A commitment to sustainability

FENS is dedicated to minimising the environmental impact of its events and firmly believes that we all have a part to play in preserving our future for generations to come, both locally and across the globe. FENS is convinced of the central value that comes from bringing researchers from a broad range of neuroscientific disciplines together every second year to discuss and advance their research agendas.

FENS has therefore devised a strategy for more sustainable meetings to enable our delegates to meet with a reduced environmental impact on the environment. This strategy is trifold:


Reduce and minimise the use of energy, resources and waste


Maximise recycling in a responsible way


Enable delegates to offset the carbon emissions from their air transport when they register.

In light of the global health crisis, FENS decided to convert the 12th edition of the FENS Forum into a virtual event to allow our community to meet and share their research at such a difficult time for science while respecting our sustainability commitment.

While the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will be entirely held online, delegates can still support local environmental diversity through the Loch Arkaig pine forest project in the Scottish Highlands run by the Woodland Trust (learn more). Each delegate’s donation will be fully matched by FENS.