TSC 2022 Conference Videos   

CCS-TSC YouTube Channel 

SESSIONS                   UPLOAD DATE
Plenary-Keynote       MAY 18-19, 2022
more to follow...

PROGRAM-ABSTRACTS  View | Download  


The Science of Consciousness (TSC) conference takes place in Tucson every two years (alternating with conferences elsewhere). In 2020, the conference was online, and for  April 18-22, 2022 we held a  'hybrid' conference with both live in-person, and remote online presentation and audience, live streamed. The live sessions and remote headquarters were held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. TSC conferences have been held in Tucson since 1994, and are recognized around the world. TSC International held its first conference in 1995. 

Conference Registration -closed

Registration Link - Eventbrite - 2022 TSC 

Standard (IN-PERSON) $550.00   -   Student (IN-PERSON) $400.00

Thurs. Dinner 4/21 $65.00 (optional dinner)

Standard (REMOTE) $300.00   -   Student (REMOTE) $250.00

Registration includes all workshops, Tuesday opening reception, evening exhibit receptions, free parking at Loews Resort, free 1 hour daily tennis court time, free courtesy shuttle to Sabino Canyon and nearby Ventana Village shopping center.   Refunds are issued up to 30 days before the event starts via Eventbrite.  No refunds after March 18, 2022.  The Conference Registration Desk can only accept cash or checks. Eventbrite will still be accepting Payments through the last day of the conference.  Please show your receipt if purchased After March 31st. Thank you. 

REGISTRANTS-General Links  - you will receive our General Conference Webinar Links for Remote & In-Person attendance. The links will be sent to the email you used to register for the conference.

SPEAKERS -    Specific Links will be emailed to you directly from ZOOM.  These Speaker Links are different from the General Links.  Use the Speaker link for your specific Session. Be prepared with your presentation slides if necessary. 

Conference Hotel 

7000 N. Resort Drive - Tucson, AZ 85750 
Tel: (520) 299-2020 

GROUP RATE $140 - past deadline. Call Hotel for assistance. Verification of conference registration will be required. - We are past the group rate deadline. You can call the Reservations Department at Loews and try to obtain the best rate.

LOEWS early group TSC rate  may be used for the following period: April 13 - 26, 2022
Reminder: Cancellations within 72 hours of your reservation date to avoid charges
Please note: The Waived Resort Fee ($29)  will be reflected on your final Hotel receipt in Tucson.   Make sure the Hotel front desk has you on the conference list.
Free parking for TSC registrants. validate your tickets.
20-25 minutes from the Tucson Airport. Take Craycroft Road
8:30 AM - Conference Opening Plenary 1


TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 - Kiva Ballroom 
8:30 am - 10:40 am  MST
Giancarlo Vanini, University of Michigan
Matthew Larkum, Humboldt University
Alex Proekt, University of Pennsylvania
11:10 am - 12:30 pm  MST
Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science 
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm  MST
Jean-Rémi King, CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Zirui Huang, University of Michigan
Anirban Bandyopadhyay, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022  

8:30 am - 10:40 am  MST
Emma Huels, University of Michigan
Charlotte Martial, University of Liège
Elizabeth Krasnoff, California Institute for Human Science
11:10 am - 12:30 pm   MST
Robin Carhart-Harris, University of California, San Francisco
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm  MST
George Mashour, University of Michigan
Alex C Kwan, Yale University
Katrin Preller, Univ. of  Zurich | Yale University


THURSDAY, April 21, 2022
8:30 am - 10:40 am  MST
Daniel Sheehan, University of San Diego
Paul Davies, Arizona State University
Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University
11:10 am - 12:30 pm  MST
Avi Loeb, Harvard University
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm  MST
Dante Lauretta, University of Arizona
Sara Walker, Arizona State University
Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark
FRIDAY - April 22, 2022
8:30 am - 10:40 am  MST
Biyu J. He, New York University, Langone
Yuri B. Saalmann, University of Wisconsin                    
Lucia Melloni, Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt
David Chalmers, New York University
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm  MST 
Hartmut Neven, Google Quantum AI
Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern University 
Aristide Dogariu, University of Central Florida
Aarat Kalra, Princeton University 

