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.
Instruction to submit a mini-course or hands-on demonstration proposal are at the following link: https://fnirs2020.org/educational-proposal-instructions/. Because of the limited number of slots available, preference will be given to mini-courses and hands-on demonstration with a strong educational component. The fNIRS 2020 organizing committee will review and select the courses to be included in the program. Proposal submission deadline is October 1, 2019.
We are anticipating that 150-200 people will sign up for the educational workshop. Space will be limited, plan to register early.
David Boas and Meryem Yucel, fNIRS2020 educational committee Chairs