact Information:


2nd Brain-Computer Interface Un-Conference (2nd BCI-UC)

2nd BCI Un-Conference (BCI-UC) on February 10 and 11, 2021, from 03:00 pm to 08:00 pm (CET)!


The BCI-UC is an online un-conference that provides rapid dissemination of novel research results in the BCI community. The BCI-UC does not publish conference proceedings. As such, submitted abstracts can report novel as well as already published work. The BCI-UC does not have a program committee that reviews submitted abstracts. Instead, all registered participants can vote which of the submitted abstracts they would like to see presented at the un-conference. Registration and attendance are free-of-charge. The second BCI-UC will feature keynotes by Marco Congedo [3] on Riemannian transfer learning and by Camille Jeunet on user-centered BCI design [4]. All presentations of the first BCI-UC, which >300 participants attended, can be re-watched at [2].

Registration and abstract submission are open as of today [1]. Voting on submitted abstracts begins on January 13th. Abstract submission remains open until January 25th, 11:59 pm (CET). The voting phase ends on January 27th, 11:59 pm (CET). We will invite the authors of the top-voted abstracts to present their work at the un-conference.

For the 2nd BCI-UC, we solicit two types of submissions:

* _Presentations_ are applications for 20 minutes slots by a single

* _Mini-symposia_ are applications for 60 minutes slots by multiple
presenters on a coherent topic, possibly including a panel discussion.

Submissions are text-only. The length and format of the submissions are
up to the authors — use whatever format you consider best for
attracting up-votes! Voting procedures will not distinguish between the
two submission types, i.e., the community decides on the fraction of
presentations vs. mini-symposia.

Join us in supporting this novel community-driven dissemination of research results!

The BCI-UC committee:
Moritz Grosse-Wentrup
Anja Meunier
Philipp Raggam
Jiachen Xu

1. https://bciunconference.univie.ac.at/register-vote/
2. https://bciunconference.univie.ac.at/1st-bci-uc/
3. https://sites.google.com/site/marcocongedo
4. https://camillejeunet.wordpress.com/

NeuroAbilities Webinar Series

Implantable Brain-Computer Interfaces in Late-Stage ALS: Real-World Implications


Join us for a discussion on the real and potential impact of implantable BCIs on the preservation of quality of life in late-stage ALS, and the ethical, medical and financial implications of future clinical implementation of implantable BCIs, with the goal to collect material for a white paper about this theme.

In the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), researchers are developing implantable devices that allow people to use their brain signals to control computers and communication software. With the BCI field maturing and the first demonstrations of successful home use of BCIs for communication appearing, BCIs are considered to be promising tools to retain or improve the communication capabilities of people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), especially of those in later stages of the disease, who have lost (nearly) all muscle control and are therefore unable to reliably control the standard assistive devices, such as eye gaze devices.

Moderator: Jonathan R. Wolpaw, MD, Director, National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN)


Mariska Vansteensel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Eran Klein, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Center for Neurotechnology, University of Washington (USA)

Ghislaine van Thiel, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Michael Gaytant, MD, PhD, Center of Home Mechanical Ventilation, University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Zachary Simmons, MD, Professor of Neurology and Professor of Humanities, Pennsylvania State University and director of the ALS Clinic and Research Center (USA)

Event Conductor: Christopher M. Lee, PhD, Managing Director, International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), Chief Learning Officer, G3ict


Fifth BCI Conference in Shanghai

We are happy to announce the Fifth BCI Conference in Shanghai, China on 19-20 December 2020. The topic is “BCI for rehabilitation”.

Please see the following link for more information.

The conference and link are in Chinese. At least one planned speaker will speak in English.

NeurotechGaming 2020 conference: Connecting your brain to video games"


What if you could connect your brain and body to a video game?

Keyboard, mouse, game pad – these are the control devices we’ve used for decades to play games. But as useful as they are, they still have many limitations. A video game doesn’t know if you are interested or bored with it, if you are learning or not, if we you are distracted or focused and you still need to remember complex key combinations.

To improve the gaming experience, companies shift their development towards Brain-Computer Interfaces. This technology allows to approach the next questions:

  • What if games could adapt its environment based on your thoughts and emotions?
  • What if you could communicate with your teammates using your brain and thoughts alone and act as one organism?
  • What if you could not only see and hear the gaming environment but also experience the tactile feelings like bullets shots or touching (think Ready Player One)
  • We all had experience with chat-bots that often feel very artificial. What if NPCs could understand how you feel and base their interactions on it, eventually becoming more real and human-like?
  • What if your enemies could learn from you and dynamically change their behavior to keep the gaming experience much more engaging?
  • And finally, what if you couldn’t tell the difference between a reality and a game?
International Neuroethics Socety (INS) essay contest 2020

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the Neuroethics Essay Contest in 2020. Now in its seventh year, the contest aims to promote interest in neuroethics among students and trainees around the world.


The 9th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface (BCI2021)

Monday, Feb. 22nd – Wednesday, Feb. 24th 2021
High1 Resort, Gangwon province, Korea

In order to foster the exchanges of innovative and challenging ideas, the 9th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface aims to encourage overview, in-depth talks and discussions on the latest research at all levels of BCI research and it includes invasive recording, semi-invasive ECoG, non-invasive EEG, non-invasive NIRS, and fMRI measurement and potential combinations of the different methods furthermore advances in data analysis. ‘2020 International BCI Competition’ for this year especially will be offered, and an informal open discussion will be highly encouraged.

Please check out BCI2021! and for more information, please visit the website

BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School

5 Days of online talks and keynotes for you & your students

Due to the global #stayhome regulations, we have put together a Virtual BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School for you and your students to continue learning and stay busy.

Regular Price: 250 € free of charge

On April 20-24, 2020, you can listen to talks and keynotes from international experts. Everybody who studies biomedical engineering, signals processing or neuroscience with a focus on brain-computer interface and neurotechnologies can join. 

2020 Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems

2020 Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems
The IEEE SMC 10th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems will be held on October 11-14, 2020 in Toronto, Canada as part of SMC 2020, the flagship annual conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. The goal of the Workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present research results, facilitate the interaction and intellectual exchange between researchers, developers and consumers of BMI technology. We invite contributions reporting the latest advances, innovations and applications in BMIs.