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3rd Annual BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting

CLICK HERE to access live-streaming of the plenary sessions.

Sponsored by

The NIH Institutes and Centers Participating in the BRAIN Initiative

With support from: The National Science Foundation, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Meeting Location and Dates:

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852

December 12-13, 2016
7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

December 14, 2016
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

*If you plan on driving to the meeting, please visit the Event Parking tab on the left hand side of this website.


NIH Project-Specific Pre-Meeting:

Hilton Washington DC/Rockville 
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

December 11, 2016
8:00 a.m.-7.00 p.m.

*Please note: No food or beverages of any kind can be brought into the Hilton Hotel. Guests may purchase food and beverage from Olive's Restaurant, Starbucks, or Grab and Go at the Hilton and bring into the meeting space.

About the Meeting


Meeting Objectives:

The 2016 BRAIN Initiative Principal Investigators Meeting will convene BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from the contributing federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, IARPA, FDA, DOE), plus representatives and investigators from participating non-federal organizations, and members of the media, public, and Congress. The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination.

BRAIN awardees should refer to their agency-specific email for additional instructions and details regarding participation in this meeting.  

Target Audience:

  • Federally-funded BRAIN Initiative investigators
  • BRAIN Initiative-related investigators at large
  • Federal staff
  • Members of Congress
  • Patient and advocacy groups
  • Media
  • General public


There is no registration fee associated with the conference.

Registration will close on Monday, December 5, 2016.

Attending Society for Neuroscience in San Diego? Join us for a BRAIN Initiative Satellite Event from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Monday 11/14/16!!


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