2nd Annual Big Ideas Summit

April 9-12, 2024
Sanctuary Camelback Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

Applications are now closed.

The 2024 Big Ideas Summit will be focused on creating new approaches to use invasive and non-invasive neural stimulation as a therapy for patients with cerebellar disorders. Summit participants will include neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists, as well as experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and engineering. All attendee expenses will be paid for by the RCP.

Attendees will share their input and expertise to assist the RCP in deciding how to allocate funding in support of its mission to improve the lives of those with cerebellar disease in as short a time as possible. Additionally, attendees will share the latest research ongoing at their universities as well as ideas that are currently developing that align with RCP’s focus and interest areas. The result of these discussions has the potential to provide opportunities for their Universities to receive research grants to further RCP’s goals.

  • The Summit is not a conventional meeting, most of the time will be devoted to collaborative brainstorming, with few or no lectures or presentations.
  • RCP plans to award one to two large grants ($5M) soon after the summit with the potential for up to three in the next two years. The first $5M grant recipient will need to include a participant from the 2024 Summit.
  • The speed and magnitude of the funding opportunities are reflective of the RCP’s dedication to spark a major breakthrough in the neural stimulation field.

Confirmed Big Ideas Summit 2024 attendees include the distinguished Kanaka Rajan, Kathy Cullen, Philip Sabes, Amy Bastian, Chris de Zeeuw, Andre Machado, Buz Jinnah, Warren Grill, Nanthia Suthana, and Tim Harris. 

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About RCP

The Raynor Cerebellum Project was launched in 2022 by the Once Upon a Time Foundation, a $250 million private foundation based in Fort Worth, TX. The Foundation initiated the Raynor Cerebellum Project with the goal of finding the shortest path to improving the lives of people suffering from cerebellar disorders. The Raynor Cerebellum Project will be known as the greatest collaboration of minds and resources solving the issues of cerebellar dysfunction and disorders.

About Summits & Symposia

The RCP hosts regular events convening experts and collaborators in the field of cerebellar research. Our inaugural event, the Big Ideas Summit, took place in September 2022 — a summit with a diverse group of leading scientists who engaged in collaborative brainstorming to develop innovative research directions with the potential to improve the lives of people with cerebellar disease.