Neuroethics 2024
INS Annual Meeting
Baltimore USA + Virtual


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Mentoring activities at Neuroethics 2024

We are excited to introduce and invite you to sign up to participate in a mentoring activity as part of Neuroethics 2024. The activity is designed to facilitate new connections among international colleagues and foster professional growth. The opportunity is open to all registrants, regardless of career level or how you’ll be participating in the meeting — in-person or virtually.

We have allocated about 45 minutes in the program for mentoring — from about 1:45–2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17. This will be immediately after Sara Goering’s mentoring lecture. This is a great time for in-person attendees to meet up anywhere in the conference space, or for virtual pairs to meet in the Gather Lounge or via a video call you arrange together. If you find a different time this week that works better for you, that’s fine too.

The deadline to sign up is Monday, April 8 at 11:30pm ET.

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Only registered attendees of Neuroethics 2024 are eligible to sign up and participate. If you volunteered to serve as a mentor, you can also sign up to be a mentee. However, please make sure you have enough time to participate in both capacities. 

If you would like to participate in the activity and be matched with a mentor, complete the Mentoring Sign Up Form. The deadline to sign up is Monday, April 8. 


When you sign up you can specify the type of advice and guidance you are seeking and outline the factors you're looking for in a mentor.

Our matching process will take these factors into account and we will strive to pair you with a mentor who aligns closely with your needs and interests. Please note that while we will try to accommodate all requests, our pool of volunteer mentors is limited. Matches will be made based on various factors, such as availability, and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to match all mentees with a mentor. See more details below.

As people sign up for mentorship, we will match them with mentors who fit their interests and goals. Both parties should watch for an email from INS staff and members of the Program Committee about your assigned pairing. We will be sending these out April 10 or 11.


Mentees are expected to:

  • Contact your assigned mentor by email well in advance of the meeting
  • Clearly describe what the type guidance and advice you are seeking
  • Provide available times to meet during the meeting dates (April 16-19) with the 1:45–2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17 being our primary designated time
  • As applicable, provide links to presentations and other materials

Mentors are expected to:

  • Respond to mentee’s initial email correspondence in a timely manner
  • Review a mentee’s poster presentation or other materials, if asked to do so
  • Schedule a time to meet virtually or in-person during the meeting dates: April 16-19
  • Respectfully provide advice and guidance to the best of your abilities

All parties are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner in accordance with our Code of Conduct.


Register for Neuroethics 2024

Registration is now open! You must register in advance to attend the meeting in Baltimore or participate virtually. Review our pricing levels and deadlines before completing the registration form.

Registration gives you access to the main sessions held at The Belvedere on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 17-19. Other free evening activities open to the public will have separate sign ups.


What you get with registration.

Virtual participants will be able to watch and ask questions during most — but not all — plenary sessions. Unfortunately, the film screening on Tuesday and music performance on Thursday will not be broadcast virtually, and some virtual activities may take place at the same time as in-person activities that will not be broadcast. See the schedule for details.

In-person attendees who register will have access to the all sessions at The Belvedere on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — April 17-19. Drinks, breakfast snacks, and boxed lunches on Wednesday and Thursday are also provided to all registered in advance. In-person registration also grants you access to the virtual Gather space and Zoom links. Note: there will be separate registrations for the film screening on Tuesday and the music performance on Wednesday as these events are open to the public. Registering for the meeting does not guarantee a seat at these two free events. Watch for more updates.

Membership Requirement for Presenting Authors

Authors presenting posters and research talks are required to have an active INS membership. We encourage all authors to log in and check their membership status — and if necessary join the Society or renew your membership before registering. Members receive discounts on registration.

We understand that financial constraints can make it difficult to pay for membership. For presenting authors who are unable to get the cost of membership reimbursed from their institution, and who are unable to personally cover this expense, accommodations are available. Please contact INS Outreach Coordinator Claudia González-Márquez <[email protected]> to inquire about options.

No Late-Breaking Abstract Call

The INS will not be holding a late-breaking abstract call prior to our meeting in April. We apologize for any inconvenience, hardship, or missed opportunity this may cause. This is our first year holding a meeting in April and we are still learning about the pluses and minuses of our initial timeline.

We appreciate your feedback on these matters and we will take them into account when setting call dates and deadlines for future meetings. Contact Robert Beets <[email protected]> to provide input regarding our calls and updates.

Abstract determination letters distributed

Correspondence about the status of abstracts submitted to Neuroethics 2024 have been distributed to presenting authors. Emails included a determination about acceptance.

Authors with an accepted abstract have been invited to either give a featured talk or present a poster — either in-person or virtually. Authors can learn more about about Presentation Formats and expectations before accepting invitations.

If you and your co-authors have not receive this email from the INS, contact staff. Please include both Robert Beets <[email protected]> and Claudia González-Márquez <[email protected]> on this correspondence.

