2021 INS Annual Meeting
Online Conference
November 4-5


Our meeting program includes many informative and engaging activities for students and professionals at all stages of their careers. The social justice theme has guided our selection of session topics and invited speakers with a diverse range of perspectives and experiences.

View the meeting schedule for a complete list of sessions and activities being held virtually on Thursday and Friday, November 4-5, 2021. 


Lectures / Recognitions

  • Anita L. Allen, University of Pennsylvania – Fred Kavli Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture
  • Patricia Churchland — Steven E. Hyman Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Neuroethics

Panels / Discussions

  • Exploring Social Justice and Neuroethics
  • Global Mental Health Care: Identifying Disparities and Setting Priorities
  • Justice, Religion and Neuroscience: Promoting Socially Transformative Wellbeing
  • Minding the Gap: Equity and Justice in AI and Neurotech
  • Re-examining Values and Priorities in Global Neuroscience Research
  • Environmental Neuroethics: Social Justice, and Steps Ahead
  • Neurotechnology, Neurolaw, and Social Justice: Predicting and Preventing Criminality in Imprisoned People


  • International Partnerships and Training
  • Building Strong Mentor–Mentee Relationships
  • Publishing and Writing
  • Depictions of Disability and Neurotechnology
  • Developing an Anti-Racist Neuroscience
  • Assessing Rights-based and Legal Approaches to Protecting Mental Privacy
  • Neurotechnology with Everyone: Engineering the Building Blocks of Global Participation



About the Meeting

The INS Annual Meeting brings together diverse global perspectives and voices from academia, industry, health care, regulators, law experts, and people with lived experience that are needed to tackle global challenges at the intersection of ethics, law, philosophy and neuroscience.

The International Neuroethics Society is an association of professionals and students interested in neuroethics. Its mission is to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science. People of all ages and professional backgrounds join to interact, learn, and participate in critical neuroethics discussions that further this growing field.