About Dallas


The Biennial Conference on Resting State Brain Connectivity has, since its inception in 2008, been the leading conference on resting state functional connectivity MRI. Previous speakers included Peter Bandettini, Christian Beckmann, Bharat Biswal, Karl Friston, Helen Mayberg, Bruce Rosen, Kamil Ugurbil, David Van Essen, Vince Calhoun, Alan Evans, Rita Goldstein, and many other luminaries.

Target Audience

Staff level physicians and scientists from major universities, research institutes, and medical schools from around the world.

Trainee-level individuals such as post-doctoral fellows, residents, and graduate students in the fields of Neurology, Radiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Biophysics, Neurophysiology, and Neurosurgery.


Sept. 22: Methods

Session 1 Multiparcellation Methods
Session 2 Task vs Rest-Generated Signal
Session 2.5 The Great Global-Signal Debate
Poster Session

Sept. 23: Mechanisms

Session 3 Dynamic Connectivity
Session 4 Physiologic Mechanisms
Poster Session

Gala Banquet

Conference registration comes with a ticket to the James S. Hyde Gala Banquet which will be held:

Friday, Sept. 23, 2021
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Jane & Bud Smith Grand Hall
Center for BrainHealth/Brain Performance Institute

Seating for the event is limited so register early!

Sept. 24: Applications

Session 5 Addictive Connectome
Session 6 Aging Brain at Rest

Registration Rates

Conference registration fee includes all event materials, refreshments, lunch buffets, and a Gala Banquet (if selected).

Accommodations are not included in the registration fee.




Student*† June 15, 2020-Sept. 20, 2021 $545.00 USD
Early-Bird* June 15, 2020-March 21, 2021 $620.00 USD
Standard* March 22, 2021-Sept. 5, 2021 $695.00 USD
(may not include Gala Dinner)
Sept. 6-21, 2021 $770.00 USD
(may not include Gala Dinner)
Sept. 22-24, 2021 $845.00 USD
Registration Open (choose one of the two options for conference registration)
*Registration includes entry to Gala Dinner (Thursday, Sept. 23) but seating is limited.

†Students are those who have not yet earned a PhD and/or MD diploma and who are enrolled in an educational program. Those registering as student must show a valid student ID at registration check-in or standard registration fees apply.

How do I Submit an Abstract?

Please review the information on our Submit Abstract page.

How Can my Company Become a Sponsor?

Please download the sponsor brochure.

NIH Grant Awarded

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DA 052196-01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.