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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.

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Sept. 18: Methods

Session 1 Multiparcellation Methods
Session 1.5 “Hot Button Topics” - moderated by Vince Calhoun
Session 2 Task vs Rest-Generated Signal
Poster Session
Gala Dinner at the Dallas Museum of Art

Sept. 19: Mechanisms

Session 3 Dynamic Connectivity
Session 4 Physiologic Mechanisms
Poster Session

Sept. 20: Applications

Session 5 Aging Brain at Rest
Session 6 Addictive Connectome

Registration Rates

Conference registration fee includes all event materials, refreshments, and lunch buffets.

Accommodations are not included in the registration fee.




Student*† August 25, 2023 $250.00 USD
Early-Bird July 15, 2023 $350.00 USD
Standard August 25, 2023 $450.00 USD
September 18-20, 2023 $500.00 USD
Registration Open (choose one of the two options for conference registration)
†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.
*Registration includes lunchtime buffets, coffee breaks.

How do I Submit an Abstract?

Please review the information on our Submit Abstract page.

How Can my Company Become a Sponsor?

Contact Local Organizing Chair, Dr. Bart Rypma for more information.

NIH Grant Awarded

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by1 R13 DA 052196-01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Theviews expressed in written conference materials or publications and byspeakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policiesof the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mentionby trade names, commercial practices, or organizations implyendorsements by the U.S. Government.


UT Dallas Office of Research and Innovation Grant Awarded

Additional funding made possible through the Office of Research and Innovation NRUF Workshop Grant program.