TUESDAY,  April 19, 2022

7:30 - 8:15 am  Meditation with Deepak Chopra - Kiva Plaza 
8:30 am - Conference Opening - Plenary Session 1  
8:30 am - 4:10 pm - Plenary & Keynote Sessions - Kiva
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions C1-C4 - Kiva, GB A,B,C
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Welcome Reception - Kiva Plaza 
9:00 pm -10:00 pm - Dialogue -  Kiva  Ballroom 
 Mystery of Existence.  Why is there sentience? 
 A dialog between Sue Blackmore and Deepak Chopra

2012 at Loews Ventana Canyon   The Science of Consciousness Conference 

The discussion continues....

Concurrent Sessions
Tues. Apr 19   C 1 - C 4;   
Wed. Apr 20   C 5 - C 9;  
Fri. Apr 22  C 10 - C 14

TUESDAY April 19, 2022 - 5:00-7:00 pm 

C 1 - Hard problem:   GB - A
Silberstein, Kouchakzadeh (R) , GillDeiss (R), Christian 
C 2 - Brain and consciousness:   GB - B
Agarwal (R), Pagel, Gennaro (R), Beran, Viirre 
C 3 - AI/Machine consciousness:   Kiva  
Bach, Chella (R), O'Leary, Ruffini (R), Besedin (R) 
C 4 - Quantum state reduction:   GB - C
Lloyd, Tagg, Brophy, Stroo, Thompson  
WEDNESDAY, April 20 - 5:00-7:00 pm  
C 5 - Panpsychism:   GB - C 
Pugliaro, Beni (R) Stoica, Longinotti (R), Basios (R) 
C 6 - Psychedelics 1:  GB - A 
Denomme, Kargbo, Dourron, Cardone (R), Alnagger (R)
C 7 - Studying & measuring consciousness:  GB - B
Blackmore, Hunt, Mahn, LaBerge, McCann (R), Voorhees
C 8 - Theories of consciousness:   Kiva  
Hopkins (R), Arkhipov, DeLancey, Grasso, Nisbet, Awret, Blommestijn 
C 9 - Space, Time and Consciousness 1:   Exec. Board 
Lahav, Rulin Xiu (R), Ahmadkhanlou, Yang (R), Zabriskie, 
D. Holbrook  

FRIDAY,  April 22  - 5:00-7:00 pm MST

C 10 - Representation and Perception:  Exec. Board  
Robinson (R), Weger, Lecybyl (R), Langer (R), Schiffer (R) 
C 11 - Psychedelics and altered states 2:  GB - A
Glynos, Joy, Safron, Morley, Sielaff, Head (R)
C 12 - Subcellular correlates of consciousness:  GB - B
Mihelic, Grinde, Alachkar, Ruggiero, Davis (R),  Egoyan (R), Todd (R)
C 13 - Space, Time and Consciousness 2:   Kiva  
Nishiyama (R), Mossbridge, Gruber, Raadnasab, Schick, Mossbridge, Mender, (R), Fitzpatrick (R) 
C 14 Healing and altered states:  GB - C
Woollcott (R),  Wahbeh (R), H. Saegusa, Garland, Greven, Hanley, Joshi
note:   Each Concurrent Speaker has 20 minutes to make their presentations  plus 5 minutes for Q & A.  We have laptops and AV support at all the Concurrent locations.  Speakers need to bring their thumb drives and arrive 15 min. prior to their session start time so they can upload their powerpoint presentations, etc.  Concurrent Sessions are live streamed. Remote presenters are responsible for managing their power point presentations. If you prefer to prepare your talk in advance and upload to our Google Folder as a video - you may do that and join the session live for questions.  


