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extended deadline: 12/30/21 

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THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS - TSC 2022

April 18-23, 2022, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson

The Science of Consciousness (TSC) conference  takes place in Tucson every two years (alternating with conferences elsewhere). In 2020 the conference was online, and April 18-23 we are planning a  'hybrid' conference with both live in person,  and remote online presentation and audience. The live sessions and remote headquarters will be April Ventana Canyon Resort. The TSC conferences have been held in Tucson since 1994, and recognized around the world.  

 


Announcement/Call for Abstracts/Program         

The Science of Consciousness 2022
April 18-23, 2022 
Hybrid Format – Remote Online and/or Live In-Person
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson AZ

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 18-23, 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 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.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE  
Co-Chairs: Stuart Hameroff U Arizona; George Mashour, U Michigan
Committee: Tom Bever, U Arizona; Jay Sanguinetti, U Arizona; M Bruce MacIver, Stanford U; Dante Lauretta, U Arizona, Abi Behar-Montefiore, U Arizona

SPONSORS  
Center for Consciousness Science, U Michigan  


Center for Consciousness Studies, U Arizona


Alvin J. Clark Foundation;  Anonymous Donor;  Mani Bhaumik; Jhong Family Foundation

 

KEYNOTE & PLENARY PROGRAM

Keynote Sessions  
PSYCHEDELICS – Robin Carhart-Harris, UCSF 
REALITY+  - David Chalmers, NYU     
ASTROBIOLOGY AND ASTROCONSCIOUSNESS - Avi Loeb, Harvard U
 

Plenary Sessions  - (3 sessions per day, Tuesday, April 19 through Friday, April 23) 
Live sessions will be held in the Kiva Ballroom, and all sessions will be live streamed for remote registrants

 
ASTROBIOLOGY AND ASTROCONSCIOUSNESS 
Dante Lauretta, U Arizona  
Paul Davies, Arizona State U
Sir Roger Penrose, U Oxford 

BRAIN CONNECTIVITY  
Jean-Rémi King, CNRS  
Zirui Huang, U Michigan  
Anirban BandyopadhyayNIMS  

SLEEP, WAKEFULNESS & ANESTHESIA  
Giancarlo Vanini, U Michigan
Matthew Larkum, Humboldt U
Alex Proekt, U Pennsylvania  

PSYCHEDELIC MECHANISMS 
Alex C Kwan, Yale U
Katrin Preller, U Zurich/Yale U

ORIGINS OF LIFE 
Sara Walker, Arizona State U
Steen Rasmussen, U Southern Denmark
Stuart Hameroff, U Arizona

ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS 
Emma Huels, U Michigan  
Charlotte Martial, U Liège
Elizabeth Krasnoff, CIHS 

 

Updating Plenary Sessions....


WORKSHOPS 

PROGRESS ON DUAL-ASPECT THINKING
Harald Atmanspacher, ETH Zurich; Paavo Pylkkanen, U Helsinki; Dean Rickles, U Sydney; Robert Prentner, U Munich 

QUANTUM MECHANICS AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Justin Riddle, U North Carolina; Johannes Kleiner, Ludwig Maximilian U Munich,
Kevin J. McQueen, Chapman U

CONSCIOUSNESS AND NON-LOCALITY 
Dean Radin, IONS; Stephan A. Schwartz, Saybrook U
 
TESTING ORCH OR: UPDATE ON TWCF PROJECT 
Jack Tuszynski, U Alberta; Aarat Kalra, Princeton U; Greg Scholes, Princeton U; Aristide Dogariu, U. Central Florida; Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern U;
Bruce MacIver, Stanford U
    
BRAIN MODULATION WITH TRANSCRANIAL ULTRASOUND 
Jay Sanguinetti, U Arizona; Sasha Bystritsky, UCLA  
 
PLANTS AND CONSCIOUSNESS  
Bruce MacIver, Stanford U; Rajnish Khanna,  I-Cultiver 

PEAK EXPERIENCE AND ADVERSE MENTAL EVENTS  
Jay Sanguinetti, EPRC group, U Arizona 
 
TIME AND RETROCAUSALITY
Daniel Sheehan, U San Diego

EMBEDDED INTELLIGENCE
Bill Mensch, Western Design Center, TBA

 

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CONCURRENT SESSIONS
(late afternoons: Tuesday April 19, Wednesday April 20 and Friday April 23)
5 speakers (20 minute talks) in each parallel (concurrent) thematic session, the number of sessions each day to be determined. 12 sessions

POSTERS/EXHIBITS 
Scheduled live laptop projections, boards and technology demos at the Hotel and online presentations.

FILMS/ENTERTAINMENT/SOCIAL/HEALTH   
Proposals emailed to: center@email.arizona.edu
 


EVENTBRITE Registration Payment System
Registration In-person attendance
Student    $400      Standard  $550      Thurs. Dinner  $65
Registration includes all workshops, Tuesday opening reception, 2 evening exhibit receptions, free 1-hour daily tennis court time, free daily courtesy shuttle to Sabino Canyon and Ventana Village shopping center.

Registration – Livestream/virtual
Student $250    Standard $300

Exhibitor Space from $1,500     Virtual Space $1,000

Sponsors from $500


CONFERENCE VENUE
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson Arizona
Early Room Rate ($140) resort fee waived through March 18, 2020
Loews Ventana Canyon Group Room Rate Link   -   now open  
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort -  take a virtual tour   
Loews Safety Protocols - https://www.loewshotels.com/protocols


CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS - DUE DECEMBER 30, 2021 

The Science of Consciousness 2022 - Abstract Submission Link    (Qualtrics)  


for abstract categories - Additional themes welcomed in the 6 major categories:

Philosophy, Neuroscience, Cog Sci-Psychology, Physical & Biological Sciences, Experiential Approaches, Culture & Humanities

DEADLINES
Abstract Submission deadline  -   December 30, 2021
Early Hotel Rate deadline  - March 18, 2022

 

DRAFT PROGRAM
Monday 4/18                Arrivals, Workshops
Tuesday 4/19                Workshops, Exhibits, Art-Tech-Health
                                       Conference Opening, Keynote-Plenary, Welcome Reception
Wednesday 4/20          Plenary, Concurrent, Exhibits, Art-Tech-Health
Thursday 4/21              Plenary, Concurrent, Exhibits, Conference Dinner
Friday 4/22                   Plenary, Concurrent, Exhibits, Art-Tech-Health, Poetry Slam
Saturday 4/23               Plenary
 

CONFERENCE LINKS  

EVENTBRITE -  Registration Payment System

LOWES Ventana Canyon Resort -  Group Room Rate Link   

LOEWS Resort Virtual Tour      Hotel Protocols

 

PROGRAM FILES  - updating

  • FINAL PROGRAM  

  • Speaker BioS 

  • ABSTRACTS 

 

 

Media Sponsors TSC 2022:

 

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Notices: 

New request for proposals for scientific research to further our understanding of consciousness. This is the next phase of the Accelerating Research on Consciousness (ARC) initiative at Templeton World Charity Foundation - announced November 22.