The Science of Consciousness

June 5-10, 2017

La Jolla, California

“To have a glimpse of what consciousness is would be the scientific achievement before which all others

would pale.” 

William James 

'The Science of Consciousness' ('TSC') is an interdisciplinary conference on all aspects of the nature of conscious experience, awareness, feelings and existence. How does the brain produce consciousness? Is consciousness intrinsic to the universe, or an epiphenomenal illusion? How can consciousness causally affect brain processes? What are the best empirical theories? Do we have free will? How did life and consciousness originate and evolve? What are the origins of moral and aesthetic values? How can we improve mental, physical and cognitive function? Can consciousness persist after bodily death, e.g. through 'uploading' to machines, or via mental processes tied to the natural world? 

Informal, intensive and interdisciplinary in a fun environment, the 24th annual TSC conference will consist of Plenary Sessions, Pre-Plenary Workshops, Evening Concurrent Talk and Poster sessions, Technology and Art Exhibits, Social Events and Entertainment.

For registration, hotel and other information see:


Sponsored by

The Center for Consciousness Studies, The University of Arizona 

'TSC'  'The Science of Consciousness' Conference Series - since 1994

​The Center for Consciousness Science, The University of Michigan

Quantum Gravity Research, Los Angeles

Alvin J. Clark Foundation

The Roger Penrose Institute, La Jolla, California

The Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics at UCLA (Mani Bhaumik Foundation)

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, UCSD

Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India


Conference Program Committee

Stuart Hameroff (Chair),

Abi Behar-Montefiore, Betsy Bigbee, James Tagg, Erik Viirre, Jay Sanguinetti,  Paavo Pylkkanen






University of Arizona   




TSC 2017 La Jolla - Conference  

Hyatt Regency Hotel - La Jolla at Aventine

Link to group rate $199

3777 La Jolla Village Drive

San Diego, CA 92122 USA

Tel: +1 858 552 1234


Info/Press Contact: Abi Behar Montefiore

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