Poster Presenters in Breakout Rooms by Category.
The Breakout Rooms are located off the Grand Ballroom Lobby 

POSTER SESSIONS by SECTION        ROOM                       

1.0 Philosophy                                   Coronado
2.0 Neuroscience                               Rincon
3.0 Cog-Sci Psychology                     Santa Rita
4.0 Physical & Biological Sciences   Sabino & Santa Rita
5.0 Experiential                                  Sonora
6.0 Culture & Humanities                 Catalina L
1.0 Philosophy   - Coronado & Rincon
T. Roberts,  A. Aris,  J. Sugar,  L. Vucolova,  J. Strozier, 
B. Torok-Szabo (R),  R.C. Schriner (R),  J. Naskov,  J. James,
D. Trussell,  J. Beck,  M. Jawer,  A. Rangarajan, K. Perkins, 
M. Baranowski,  J. Olson,   C. Acosta,  G. Hodes (R), 
P. Hurren (R),  M. Sundaram, N. Swami,  M. Chakraborty, 
S.S. Pokharna,  K. Noble,  P. Soni, 
T. Kovacs,  J. Camacho,  F. Oyarzun
2.0 Neuroscience   - Rincon
W. Leonard, A. Lorestani, S. Koshland, P. Maftoun, D. Beal, 
C. RourkM. Kutch, I. Fredriksson (R)
3.0 Cog-Sci Psychology  - Santa Rita 
J. Kornmeier, M. Zegarac, J. Sanfrey, S. Atash, M. Lowe, 
C. Kaneshiro, M. Moradi, E. Stephens, E. Menshikova 
4.0 Physical & Biological Sciences - Sabino - Santa Rita
R. Sieb (R),  M. Brooks, C. Rudnitski, A. Fitzpatrick,  
D. Smolker,   S. Loeth,  J. DeCarlo (R), P. Saeedloo, R. Singh, 
B. Therner,  F. Barancheshme, N. Nabavi, H. Gharacheh, 
G. Williams, B. Biradar, C. Gergely, S. Jarosek,   J. Ma, 
A. Mahmoudi,  S. Mousavi, Mordeniz, S. Nelson
5.0 Experiential  - Sonora 
M. Cremo, B. Meleski, S. Megumi,  A. Mitchell, O. Colbert (R),
R. Reynolds, R. Miller
6.0 Culture & Humanities   - Catalina J,K,  L
K. Kohler, G. Bustillos, S. Nelson, C. Flygt, M. Valladares,   
 A.Iribas-Rudin (R), N. Razaie (R)  A. MacDonald (R) 

Tuesday with Chopra
Tuesday Morning, April 19, 2022 - (Kiva Ballroom)  
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM  
Morning Meditation with Deepak Chopra
Tuesday Evening, April 19, 2022 (Kiva Ballroom)
9:00 pm- 10:00 pm 
Mystery of Existence
Why is there sentience? 
A dialog between Sue Blackmore and Deepak Chopra

DAILY TENNIS-CENTRIC (Tues - Fri)  7:00 am - 8:00 am -
Tennis Courts
GONG BATH       (Wed and Thurs)  7:30 am -8:30 am -
Ventana Room-2nd fl. 

Affiliation: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Do robots and humans know about art?
Suggestions for CAPTCHA designs

Description: CAPTCHA are automated processes operating as access doors to forms, allowing humans to proceed and blocking the way for robots. A modality of visual CAPTCHA offers a number of images that must be correctly selected, following simple instructions.

This conceptual art piece suggests the creation of CAPTCHA about the concept of art. It offers several design versions along with questions and issues that these CAPTCHA models may arouse.


Art Tech will be uploaded to the CCS YouTube Channel

WEDNESDAY,  April 20, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 am - TennisCentric with Mark Valladares- Tennis Courts

7:30 - 8:30 am - Gong Bath Richard Rudis - 2nd fl. -Ventana Rm

8:30 am - 4:10 pm - Plenary & Keynote Sessions - Kiva

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions C5-C9 - Kiva, GB A,B,C

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Reception GB Lobby - Food, Cash Bar

Poster Sessions, Art-Tech, Exhibitors


THURSDAY, April 21, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 am - TennisCentric with Mark Valladares- Tennis Courts
7:30 - 8:30 am - Gong Bath Richard Rudis - 2nd fl. -Ventana Rm
8:30 am - 4:10 pm - Plenary & Keynote Sessions - Kiva
5:00 - 6:00 -Talk with Paolo Roberto Silva de Souza
Cascade Terrace (off main lobby)
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm - THURSDAY DINNER optional dinner - 
Tickets required - Upper Terrace
$99 at Registration Desk - limited quantity -waiting list

