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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.


Download the Program-at-a-Glance (pdf) for the main conference.

Sept. 24: Methods
Keynote Speaker: Heidi Johansen-Berg

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

Sept. 25: Mechanisms
Keynote Speaker: Gary Glover

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. 25, 2020
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Jane & Bud Smith Grand Hall
Center for BrainHealth/Brain Performance Institute

Keynote Speaker
Daniel Schacter — Harvard University

Seating for the event is limited so register early!

Sept. 26: Applications
Keynote Speaker: Nora Volkow

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*† April 1-Sept. 23, 2020 $545.00 USD
Early-Bird* April 1-May 15, 2020 $620.00 USD
Standard* May 16-Sept. 15, 2020 $695.00 USD
(may not include Gala Dinner)
Sept. 16-26, 2020 $770.00 USD
Register Now (choose one of the two options for conference registration)
*Registration includes entry to Gala Dinner (Friday, Sept. 25th) 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?

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