Neuroethics Events

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World Congress of Bioethics

Autonomy and Solidarity: Bridging the Tensions
June 19-21; Virtual conference

This event aims to showcase the best in bioethics research from established and new scholars, and to facilitate networking and the unique exchange of ideas that emerges when people from different disciplines, cultures, mindsets, and methodological approaches engage with one another. See the organizer's COVID-19 update.

The Future of Neuroscience in National Security

June 24 (11am-5pm EDT); Virtual colloquium

During this (U.S.) National Academies event, a panel of experts will explore how developments in neuroscience might be used to create the means to influence behaviors, detect intentions, discern truth telling, affect cognitive performance, and manipulate emotions in individuals. Speakers will also discuss the potential national security implications of this research. Following individual presentations, the panel will answer questions from colloquium participants.

Global Perspectives on Responsible AI 2020

June 25-26; Virtual Conference

During this virtual conference, speakers will bring a global perspective to the technological, philosophical, ethical, and legal implications of artificial intelligence. Speakers and participants reflect a wide range of continents and disciplines to facilitate international and interdisciplinary discussions.

FENS Virtual Forum

July 11-15; Virtual conference

The virtual forum will allow delegates to access and participate in all events, including plenary and special lectures, symposia, poster sessions, exhibition, networking and educational events, and much more. Delegates will be able to participate in the live events -- July 11-15 -- followed by three months of on-demand virtual access.

Preschool Neuroscience Summit

Aug 31-Sep 2

This is a free online summit for parents, teachers, and educators to learn about social-emotional, mindfulness, and communication skills for children. Participants receive links each day to the video interviews with preschool neuroscience experts, which remain accessible for free for 24 hours.

International Bioethics Retreat

Sep 30-Oct 2; Paris, France

Neuroethics Network 2020

Going Global and Facing the Future
October 14-16; Paris, France

2020 INS Annual Meeting

Our Digital Future: Building Networks Across Neuroscience, Technology and Ethics
October 22-23; Virtual conference

After careful consideration, the INS has committed to a virtual format for this year's annual meeting to ensure a safe environment for attendees and to make participation possible for more people. The program and all activities will be accessible entirely online with live, interactive sessions held synchronously on October 22-23 (EDT). 

The Program Committee will release a preliminary schedule with a list of session topics and expected speakers in the coming weeks. See the abstract call and essay call for opportunities to share your research with colleagues from around the world who are aligning ethics, law, and policy with advances in neuroscience.

Neuroscience 2020

Society for Neuroscience
October 24-28; Washington, DC, USA

The 50th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Join thousands of colleagues from more than 70 countries at the world's largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

Neuroethics: New Ways of Investigating the Brain

Italian Society for Neuroethics
May 12-14, 2021; Milan, Italy

Biotechnology and the Future of Medicine

Harvard's Annual Bioethics Conference
June 10-11, 2021; Boston, MA, USA

This conference will examine how ethics interacts with biotechnology in medicine and consider multiple approaches to how the medical community might ensure that biotechnology continues to evolve ethically.