Society for Neuroscience 2015

October 17, 2015 - October 21, 2015

  • Chicago, IL

Come visit the Allen Institute for Brain Science at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago from October 17-21.

Symposium: Early Reports from the BRAIN Initiative Frontline: Advancing Technologies to Accelerate Our Understanding of Brain Function
Date & Time: Monday, October 19 from 8:30-11am
Co-chaired by Jane Roskams, with presenter Hongkui Zeng
The BRAIN Initiative was launched in 2013 to stimulate research in key areas of technology development, analysis, and big data research that will accelerate our understanding of brain function. The first funded BRAIN Initiative projects are creating new avenues to understand brain cell diversity, in vivo function and connectivity. Based across a variety of organisms, this symposium will present some of the preliminary news from the first round of BRAIN-funded projects.

Satellite event: The NWB Neurophysiology Data Format (alpha version)
Date & Time: Sunday, October 18, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Fairmont Chicago, Ambassador
Sponsored by: The Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Kavli Foundation, General Electric, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility.
The first Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) Initiative, NWB: Neurophysiology, launched in 2014 by the Allen Institute, Kavli Foundation, GE, HHMI and the INCF, will host an informational event about the NWB format, a unified data format for cellular-based neurophysiological data based on use cases from four major laboratories. The alpha version of the format is being used by the Allen Institute. More information about the NWB alpha version is at

Satellite event: The BRAIN Initiative in 2015: Updates and Outreach Town Hall & Reception
Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30-8:30pm
With speaker Allan Jones
This interactive panel discussion/Q&A session will feature updates on activities and opportunities offered by the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Representatives from federal agencies, private research foundations and universities will be present. A reception with speakers will immediately follow.

Booth 309
Visit us at booth 309 where we will host demonstrations of our resources and provide a helpful platform for you to learn about how our tools can help advance your science.

Stop by one of our more than 60 posters to learn about the latest research taking place at the Allen Institute.