(COVID-19) Edition

16 - 20th March 2020

Bloomington - Indiana

The DIPY WORKSHOP 2020 is Canceled

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), DIPY Workshop 2020 in Bloomington, IN, has been canceled.

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Coronavirus(COVID-19) Informations

The DIPY WORKSHOP Cancellation

It is with deep regret that we are informing you of the cancellation of the DIPY Workshop 2020 in Bloomington, Indiana. DIPY Team has been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constantly. The decision to cancel was based on the latest scientific data being reported, and the fact that some attendees at this meeting are coming from outside the US, including countries where the CDC upgraded its warning to level 3 as recently. Furthermore, the warning level has been upgraded for some US states too.

We recognize that the timing of this decision has significantly inconvenienced many of you. However, this decision was made out of deep concern for the health and well-being of our registrants, staff, vendors, the Bloomington community.

Refund Information

We are actively working with our vendors to process refunds for all registration fees. As we learn more about the timing, we will provide you with additional updates.



Eleftherios Garyfallidis

Chair, DIPY Founder & Lead Developer

Indiana University


Ariel Rokem

Associate DIPY Lead

eScience Institute, University of Washington, Seattle


Maxime Descoteaux

DIPY Scientific Advisor

University of Sherbrooke, QC, CA


Jennifer A McNab

Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA


Gabriel Girard


Lausanne, CH


Susie Yi Huang,

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA


Jaroslaw Harezlak

DIPY Advisor on Statistics

Indiana University

Eduardo castro

Eduardo Castro

Healthcare and Life Sciences Research

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center


Rafael Neto Henriques

Champalimaud Research

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, PT

Hu Cheng

Hu Cheng

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Indiana University

Daniel Moyer

Daniel Moyer

CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

François Rheault

François Rheault

University of Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab

François Rheault

John Haitz Legarreta Gorrono

University of Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab

Serge Koudoro

Serge Koudoro

Indiana University

Shreyas Fadnavis

Shreyas Fadnavis

Indiana University

Bramsh Qamar Chandio

Bramsh Qamar Chandio

Indiana University

Javier Guaje

Javier Guaje

Indiana University


Diffusion MRI 101
Fundamental Neuroanatomy
Macrostructure, 10 Models
Microstructure, 10 Models
Tractography on steroids
Deep learning for tumor segmentation
Automated segmentation of tracts
Process human and animal data
DIPY interfaces and API
Horizon, stunning visualizations
First principles of diffusion statistics
Advanced preprocessing/denoising
How to combine multiple modalities
Advanced connectivity analysis
Data harmonization
Applications of quality transfer
Advanced tractometry with examples
Clinical uses in neurosurgery

The workshop will include a data accelerator where you will be able to analyze your own data together with the DIPY developers. More than 15 DIPY developers will be available this year on site to help. All tutorials will run on 3 levels: novice, intermediate and advanced. The workshop will include social events and activities. The workshop is open to academic, clinical and industrial attendees from all fields of neuroscience and neuroengineering.



Registration for 2020 is now open!

Early Birds deadline: November 15th, 2019

Registration deadline: March 10th, 2020

Student Academic Professional
Early Birds 3 days $600* $700* $1000*
5 Days $700* $800* $1200*
Standard 3 days $750* $850* $1100*
5 Days $850* $950* $1300*

* Includes registration fees, breakfast, lunch, social events

* To use your accomodation discount code, see Housing & Travel section

* Want to attend second time? Contact us via our slack channel for promo code.


Getting to Bloomington

The closest airport to Bloomington, IN is the Indianapolis International Airport, located 50 miles north.

Car Services:
The Indianapolis Airport Authority offers eight car rental options at the Ground Transportation Center, located on the first floor of the Terminal Garage.

Go Express (800) 589-6004 or (812) 332-6004. Go Express offers shuttle services to Bloomington and is located at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The shuttle loading area is at the Ground Transportation Center located directly across from the baggage claim area on the lower level of the main terminal. A customer service representative is located at the service desk in the Ground Transportation Center between the hours of 8am-11pm. For your return trip please reference the website for a suggested pick up time.

Highway Access:
Bloomington can be accessed from two major state highways; Indiana Highway 37, which runs north-south from Indianapolis in the north to Interstate 64 in the south and Indiana Highway 46, which runs east-west from Columbus in the east to Terre Haute in the west. Several Interstates are easily accessed from these two highways. Get driving directions here.

