Frequently Asked Questions

Please review our most Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this event.  If you cannot find an answer, please contact the BRAIN Initiative Conference Assistance Team.

Registration FAQ's:

Yes, this meeting is open to the public.

No, this meeting is free to attend.

In-person Registration closes May 31, 2024, 11:59 PM. Virtual Registration will remain open through the Conference.

Please review your confirmation email for instructions. If you cannot find an answer, please contact the BRAIN Initiative Conference Assistance Team.

Please contact the BRAIN Initiative Conference Assistance Team to cancel your registration.

You should have received a confirmation email from Please check your inbox and spam folder for this email.  If you cannot find it, please contact BRAIN Initiative Conference Assistance Team.

To protect your privacy, we do not recommend that you share your meeting registration and virtual platform login credentials. Instead, invite your colleague to register for free at

Abstract and Poster FAQ's:

The Scholar Spotlight Lightning Talk consideration deadline was March 20th. Please visit the Submissions Information page for more details.

UPDATE: The submission deadline has passed.

The poster abstract submission deadline was May 1st.  Please visit the Submissions Information page for more details.

UPDATE: The poster abstract submission deadline has passed.

Please reference the Poster Information for emails that have been sent so far to Poster Presenters. Detailed information including a link to the password protected Poster Presenter Logistics page is included on the Poster Information Page.

Questions regarding posters can be directed to  the BRAIN Initiative Conference Assistance Team.  

Poster Session FAQ's:

Yes! About 460 poster presenters will share their science this year. All posters will be available for viewing online. Approximately 370 posters will be presented in person, with the rest being presented in the iPoster platform.

Attendees will be able to browse by session times, topics, keywords, and search by free text. By default posters are displayed alphabetically by title.

There will be a Public Comment function which will open at the beginning of the meeting. A Comment button will be displayed below each iPoster, where you can leave comments for the presenters. Any comments left outside of the assigned poster session will be emailed to the presenter.

Some presenters have set up video sessions, where you can chat face-to-face via video. A Video Session button will be displayed below each iPoster. 

Yes, there is a Contact Author button displayed below each iPoster. This allows you to send an email directly to the author. The iPoster platform will be available to all registrants for up to one year post-conference. The comment function will be turned off at the end of the meeting.

General Event FAQ's:

The 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Road Rockville, MD 20852. Please visit the Travel & Lodging page for more information.

There is no formal dress code, however we encourage you to dress professionally. Even if you are attending virtually, we request you to be “camera-ready” for any video chat sessions you intend to participate in. 

Federal Government regulations prohibit NIH from providing meals at the 2024 BRAIN Initiative Conference. In-person attendees should anticipate securing their own food and beverages while on site.  Options for food purchases will be available. Additional information will be provided closer to the event.

The meeting will take place in United States Eastern Time Zone (EDT). We recommend that you verify the time of sessions in your local time zone using an online converter.

All registrants will receive an email announcing that the virtual event space and event app are open.

Attendees should log into the virtual platform and/or app before starting their sessions to ensure their device is working correctly. A link to the virtual event space will be located on the home page during the conference. 

To log in via a desktop or mobile browser, enter the email that you used to register for the meeting, and then create a password. If you have used EventMobi before and have forgotten your password, there will be a prompt for you to create a new one.

Yes, all sessions will be recorded and made available as on-demand content. On-demand content and the virtual poster hall will be available for 1 year after the conference concludes.  

The exhibit submission process will be posted to the home page when available. Questions? Please contact

UPDATE: The exhibitor deadline has passed.

Yes, all abstracts submitted by the deadline, will be included in a digital abstract booklet and availble for viewing for up to 1 year post conference on the iPoster gallery. This booklet will be made public and available on-line to all conference attendees. 

Yes! Whether you use a browser or the app to connect to the virtual event space, you will be able to submit questions through the Q&A box within each session.  You will also be able to use the chat feature to message other attendees. 

  • Maximize your internet connection by connecting your computer with an ethernet cable directly from your internet router. 

  • If you must use Wi-Fi, try to use the 5GHz network. 

  • Wi-Fi works best when you are 5-8 feet from your router. 

  • Give your router space to breathe by placing it in “free space.” This means not in a TV stand or behind the couch. 

  • Check and tighten all cable connections, with your router and with your computer. 

  • Give your router time to rest by turning it off for at least 10 seconds and restarting it. This will boost your internet speed by a few extra mbps. 

  • Close out other apps on your device that are not essential to you while attending the event. 

  • Disconnect other non-essential devices around your home (or office) that are connected to the internet: streaming devices, tablets, phones, video game systems, and/or smart TVs. 

The virtual event space can be accessed via browser or app using any Android or iOS mobile device or computer. Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers are supported. Registrants will receive a “Know Before You Go” email the week before the Conference, announcing that the virtual event space and event app are open. The email will include joining instructions. Please plan to log into the virtual platform and/or app prior to the start of your sessions to make sure your device is working properly. 

The Conference app details will be available closer to the conference.