Meetings and Events

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) convenes experts, researchers, and up-and-coming leaders in the field of neuroethics through in-person and online events.

Annual Meeting

Each year, the INS annual meeting features a wide range of exciting talks, discussions, and networking opportunities for 150-250 attendees. For many years, the in-person event has been a satellite held the two days prior to the Society for Neuroscience annual conference. For the first time in 2020, the meeting was held entirely online. The meeting in 2021 will again be online.

2021 INS Annual Meeting

Social Justice at the Center: Shaping the Future of Neuroethics
November 4-5, 2021; Online conference

2020 INS Annual Meeting

Our Digital Future: Building Networks Across Neuroscience, Technology and Ethics
October 22-23, 2020; Online conference

2019 INS Annual Meeting

Mapping Neuroethics: An Expanded Vision
October 17-18, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA

2018 INS Annual Meeting

Cutting Edge Neuroscience, Cutting Edge Neuroethics
November 1-2, 2018; San Diego, CA, USA

2017 INS Annual Meeting

Honoring our History, Forging our Future
November 9-10, 2017; Washington, DC, USA

2016 INS Annual Meeting

November 10-11, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA

2015 INS Annual Meeting

October 15-16, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA

2014 INS Annual Meeting

November 13-14, 2014; Washington, DC, USA

2013 INS Annual Meeting

November 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA

2012 INS Annual Meeting

October 11-12, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA

2011 INS Annual Meeting

November 10-11, 2011; Washington, DC, USA

2010 INS Annual Meeting

November, 11-12, 2010; San Diego, CA, USA

2008 Annual Meeting

November 14-15, 2008; Washington, DC, USA

Kavli Lecture

The Kavli Foundation

With support from The Kavli Foundation, the INS has hosted the Fred Kavli Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture each year at our annual meeting since 2017. Speakers include:

  • Ruha Benjamin – October 23, 2020
  • Martha J. Farah – October 18, 2019
  • Keith Humphreys – November 2, 2018
  • Patricia Churchland – November 10, 2017

Other Events

I AM HUMAN. 32 scientists, 3 patients, 13 festivals, 6 awards, 88 billion neurons; Doctors performing surgery on a patient background image
'I Am Human' Film Screening and Panel Discussion

December 2, 2020; Virtual discussion

Breaking Through: Neurotechnology for High-Consequence Communication and Decision-Making

June 5, 2019; Toronto, ON, Canada

Human Brain Organoids: the Science, the Ethics

June 1, 2019; Oxford, UK