The meeting will take place on three days in hybrid format. Presentations will be live, with substantial discussion time and recorded for offline (re-)viewing. A choice of contributed abstract will be selected for spotlight presentations.

Posters (online and in presence) are on show all time, questions for online posters can be posted as comments. Discussion time with poster presenters planned on Day 2.

All times in Bethesda, MD time (EST), see time conversion table below for other time zones.

Day 1 | Day 2 – Tuesday November 8 2022 | Day 3




Dietmar PLENZ (Bethesda, MD)
Avalanche scaling in the synchronization of cortical cell assemblies

Woodrow SHEW (Fayetteville, AR)
Low Dimensional Criticality Embedded in High Dimensional Awake Brain Dynamics

Ralf WESSEL (St Louis, MO)
Testing the Stability of the Critical Network State in Cerebral Cortex


30 min break


Samir SUWEIS (Padova, Italy)
Disentangling the critical signatures of neural activity

Bradley VOYTEK (La Jolla, CA)
A Non-Critical Perspective on Criticality


90 min break (~Lunch for EST time)


3 spotlight talks
Silvia Scarpetta (Salerno, Italy) – Critical Brain Dynamics in EEG During Sleep
Davor Curic (Calgary, AB) – Neural Desynchronization Spreading During Sleep-like States Reveals Critical Dynamics
Adrian Ponce-Alvarez (Barcelona, Spain) – Critical Scaling of Whole-Brain Activity


Special lecture
Ad AERTSEN (Freiburg, Germany)

Mechanisms Underlying the Generation of Spatiotemporal Sequences in Spiking Neuronal Networks


Break with poster discussions (poster presenters, in presence and online, available for discussions)


Simona OLMI (Sesto Fiorentino, Italy)
Next Generation Neural Mass Models

Orit PELEG (Boulder, CO)
Living Orbs of Light: The Physics of Firefly Communication


Closing discussion


End of day

quick Time zone conversion

Valid on November 7th-9th 2022

Honolulu, HI (-5h)3:456:009:0011:0013:00
San Diego, CA (-3h)5:458:0011:0013:0015:00
Boulder, CO (-2h)6:459:0012:0014:0016:00
St Louis, MO (-1h)7:4510:0013:0015:0017:00
Bethesda, MD8:4511:0014:0016:0018:00
Buenos Aires (+2h)10:4513:0016:0018:0020:00
London (+5h)13:4516:0019:0021:0023:00
Rome (+6h)14:4517:0020:0022:000:00+1
Hong Kong (+13h)21:450:00+13:00+15:00+17:00+1
Sydney (+16h)0:45+13:00+16:00+18:00+110:00+1