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.

NOTE: We are no longer accepting submissions for Research Highlight Talks or Trainee Travel Awards. The final abstract submission deadline is 5pm (EST) on February 12, 2018.

Meeting Location and Dates

  • Where

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

  • When

  • Monday, April 9, 2018 - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    8:30 AM - 6:30 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.

REGISTRATION will close on March 20, 2018

On-site registration will be accepted at the Registration Desk in the Foyer of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center starting at 8:00 AM on Monday, April 9, 2018. On-site registration will occur from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on April 9, 10, and 11.

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