The BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting will convene BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from the contributing federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, IARPA, and FDA), plus representatives and investigators from participating non-federal organizations, and members of the media, public, and Congress. The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination.

BRAIN awardees should refer to their agency-specific email for additional instructions and details regarding participation in this meeting.

 As part of the government’s effort to be green all materials will be available online via the Meeting Materials tab on this site.  If you want a printed version of any item please plan to print on your own, prior to attending the meeting.

NOTE: We are no longer accepting abstract or poster submissions for inclusion in the meeting materials.  If you are interested in presenting a poster during the meeting, we may be able to accommodate you. Please contact

Meeting Location and Dates

  • Where

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
    5701 Marinelli Road
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • When

  • Monday, October 1, 2018 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
    8:30 AM - 11:59 PM

Target Audience

  • Federally-funded BRAIN Initiative investigators
  • Non-federal Organizations invested in the BRAIN Initiative
  • BRAIN Initiative-related investigators at large
  • Federal staff
  • Members of Congress
  • Patient and advocacy groups
  • Media and general public

There is no registration fee associated with this meeting.


On-site registration will be accepted at the Registration Desk in the Foyer of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center starting at 7:30 AM on Monday, April 9, 2018. On-site registration will occur from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM on April 9, 10, and 11.

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