(COVID-19 Update) The 2020 Annual Meeting will go on as planned over the dates of June 26-30th but now will be offered through an innovative and interactive virtual experience. The Program Committee is already working on the transformation of this meeting, and all the details on participating will be announced soon! For those that have already committed to participating in the Annual Meeting either as a speaker, a registered participant, exhibitor or sponsor, we will be sending you directly information on next steps for your respective area so stay tuned! Please contact the OHBM Executive Office at info@humanbrainmapping.org if you have any questions.  

June 26th - June 30th (This is a Friday to Tuesday meeting pattern)

The OHBM Annual Meeting is the place to learn about the latest international research across modalities in human brain mapping. It is an opportunity for you to have one-on-one discussions with experts in the field and connect with your peers from all over the world. At the educational sessions, junior and senior scientists of various backgrounds teach about the most current and ground-breaking developments in the field, including machine learning techniques, high resolution imaging and most recently also open science methods. The meeting is held every June at stunning locations alternating between North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The 2020 meeting will be held at the beautiful Palais des congress de Montreal.

Montréal is a beautiful city renowned for its international flavor and inspiring diversity. Located on an island in the St. Lawrence River, it is home to approximately 1.6 million residents and the largest bilingual workforce in Canada. It is the largest French-speaking city outside France and a perfect blend of European energy and North American efficiency. One of the world’s top convention cities and a certified destination for sustainable events, there’s something for everyone here. You’ll find a friendly population, world-famous gastronomy, and an atmosphere of celebration! We look forward to welcoming you to OHBM 2020 in Montreal - check out the promotional video!

OHBM promotes a family-friendly environment at the annual meeting and is now offering an expanded number of child care grants in the amount of $750 per family. Application can be found here.

OHBM 2020 Meeting Invitation letter found here.

Visa Requirements for Montreal, Canada can be found here.

Important Dates:

  • September 23, 2019 - Abstract and program proposal submission opens
  • October 30, 2019 - Education Proposal deadline
  • December 19, 2019 - Abstract and Symposia submission deadline
  • December 26, 2019 - Abstract review process begins
  • January 2020  - Conference Registration Opens
  • January 21, 2020 - Abstract review deadline
  • Week of February 24th,  2020 - Abstract acceptance / rejection letters sent out


"Sixth time attending and OHBM 2017 was by far the best one yet! Thanks for the great conversations everyone, can’t wait ’til next year!"

— Emily Finn
Postdoc at The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


Q1: How can I register for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Montreal? 
A1: Registration is now open!

Q2: Once abstract/program submission is open, when will I be notified whether it has been accepted?
A2: Notifications will be sent out in February 2020. 

Q3: How can I book a hotel for OHBM 2020?
A3: The two host hotels are: Intercontinental Montreal; Westin Montreal

Q4: I am interested in becoming an Exhibitor or Sponsor. Where can I find more information? 
A4: Visit our Exhibitors & Sponsors page!

Q5: Where is the 2020 OHBM Annual Meeting located?
A5: The 2020 OHBM Annual Meeting will be held June 26-30, 2020 at Palais des congress de Montreal.


"Been attending OHBM since 2006. Amazed at how much progress has been made, and proud of how far we have come. The open science, mentoring, and diversity initiatives are particularly inspiring. Looking forward to continuing these trends in Rome!”
— Lucina Uddin, Associate Professor at the University of Miami

"OHBM2018 = best conference I’ve been to in years. Congrats to all you brain mappers and organizers for taking the field forward so fast; heading home now with lots of new ideas and not enough time to do them all.”
— Paul Thompson, Professor of Neurology at the University of Southern California


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