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BOSTON UNIVERSITY AND CHEN INSTITUTE JOINT CONFERENCE ON THE NEUROSCIENCE OF THE EVERYDAY WORLD

August 26th-27th, 2024

The second Neuroscience of the Everyday World Conference is bringing together leaders in the fields of computer science, biomedical engineering, cognitive science, neurology, and clinical neuroscience to present state-of-the-art research, all focused on the study of human brain function and continuous brain measurement in real-world activities. The presentations will all focus on innovative methodologies, different real-world contexts, and a range of healthy and disease states.

Agenda

The conference will be 2 days with 2 keynotes, 3 symposia, a neurotechnology discussion panel and poster sessions. The goal is to facilitate extensive discussion and brainstorming to accelerate the impact of these convergent activities.

The detailed agenda with timing is being assembled. The confirmed speakers are:

Keynote Speakers:
Uri Hasson (Princeton University)
Nanthia Suthana (UCLA)

Symposia Speakers:
Justin Baker (Harvard Medical School)
Joseph Culver (Washington University)
Diane Daminao (National Institutes of Health)
Guillaume Dumas (University of Montreal)
Michael Hornberger (University of East Anglia)
Gloria Mark (UC Irvine)
Nicole Provenza (Baylor College of Medicine)
Joao Ricardo Sato (Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil)
Theresa Vaughan (National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, Albany)

Neurotechnology Discussion Panelists:
Zahra Aghajan (UCLA)
Ro’ee Gilron (Rune Labs)
Rosalind Picard (MIT; Empatica)

Location & TIME

The conference will be held at Boston University in Computing and Data Science Building, 665 Commonwealth Avenue, on the 17th floor starting at 8am on Monday August 26 and end by 5pm on Tuesday August 27, 2024.

Registration

Please register for the conference here. Registration will close on August 1st, 2024.

Abstract Submission

The conference will have poster sessions for participants to present their research.

Poster presenters are recommended to use the standard sizes of 36”h x 48”w (A0 poster size) for their posters. Posters with a larger height of up to 48″h can be accommodated.

Please submit your poster abstract here. The template for the abstract submission can be downloaded here.

Abstract submission will close on June 15th, 2024

Trainee travel awards

There are travel awards to assist trainees in attending this conference. Trainees selected to receive a travel award will be asked to organize a conference summary report with the other awardees. The awards will cover up to $1500 for economy airfare and a hotel stay for two nights. Trainees should apply for the travel award when submitting a poster abstract. During submission, the trainee will be asked if they want to be considered for the travel award, their mentor’s name and email address, and the amount requested for the award. There is a fixed sum available and so minimizing the amount requested permits more awards to be made. Trainees should then have their mentor send a short email to the organizers at brainrec@bu.edu confirming the applicant is a trainee and briefly explaining the relevance of the workshop for the trainee and the relevance of the trainee’s poster for the workshop. Award decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Organizers

Conference Chairs:
David Boas, PhD | Swathi Kiran, PhD | Matthias Stangl, PhD | Tianqiao & Chrissy Chen Institute

Program Committee:
Vijaya Kolachalama, PhD | Alexander von Lühmann, PhD | Meryem Yücel, PhD

Co-organized by:
BU Neurophotonics Center | Center for Brain Recovery | Tianqiao & Chrissy Chen Institute