Brainhack Global Is Coming

Help us organize Brainhack Global 2019!

We would like your help with the central organization of Brainhack Global 2019. Duties will include communicating Brainhack global details to the community, updating and maintaining this webpage, answering questions, providing support to the regional events, and managing the Brainhack Proceedings. If you are willing to volunteer for this role, please send an email to We are hoping to have 3 or 4 (or more) volunteers. Prior experience organizing a Brainhack event is required, but you need not be hosting an event as a part of Brainhack Global 2019.

Host an event during Brainhack Global 2019!

We are currently recruiting sites to host local events during Brainhack Global 2019. Each site sets their own schedule and content. Hosting an event requires finding a suitable location (can be a classroom, hackerspace, library meeting room, or similar with good network and plenty of power outlets), ordering refreshments, and recruiting participants. More information can be found in the Brainhack step-by-step guide and GigaScience paper.

If you are interested please email

The Conference

Brainhack is a unique conference that convenes researchers from across the globe and a myriad of disciplines to work together on innovative projects related to neuroscience. Year after year, global Brainhack events have brought together researchers to participate in open collaboration, and regional Brainhack events keep the momentum going throughout the year. Brainhack Global 2019 will unite several regional Brainhack events throughout the world.

Synchronizing Sites

A feature of the distributed Brainhack model is that content can be shared between sites. In the past, we have broadcast video lectures using google hangouts on air, which also archives the videos so that they can be watched later. It may also be possible for some of our speakers to give tutorials at multiple times.

As more sites have become involved in Brainhack Global, it has become increasingly difficult to accomodate everyone's schedule. Any event during 2019 will be eligible to be listed as a Brainhack Global event, please just let us know what you are planning and we will add your event.


Austin, Texas

November 13 - 15

The University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Cameron Craddock

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Baltimore, Maryland

August 19 - 23

Johns Hopkins University

Chair: Joshua Vogelstein

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San Sebastian, Spain

May 5 - 8

Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language

Chair: Stefano Moia

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Code of Conduct

Brainhack is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at:

Brainhack Global 2017 by the numbers

>1,000 Participants

36 Brainhacks

16 Countries

4 days