CFP: Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015

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University of Helsinki, Finland, 913 June 2015

Pre-conference workshops: 8 June 2015

Submission deadline: 30 November 2014

Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to the study of conscious awareness.  Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness, culture and experiential phenomenology. Cutting edge, controversial issues are emphasized. Held annually since 1994, the TSC conferences alternate yearly between Tucson, Arizona (Center for Consciousness Studies, Univ. of Arizona) and various locations around the world.

The University of Helsinki is proud to host TSC 2015 in the Great Hall of its neoclassical main building located in the downtown area.

TSC 2015 invited speakers:

Patricia S. Churchland | David Chalmers | Harald Atmanspacher | Susan Blackmore | Peter Bruza | Deepak Chopra | Travis Craddock | Rocco Gennaro | Stuart Hameroff | Riitta Hari |
John Heil | Jaakko Hintikka | James Ladyman | Steven Jay Lynn | Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky | George Mashour | Alyssa Ney | David Papineau | Antti Revonsuo | William Seager |
Petra Stoerig | Jennifer Windt | Dan Zahavi | and more to be announced

TSC 2015 calls for contributed papers, contributed posters, contributed symposia and proposals for pre-conference workshops. The list of conference topic areas is on the conference webpage:

Contributed papers: Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words prepared for anonymous review.
Accepted contributed papers will be allocated in total 25-30 minutes (20 min for the presentation + 5-10 min for the discussion).

Contributed posters: Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words prepared for anonymous review. Accepted contributed posters will be presented in separate poster sessions during the conference.

Contributed symposia: Please submit an abstract of max. 1000-2000 words. The contributed symposia proposals are not reviewed anonymously.

Abstracts should be submitted by using the TSC 2015 registration form:

Please note that the abstracts cannot be revised after submitting.

All questions regarding submissions should be directed to the conference manager,
The members of the programme committee and the local organizing committee are listed on this website:

The conference is organized in collaboration with the
Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson:
and Department of Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy, University of Skovde, Sweden:

Paavo Pylkkanen (chair of the local organizing committee)
Tuomas Tahko (co-chair of the local organizing committee)
Ms. Paivi Seppala:

Important dates

30 November 2014  Deadline for abstract submissions
22 January, 2015     Conference registration opens
30 January, 2015     Notifications of acceptance
February 2015         Preliminary programme announced
31 March, 2015        Deadline for early registrations
19 May, 2015           No more refunds for registration cancellations
8 June, 2015            Pre-conference workshops
913 June, 2015      TSC 2015, University of Helsinki

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