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Registration fees
Fees for delegates from low and middle income countries 
Why we are charging these amounts, and what your registration fee pays for
Increasing accessiblity: reduced fees
Refund policy
Cancellation policy

Registration fees
Registration type
Click links to check eligibility criteria
Early bird fee (until 23:59 GMT 15.01.21)
Prices stated as net + VAT (gross)
Standard fee (from 00:00 GMT 16.01.21)
Prices stated as net + VAT (gross)
Undergraduate member £14.58+VAT (£17.50) £23.33+VAT (£28.00)
Undergraduate non-member £25.00+VAT (£30.00) £35.00+VAT (£42.00)
Postgraduate member £41.67+VAT (£50.00 £72.92+VAT (£87.50
Postgraduate non-member  £89.58+VAT (£107.50 £135.42+VAT (£162.50)
ECR member £74.17+VAT (£89.00 £122.08+VAT (£146.50) 
ECR non-member  £164.58+VAT (£197.50)  £233.33+VAT (£280.00
Full / Full industry member  £82.50+VAT (£99.00) £131.25+VAT (£157.50
Full / Full industry non-member £183.33+VAT (£220.00 £254.58+VAT (£305.50

Please note that VAT will be applied as follows:
Attendees based in the UK: VAT = 20% of net cost
Attendees based in the EU: VAT = 20% of net cost (this may change following the UK's exit from the EU on 01.01.2021)
Attendees based outside the UK and EU: no VAT is applied

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Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) rates

We are pleased to be able to offer lower rates to those from low and middle income countries. See more information about eligible countries here.

Low and Middle Income Countries registration fees
Registration type
Click links to check eligibility criteria
Early bird fee (until 23:59 GMT 15.01.21)
Prices stated as net + VAT (gross)
Standard fee (from 00:00 GMT 16.01.21)
Prices stated as net + VAT (gross)
LMIC Undergraduate member £11.25+VAT (£13.50) £17.50+VAT (£21.00)
LMIC Undergraduate non-member £18.75+VAT (£22.50) £26.25+VAT (£31.50)
LMIC Postgraduate member £31.67+VAT (£38.00) £54.58+VAT (£65.50)
LMIC Postgraduate non-member £67.08+VAT (£80.50) £101.67+VAT (£122.00)
LMIC ECR member £56.25+VAT (£67.50) £90.83+VAT (£109.00)
LMIC ECR non-member  £122.92+VAT (£147.50) £175.00+VAT (£210.00)
LMIC Full / Full industry member  £62.50+VAT (£75.00) £97.92+VAT (£117.50)
LMIC Full / Full industry non-member  £137.50+VAT (£165.00) £191.67 (£230.00)

Please note that VAT will be applied as follows:
Attendees based in the UK: VAT = 20% of net cost
Attendees based in the EU: VAT = 20% of net cost (this may change following the UK's exit from the EU on 01.01.2021)
Attendees based outside the UK and EU: no VAT is applied

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Why we are charging these amounts, and what your registration fee pays for

We are committed to making BNA2021 as affordable and accessible as possible.

The cost of holding the online version of the Festival of Neuroscience is approximately 46% of the physical, in-real-life event.  The registration fees for the online version of BNA2021 are, on average, 46% of the normal (in real life) registration fees of BNA Festivals, and so are directly proportional to the reduction in costs.   

Registration fees alone only ever cover a fraction of the costs of the Festival. Normally, the difference would be covered via funds raised from the exhbition hall, sponsors and donors. We anticipate a much lower income from exhibition and sponsorship for the online version of the Festival. 

The online Festival is therefore being heavily subsidised thanks to the support of our all BNA2021 Partnering Organisations, including the BNA, which are all making financial contributions to the Festival so it can still go ahead - with substantially reduced fees, and despite the anticipated shortfall.  The Festival represents a true coming together of all neuroscience societies to support their neuroscience communities at a very challenging time. 

Should we raise more sponsorship and exhibition income than expected, any surplus will go straight back to supporting the neuroscience community, since the BNA is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to support and promote neuroscience and neuroscientists. 

Value of attending the Festival

This all means the BNA2021 registration fee represents excellent value for money. You’ll get all the content of a physical Festival – four days of all-things neuroscience, an incredible amount of content, eight parallel streams, interactive poster presentations, and networking and career opportunities – but with no travel costs, increased inclusivity and extended access to recorded content!  

(And we’ve also managed to keep our fees below that of FENS 2020 and the Society of Neuroscience's Connectome!) 

Increasing accessibility for all

Although we believe the standard registration fees represent very good value for money, we're aware that the cost may still be a barrier to some.  We have therefore introduced additional ways to enable people to attend at reduced costs: see details here.

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Refund policy

You have the right to cancel payment of a registration fee and obtain a full refund for any meeting being organised by the BNA within seven days of registering for the meeting. If you wish to cancel your registration within seven days please contact the BNA Festival Secretariat to arrange a refund: [email protected].

Cancellation policy

All refunds due to cancellation made eight days or more after booking incur an administration charge of £10.00+VAT at the applicable rate.

  • If you cancel more than 60 days before the start of the meeting (i.e. up to and including Wednesday 10 February 2021) you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
  • If you cancel 60-30 days before the start of the meeting (i.e. from 11 February 2021 to 13 March 2021, inclusive) you will be refunded 25% of your registration fee.
  • If you cancel fewer than 30 days before the start of the meeting (i.e. including and after 14 March 2021) you will not be refunded, unless your request to cancel is within seven days of having registered (see refund policy above).

Non-accepted poster abstracts: In the unlikely event that your poster abstract is not accepted for presentation, and you no longer wish to attend the festival, you may request to cancel your registration and obtain a full refund (minus £10.00+VAT administration fee). If your poster abstract is rejected and you wish to request a refund of your registration, please contact [email protected].

Please note that the abstract handling fees are not considered part of the registration fee, and are non-refundable in all cases.

Extenuating circumstances: If you wish to discuss extenuating circumstances for cancellation which you feel should be taken into account, please contact the BNA to discuss at [email protected].  Decisions on such cases with extenuating circumstances are entirely at the discretion of the BNA, and will be considered on a case by case basis. 

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The Festival of Neuroscience is run by BNA Events Ltd (Company number 07784689), a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Neuroscience Association (Company Number: 04307833, Registered Charity No: 1103852).