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.

Mini-course proposals submission is now closed.

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