FRIDAY, April 22, 2022

7:00 am - 8:00 am - TennisCentric with Mark Valladares- Tennis Courts
8:30 am - 4:10 pm - Plenary & Keynote Sessions - Kiva
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions C10-C14 - Kiva,  GB A,B,C, EBR
Reception - GB Lobby - Food, Cash Bar
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Poster Sessions   
9:00 - 10:00 Poetry Slam/Talent Show - Zombie Blues
10pm - midnight - dessert dancing - Kiva Ballroom 
Preparing for the Zombie Blues:

9:00 pm Gather at Kiva Patio 
9:45 pm Warming up with musicians 
10:15 pm - 11:00 pm  Zombie Blues
11:45 pm to 12:30 am- The Not End of Consciousness Party - Music and Dancing

Following the poems, attendees are invited to perform one or more verses of the Zombie Blues with musical accompaniment Sky Nelson. Write your own verse to the original soulless lament:

“I act like you act... I do what you do... 
but I’ll never know, what it’s like to be you.
What consciousness is... I ain’t got a clue...
I got... the Zombie Blues.”

11 pm - xxx  - Fri. Night Closing - Kiva

“The 'Not' End of Consciousness” Party
This is a TSC tradition. Enjoy dessert, drink, cash bar
and music in a party setting.

Zombie Blues Vintage Video

Vintage Video -  2008  
Vintage Video  - 2012




morning session:   8:30 AM  - 12:30 PM MST 
afternoon session: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM  MST
evening session: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM MST 

8:30 am - 12:30 pm MST      

Harald Atmanspacher, The Collegium Helveticum, ETH, Zurich   
Paavo Pylkkänen,  University of Helsinki | University of Skövde
Dean Rickles, University of Sydney 
Robert Prentner, University of Munich
TESTING ORCH OR      Grand Ballroom B
Jack Tuszynski, University of Alberta/Politecnico di Torino (R)
Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern University 
Bruce MacIver, Stanford University
Aarat Kalra, Princeton University (R) 
Mahed Bataresh, UCF (R)
Zhean Shen, UCF (R)
Anirban Bandyopadhyay 
Additional for panel discussion
Stuart Hameroff and Roger Penrose
Grand Ballroom A 
Jay Sanguinetti,  University of Arizona 
Alexander Bystritsky, UCLA
Martin Monti,  UCLA (R)
Seung-Schik Yoo, Harvard University  (R)
Grand Ballroom C
Justin Riddle, University of North Carolina 
Johannes Kleiner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (R)
Kelvin J. McQueen, Chapman University 


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grand Ballroom B
Bill Mensch, Western Design Center; 
Dante Lauretta, University of Arizona
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona 
Ted Humphrey, Arizona State University (R)
Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University (R)
Kiva Ballroom
M. Bruce MacIver, Stanford University
Deepak Chopra, Chopra Global 
Rainish Khanna, Ph.D., I-Cultiver  
Patrisia Gonzales, UArizona
Dennis McKenna, Heffter Research Institute (R)
Grand Ballroom C
Stephan A. Schwartz, Saybrook University (R)
Julia Mossbridge, University of  San Diego, IONS, TILT
Jeffrey Mishlove, New Thinking Allowed; Insight Associates
Dean Radin, Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) (R)
Grand Ballroom A
Matthew Sacchet, Harvard University
Daniel Ingram, Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium (R)
Julieta Galante, Cambridge University (R)
Jay Sanguinetti, U of Arizona


Session 3 - EVENING WORKSHOP   7:00 - 10:00 pm 
Grand Ballroom B                           
Michael Ferguson, Harvard Medical School 
Janae Nelson, Brigham Young University (R)
David Yaden, Johns Hopkins University (R)
Rick Strassman, University of New Mexico  (R)

    Highlight Reels - TSC




    Stuart Hameroff, University of  Arizona
    George Mashour, University of Michigan
    Tom Bever, University of  Arizona
    Jay Sanguinetti, University of Arizona 
    Dante Lauretta, University of Arizona 
    M Bruce MacIver, Stanford University
    Abi Behar-Montefiore, University of Arizona, Conference Mgr

