Educational Course

This year, preceding the meeting, we are planning an expanded educational workshop held on Saturday October 10, 2020 and Sunday October 11, 2020.

Classes will take place on the Boston University Campus near the main conference venue.

We will start Saturday morning with the fNIRS introduction that has been a traditional part of the SfNIRS pre-conference educational course (see tentative syllabus).

The regular lectures will be followed on Saturday afternoon and all day on Sunday by parallel sessions to provide mini-courses and hands-on demonstrations ( on more focused topics.

To meet the growing needs of the fNIRS community, and provide courses at the beginner and advance level, we envision that academics and companies will want to offer a mini-course on, for example, their specific hardware, software, or any other relevant training topics.

We are anticipating that 150-200 people will sign up for the educational workshop. Space will be limited, plan to register early.

Educational course registration and mini course sign up will open soon and a first come, first served basis will be applied.

Educational committee

David Boas, Boston University, USA, Chair
Meryem Yucel, Boston University, USA, Chair
Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lauren Emberson Princeton University, USA
Qianqian Fang, Northeastern University, USA
Judit Gervain, Paris Descartes, France
Ted Huppert, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Rickson C. Mesquita, University of Campinas, Brazil