2017 IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop

IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies for BRAIN Initiatives (ANTBI)
November 9-10, 2017 – Washington DC, USA

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2017 IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop


The IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop will highlight the development of novel technological innovations, including engineered neuro-materials based implants, opto-genetics, to treat and monitor, traumatic brain injury, cognitive brain impairments, stroke and spinal cord injury etc. We also highlight translational clinical research on human-machine interface systems to significantly restore, and enhance, the impaired sensory functions and motor systems. Furthermore, global neuro-technology industry trends, nano devices, computational advances, and stem cell engineering for the treatment of neurological diseases, from the molecular to systemic levels, will be discussed.

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1201 15th St. NW
Washington DC, 20005


  • Metin Akay, University of Houston – ANTBI Workshop Chair
  • Paul Sajda, Columbia University – IEEE Brain Initiative Chair
  • Jose Carmena, Univ of California, Berkeley – IEEE Brain Initiative Co-chair
  • Grace Rigdon, GCR Consulting – IEEE Brain Initiative, Conferences Subcommittee Chair



  • IEEE Member – $350.00
  • IEEE Student Member – $150.00
  • Non Member – $395.00
  • Non Member Student – $175.00

Lunch will be provided for both days for the attendees as part of the registration fee.

In addition, attendees will be awarded 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for participating in the 2-day workshop. There will be a CEU evaluation form available for your completion at the end of the workshop that will be collected. You’ll then receive the certificate awarding the CEUs via email.

Program at a Glance

November 9, 2017

Speakers for November 9th

Keynote #1

  • Tim Denison, Medtronic

Symposium #1: Neuroethics

  • Recorded Message, Judy Illes, University of British Columbia
  • Sara Goering, University of Washington
  • James Giordano, Georgetown

Lunch Break with Speaker Christoph Guger, Guger Technologies

Symposium #2: Technologies for Brain Trauma and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Silvestro Micera, EPFL
  • Robert Kirsch, Case Western University
  • Mario Romero-Ortega, UT Dallas

Symposium #3: Engineering Next Generation BCI

  • Krishna Shenoy, Stanford University
  • Jacob Robinson, Rice University
  • Jon Viventi, Duke University

November 10, 2017

Speakers for November 10th

Keynote #2

  • Mark Chevillet, Facebook

Symposium #4: Neurotechnology for Rehabilitation

  • Ted Berger, USC
  • James Weiland, University of Michigan
  • Jack Judy, University of Florida

Symposium #5: Neurocomputation and Modeling

  • John White, Boston University
  • Loren Frank, UCSF
  • Maryam Shanechi, USC
  • Cynthia Chestek, University of Michigan

Symposium #6: Global Neurotechnology Industry

  • Chad Bouton, Feinstein Institute
  • Matthew Angle, Paradromics
  • James Harris, Inscopix
  • Daryl Kipke, NeuroNexus

Hotel Information

There are many great hotel options near the venue location. We do not have a group rate with any particular hotel. Here are some options within walking distance.

Another option is to stay outside of Washington D.C., take the Washington Metrorail to the following Metro Stations, and then walk to the venue.

  • Dupont Circle Station (Red Line) – 13 min walk to venue
  • Farragut North Station (Red Line) – 9 min walk to venue
  • McPherson Square Station (Orange, Silver, and Blue Line) – 8 min walk to venue

There are several hotels within walking distance to the Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line) which is about a 20 minutes subway ride to the Farragut North Station (Red Line).


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