    Center for consciousness studies, University of Arizona
    Center for Consciousness Science, UNIVERSITY OF  Michigan  
    Eugene Jhong Family Foundation
    Google Quantum AI
    Tiny Blue Dot Foundation
    Alvin Clark Foundation 
    Anonymous Donors
    Additional Sponsors
    Bill and Dianne Mensch Foundation 
    Mani Bhaumik

    Media Sponsor
    Journal of Consciousness Studies/Imprint Academic 


    For Speakers & Presenters 
    Read the  Guidelines  you prepare your presentations
    VIDEOS, PPTS, PDFS for accepted Speakers

    Save the Date  -  2023     (More Details To Follow)

    The Science of Consciousness 
    Taormina, Sicily | Italy 
    May 22-28, 2023
    Riccardo Manzotti, IULM, Milan
    Pietro Perconti, U Messina
    Antonio Chella, U Palermo
    Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona



    Any Digital Video Format Will Work 
    MOV, MP4, M4V are preferred. 10800P or 720P.
    Concurrents - 20 minute presentations, 5 for Q&A (Concurrents are live streamed - please handle your own power point presentations
    Posters - Remote Videos should be maximum: 10-15 minutes  (slides or video)
    Print Ads  - Program & Abstract Book 
    ADs and  On-Site Video Ads -  due February 25-March 1
    Full page is 4.4W X 7.3H
    Half page is 4.4W x 3.645H (Not available) 
    Output to 300 dpi in CYMK - PDF preferred; JPEG acceptable 
    Video ADS 1-2 minutes
    Place Order via EVENTBRITE  
    8 x 10 area - In Person
    Place Order via EVENTBRITE  


    Additional Poster information 

    IN-PERSON - Each  Poster presenter may sign up for a spot on Wednesday - or -  Friday evening (7:00-9:00pm). For those attending in person it is possible that you may have the ability to show your poster on both evenings. Please prepare for Wed or Friday and contact the event manager.

    We will not be using the large heavy Poster Boards from previous conferences. We will have various sized tables and chairs and ask people to bring their own laptops. Larger Screens, Easels, Projectors - upon request and availability.

    Remote Presenters should prepare a  digital poster slides or video;  maximum a  10-15  minute video. This has to be uploaded to our Google Folder by March 31. We will upload it to our YouTube Channel. 

    If you are an "in-person" presenter....one of the most important features of the Poster Session is to allow visitors and presenters to engage in discussion. If you plan on creating a video please share that before or after the conference so we can include it on our YouTube Channel.   

    Google Folder to upload your presentations. 

    AV Presenter Guidelines

    Renting Large Desktop Monitors for your table/exhibit area

    Desktop monitors (44") can be rented from our AV Team, Commotion Studios. Please send the Center an Email with your request and it will be forwarded to Matt George at Commotion.

    Additional Information
    Poster Presentations 
    7-9 pm 
    Google Folder  - for videos

    Set Up Information  

    Poster and Digital Poster presenters may set up for either Wednesday Session 1 or Friday Session 2.  If you set up for the Wednesday Session, be sure to remove your materials by the end of the session (10 PM). It may be possible to show your poster presentation on both evenings. Please contact the conference manager.

    If you are limited to ONLY a WEDNESDAY presentation, OR, ONLY a FRIDAY presentation please let us know.


    additional IDEAS for display

    You may wish to print tabletop counter signs : cardboard with easel backs or other banners as described below. This is another alternative in addition to a laptop or larger screen option. Some ideas: 

    Small Table top counter signs -  
    cardboard with easel backs:  5" x 7" to 25" x 21"
    Small Table top - retractable banners:  8.25" x 11.5"     or   11.75" x 17.5"
    Small Floor retractable banners: 24” wide x 81” high and 33” wide x 81” high


    We have a limited number of easels.   
    Please send your request to the Center: 
    18 x 24 boards are  recommended for these easels.

    Poster and Digital Poster presenters may set up for either Wednesday Session 1 or Friday Session 2.  If you set up for the Wednesday Session, be sure to remove your materials by the end of the session (10 PM). There may be room to show again on Friday. Please ask at Registration. 

