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Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain

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The Donostia Garden is organized by the BCBL and will focus on the neural tracking of environmental events (i.e., speech, music, etc.), in addition to good practice in M/EEG studies. The Donostia Garden is an in-person event, with some sessions broadcasted across all Gardens. 



#MEG, #GoodPractices, #CorticalTracking

Featured Speakers /Teachers

Guiomar Niso, Almudena Capilla, Carmen Vidaurre


Fieldtrip/MNE for Beginners, Cortical tracking of speech, Decoding & Temporal Response Functions

Local Program




Local program

Global - Plenary lecture

Local - Lectures

Local - Tutorials

Local - Social Events

Local - Food / Posters

Local - Satellite Event

Program details


10:00        [Optional] Toolbox tutorial

·  MNE

·  Fieldtrip

14:00        Opening remarks

14:30   –     [GlobalReproducible processing pipelines and multiverses

·  EEGmanypipelines – N. Busch

·  Multiverse analysis – P. Clayson


17:30        Posters & Wine


9:00    –     Local Talks – Session 1

·  Neural tracking of environmental time – N. Molinaro

·  TBA- C. Vidaurre

10:30        Break

11:00        Tutorial 1 – Cortical tracking of speechM. Lizarazu

13:00        Lunch

14:30   –     [Global] Deep neural network analysis of MEEG data: A roadmap to using machine learning with MEEG

·  TBA – H. Banville

·  An overview of what can be done and should not be done with DL for MEEG – M. De Vos

·  Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition – R. Martin Cichy

17:30   –    Break

17:45        Special Session – Popularization of Science


9:00    –     Local Talks – Session 2

·  BIDS and good practices – Guiomar Niso

·  FOOOF – Almudena Capilla

10:30        Break

11:00        Tutorial 2 – DecodingJ.-R. King

13:00        Lunch

14:30   –     [Global] Theoretical advances made thanks to MEEG

·  Electrophysiology and the Gut-brain-consciousness axis – C. Tallon-Baudry

·  Predictions-language-emotion – S. Kotz

·  Predictions and Expectations – F. de Lange

20:30        Social Dinner


9:00    –     Local Talks – Session 3

·  Cortical tracking of speech in babies – M. Kalashikova

·  Cortical tracking of speech in dyslexia – M. Lallier

10:30        Break

11:00        Tutorial 3 – Temporal Response FunctionsS. Matar

13:00        Lunch

14:30   –     [GlobalReal-time processing and machine learning of EEG for BCI?

·  BCI: an overview – T. Vaughan

·  State of the art machine-learning in BCI – R. Kobler

·  BCI in the real world – M. Tangermann

Local Speakers/Teachers

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· The form is to attend the Donostia Garden only

· To register it is mandatory to first become a member of CuttingEEG.

· Poster presentation will be possible upon abstract submission following the categories introduced at CuttingEEG 2021



Important dates

·  Abstract Submission closes on June 30th

·  Notification of abstract acceptance on July, 17th

·  Registration opens on July 17th, in:








Registration Fee

· The registration fee is 200€ (incl. 3 lunches and coffee breaks)

· The fee can only be paid by credit card

Venue – How to reach the Donostia Garden


The conference will be held at the Parque Cientifico y Tecnologico de Guipuzcoa building

Note that the venue is not located in the city center, but it can be easily reached from there by bus. Buses in San Sebastian run very regularly (every 5 minutes) and are easy to catch. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about finding the venue.  

You can see the location of the venue on this map

Arrival and Stay in Donostia-San Sebastian

Donostia-San Sebastian can be easily reached by TRAIN. We highly recommend this means of transportation, in accordance with the philosophy behind a multi-hub event.

Coming to Donositia by TRAIN

Situated right in the centre of the city, San Sebastian’s train station, known as the Estación del Norte (Northern Station), is connected to a large number of Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona.

Connections to France are possible through Euskotren to Hendaye:

Coming to Donositia by BUS

San Sebastian has a sizable bus station that connects the city with others throughout Spain and part of the European continent. The main bus lines companies from San Sebastian are: Eurolines, Alsa, Vibasa, Pesa, Conda

Coming to Donositia by CAR

Getting to San Sebastian by car is very simple. The city is connected to the rest of Spain and to France by

  • National Road N1/AP1 (Madrid-Irún),
  • the A-8 (Bilbao-Irún) and A-63 (Paris-Irún) motorways,
  • the A-15 trunk road (Pamplona-San Sebastian).

Nearly all areas of the city can be accessed on one of these highways. If you come to San Sebastian by car, there are more than 6,000 parking places available to you at different points in the city.

Coming to Donositia by PLANE

Within a radius of barely 100 kilometers San Sebastian has connections to 5 airports, 3 of them international. San Sebastian airport is 20 minutes from the city center. It has a shuttle service to the main Spanish cities: Madrid and Barcelona. Not far away are the airports of Bilbao, connected to the whole of Europe; and Biarritz, served by French, international and low-cost airlines.


We highly recommend you to find accommodation in the city center (Amara, Centro, Gros). The venue of the conference can then easily be accessed by bus (28 or 17). In the bus you can pay for your journey directly with your credit card. 

Please note that San Sebastian is one of the most popular and touristic cities of Northern Spain, so we recommend booking your hotel as soon as possible in order to avoid availability issues.

For accommodation options you can check the Accommodation official website of San Sebastián, where you can find the full list of hotels, hostels, student hostels and also last minute offers.

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Local partners of the Donostia Garden

Contact the Global team