Brown Unconference

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - Wednesday, December 31, 1969

All Day


The first Brown Unconference is a remote gathering which provides an opportunity for researchers across campus to come together and explore advances in computational sciences at the intersection of data science and AI with other sciences including biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience and cognitive science.

Our goal is to foster an accessible and welcoming environment open to members of the Brown community across all disciplines and levels of expertise. We want to celebrate Brown’s uniqueness and help foster collaborations across disciplines. Students and postdocs are especially encouraged to present their research to the broader community. The Unconference will include opportunities to meet researchers across scientific interests, hear from invited speakers, and receive feedback from diverse points of view.

We encourage submissions at all points of the scientific process.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020
  • Conference: June 29-30, 2020

We will host the following events distributed across the two days of the conference. Please find instructions on how to get involved in the next section. The detailed schedule will be published closer to the conference.

  • Lightning talks: 2-3 minute talks (2 slides max) – for those who may be in the early stages of their research, to introduce themselves, share their interests, pitch projects, or simply network with other members of the conference.
  • Short talks: 12 minute talks – for those ready to present their research in an informal setup. Presented research can be in progress and data can be preliminary.
  • Networking & Mind Match: Tailored social and networking programming. The unconference is a safe space to share ideas so feel free to send work in progress. Members of the Brown community from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to submit an abstract!

Register to Attend
Register to attend the conference virtually. By registering, you will receive a notification when we announce the schedule with links to the Crowdcast pages.

Submit an Abstract
If you’re interested in talking about your research, please submit an abstract.