    Abstract System - now closed 

    Decisions Letters have been sent. Authors need to register by February 28th so we can hold your place in the program.

    Taxonomy TSC-2022  

    1.0 Philosophy
    2.0 Neuroscience
    3.0 Cog Sci-Psychology
    4.0 Physical & Biological Sciences
    5.0 Experiential Approaches
    6.0 Culture & Humanities
    TennisCentric 2022
    Mark Valladares
    Tuesday - Friday     7:00 am -8:00 am 
    @ the Tennis Courts, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort



    Kramer Sanguinetti & Helen Rose  

    AND,  Friends of The Science of Consciousness:

    Sky Nelson, Will Reid, Mark Valladares, Brodie Rush, Karen Kohler,

    EXHIBITORS   TSC-2022 

    Grand Ballroom Lobby - unless noted



    CosmoIntel Inc.

    Conscious Matrix 

    Relax Saunas of Momentum

    Vibme LLC

    Conceptualist Films

    Earthfire Institute

    AAPS - The Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences

    TSC 2023 - Taormina

    A ‘Gong Bath™’  Richard Rudis -  (Ventana Room 2nd fl)

    TennisCentric (Loews Tennis Courts)

    Journal of Consciousness Studies/Imprint Academic

    Center for Consciousness Studies

    Center for Consciousness Science

    Society for Mind-Matter Research


    General Hours for Exhibitors - Grand Ballroom Lobby
    (based on traffic flow expectation in that area)
    Monday - set up (Workshops)
    8 am - 8 pm 
    Tuesday - (Conference Opening, Plenary, Concurrents)
    3 pm - 6 pm
    Wed - (Plenary, Concurrents, Posters, Art-Tech)
    2 pm - 9 pm
    Thur - no meetings in the lobby area
    but some traffic during lunch break
    2 pm-5 pm
    Friday - (Plenary, Concurrents, Posters, Art-Tech, Poetry Slam...)
    same as Wed
    2 pm - 9 pm

    The Science of Consciousness 
    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Online  April 18-22, 2022
    Hybrid Format:  In-Person and Online/Remote, Live-Streamed
    The Science of Consciousness conferences have been held in Tucson, Arizona every two years, alternating with TSC conferences elsewhere since 1994. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 conferences were held online. The 29th annual TSC conference, the 29th annual TSC conference will be held  April 18-22, 2022 in Hybrid Format, with presentations and audience both In-Person, and Online/Remote. The In-Person sessions and Online/Remote headquarters will be at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. 
    November, 2021
    Early Announcement for TSC 2022 Tucson - Call for Abstracts        
    The Science of Consciousness  April 18-22, 2022  - Hybrid Format 
    Remote Online and/or Live In-Person  - Loews Ventana Canyon Resort-Tucson 
    The Science of Consciousness ('TSC')   is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing rigorous approaches to the study of consciousness and its place in the universe. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, biology, quantum physics and quantum brain biology, cosmology, meditation, altered states, artificial intelligence/machine consciousness, the nature of reality, culture and experiential phenomenology. Held annually since 1994, the TSC conference is hosted by the Center  for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and alternates yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations in Italy, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Finland, San Diego and Switzerland.  The 27th annual TSC will be held April 18-22, 2022. Because of pandemic uncertainty, TSC 2022 is being planned as a hybrid event, with both 1) remote online live-streaming, and 2) live in-person participation. Live participation and broadcast will take place at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, a beautiful eco-lodge in the hills above Tucson, Arizona. An early room rate is available for on-site registrants ($140) and the resort fee is waived.  Tucson TSC conferences consist of keynote, plenary and concurrent talks, posters, exhibits, workshops, art-tech, wellness and social events. For April 2022, the mix of live and remote presentations and audience will depend on the pandemic conditions. We hope for a robust in-person audience and will update and finalize conditions and participation mode in early 2022. Looking forward to your participation.


    INSTRUCTIONS - Speaker Guidelines by Session
    Technical Specs for VIDEO FILES:
    Speaker Registration by: February 15, 2022
    All Video Files Uploaded by: March 31, 2022

    INSTRUCTIONS - Speaker Guidelines by Session

    Technical Specs for VIDEO FILES:

    Any Digital Video Format Will Work. MOV, MP4, M4V are preferred. 10800P or 720P.