Submitted abstracts for research presentation were anonymized and peer reviewed. Acceptance was based on content and overall program fit. The Program Committee does not provide feedback to abstract authors regarding final decisions.

Registration pricing posted

Pricing for in-person attendance and virtual participation for the meeting has been posted. Early rates are available through March 15. Registration will open next month.

Please note that INS membership provides access to significantly lower registration rates for all participants. We strongly encourage prospective attendees to join or renew their membership before registering for the meeting.

We also offer discounts on registration for groups of students attending the meeting, entire classes participating virtually, and for researchers needing financial accommodation.

Details about travel stipend will be posted on the website as soon as possible. All authors with accepted abstracts who have expressed their intention to attend the meeting in-person will be considered for these funds. No additional paperwork is required.


Deadline extended

The deadline to submit research abstracts and session proposals for Neuroethics 2024 has been extended to Friday, September 1, 2023. We do not anticipate extending the deadline again.

Please take a moment this week to share the calls with your networks and colleagues. For your reference we have sample promotional language in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. 

Venue selected for the Annual Meeting

Front entrance of The Belvedere from Chase Street, in Baltimore, MD, USA

The 2024 INS Annual Meeting will be held at The Belvedere, located in historic Mt. Vernon in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The address and entrance is located at: 1 East Chase Street.

Sessions of the 2.5-day program on April 17-19 next year will take place on the 12th floor in the Grand Ballroom and Platinum Ballroom. The event space is managed by Belvedere & Co. Events

The Belvedere
1 East Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


Next INS Annual Meeting will be April 2024 in Baltimore

The next annual meeting of the International Neuroethics Society (INS) will be held April 17-19, 2024, in Baltimore, MD, USA. The meeting will include the latest neuroethics research and feature a set of sessions and activities on music, the arts, and the humanities as part of the meeting theme: ‘Expressing Wonder, Making Meaning: Neuroethics Engages the Arts.’

"We hope to explore the many ways of understanding neuroethics by engaging the arts and the humanities with the sciences," said Joseph J. Fins, INS President.

Past meetings of the Society have predominantly been held in October or November, often immediately preceding the Society for Neuroscience conference. The change in schedule for the upcoming meeting provides the Society with opportunities to reach new audiences, to collaborate with exciting partners and local institutions, and to experiment with creative session formats.

The annual meeting in April will give in-person and virtual participants a chance to explore the many creative, technological, practical, and social elements of the brain and the arts. We hope to partner with artists and musicians, and the program is expected to include live performances, talks, and discussions inspired by the theme, as well as other activities and ideas submitted by members of the neuroethics research community. The INS will also host a virtual event on October 25 to preview the annual meeting, feature a prominent speaker or artist, attend to the business of the Society, and highlight the Society’s many engagement opportunities offered as part of the Spring meeting.

Over the next year, INS Program Committee co-chairs Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Laura Specker Sullivan, and Anna Wexler will lead a diverse group of collaborators from a broad range of disciplines and lived experiences tasked with developing the program and schedule.

The location of the Spring meeting in downtown Baltimore will be finalized in the coming weeks. The virtual event in October will be held on Zoom. For the latest announcements, sign up to get email updates about the INS meeting and associated calls for proposals, talks and posters.

The INS Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for people from many backgrounds to exchange knowledge, forge connections, and discuss the many issues at the intersections of the mind and brain sciences, ethics, and law. Meeting attendees are students, researchers, and professionals working in neuroscience, law, medicine, philosophy, psychology, and many other social and natural sciences. Educators, policymakers, and press with an interest in neuroethics and the responsible use of advances in brain science may also attend.

We especially encourage people from underrepresented or marginalized groups to attend in-person or participate virtually, including women, people identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and students living in or originating from Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

Contact: Robert Beets, [email protected]


Neuroethics, music, the arts, and humanities

The theme for the next Annual Meeting of the International Neuroethics Society (INS) will be 'Expressing Wonder, Making Meaning: Neuroethics Engages the Arts.' INS Program Committee co-chairs Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Laura Specker Sullivan, and Anna Wexler will lead the effort to organize the conference, and describe the theme and guiding vision in the following terms.

The arts and the humanities are creative pursuits that engage culture, undergird meaning-making, and express human flourishing. Music, the visual arts, and the humanities offer the field of neuroethics powerful vehicles for communication and fruitful grounds for novel inquiry.

This meeting explores creative, technological, practical, and social elements of the brain and the arts. By illuminating how human creativity and expression intersect with brain science and ethical considerations, this meeting aims to deepen our understanding of the ways in which the arts and humanities can contribute to the advancement of neuroethics.

The date and location of the meeting will be announced soon. Sign up for email updates with the latest news and calls for session proposals, talks and posters.

All INS members interested in helping organize the meeting are encouraged to submit their nomination to serve on the INS Program Committee by Monday, March 13.


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