Brain Week RIMarch 11-19, 2017

Brain Week RI activities are mostly free, and open to anyone. Most of our evening events are appropriate for older children and adults. Younger children will find great activities at the Brown Brain Fair.

We are excited this year to present Elyn Saks, Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould Law School, as Brain Week RI’s keynote speaker. Professor Saks is also an advocate for those living with mental illness, and lives with schizophrenia herself. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship (the “genius grant”), and founded the Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics with the funds. She is also the author of four books, including her riveting memoir The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness.

Click below for more details and to reserve space at events. Please stay tuned for more details as our events are finalized.

 • PK-12 School Visits

 • Brain Art Fair and Contest

 • Opening Public Lecture: MacArthur “Genius” Award Winner Elyn Saks

 • Moving Mental Illness Out of the Shadows

 • Making the Connection: A Panel on Autism Awareness

 • Movie Screening and Panel Discussion: Risky Drinking

 • Events cancelled for storm

 • [CANCELLED] Brown Neuroscience Lecture: Richard Huganir

 • Nerd Nite

 • Artists and Scientists as Partners: Dance for our Aging Population (DAPpers), open class and introductory lecture

 • Panel Discussion on Stroke

 • PTSD Panel: Trauma to Treatment

 • Movie and Discussion: The Skeleton Twins

 • Brain Injury Education Conference

March 18

 • Through Our Eyes: Visual and Performing Arts by People with Autism

 • University of Rhode Island Brain Fair

 • Mental Tapas: Reframing Mental Illness

 • Brown Brain Fair

 • Brain Injury Association Advocacy Day

 • PechaKucha Night Providence: Brainstorm