    Files can be dropped to this Google folder... https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LxoRm1TEgAEXsB0Cga4PaRAT976wJdz3... 

    Zoom links will be sent out prior to the conference. PLENARY & KEYNOTE (3 sessions per day, Tuesday, April 19 through Friday, April 22) Total: 12 sessions In-Person: Live Plenary & Keynote sessions will be held in the Loews - Kiva Ballroom, and all sessions will be live-streamed Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your session. Remote: Remote speakers will be live-streamed. Zoom links provided approximately a week prior to the conference with reminders sent to all. Time allotments are generally 25-35 minutes per speaker. Remote Plenary & Keynote speakers will present Live and will be available for discussion. Times are coordinated with the Conference Chair. Zoom links will be sent out prior to the conference.

    CONCURRENTS (3 per day, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) Total: 12 Sessions In-Person: Concurrent talks are 20-minutes each, with an additional 5 minutes for discussion, in concurrent theme-based sessions held between 5:00 pm -7:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of the conference week. LCD projectors and laptops will be available. You may bring your power point presentation on a memory stick or use your own laptop. The Concurrent sessions are held in the Plenary Hall (Kiva) and 2-3 large breakout rooms in the main Hotel. Each Concurrent talk has a Chair who will give a brief introduction of each speaker. All In-Person presenters should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of their Concurrent Session. Remote: Zoom links provided approximately a week prior to the conference with reminders sent to all. All sessions will be live-streamed for remote registrants. It is recommended that Remote Concurrent speakers consider preparing a video file in addition to making themselves available for live discussion during the session. Zoom links will be sent out prior to the conference.

    WORKSHOPS (8 sessions, Monday, morning (4), afternoon (4), evening (1) Total: 9 Sessions In-Person: Each workshop session is 3.5 hours (including 2 breaks) and will be live-streamed Zoom links provided approximately a week prior to the conference with reminders sent to all. Presenters will divide the time with the help of their Workshop Session Chair. Workshops are held in the Plenary Hall (Kiva) and additional large breakout rooms in the main Hotel. Speakers should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of their session. LCD projectors and laptops will be available. Bring your power point presentation on a memory stick or use your own laptop. Remote: All sessions will be live-streamed. Presenters will coordinate with their Workshop Session Chair. Zoom links will be sent out prior to the conference. We can accept prepared video presentations if preferred. These are due by April 1 st .

    POSTERS – Digital Screens and Video Presentations Wednesday and Friday evenings (Poster Sessions 1 and II) between 7:00-9:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom (main hotel)

    In-Person: The popular Poster sessions will be held on Wednesday (session 1) or Friday (session 2). Instead of the traditional “boards” we will provide long tables with able room for tabletop displays, laptops and if you prefer to contact our AV team for larger screens or projectors, those can be ordered in advance. Additional charges may apply.

    Each person will have approximately 8 feet of space. There are a limited number of easels available. Please contact Abi to reserve. Remote: A remote Poster presenter has 10 minutes for their presentation. power point, .mov and other video formats accepted: MP4, M4V. These should be sent in advance as video files by April 1 st . Zoom links will be sent out prior to the conference.

    The Conference will set up large screen exhibits and loop video presentations for continuous viewing EXHIBITORS Wednesday and Friday evenings 7:00-9:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom (main hotel) with reception. Additional time between workshops on Monday and between sessions throughout the week In-Person: Several exhibitors will present exhibits or sessions in the early morning hours & evening slots with specific times noted on the Program. Remote:

    Remote Exhibitors should prepare an informational video(s) between 5-10 minutes recommended Zoom links provided approximately a week prior to the conference with reminders sent to all. The Conference will set up large screen exhibits and loop video presentations for continuous viewing.

    ART-TECH-HEALTH PRESENTERS Design Exhibitions Photography Performance Film Wednesday and Friday evenings 7:00-9:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom (main hotel) In-Person: Live presentations will be scheduled. Remote: Presenters should prepare a video file of their presentation (10 minutes) The Conference will set up large screen exhibits and loop video presentations for continuous viewing

    POETRY SLAM PRESENTERS Poetry Slam, Talent Show/ Zombie Blues – a TSC Tradition – Friday evening

    In-Person: 1-3 minute maximum stage performance Remote: Presenters should prepare a video file of their presentation (1-3 minutes) due by April 1 st .

