CANCELLED  We regret to announce that the NeuroX symposium has been canceled. (4/15/2013)


May 8-10, 2013
George Mason University
Arlington, Virginia

Register now for the NeuroX symposium

Perspectives and applications from neuroscience are increasingly being applied to work in other areas, spawning new, interdisciplinary fields of the name “neuroX” where X can be almost anything from ethics to marketing.  How much of neuroX is real? If your job requires distinguishing between the wheat and the chaff of brain science’s ubiquity in the media, then NeuroX: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Pop-Neuroscience is for you. Scientists, decision-makers and members of the media will reveal the current states-of-the-art in neuroeconomics, neuroterrorism, neuroinformatics, neurolaw, social neuroscience, neuroethics, neuroengineering, cultural neuroscience and more as part of this George Mason University Krasnow Institute symposium.

Program Coordinators

James Olds
, Director, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study; Shelley Krasnow University Professor of Neuroscience at George Mason University and Chair of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience.

Tim Gulden, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Social Science & Center for Social Complexity, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Nadine Kabbani, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Confirmed Speakers

Giorgio Ascoli, University Professor, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University

Monique Beaudoin, Associate Director, US Office of Naval Research Global,
London, UK

James M. Ecklund, M.D., F.A.C.S. Chairman, Department of Neurosciences,
Inova Health System

James Giordano, Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry, and Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program, Center for Clinical Bioethics, at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Rebecca Goldin, Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences; Director of Research, STATS; George Mason University

Nadine Kabbani,  Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study with joint appointments in the Departments of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology and Molecular & Microbiology, George Mason University

Kevin McCabe, Professor, Economics and Law and Director, Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics, George Mason University; joint appointments at George Mason’s Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, the Mercatus Center, and Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Jacqueline Olds, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital

Aude Oliva, Principal Research Scientist,CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab), MIT Computer Vision & Graphics Group

Kathie Olsen, Founder and Managing Director of ScienceWorks; formerly Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Science Foundation

Joe Pancrazio, Director, Bioengineering Program; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University

Antonio Rangel, Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology, Director of the Neuroeconomics Laboratory, and co-director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center

Phil Rubin, Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President of the United States

Gillian Tett, Markets and Finance Commentator and Assistant Editor of the Financial Times

Fees before April 23, 2013:
$1,500  regular
$1,300  government
$   950  full-time student

April 23, 2013 and after, add $200.

In the event of registrant cancellation before April 23, 2013, 50% of the program tuition will be refunded.  Beginning April 23, 2013 and after, no refunds will be processed.