Annual Neurodiversity Conference

Connect with forward-thinking leaders and join individuals within the  global neuroscience community to learn about the science of neurodiversity and autism.

Creating a heart connection between families with a neurodiverse loved one and the global neuroscience community.

The Autism Tree Annual Neurodiversity (formerly Neuroscience) Conference is a day-long collaboration that showcases cutting-edge findings and innovations in the field of Neuroscience and Neurodiversity, including Autism.  This conference brings light to new groundbreaking research on the science of neurodiversity with the intention to foster collaborations and new ideas and create a heart connection between the global neuroscience community and families living with a neurodiverse or autistic loved one, including a panel discussion on neurodiversity from adults on the autism spectrum living successful lives.

When Autism Tree created this event in 2015, we designed it to not be your ordinary scientific meeting, but rather an encounter of people with various backgrounds and open-minds who care about autistic individuals and the neurodiverse community. We are interested in different global perspectives, so the meeting is attended by top scientists, researchers, families, foundations, donors, local media and therapists.

The Autism Tree Annual Neurodiversity Conference is chaired by Alysson Muotri, Ph.D. of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and our 2024 Moderator is Dr. Brian Boyd of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Please save the date for our Hybrid Global Neurodiversity Conference at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA on Friday, November 8, 2024. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

On Friday, November 12, 2021, we hosted our first all virtual Global Neuroscience Conference. Our 2021 Keynote Speaker was Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, clinical psychologist and professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, Director of the university's Autism Research Centre, and world-renowned author of The Pattern Seekers.  

In 2022 and 2023, we hosted our Hybrid Global Neurodiversity Conferences at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA and were recorded by University of California Television (UCTV) and streamed on Autism Tree's YouTube channel. Both conferences were a huge success and reached a whole new level of inspiration and global collaboration, with over 300 people attending throughout the day and accumulating over 236,000+ views from 16 different countries!


Watch our 2023 Hybrid Global Neuroscience Conference Highlights:

Special thank you to our Past Global Neurodiversity Conference Platinum Sponsors:

Special thank you to our Annual Global Neurodiversity Conference Community Partners:

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