2020 Science of Consciousness Conference Goes Online In September

We are encouraged to learn that the 2020 Science of Consciousness conference will be held online in September—long live online conferencing. And it’s not too late to get on the program! “We have extended the call for new abstracts until July 25 and will notify all authors of the abstract decisions between July 20 and August 1. Presenter Video Files are due no later than August 15;  Guidelines for preparing video files.” Find more details below.

When?

September 14-18, 2020

Cost?

Standard $225; Student $175. Registrations are required via Eventbrite.

  • Online Conference Links/Codes for Registrants will be sent after August 15 along with additional updated announcements.
  • You do not have to make a presentation in order to participate.

What?

The Science of Consciousness is an interdisciplinary conference held annually since 1994. The 2020 conference scheduled for this past April has been re-scheduled and rebooted as an online conference September 14-18, 2020. Nearly all scheduled Plenary, Keynote, Concurrent and Poster presenters will return for virtual online presentation, in some cases pre-recorded, and in others, Livestream with audience Q&A. Program highlights are below, and instructions regarding participation and presentation further below.

Program

The ONLINE CONFERENCE program consists of Workshops, an Opening Symposium on Psychedelics, Plenary and Keynote Sessions, Concurrent and Poster presentations, Art-Tech-Health and Wellness Sessions and Special Events. 


MONDAY, September 14, 2020 

Workshops 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

To be announced

PSYCHEDELICS SYMPOSIUM: EXPERIENCE, THERAPY AND SCIENCE 7:00 pm -10:00 pm MST  

Moderated by Andrew Weil and Stuart Hameroff;  Speakers: Robin Carhart-Harris, Mellody Hayes, Julie Holland, Michael Pollan, Louis Schwartzberg, Andrew Weil; Panel: Selen Atasoy, Sue Blackmore, Travis Craddock, Gul Dolen, Katja Ehrman, Ede Frecksa, Luis Eduardo Luna, Dennis McKenna, Francisco Moreno, Mark Rasenick, Paul Stamets, Christopher Timmermann-Slater  

Consciousness Central’ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

TUESDAY, September 15, 2020

Plenary 1 TIME AND CONSCIOUSNESS  8:30 am-10:40 am MST
Carlo Rovelli, Sylvie Droit-Volet, Dean Buonomano

Plenary 2  REALITY / ILLUSION  11:10 am -12:30 pm MST 
Don Hoffman, Keith Frankish

Plenary 3 PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE3 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm MST
Gul Dolen, Paul Stamets, Christopher Timmermann-Slater, Mark Rasenick,

Concurrent, Poster, Demo Sessions 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

‘Consciousness Central’ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, September 16, 2020

Plenary 4 VIBRATIONS, RESONANCE AND CONSCIOUSNESS 8:30 am – 10:40 am  MST
Lawrence Zbikowski, Selen Atasoy, Tam Hunt, Jonathan Schooler

Plenary 5 ENHANCING CONSCIOUSNESS WITH BRAIN STIMULATION 11:10 am – 12:30 pm   MST
Alexander Bystritsky, Shinzen Young

Plenary 6 PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE  2:00 pm – 4:10 pm   MST
Dennis McKenna, Sue Blackmore, Luis Eduardo Luna, Ede Frecska

Concurrent, Poster, Demo Sessions 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

‘Consciousness Central’ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

THURSDAY, September 17, 2020

Meditation with Deepak Chopra 7:00 am – 8:00 am  MST

Plenary 7 PREDICTIVE CODING AND CONSCIOUSNESS 8:30 am 11:10 am  MST
Lucia Melloni, Peter Kok, Mark Miller

Plenary 8 THE ROLE OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN DECISION MAKING 11:40 am – 1:00 pm  MST 
Aaron Schurger, Uri Maoz, Eve Isham, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 

Plenary 9  IS THE UNIVERSE CONSCIOUS? 2:30 pm  4:40 pm MST
Miri Albahari, Deepak Chopra, Philip Goff, Paavo Pylkkanen

Keynote Plenary 10 EVOLUTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS  6:00 – 7:30 pm
Antonio Damasio 

Film Panel Discussion 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Infinite Potential – The Life and Ideas of David Bohm” 

‘Consciousness Central’ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FRIDAY, September 18, 2020

Plenary 11 QUANTUM CONSCIOUSNESS 9:00 am – 11:30 am   MST
Hartmut Neven/Peter Read, Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Stuart Hameroff, Sir Roger Penrose

Keynote Plenary 12 SPACE AND TIME IN THE BRAIN 12:00 noon – 13:30 pm   MST
Edvard Moser, Nobel Laureate

Plenary 12  ORIGIN OF EEG 2:30 pm – 4:40 pm MST
Bruce MacIver, Paul L. Nunez, Horacio Cantiello, Alysson Muotri 

Concurrent, Poster, Demo Sessions 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

‘Consciousness Central’ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Poetry Slam, Zombie Blues and Talent ShowThe Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce the re-scheduling of the postponed April 13-18, 2020  ‘live’ conference in Tucson, now re-programmed as ‘The Science of Consciousness’ Online event September 14-18, 2020 (Livestream & Virtual).

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