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The 12th annual Brain Connectivity Workshop will be held in

Vancouver, Canada on June 12 - 14th, 2013.

It will be hosted by the Univeristy of British Columbia.


Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) has been going for 12 years now (http://www.brain-connectivity-workshop.org/) and is the major forum to discuss the broad and complex issues relating to brain connectivity. A unique character of the workshop is the format that emphasizes discussion over extensive presentations. Following the tradition of this workshop series, each of the invited speakers in the main workshop are requested to limit their presentation to 15 minutes and subsequently lead a thirty minute discussion focused on that topic. This format has been successful since the meeting's inception, and has always resulted in extensive and invigorating debate. 


As an essential part of BCW’2013, the one day educational course will also occur: Seven leading experts in this field will deliver introductory lectures on different topics related to Brain Connectivity. In previous years, most of the registrants of the main workshop also attend and contribute to questions in the educational course.

 

This year we will focus on connectivity in attention, awareness and consciousness. Brain function is dependent on the interactions between specialized regions of cortex that process information within local and global networks. Investigations of connections between neuronal structures and measurements of brain activity in vivo have given rise to concepts that have been useful for understanding brain mechanisms and plasticity. These concepts are just now being extended to attention and awareness, with the understanding that many overt behavioral effects may be better actualized at the level of brain network dynamics. The ‘hard problem’ in neuroscience continues to be higher-order functions such as consciousness, which brings together philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. Here too the dialogue is enhanced when the network architectural basis of consciousness becomes the foundation of discussion.  


Registration is limited...so be sure to register NOW!

 

We look forward to seeing you at BCW’2013!

Have questions about BCW 2013? Contact the organizer

Where


Irving K Barber Buidling - UBC
Victoria Learning Theatre
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z1
Canada

PROGRAM

This year, the BCW will bring together multidisciplinary world experts on attention, awareness and consciousness with renowned and accomplished scientists from the fields of computational neuroscience, neuroimaging methodology and experimental neuroscience.  The program is carefully elaborated to invite many speakers inclined to develop new collaborations that span across the globe. 

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2013 Program Now Available!!


ACCOMMODATIONS

There are several options for accommodations while attending the BCW, but in order to assist our attendees, we have prearranged a special rate at UBC's Walter Gage Residence and West Coast Suites. Room rates range between $55.00 - $169.00 per night , which includes a full continental breakfast at the Pacific Spirit Cafeteria. A limited number of rooms have been blocked to ensure you have the opportunity to stay close the the workshop venue, as well as have an affordable and comfortable stay.
Please make your reservation soon...Space is limited. Additionally, the room rates listed below will only be available until MAY 11th.

Click to make your RESERVATION online or call toll free 1-888-822-1030 to RESERVE YOUR ROOM.

ROOMING OPTIONS:

Gage Premium Single

Rate: $57.00 per night
• Private bedroom with single bed and phone in a 4 bedroom shared apartment, with the ability to request room mates. Guests share washroom, lounge w/ flat-panel TV, breakfast bar and kitchen. Complimentary coffee service provided.

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Gage Studio Suite

Rate: $129.00 per night
• Suite with double bed, private washroom, sitting area with telephone and flat-panel TV, fully-equipped kitchen and complimentary coffee service. Max 2 guests per suite.

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Gage One Bedroom Suite

Rate: $149.00 per night
• Suite with queen bed in bedroom, queen sofa in living room and private washroom. Features include telephone, flat-panel TV, fully-equipped kitchen and complimentary coffee service. Rate based on single or double occupancy - $25 charge for each additional guest, max 4 guests per suite.

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West Coast Suite

Rate: $169.00 per night
• Hotel suite with king bed in bedroom and sofa bed in living room. Features include luxury linens and amenities, fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, flat-panel TV, complimentary coffee service, wireless internet and in-room safe.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Michael Breakspear Sarah Lippe
Ed Bullmore Randy McIntosh
Gustavo Deco Jorge Riera
Karl Friston Petra Ritter
Barry Horwitz Alard Roebroeck
Tianzi Jiang Olaf Sporns
Viktor Jirsa Pedro Valdez-Sosa

SPONSORS


ROLF KOTTER FUND









VISITORS OF VANCOUVER

This year, we will host the Workshop on the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. As one of the pre‐eminent universities in Canada, UBC is an ideal location for this meeting given its research mandates in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, its strong medical research program and excellence in neuroimaging. Moreover, the annual Organization of Human Brain Mapping conference (www.humanbrainmapping.org/OHBM2013/) will take place in Seattle the week after BCW, providing an excellent link between our focus on brain connectivity and cognition and the broader mandate of OHBM.

While visiting Vancouver, be sure to take time before and after the workshop to explore what the stunning west coast of Canada has to offer.

*For more information about local tourism, please visit www.tourismvancouver.com
Source: Vancouver Sun, Photograph by: Mark Van Manen

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel after having registered, please note the following dates:
• Cancellation before May 1, 2013 --- 70% refund
• Cancellation after May 1, 2013 --- no refund

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