2020 INS Annual Meeting
Virtual Conference
October 22-23


Registration provides admittance to the full 2-day schedule of events for this year's virtual annual meeting. All activities will be conducted online and held synchronously on Thursday, October 22 (12-6pm EDT) and Friday, October 23 (11am-5pm EDT). For your reference, meeting times by various timezones are listed on the program page.

Attendees must register in advance to participate. Please be aware that a reliable internet connection capable of streaming live video is required to view most sessions.

Registration is now closed.


Janssen Neuroscience; Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute
The Kavli Foundation
Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania

Registration Waivers

IBRO: International Brain Research Organization
Wellcome Centre of Ethics and Humanities


INS Members

Member Type


Regular $150
Trainee $90
Student $50




High-income $250
Middle-income $100
Low-income $50
World Bank economy designations »


Attendee Type



IYNA members $25 See details
Credentialed press / writers $0 See details
Speakers / Panelists $0 Contact staff
Partner staff members Varies Contact staff
Sponsor representatives Complimentary See benefits

Notice of cancellation and requests for a refund must be received by staff by October 10, 2020. A cancellation processing fee will be deducted from all refunds ($20 for students, trainees, and postdocs, and $30 for regular members and non-members). Email questions, cancellations, and requests for refunds to Karen Graham ([email protected]).


Free registration will only be granted to credentialed journalists, broadcasters, producers, writers, editors, and freelance writers working for reputable journals, magazines, newspapers, news agencies, or web publications. All submitted press registration will be reviewed by INS staff and registrants can expect to receive a notice of acceptance in a follow-up email.


INS Membership

INS members receive significantly discounted prices, outlined above. Non-member pricing is based on the local economy designation – as defined by the World Bank – in which the attendee resides. Members based in middle-income or low-income economies may pay the lower applicable rate.

Become a Member
IYNA Members

Student members of the International Youth Neuroscience Association may register for $25. Membership in the IYNA is free. Contact IYNA to receive a discount code to apply when registering.

SINe Members

Members of the Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe) may register for this meeting at INS member prices listed above. If you are a SINe member utilizing this discount, please apply the discount code — sine00member — on the payment page of your registration. This will not reduce the price shown, but will allow us to follow-up with SINe to confirm your active membership.

AMNE Members

Members of the Asociación Mexicana de Neuroética (AMNE) may register for this meeting at the $100 non-member price for residents in middle-income economies. AMNE members that are currently students, postdoc or trainees may register at the INS member prices listed above: $50 and $90, respectively. If you are a AMNE member utilizing this discount, please apply the discount code — neuroetica00member — on the payment page of your registration. This will not reduce the price shown, but it helps us confirm your active membership.

Group Discounts

Any student group or university class considering attending the virtual meeting are encouraged to contact Karen Graham ([email protected]) to discuss a discounted rate. To be considered for reduced rates, please contact Karen by Wednesday, October 14.

Financial Hardships

Requests for further reduced registration rates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To be considered for a reduced rate, please email staff ([email protected]) indicating your member status and membership type, and describing why the full rate will prohibit you from attending the meeting. The INS Executive Committee — made up of members of the Board of Directors — will review all requests and provide individual decisions on rate reductions. All decisions will be final.

Social Justice Discussion Topics

The opening session at this year's meeting will feature small group discussions to examine the role of neuroethics in addressing racial and social inequity, including inequities exposed by the global pandemic. These breakout discussions will reflect on how neuroethics as a field can respond to these challenges. INS members and meeting attendees will identify the essential themes and questions for this session. Please take a moment when completing the registration form, or through our online form, to recommend discussion topics and to volunteer, or nominate an attending colleague, to serve as a discussion leader. Discussion leaders will facilitate conversation and give a brief concluding summary to the full session.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Individuals and organizations can provide support for the annual meeting with financial contributions, in-kind donations, program advertisements, or by sponsoring a specific activity. If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Karen Graham ([email protected]).


Code of Conduct

The International Neuroethics Society ("INS") is committed to providing safe and productive meetings that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas, promote equal opportunities and treatment for all participants, and is free of harassment and discrimination. All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration. Speakers are expected to uphold standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics. This includes notifying INS staff in advance of the meeting about any possible conflicts of interest.

All participants — including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, INS staff members, service providers, and all others — are expected to abide by this code of conduct. This policy applies to all INS meeting-related activities, including those sponsored by INS or those held in conjunction with INS events, on public or private platforms.

INS has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment by participants or staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, INS asks that you inform Karen Graham ([email protected]) so that appropriate action can be taken.

Unacceptable behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, INS staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, INS staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of presentations at any time during the event. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator, INS staff member, or authorized service provider.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. INS reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
  • Participants may not copy text or posts in Q&A and chat spaces, capture images of screens, or record video or audio during any activities that takes place in the virtual space.

The INS is committed to honoring the rights of copyright owners and to respectful sharing of scientific research and data.  The INS expects that all attendees will request of the presenter or exhibitor any use of a presentation as a matter of scientific and professional courtesy.  Should there be an allegation of noncompliance with this policy at an INS event, the INS will refer all reports or violations to the attendee’s organization for review and handling. 

INS reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and INS reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.


Information provided to the INS through the registration form will be used only for the purposes of communication regarding the annual meeting and will not be shared with any persons or organizations outside of INS staff and leadership.