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 are planning a  'hybrid' conference with both live in-person, and remote online presentation and audience. The live sessions and remote headquarters will be Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.  TSC conferences have been held in Tucson since 1994, and recognized around the world.  TSC International held its first conference in 1995.



 

CONFERENCE LINKS  

EVENTBRITE -  Registration 

LOEWS - Group Room Rate Link  

LOEWS Resort Virtual Tour      

Hotel Protocols

KEYNOTE - PLENARY 

(3 sessions per day, Tuesday, April 19 through Friday, April 22).  Live sessions will be held in the Kiva Ballroom, and all sessions will be live-streamed for remote registrants.  KEYNOTE - PLENARY Bios, Photos, Abstracts  

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022

Plenary 1
8:30 am - 10:40 am 
SLEEP, WAKEFULNESS & ANESTHESIA 
Giancarlo Vanini, University of Michigan
Matthew Larkum, Humboldt University
Alex Proekt, University of Pennsylvania

 

Keynote 1 - Plenary 2
11:10 am - 12:30 pm 
BRAIN & CONSCIOUSNESS            
Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science

 

Plenary 3
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm
BRAIN CONNECTIVITY
Jean-Rémi King, CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Zirui Huang, University of Michigan
Anirban Bandyopadhyay, National Institute for Materials Science, NIMS, 
   Tsukuba, Japan
 

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022

Plenary 4
8:30 am - 10:40 am 
ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Emma Huels, University of Michigan
Charlotte Martial, University of Liège
Elizabeth Krasnoff, California Institute for Human Science

 

Keynote 2 - Plenary 5
11:10 am - 12:30 pm 
PSYCHEDELICS                                                                       
Robin Carhart-Harris, University of California, San Francisco

 

Plenary 6
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm
PSYCHEDELIC MECHANISMS
George Mashour, University of Michigan
Alex C Kwan, Yale University
Katrin Preller, Univ. of  Zurich | Yale University

 

THURSDAY, April 21, 2022

Plenary 7
8:30 am - 10:40 am
ORIGINS OF LIFE
Dante Lauretta, University of Arizona
Sara Walker, Arizona State University
Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark

 

Keynote 3 - Plenary 8
11:10 am - 12:30 pm 
ASTROBIOLOGY & ASTROCONSCIOUSNESS
Avi Loeb, Harvard University

 

Plenary 9
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm
TIME & CONSCIOUSNESS
Daniel Sheehan, University of San Diego
Paul Davies, Arizona State University
Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University

 

FRIDAY - April 22, 2022

Plenary 10
8:30 am - 10:40 am 
THEORIES OF CONSCIOUSNESS 
Biyu J. He, New York University, Langone

Yuri B. Saalmann, University of Wisconsin                    
Lucia Melloni, Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt

 

Keynote 4 - Plenary 11
11:10 am - 12:30 pm 
REALITY+
David Chalmers, New York University

 

Plenary 12
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm  
QUANTUM NEUROSCIENCE
Hartmut Neven, Google Quantum AI
Additional Panel

WORKSHOPS/PANELS 

descriptions, speaker bios 

(Kiva, Grand Ballroom A/B, Catalina JK, Coronado, Sabino, Rincon, Santa Rita) 
Session 1 - MONDAY MORNING 
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
 
1.  PROGRESS ON DUAL-ASPECT THINKING
Harald Atmanspacher, The Collegium Helveticum, ETH, Zurich   
Paavo Pylkkanen, University of Helsinki | University of Skövde
Dean Rickles, University of Sydney
Robert Prentner, University of Munich
 
2.  TESTING ORCH OR: UPDATE ON TWCF PROJECT 
Bruce MacIver, Stanford University
Jack Tuszynski, University of Alberta/Politecnico di Torino 
Aarat Kalra, Princeton University 
Greg Scholes, Princeton University 
Aristide Dogariu, University of  Central Florida
Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern University 
 
3.  Consciousness and Ultrasonic Neuromodulation
Jay Sanguinetti,  University of Arizona
Alexander Bystritsky, UCLA
Martin Monti,  UCLA
Seung-Schik Yoo, Harvard University 
 
4.  QUANTUM MECHANICS AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Justin Riddle, University of North Carolina 
Johannes Kleiner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Kelvin J. McQueen, Chapman University 
 

Session 2 -MONDAY AFTERNOON 

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

5.  EMBEDDED INTELLIGENCE  
Bill Mensch, Western Design Center
Dante Lauretta, University of Arizona
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona
Ted Humphrey, Arizona State University 
Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University 
 
6.  PLANTS AND CONSCIOUSNESS  
M. Bruce MacIver, Stanford University 
Deepak Chopra, Chopra Global 
Rainish Khanna, Ph.D., I-Cultiver
 
7.  CONSCIOUSNESS AND NON-LOCALITY 
Stephan A. Schwartz, Saybrook University 
Julia Mossbridge, University of  San Diego, IONS, TILT
Dean Radin, Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) 
 
8.  THE SCIENCE OF CONTEMPLATIVE EXPERIENCE 
Matthew Sacchet, Harvard University
Daniel Ingram, Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium, EPRC
Julieta Galante, Cambridge University 
Jay Sanguinetti, University of Arizona

 

Session 3 - MONDAY EVENING,  April 18, 2022

7:00 - 10:00 pm  

9.  NEUROSPIRITUALITY                               
Michael Ferguson, Harvard Medical School 
Janae Nelson, Brigham Young University 
David Yaden, Johns Hopkins University 
Rick Strassman, University of New Mexico

Tuesday Morning, April 19, 2022

8:00 - 8:45 am

Morning Talk and Meditation with Deepak Chopra


AV Guidelines

Requirements for Speakers by Section 

All Video/Remote Presentations must be accepted prior to the conference.

