Thoughts about the 1st Brain Twitter Conference

I presented my work at the 1st Brain Twitter Conference, hosted by the Aalto Brain Centre. Here are my thoughts about the experience.


The 1st Brain Twitter Conference was hosted on Twitter on the 20th of April, 2017. The conference events consisted of Twitter “talks” (let’s call them Twalks). Each twalk had the structure:

  1. Announcement tweet of the twalk by the Aalto Brain Centre, who acted as the chair.
  2. A string of n tweets by the presenter (with images/gifs/videos attached)

There were two types of twalks - presentations and keynotes. Each presentation consisted of 6 tweets by the presenter, and the keynote consisted of 10 tweets. Each presentation was allotted 15 minutes for the tweet delivery while the keynotes lasted 30 minutes. During the presentation and the keynotes, others were free to ask questions, and all the proceedings were recorded under the hashtag #brainTC. Aalto Brain Centre retweeted the tweets of the twalks so one could easily cut through the comments and follow the twalks.

Ckeck out the Storify of the conference.

Thoughts about the Conference

All in all, it was an enjoyable experience. I remember people being skeptical about this format, but it turned out fine. I am looking forward to many more of these conferences!