Sending trainees to meetings can become quickly very expensive, which is a pity, given how important it is for their scientific and professional development. Registration costs are often quite an obstacle for labs that do now swim in money. Meeting locations in expensive or far away cities add to that problem We were curious about this and looked at some numbers of great meetings in the field.
Neuromodec 2017: Regular $600, students: $300. Location: NY City.
Brain Stimulation 2019: Regular: $630, students $335. Location: Vancouver
These are great meetings that I recommend. However, we felt that there is a gap in the "conference menu", which is an affordable (shorter) meeting in a cheaper location (with still the best speakers!). Our meeting is thus designed as an addition and not a competition with these other meetings. We look forward to welcoming you to Chapel Hill on May 21-23. Just because you asked, here are our rates:
Carolina Neurostimulation Conference: Regular $ 165, students $95.