What is a Twitter conference?

A Twitter conference is a virtual conference that takes place on Twitter, in this case under the hashtag #brainTC. Just like a regular conference, #brainTC will feature both keynotes and research presentations, but the talks will be delivered via a series of tweets under the conference hashtag. The conference removes the hassle of travel by allowing scientists to meet and interact using Twitter. Twitter conferences also promote open science: everyone can follow the presentations, ask questions, and take part in the discussions.

You can read the tweets of #brainTC 2017 starting from here and #brainTC 2018 starting from here to see how it looks like.

The conference “chair” will be our conference Twitter account¬†@RealBrainTC. Follow us so you don’t miss it! This account will tweet out the conference schedule and other announcements about the conference, and on the day, introductions to all presentations.