The Science of Consciousness (TSC) conferences are the pre-eminent world gatherings on all approaches to the profound and fundamental question of how the brain produces conscious experience, a question which addresses who we are, the nature of reality and our place in the universe.
TSC conferences have been held in Tucson since 1994, (every 2 years) and are recognized around the world. 
TSC International held its first conference in 1995 and continues in alternate years.  

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TENTATIVE DATES TSC TUCSON 2024  -

April 21 - 28, 2024

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The Science of Consciousness Conference

TSC 2023 Taormina, Sicily, Italy - May 22-28, 2023

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Conference Registration and Information

Abstract Submission Form

Abstracts Deadline: Dec 5, 2022 - Notifications: Dec 15-30, 2022

The Science of Consciousness (TSC) conferences have been held annually since 1994, alternating yearly between Tucson, Arizona in even-numbered years, and other locations around the world in odd-numbered years. TSC locations have included Italy, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, California, Switzerland, and Finland. 

The 29th annual TSC will return to Italy, to beautiful Taormina, on the island of Sicily, May 22-28, 2023, organized by Italian professors Riccardo Manzotti (IULM U), Antonio Chella (U Palermo) and Pietro Perconti (U Messina). TSC 2023 Taormina will be co-sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Stuart Hameroff, Director. The first overseas TSC Conference in 1995 was on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, organized by Cloe Taddei-Ferretti. We are excited to be returning to Italy.

Abstracts may be submitted for oral concurrent talks, or posters.

Preliminary Program - TSC 2023  - Program Themes and Speakers will include:

Neuroscience and Consciousness

Keynote: Christof Koch 

Plenary: Nicholas Humphrey - Lucia Melloni - Jay Sanguinetti - Orli Dahan

AI and Consciousness

Keynote: David Chalmers 

Plenary: Manuel & Lenore Blum - Michael Graziano - Owen Holland - Susan Schneider

Consciousness and Hallucinations

Alex Byrne - Riccardo Manzotti - Fiona Macpherson - Heather Logue 

E-M and Resonance Theories

Johnjoe McFadden - Tam Hunt - Michael Levin - Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Quantum Brain Biology

Stuart Hameroff - Jim Al Khalili - Aristide Dogariu - Travis Craddock

Intentionality

Tim Crane - Alberto Voltolini - Uriah Kriegel - Pietro Perconti

Free Will

Sir Roger Penrose - Keith Frankish - Mario de Caro  

Non-Human Consciousness

Frans de Waal - Giorgio Vallortigara - 

Committee:

Riccardo Manzotti, Philosopher, Psychologist, and AI expert, Researcher and Author, Ph.D. in Robotics, Chair of Theoretical Philosophy, IULM University, Milan.

Antonio Chella, Professor of Robotics, University of Palermo, Italy

Pietro Perconti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Messina, Italy

Stuart R Hameroff, MD, Anesthesiology, UArizona Banner Medical, Director, Center for Consciousness Studies, Anesthesiologist, Quantum Consciousness Theorist & Researcher

Harald Atmanspacher, Turing Center, ETH, Zürich - Society for Mind-Matter Research

 

Contacts:

U.S. Contact:  center@arizona.edu 

Italy Contact: Taormina2023@gmail.com

 

Help with Submissions: 

Abstract Submission Form

contact: Abi Behar Montefiore

center@arizona.edu 

www.consciousness.arizona.edu

 

Center for Consciousness Studies, UArizona 

The Science of Consciousness Conferences | since 1994


TENTATIVE DATES TSC TUCSON 2024

April 21 - 28, 2024


 


Videos 


The Science of Consciousness YOUTUBE CHANNEL

        Videos/Trailers/Sessions 

Channel 1:  The Science of Consciousness Conferences and Special Programs on YouTube:  2010 - 2022

      Channel 2:   UofA Consciousnessextra sessions from 2012


In the can:

THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Science of Consciousness Conference 2022 - Tucson - Hybrid  
2022 TSC Apr 18-22, 2022  


We held a  'hybrid' conference with both in-person, and remote online presentation and audience, live streamed. The live sessions and remote headquarters were held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona

 

About the Webinar & Background links    

Videos (Day 1, 2, 3, 4) - YouTube 

Speaker Bios & Abstracts     

Program Schedule     

Intro Reel - Celebration Trailer - highlights 

Roger Penrose for the 4-day Symposium

hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies - 2021 

 


THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Covid Consciousness - Remote - Online MST


TSC 2020 - TSC Tucson Online Program  | Abstracts
VIDEOS  - CCS-TSC YouTube VIDEO CHANNEL 
Opening "Welcome"  Reel for Tucson Online 2020
Retro Mix - TSC Over the Years...(Abi’s) 2020

Online

Sessions, Abstracts: 


THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS


2018 Conference Themes:
Are We Living in a Matrix-like Simulation? - Artificial Intelligence/Machine Consciousness
Consciousness, Pain and Addiction - Gene Editing and Consciousness
Binding, Integration and Synthesis of Consciousness - Brain Mapping and the Connectome
Anterior and Posterior Cortex: What's 'Hot' and What's Not? - Anesthetic and Psychoactive Drugs
Language and Consciousness - Non-Invasive Brain Modulation
Origin and Evolution of Life and Consciousness - Panpsychism, Idealism and Spacetime Geometry
Quantum Brain Biology  - Time, Free Will and Consciousness

Early Center Videos/Podcasts through 2016

apple itunes podcasts are being uploaded to our YouTube Channel

 


THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

2017  TSC -   The Science of Consciousness - San Diego


THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
JUNE 5-10, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel - La Jolla
San Diego, California
 
 

2017  Plenary Sessions Science of Consciousness San Diego Conference
and Additional Workshops.

Roger Penrose, Joscha Bach, Harmut Neven
Thomas Bever, Michael Spivey, Noam Chomsky
Matthew Fisher, Travis Craddock
Vince Clark, John Allen, Marvin Berman, Michael Rohan
Ivette Fuentes, Brian Keating, James Tagg
Elaine Chew, Scott Makeig
Stephen Grossberg, Georg Northoff, Philip Low
Daniel Sheehan, Peter Fenwick, Lakhmir Chawla
Leon Chua, Jack Tuszynski
Gentry Patrick, VS Ramachandran, Charles Stevens
Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Jonathan Schooler, Erick Viirre
Xu Yingjin, Deepak Chopra*
Bruce Damer, Alysson Muotri, Stuart Hameroff

Additional Workshops:

*Deepak Chopra - How We Create the Human Universe - June 6, 2017

*Dayalbagh Educational Institute DEI East West Forum - June 5, 2017
 

Interviews:

Consciousness Central - The Daily Show Interviews with Speakers and Guests

New Interviews Posted - NOAM CHOMSKY,

HARMUT NEVEN, ROGER PENROSE and more.

Photos:

Brad Buhr and Noah Buhr, Photographers

 

Thank you to our sponsor Alvin J. Clark Foundation for support in making these videos available to the general public.

 

 
Additional Video with Speakers and Guests
Workshops - Videos

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THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
2016 Tucson ARIZONA
The Science of Consciousness, April 25-30, 2016 - Tucson


 

 
2016  Co-Sponsors
Stuart Hameroff, Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson
George Mashour, Center for Consciousness Science, Ann Arbor
Conference Director, Abi Behar Montefiore
Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson
 
2016 -TSC April Tucson
2016 CONFERENCE MEDIA FILES
 
Program Book
 
Conference Trailer 2016
TSC Playlist
Daily round up-

TSC 2016 IN THE NEWS

Is Carnival of the Mind
by George Johnson ​

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
"Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research" Part 1
"Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research" Part 2
"Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research" Part 3
"Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research" Part 4 

by John Horgan

JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES

2016/Conference Report. 226, All Roads Lead to Consciousness:

The Science of Consciousness, Tucson 2016. Logan T. Trujillo ...
Science of Consciousness TSC, Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel Tucson, Tucson -
April 25-30, 2016 
 

2016 - TSC -Media files

Final Announcement March 31, 2016
"The Science of Consciousness Asks Big Questions" April 12, 2016 AHSC Memo 
2016 Abstracts Program Book 
Consciousness Central TV Conference Trailer 2016
TSC Playlist Consciousness Central TV 
Nick Day, Host Daily round up  


2014 20th Anniversary 

It was 20 years ago today

Toward a Science of Consciousness, Tucson AZ
Conscious Chronicles 4  Interview with Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff  
 
2 0 1 4  Tucson ARIZONA
"Tucson X1" - April 21-26, 2014, Marriott - University Park
University of Arizona, co-chaired by
Stuart Hameroff and David Chalmers
Abi Behar Montefiore, Conference Manager
Toward a Science of Consciousness 
Organized & Hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies 
Concurrents       
Posters        
Brain Mapping Symposium
UA College of Medicine Auditorium
Sponsored by The Center for Consciousness Studies
 


