If you are among the lucky ones who managed to attend the Brain Criticality 2022 conference in person in Bethesda, MD, you will find here some precious informations on how to reach us.

Conference venue

The meeting will take place at the Natcher Conference Center (NIH Building 45) on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA from Nov. 7th – 9th, 2022.

Going through Security at NIH

Arrive at NIH Gateway Security (see maps on page 3& 4). Provide ID (US driver’s license, passport). No alcohol, firearms etc… Information to provide: “Natcher Conference Center, Bldg 45, Criticality Conference”.

Contact: Dr. Dietmar Plenz, NIMH, (301) 675-5311

Walk out exit towards “Building 45 – Natcher Conference Center”, it is a very short walk (see maps below).

Power strips and zoom

Conference tables have power strips available for charging throughout the conference.

A still camera will provide an overview of the conference room from the front left throughout the conference for online participants. In addition, a moving camera will capture the participants asking questions. Guest NIH internet will be available to connect over zoom and experience as well the virtual side of the hybrid conference. We will have 2 floor mics available for questions from the in-person audience. Please mute your mics unless prompted otherwise to avoid feedback interferences.


You can download here a document with full information (maps, lunch and dinner, etc.)


Here two maps, a first one to reach the NIH campus from the conference hotel and surroundings in Bethesda, and a second one to find your way within the NIH campus to the conference room. If you get lost, you can always send an email to the conference address