Brainhack Global Is Coming

May 2 - 6, 2018

Brainhack Global projects have been added to the projects page. Please submit your projects for inclusion, or check the list to find out what is happening at your local Brainhack Global event.

We are currently recruiting sites to host local events during Brainhack Global 2018. Each site sets their own schedule and content. The main global event will occur during the window of May 2 - 6, 2018. Each site will have the flexibility to choose their schedule within this window.

If you would like to host a Brainhack Global event, but cannot do it in this time frame, you can still be apart of Brainhack Global. Video content from different events will be available online for you to show, and members of the Brainhack community will be more than happy to connect with you over video conference for a ignite talk. Could this be the year that the sun never sets on Brainhack?

Hosting an event requires finding a suitable location (can be a classroom, hackerspace, library meeting room, or similar with good network and plenty of power outlets), ordering refreshments, and recruiting participants. More information can be found in the Brainhack step-by-step guide and GigaScience paper.

If you are interested in hosting an event for Brainhack Global please email

The Conference

Brainhack is a unique conference that convenes researchers from across the globe and a myriad of disciplines to work together on innovative projects related to neuroscience. Year after year, global Brainhack events have brought together researchers to participate in open collaboration, and regional Brainhack events keep the momentum going throughout the year. Brainhack Global 2018 (dates TBD) will unite several regional Brainhack events throughout the world.

Synchronizing Sites

A feature of the distributed Brainhack model is that content can be shared between sites. In the past, we have broadcast video lectures using google hangouts on air, which also archives the videos so that they can be watched later. It may also be possible for some of our speakers to give tutorials at multiple times.


Beijing, China

April 13-15

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chair: Xi-Nian Zuo

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Hyderabad, India


Indian Institute of Technology

Chair: Vatika Harlalka


Dublin, Ireland


Trinity College, Dublin

Chairs: Rhodri Cusack, Shruti Narasimham, Chiara Caldinelli, Megan Bhroin, Sibilia Francesca and Nadja Enz

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Espoo, Finland

May 2

Aalto University, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Chair: Enrico Glerean

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Ghent, Belgium

May 7-8

Ghent University

Chairs: Hannes Almgren, Daniel Borek, Sofie Van Den Bossche and Lege Bassez

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Leipzig, Germany

May 3-6

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Chairs: Nico Scherf and Daniel Rose

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London, UK


University College London

Chair: Sarah Kimmich


Madrid, Spain

May 3-5

ETSI Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Chairs: Jose Manzano, Austinn Benn, Jose L. Pons

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Magdeburg, Germany

May 4-6

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Chair: Michael Hanke

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Marburg, Germany

May 3-5

University of Marburg

Chair: Peer Herholz

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Paris, France

May 2-4

Pasteur Institute in Paris

Chair: Michel Thiebaut de Schotten

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Rennes, France

April 25-26

INRIA Rennes-Bretagne-Atlantique

Chair: Camille Maumet

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San Sebastian, Spain

May 2-4

Basque Center for Cognition, Brain and Language

Chairs: Stefano Moia and Cesar Caballero Gaudes

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Stockholm, Sweden

May 4

INCF Secretariat on Nobels väg 15A on the Karolinska Institute campus in Stockholm

Chairs: Malin Sandström and Gustav Nilsonne

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Zagreb, Croatia

May 5-6

Agency Five, Heinzelova 33, Zagreb 10000

Chair: Andrija Stajduhar

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Zurich, Switzerland

May 2-4

University of Zurich

Chairs: Alessandro Crimi, Amelie Haugg, Christian Horea, Franz Liem, Jessica Oschwald, Frank Scharnowski, Ronald Sladky

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Ann Arbor, USA


University of Michigan

Chairs: Scott Peltier, Dan Kessler, Krisanne Litinas


Atlanta, USA

March 22-23

Georgia State University

Chair: Jessica Turner

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Baltimore, USA

May 2-4

3rd Floor of Clark Hall, Johns Hopkins University

Chair: Joshua Vogelstein

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Bethesda, USA

May 2-3

NIH Building 60, The Cloisters Convent

Chair: Adam Thomas


Birmingham, USA

May 3-5


Innovation Depot

Chair: Kristina Visscher


Bloomington, USA

May 2-4

Indiana University

Chair: Eleftherios Garyfallidis

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Boston, USA

May 2-4

McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT

Chairs: Satrajit Ghosh, Mathias Goncalves, Dorota Jarecka, Viviana Siless, Paul Wighton

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Detroit, USA

May 2-4

Wayne State University

Chairs: Saige E. Rutherford and Jasmine Hect

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Eugene, USA

May 4-6

University of Oregon

Chair: Krista DeStasio

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Los Angeles, USA



Chair: John Van Horn


Miami, USA

June 1

University of Miami

Chairs: Lucina Uddin and Angie Laird


New Haven, USA

May 3-4


Chairs: Stephanie Noble, Dave O'Connor, Todd Constable, and Dustin Scheinost


New York, USA



Chairs: Ting Xu and Steven Giavasis


San Francisco, USA

May 3-5

UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Mission Hall Building

Chairs: Maria Luisa Mandelli, Jesse Brown, Lorenzo Pasquini and Valentina Borghesani

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London, Canada

May 2-6

Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, Western University

Chairs: Ali Khan, Jason Kai, Olivia Stanley, Yiming Xiao, Dickson Wong, Hossein Rejali, Patrick Park and Sue Bedford

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Montreal, Canada

April 26-27

Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal

Chairs: Pierre Bellec, Elizabeth Dupré, Grégory Kiar, and Claude Godebout

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Toronto, Canada

May 3-4

SciNet Education Space, 1140 MaRS Discovery District 661 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 1M1, Canada

Chair: Erin Dickie, Sean Hill, Stephen Strother and John Griffiths

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Brainhack Global 2017 by the numbers

>1,000 Participants

36 Brainhacks

16 Countries

4 days