🔬 BINA 2024 Community Congress, Sept 23-27 🦡

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BINA 2024 Community Congress

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Building Community, Tools, and Expertise!

Important Details | Program & Calendar | Speakers | RegistrationSponsors | Travel & Map |
Optional Exchange of Experience | Organizing Committee | Code of Conduct
Michael W. Davidson Memorial Award

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Important Details:

Where: Union South, Madison, WI
1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI
When: September 23-27, 2024
Format: Hybrid (In-Person & Virtual)
Registration: Opens May 1, Closes August 15
Travel & Accommodations – see full section


The program will be on Sept 23-26 and be focused on building: community, tools, and expertise. Friday Sept 27 will be an optional day with workshops and local facility tours! More details will be shared as the program develops.

BINA is awarding the inaugural Michael W. Davidson Memorial Award at the 2024 Community Congress. If you would like to nominate a fellow imaging scientist who has had major community contributions and engagement, in any of the areas of Inclusion, Education, Mentorship, Standardization, and/or Advocacy, nominations are due by May 23, 2024 – CLICK HERE for nomination and award details.

Below is the calendar view of the program below, presented in US Central Time.

Event color key: Dark Blue = Keynote Presentations, Light Blue= Multi-presenter sessions, Green = Sponsor sessions, Yellow = Meals, Events in the Marquee-Union South will be hosted hybrid
NOTE: Specific timings may change as we continue to finalize the program

  • Keynote Speakers
    • Eric BetzigUniversity of California Berkeley
    • Luke LavisHHMI Janelia
    • Laura MarcuUniversity of California Davis
    • Aydogan OzcanUniversity of California Los Angeles
    • Virginie UhlmannUniversity of Zurich
  • Session Speakers
    • Steve BoppartUniversity of Illinois Urbana Champaign 
    • Gil BubMcGill University 
    • Adán GuerreroUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México 
    • Jan HuiskenUniversity of Göttingen
    • Kristen MaitlandChan Zuckerberg Initiative 

Registration Details

All participants must register to attend the Community Congress! Your registration badge will give you full access to the speaker program, poster and vendor networking sessions and lunch each day (Mon – Thu) and dinner Mon & Wed. There is limited capacity (~100) at dinner on Tues and Thurs and space will be filled on a first come first serve basis, after accommodating invited speakers and guests.

  • Registration Opens: May 1, 2024
  • Registration Closes: August 15, 2024
  • Corporate Attendees: $250 USD, see below for accommodation arrangements
  • Academic Attendees: no fee, see below for accommodation arrangements
  • Virtual Attendees: no fee, see below for accommodation arrangements
  • Posters: Designate interest in Registration Form, and submit Poster form by Aug 23
  • Accessibility: Please share accessibility needs with the organizers in your registration form so we can make sure the event is accessible for you


Image details sponsors for BINA 2024 Community Congress

If you are interested to sponsor this event, become a BINA sponsor at the Silver or above level. Then, please reach out to contact@bioimagingna.org to coordinate with the event organizers to sponsor this event specifically.

The Sponsorship Brochure detailing sponsorship opportunities at the event are here.


A brief summary is provided below, please see the travel doc for full details.


  • Fly into Madison (MSN) and take local ride service/taxi or public transportation
  • Fly into Milwaukee (MKE) and take Badger Bus to Madison (Lake St. stop)
  • Fly into Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and take VanGalder bus to Madison (Lake St. stop)

Driving to Madison

  • Hotel Parking – check with hotel
  • Campus Parking – public lots are available but often full
  • City Parking – city parking structures are available within walking distance

Hotels – see travel doc for booking codes!

See these locations and more in the map below

Optional Exchange of Experiences

BINA is coordinating Exchange of Experience opportunities on Friday September 27 after the BINA 2024 Community Congress program. If you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities, please indicate your interest in the registration form. We will reach out to you separately regarding coordination of these opportunities. Please note that places are limited and participation cannot be guaranteed.

To help guide your decision making, the topics and timing of these are detailed below.

Morning options (2 hrs) 9:30 – 11:30 am – PICK one

  • ImageJ and Friends (Beginners) hosted by Helen Wilson
  • Managing the image-data life cycle for the real world: connecting the dots from sample preparation, to image acquisition, analysis and publications hosted by Caterina Strambio De Castillia and Beth Cimini
  • Spatial Omics in Cores – Part 1 (general intro) hosted by Christina Baer
  • Enhancing Community Engagement – Connect with experts from the Morgridge Institute for Research on effective strategies for encouraging STEM interest and STEM identity among K-12 youth.

LUNCH will be provided for EoE participants (90 min) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon options (2 hrs) 1:00 – 3:00 am – PICK one

Break before tour(s) (30 min) 3:00 – 3:30 am

Late afternoon Facility Tours and Babcock Dairy/Ice Cream (2 hrs) 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Organizing Committee

  • Claire Brown (BINA Co-Chair) – Director of the Advanced BioImaging Facility, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Kevin Eliceiri (BINA Co-Chair) – Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging, University of Wisconsin at Madison and Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison, WI
  • Nikki Bialy (BINA Program Coordinator) – Morgridge Inst. for Research, Madison, WI
  • Vanessa Orr (BINA Program Admin.) – Morgridge Inst. for Research, Madison, WI
  • Randy Bartels, Morgridge Inst. for Research, Madison, WI
  • Filiz Yesilkoy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Heather Esser (Morgridge Admin. Assistant) – Morgridge Inst. for Research, Madison, WI
  • Ysa Pakowski (BINA Admin. Student Assistant) – Morgridge Inst. for Research, Madison, WI
  • And more!

Code of Conduct

We have adopted the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Community Participation Guidelines; by participating in this event you agree to abide by these. If you need to contact the organizers to discuss a violation of these guidelines, please reach out to contact@bioimagingna.org.

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Register by August 15

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