The Biennial fNIRS 2022 Conference was a Huge Success!

Ippeita Dan (pictured on the left) and Mari Franceschini (pictured on the right) at the end of the fNIRS 2022 Conference

The fNIRS 2022 Biennial Conference that took place in Boston this past October was a huge success, with almost 500 registrants (400 of whom attended in-person) and over 300 abstract submissions! Thank you to our conference chairs: Maria Angela Franceschini (president of the fNIRS Society), Ippeita Dan, Sabrina Brigadoi, and Meryem Yucel for making the conference possible. A special thank you to the Martinos Center’s, Mari Franceschini and Stacey Ladieu, for going above and beyond to make the conference the success that it was.

David Boas (left), Stacey Ladieu (center), and Mari Franceschini (right) during the social event

The Hybrid conference was incredibly inclusive, providing options for both virtual and in-person attendees. Virtual conference goers attended 5 days of virtual poster sessions on Gathertown, 3 poster Blitz sessions, and a special virtual oral session.  In-person conference attendees had the option to attend two days of Educational mini-courses (with the goal of strengthening the technical foundations of fNIRS studies), a keynote talk by Joy Hirsch, eight invited talks introducing each oral session, and a special guest talk for further activation of the field. Lastly, conference attendees had the option to attend a social event that included live music, catered food, and drinks. We look forward to the next biennial Society for fNIRS Conference in Birmingham, England in 2024!

Key note speaker, Joy Hirsch, presenting at the fNIRS Conference

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