Brainwave: The Future is Fluid

The Rubin Museum of Art
New York, NY
Thursday, February 01, 2018 - Friday, April 27, 2018
What if we were able to remember the future and anticipate the past? How would that understanding of time affect our sense of free will, destiny, perception, and memory? What if the future isn’t fixed but fluid?Brainwave 2018 poses these elemental questions as we expand our notion of the future to include our layered experiences of time itself. Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author David Eagleman joins the Rubin as the first Future Fellow, curating a series of talks, films, and experiences to explore time’s impact on our brains, everyday life, and our perceptions of the future.

The Enhanced Human: Risks and Opportunities

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Monday, May 21, 2018
The New York Academy of Sciences, together with the Aspen Brain Institute, and The Hastings Center, will bring together scientists, ethicists, philosophers, historians, and other experts, for an evening public event. The Enhanced Human: Risks and Opportunities will examine existing and emerging enhancement technologies, with a special focus on gene editing and artificial intelligence, as examples of technologies with broad capabilities and ethical concerns. Panelists will provide an historical perspective, scientific background, and will delve into the ethical and social questions still to be addressed.

Harnessing Mobile Technology to Predict, Diagnose, Monitor, and Develop Treatments for Nervous System Disorders

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Washington, DC, and live webcast
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - Wednesday, June 06, 2018
To help advance the appropriate use of devices and mobile technology to predict, diagnose, monitor, assess adherence, and develop treatments for CNS disorders, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders will host a free public workshop. Register to attend in person or to watch via live webcast.

Managing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Neurodegenerative Disease

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Thursday, June 14, 2018
This symposium will review current methods in the diagnosis and behavioral and pharmaceutical management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative diseases. The speakers, all leaders in the field, will discuss strategies to reduce the societal and economic costs associated with these symptoms. Abstract deadline is Friday, April 27.

11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
Berlin, Germany
Saturday, July 07, 2018 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018
​​​FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 42 neuroscience member societies across 32 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents close to 23,000 European neuroscientists with a clear mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.

Neuroscience 2018

Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, CA
Saturday, November 03, 2018 - Wednesday, November 07, 2018
SfN's 48th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2018, is the world's largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. SfN invites you to its renowned venue where neuroscientists collaborate and network with peers, learn from experts, explore the newest neuroscience tools and technologies, and discover great career opportunities. Neuroscience 2018 is November 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

Reaching for Greatness: Using Brain Science to Empower Potential, Passion, and Performance in All Students

Learning & the Brain
Boston, MA
Friday, November 16, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
Some education leaders, such as Yong Zhao and Sir Ken Robinson, say it is time for schools to move beyond test scores and standards and towards student-centered classrooms that develop the potential for greatness that lies within each child. Current cognitive and psychological sciences have discovered that the “science of greatness” is complex, involving talents, practice, passion, interest, and hard work. But it is also finding that greatness and extraordinary abilities are within the reach of all of us. Discover what research on prodigies, savants, and geniuses teaches us about child potential and the links between learning disorders, great talents, and genius. Learn strategies to unlock your students’ potential, passions and interests, talents, creativity, expertise, and extraordinary performance.