Arriving to Bloomington:
Visit Bloomington (812) 856-4648 - The Indiana University Visitor Information Center is located inside the Indiana Memorial Union. Here, you can pick up a campus map and campus resources.

Bus Service:
Bloomington Transit (812) 336-7433 - Find bus schedules here. IU Campus Bus Service (812) 855-8384 - Campus Bus Service operates weekdays from 7:30 am to 12 Midnight, Saturdays from 8:40 am to 11:30 pm and Sunday 10:30 am to 11:30 pm. This is a free service. For more information on bus schedules and maps, click here.

Hotels near IU:
There's only one IU hotel, the Biddle Hotel located at the Indiana Memorial Union, which puts you right in the heart of campus. But there are also a number of local lodging properties that get you close to the campus. Find hotels here

Need more info?
Click on these useful information links: IU Bloomington Campus Map, Virtual Visitors Guides, IMU Map. Sources: The Visit Bloomington website https://www.visitbloomington.com and The Indianapolis Airport Authority https://www.ind.com.


Conference attendees are personally responsible for making their own visa arrangements.

Visitors to the USA must present a valid passport and a valid visa issued by a US Consular Official,unless the visitor is a citizen of a country eligible for the Visa Waiver Program.

Please familiarize yourself with visa requirements well in advance of the conference.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be providing “Letters of Invitation” to the conference; however, “Letters of Confirmation” (acknowledging that you will be attending the conference) can be requested. According to the Indiana University policy, you have to be first registered for the NAME conference in order to receive the "Letter of Confirmation".

To request the "Letter of Confirmation" please email iuconfs@iu.edu and include below info:

  1. 1. Legal name (as it appears in your passport)
  2. 2. Legal address
  3. 3. Source of funding for the conference
  4. 4. Proof of paid NAME conference registration

Please note that as of DATE NO REFUNDS of the registration fees are provided.

Please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State for more information about traveling to the USA and visa requirements. The U.S. Department of State notes: We strongly recommend that applicants do not purchase airplane tickets or make non-refundable travel arrangements until they have actually received their visa; visa applicants should never assume their application will be automatically approved.

We recommend you to book your hotel at Hyatt Place
If this is booked you can also try Indiana Memorial Union


Hyatt Place

217 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404

- 1.1 miles - 20min walk, 5min drive to Luddy Hall.

- .02 miles from Sample Gates (IU's Gateway to the universiy) a straight shot right up Kirkwood Avenue

- Rate of $109.00 + sales tax per room, per night - includes Parking (normally $12.00 per night value) and Breakfast($14.00 value)

- Rooms are equiped with mini-fridge

- Starbucks located on property

- Large indoor pool

- Fitness room with elliptical machines, treadmills, free weights and more.

- Located downtown in the heart of the Bloomington square surrounded by restaurants and the night life

- To make reservation:

  1. 1. Call at (812) 339 5950
  2. 2. Mention Indiana University Rate

Indiana Memorial Union

900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405

- Rate Range of $94.00 to $124.00 + sales tax per room, per night.

- To make reservation:

  1. 1. Go to www.imu.indiana.edu
  2. 2. Select Dates
  3. 3. Select # of rooms

OR call 800-209-8145 or 812-855-2536


Luddy Hall
700 N Woodlawn Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408

On Campus Hotel: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)

The Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) is located in the center of campus and is in easy walking distance to many of Bloomington’s downtown shops, cafes and restaurants.
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Off Campus Accommodations

There are many hotel options outside of the IU Bloomington campus. Some hotels are located within walking distance; some are a short drive from campus. Check out the Visit Bloomington web site for off campus lodging (https://www.visitbloomington.com/visitors/hotels).

Air Travel to IU Bloomington

Airport Symbol: IND
Location: 50 miles north of Bloomington, IN

Airport to Campus

Star of America - Shuttle Service
Go Express Travel - Shuttle Service
Limousine Service - Classic Touch Limousine

Driving to IU Bloomington

We suggest that you consult Mapquest or Google maps for the best directions to Bloomington and return or use GPS to guide you. Driving to and from the airport to campus is simple and direct. Driving time from the airport to camps is approximately 50 minutes.

Car Rental - Bus, Taxis

Most major car rental companies provide service at the airport. Car Rental companies are located in the Ground Transportation Center on the lower level of the terminal, outside Baggage Claim.

There is no convenient bus service from the Indianapolis Airport to IU Bloomington.

Taxis service is available, but is very expensive and not recommended.


Contact us for more information by sending an email at dipy -at- python.org

or joining our interactive chatroom at https://gitter.im/dipy/dipy