 


war of world views
Deepak Chopra
Leonard Mlodinow
Sue Blackmore

 
iTunes  - disabled 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA FILES 2008-2014

 

 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA FILES 2008-2014

Tucson Vintage - Archive-early days 1994-2007



Vimeo Selections: 

https://vimeo.com/103844731  
https://vimeo.com/104437953  
https://vimeo.com/104630953  
https://vimeo.com/103148100 


The Tucson Conferences - Biennial    

Since 1994, the biennial series "Toward a Science of Consciousness" conferences are a landmark of international, interdisciplinary events sponsored by the University of Arizona devoted entirely to unlocking the mysteries of consciousness. They have explored the whole spectrum of approaches from philosophy of mind and cognitive science, to neurobiology, pharmacology, and molecular dynamics, phenomenological accounts, and physics. The aim is to lay a sound scientific foundation for future research.

 

2 0 1 2  Tucson ARIZONA   

2012 Image Cantrell.jpg

TSC 2012 image
Dave Cantrell

2012, Toward a Science of Consciousness- The 10th Biennial, "Tucson X"  - April 9-14, 2012, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort   
 

2011 Stockholm SWEDEN

Program/Abstract Book


2 0 1 0  Tucson ARIZONA

 
The 9th biennial  Toward a Science of Consciousness
TUCSON ARIZONA TSC 2010
2010, Toward a Science of Consciousness, "Tucson IX"   -
April 12-17, 2010, Tucson Convention Center

 



2010 Special Seminar - Microtubules


ADDITIONAL MEDIA FILES 2008-2014

freado

Archives

Oldies But Goodies

Moral Phenomenology

Workshop

Wrap-Up

Consciousness in Copenhagen

Picture Slide Show by Robert van Gulick


ADDITIONAL MEDIA FILES 2008-2014


2 0 0 8 Tucson ARIZONA
"Tucson VIII"  
April 8-12, 2008, Tucson Convention Center


artwork: Dave Cantrell, BioMed, AHSC, UMC

2006, Toward a Science of Consciousness,  "Tucson VII"  -April 4-8, 2006, Tucson Convention Center
2004, Toward a Science of Consciousness,   "Tucson VI"  -April 7-11, 2004, Tucson Convention Center
2002, Toward a Science of Consciousness,   "Tucson V"   -April 8-12, 2002, Tucson Convention Center
2000, Toward a Science of Consciousness,  "Tucson IV"  - April 10-15, 2000, Tucson Convention Center
1998, Toward a Science of Consciousness,   "Tucson III" -April 27-May 2, 1998, University of Arizona
1996, Toward a Science of Consciousness,   "Tucson II"  -April 8-13, 1996, University of Arizona
1994, Toward a Scientific Basis for Consciousness, "Tucson I"  -April 12-17, 1994, University of Arizona   

 


Quantum Mind Conferences

Quantum Mind 1

Flagstaff, AZ 1999



Quantum Mind Conferences
Tucson, AZ 2003



Quantum Mind 2003

QM2 The second Quantum Mind conference was held in March 2003 at the Tucson Convention Center. - Over 300 participants attended.

1999 QM-1 Quantum Approaches Program

QM1 Quantum Mind Conference 1999 - The first Quantum Mind conference was held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in August 1999 Over 100 participants attended.


Quantum Mind List Serv Discussions - QuantumMind Archives

The Quantum Mind Archives documents the messages and
discussions that occurred via the Quantum Mind List Serv Discussions
that ran actively from 1998-2001.
Search or Browse the Archives 
 


 

 
Selected papers published by MIT Press
Toward a Science of Consciousness: The First Tucson Discussions and Debates,1996
ISBN 0-262-08249-7.


 

Toward a Science of Consciousness
1996  "Tucson II"         
April 8-13, 1996
University of Arizona

Abstracts plus Reviews 

 

The first volume of Toward a Science of Consciousness is now considered a resource book for the emerging field. This volume presents a selection of invited ...

 

Complete program including abstracts/ Selected papers published by MIT Press

http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262581813/ 

 

EARLY PRESS

Toward a New Science of the Mind:
Tucson 1996 consciousness


Clippings

Co-Sponsored Conferences

Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues

Consciousness Bulletins