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The CuttingEEG Association

About the CuttingEEG Association

The CuttingEEG association thrives to promote cutting-edge methods for EEG and MEG research to study cognition and for clinical applications.


New technologies are evolving fast and keeping up with new methods and practices is a challenge for every scientist.

  • Using novel methods requires help from developers.
  • New ways of sharing require adapted techniques and tools.
  • New devices require new skills.

CuttingEEG is made for scientists working with EEG and MEG. It promotes best scientific practice, and disseminates cutting-edge methods for MEEG studies on cognition, and in the clinic.


We build bridges between scientists developing methods and those using them to address their research questions. We create opportunities by having them meet each other, talk to each other, and share ideas and know-how.

We believe that online as well as in person meetings are essential to build a lively scientific community, sharing knowledge globally, and building competence locally.


Research first

Our main goal is to make cutting-edge methods reachable by as many scientists as possible. To this end, we make a point that it is very important to us to remain independent and free from any conflict of interest. We cherish the freedom of our editorial line which gives us the flexibility to create events which promote science that fit our identity and ethics.

Science by people

Despite an awareness rising, academia remains elitist and biased. CuttingEEG is taking concrete actions in order to mitigate those biases. For instance, the CuttingEEG association is aware of the lack of women in STEMM.  That is why we are monitoring our events and trying to be more inclusive each year (see graphics beside). We are also promoting diversity at our meetings by extending our community beyond all borders.

  • PracticalMEEG 2022 = 5
  • CuttingEEG 2021 = 4
  • LiveMEEG 2020 = 4
  • PracticalMEEG 2019 = 0
  • CuttingEEG 2018 = 3


The CuttingEEG association is concerned by the environmental impact of its scientific events. Since 2019, we have started to establish several strategies to reduce this impact. Here’s a description of the main ones.

Green Travel Grants

We encourage our participants to use low-emission means of travel (e.g. bike, train) to our events. We have allocated 35 grants and saved ~10 tons of CO2.

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Total reimbursement of any train ticket for which the ride time is longer than 7h.

50% reimbursement of any train ticket used for a shorter trip (for which plane would be considered).

Globe trotter grant is a special case grant meant to support creative participants upon discussion with the board. E.g., “I will ride my bike from Oslo” or “I will come over by train from Shanghai (only 8 days)” or “I will walk from Brussels”….


Providing food to an event is challenging, not only to accommodate heterogenous diets, but also to reduce the impact of this catering.

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Locally made by small companies

Vegetarian/Vegan as much as possible (zero meat policy)

Reduce waste. We always push our caterer to imagine solutions to reduce the wastes and ban the use of plastic as much as possible.

Program & Goodies

Participants are often happy (and sometimes ask for) printed programs and goodies, especially when they are of good quality.

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Program. We completely stopped printing programs and provide instead a high-quality electronic version to be viewed on mobile devices.

Goodies. We have reduced the amount of goodies provided and only have them locally made with ecological material (French organic cotton Tote bags, Marseille Olive oil Brain Soaps, Local wine…).

Remote Events

We reduce the number of speakers traveling by plane to our events by offering first class train tickets to them and by offering remote lectures when possible.

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We have also launched a 100% online conference cycle named LiveMEEG.

Since we believe that it is important to meet in person at conferences we have created CuttingGardens, a distributed multi-centric conference coming up in the fall of 2023.

PFF : Professional, Flexible & Friendly

Doing good science is crucial. Doing good science in a friendly environment is even better. The CuttingEEG association aims to be an accessible group of people who enjoy working in science while trying to make it a better place. Our events are usually considered by the participants as entertaining and feel good – we pay a lot of attention to the social aspect of it such as the music used during conferences and the quality of the socials.


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People running the Association

Maximilien Chaumon

Founder and Co-President


Anne Sophie Dubarry



Anaïs Llorens

CRA (Executive Board)


Christelle Zelinski

CRA (Executive Board)


Alexandra Corneyllie

CRA (Executive Board)


Sophie Herbst

Advisory Board


Clément François

Advisory Board


Robert Oostenveld

Advisory Board


Aina Puce

Advisory Board


François Tadel

Independent Consultant


Adrien Schramm

Independent Consultant


Official Documents of the CuttingEEG French Association

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