Neuroethics 2024
INS Annual Meeting
Baltimore USA + Virtual

Session Proposals

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) invites students, researchers, and professionals from around the world to submit session proposals for Neuroethics 2024, on April 17-19, 2024. The conference includes opportunities to participate virtually or in person in Baltimore, MD, USA, at a venue to be announced.

The session proposals we receive will contribute to the development of the program. Proposals may align with the meeting’s theme — 'Expressing Wonder, Making Meaning: Neuroethics Engages the Arts' — but this is not required.

Before developing an abstract and submitting session proposals, please read the complete instructions and requirements outlined below. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. You may submit more than one proposal.

The deadline has passed. 

If, instead of developing a session proposal, you simply want to recommend a session topic or outline a basic concept for an activity, email your ideas for the Program Committee to INS staff <[email protected]>.


The written description for session proposals should be 250-350 words in length and must be in English. The session may address any topic related to neuroethics. Topics may, but are not required to, align with the theme.

Proposals should include and articulate the:

  • Format and structure of the session
  • Topics, issues and themes to be discussed
  • Proposed speakers, identifying the diverse perspectives and viewpoints they will present
  • Importance of addressing these topics at this time
  • Intended goals, objectives, and/or outcomes

Sessions can be either 60 or 90 minutes long. There are few limitations with regard to possible session formats, but proposals should include opportunities for meaningful interaction among speakers and attendees. Outlining deliverables or outcomes of the session is also appreciated.

All speakers included in proposals must have confirmed their interest in participating, and authors submitting a proposal will be expected to lead the organization and planning of the session — including holding preparatory meetings and coordinating with the Program Committee. Speakers included in proposals may participate in-person for virtually, and panels may include a mix of participation formats. Please indicate the expected participation method for each proposed speaker.


Submissions must include:

  • A proposed title;
  • A written description of the proposed session as outline above;
  • Details for each session organizer and proposed speaker(s): name, title, affiliations, contact information, a link to a professional profile or bio, a link to a cv or ORCID/Google Scholar profile, and whether they expect to participate in-person or virtually;
  • Disclosure of any conflicts of interest;
  • References or supplemental resources;
  • Identification of topics.


With regard to format, there are few restrictions and we encourage creative approaches. All proposals should describe how meaningful interaction between speakers and attendees will be facilitated. Sessions must be 60 or 90 minutes long.

Possible formats to consider include:

  • Panel – Three or four speakers giving short presentations followed by a group discussion and/or a question and answer period facilitated by a moderator
  • Discussion – Two or more speakers interrogating a topic from different perspectives with the conversation steered by questions offered by a moderator and/or attendees
  • Debate – Two or three speakers presenting opposing views on a topic with an introduction from a moderator and an open discussion with attendees
  • Roundtable – Facilitated group discussions on the different components of a complex central topic, either with or without a plenary introduction or concluding/reporting periods
  • Workshop – Focused learning opportunity featuring instruction and small-group interactions
  • Performances – Singular creative work to be presented and discussed / reflected upon
  • Exhibition – Multiple, concurrent presenters with an open format for attendees to mingle


Complete all sections and answer questions in the Session Proposal (docx), and return to INS staff <[email protected]>. Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted. Contact INS staff if you have questions or points of clarification.

Proposal Outline (docx)


The Program Committee will review session proposals on a rolling basis. Submissions will not be anonymized prior to review. Determinations regarding acceptance into the program will be made in November and authors will be informed thereafter.