    Instructions for Sharing Video Files Please save all your files in a video format before sharing 1. Select File > Export. ... 2. Open the File Format list and select the video format that you want (MP4 or MOV). ... 3. Select the video Quality you want: Presentation Quality, Internet Quality,

    PLEASE EMAIL US WHEN YOU HAVE SHARED YOUR VIDEO FILES Please save your files e.g. - Last Name, First Name, Section Name

    Technical Specs for VIDEO FILES

    • 10800P OR 720P.
    • If sending a PowerPoint it needs to be exported as a Video.
    Speakers may include: Brief paragraph bios (WORD or PDF) and photos .PNG at 300 dpi
    Sponsor Logos: Widescreen 16 x 9 - .PNG at 300 dpi Block Ad: 1920 x 1080 - at 72 dpi Video Booths: tba


    Zoom Recording Instructions
    1. Open Zoom. In your profile, click "Settings", then "Recordings". Be sure that Local Recordings is on.
    2. At the upper right corner, it will say “Host a Meeting”. Click on “Host a Meeting with Video” and follow the instructions to download and run Zoom or wait for the meeting to generate.
    3. Be sure that your audio and video are both on and working. The video is required in order to ensure a high-quality experience for the audience.
    4. The size of the webcam will be 224x126 pixels in the upper right corner. Once you start screen sharing, your video will move to the upper right-hand corner and may potentially cover text or images. Please adjust your presentation accordingly.
    5. Become familiar with the Zoom tools available at the bottom of your screen. We encourage the use of the embedded laser pointer during the recording. For an example of a good recording, view the OFC tutorial, which has been made open access, thanks to the instructor.
    6. Press the “Record” button. Select “Share Screen” and begin your presentation. As a reminder, your presentation should not exceed 20 minutes for poster and concurrent presentations. Please see the Video Time Allotted Box at the top of this page.
    7. Once you have finished your presentation, you can select “Stop Record” and then end the meeting, or simply end the meeting-- which will stop the recording. It will begin to convert your video to your local system into three files: an .m4a, .m3u and .mp4 file.
    PowerPoint Recording Instructions Record narration and timings 1. Select Slide Show > Record Slide Show. Choose from two options: - Start Recording from Beginning - to record from the beginning of a presentation. - Start Recording from Current Slide - to record from a specific slide. 2. Select or clear what you'd like for your recording, and then select Start Recording. 3. Start speaking or add markings to your presentation.
    Note: Audio won't record when slide transitions happen so let these play first before you start speaking.
    Manage recordings - There are different ways to manage recordings in your presentation:
    1. Pause - to pause a recording. 2. Close - to end a recording. 3. Laser Pointer, Pen, Highlighter, or Eraser - to use the pointer, ink, eraser, or highlighter tools in your recording. Save recordings - When you're done recording, save and share your presentation as a PowerPoint Show. Your recording will automatically play when someone opens the presentation. 1. Select File > Save As.
    2. Select where you'd like to save your presentation to.
    3. Under Save as type, select the dropdown arrow and then select PowerPoint Show.
    4. Select Save. Additional Note to Presenters: Please introduce yourself at the outset of your presentation Please include files: brief paragraph bio (word/pdf) and small .png photo - 300 dpi Please include your contact information at the end of the presentation Power Point Slides should be 1920 x 1080 widescreen If sending a PowerPoint it needs to be exported as a Video.
    Alternative Platforms: A free app video platform. User Friendly – free trials Panopto is a video recording and streaming tool on campus that faculty use to manage videos in a course, to record lectures or lab demos, or to live stream events. Panopto offers a free trial. Some people have found this tool very helpful. Panopto Video Platform - 3 Minute Introduction https://www.panopto.com/ # # # 1/10/22 - CCS-TSC – AV Technical Guidelines Center for Consciousness Studies Abi Behar Montefiore, Conference Mgr.