Please use this Google Folder to upload your presentations
by March 31st. 

 


 

 

Remote speakers must provide email addresses to the conference manager:   center@email.arizona.edu

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CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

5:00-7:00 pm

Kiva Ballroom,  Grand Ballroom A & B, Catalina Ballroom JK, 

C 1

C 2

C 3

C 4

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

5:00-7:00 pm 

C 5

C 6

C 7

C 8

Friday, April 22, 2022

5:00-7:00 pm 

C 9

C 10

C 11

C 12

(afternoons: Tues. April 19, Wed. April 20  & Fri. April 22)
5 speakers (20 minute talks) in each parallel (concurrent) thematic session, the number of sessions each day to be determined.  
12 sessions


AV Speaker Guidelines

AV Guidelines

Requirements for Speakers by Section 

All Video/Remote Presentations must be accepted prior to the conference. Please review the AV Tech Guidelines for your Session Requirements before you prepare your presentations


 
 
Remote speakers must provide email addresses to the conference manager:   center@email.arizona.edu

 

CCS-TSC Google Folder 

Please use this Google Folder to upload your presentations
by March 31st. 
All Video/Remote Presentations must be accepted prior to the conference. Please use the Google Folder link to upload your presentations by March 31st. 

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ENTERTAINMENT/ART/HEALTH-WELLNESS

TennisCentric with Mark Valladares
Tuesday - Friday     7:30 am -8:30 am 
(Loews Tennis Courts) 
 
Meditation with Raja Choudhury 
Tuesday-Friday      8:00 am - 8:30 am     
(Ventana 2nd Fl)       
 
 

Special Exhibits

Wednesday & Friday Evenings    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
April 20 and April 22, 2022 (Catalina Ballroom)

Wednesday

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm -         

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Performance Art with Karen Kohler   

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Photography - Unexplained Phenomena 


EXHIBITORS - HEALTH/TECHNOLOGY

(Grand Ballroom Lobby)


DIGITAL POSTERS-EXHIBITS

(Grand Ballroom Lobby)

Wed: Session 1

xx
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Fri:   Session 2

xx
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xx
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1.0 Philosophy
2.0 Neuroscience
3.0 Cog Sci-Psychology
4.0 Physical & Biological Sciences
5.0 Experiential Approaches 
6.0 Culture & Humanities
 

IN-PERSON Each Digital Poster presenter may sign up for a spot on Wednesday or Friday evening (7:00-9:00pm)  - 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.

Presenters should prepare a  digital poster that can be viewed in a gallery setting on a screen or wall (advance requests needed) Presentations should be limited to still images or at the very most a 1-2  minute video. One of the most important features of the Poster Session is to allow visitors and presenters to engage in discussion. If you provide your video presentation to us in advance we can upload to our YouTube Channel or include it in a looped presentation that will run throughout the conference in the exhibit area and will remain on our Channel.   
 

REMOTE and IN-PERSON  - ART TECH, POSTER PRESENTATIONS -10-15 minutes.                

All Video Presentations must be accepted prior to the conference.
Please use this Google Folder to upload your presentations. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE  

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


SPONSORS  
Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona
CO-SPONSOR
Center for Consciousness Science, UNIVERSITY OF  Michigan  
 
Alvin J. Clark Foundation 
Jhong Family Foundation
Mani Bhaumik 
Anonymous Donor
 


MEDIA SPONSORS  
Journal of Consciousness Studies/Imprint Academic 
 
Graphics & Files

 



Abstracts - under review      notifications by Jan 18

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

Keynote -  in-person - remote - livestream
Plenary  -  in-person - remote - livestream
Concurrent Sessions - In-person - remote - livestream
Workshops/Panels - In-person - remote - livestream 
Digital Posters - In-person and On-demand digital presentations
Exhibitors - In-person and On-demand digital presentations 
Art-Tech-Exhibits - In-person and On-demand presentations
Wellness - In-person and On-demand presentations

Registration Fees - options 

In-Person     

Standard  $550 

Student $400

Remote   

Standard $300                          

Student $250   

*companion links available for each option. Please provide names & emails.
Registration includes all workshops, Tuesday opening reception, evening exhibit receptions, free 1 hour daily tennis court time, free daily courtesy shuttle to Sabino Canyon and Ventana Village shopping center. 
Registration refunds up to 30 days before the event starts via Eventbrite. Refunds made to the original payment method via Eventbrite. No refunds after March 18, 2022 - contact: center@email.arizona.edu

Exhibit Space - 8 x 10 feet

Exhibitor Space from $1,500*     
Virtual Booth Space  $1,000*
limited number of individual breakout rooms for exhibits

HOTEL

$140 + tax - early rate before 3/18
rate available for dates of stay from:  Apr 16-24, 2022
The Waived Resort Fee is reflected on your final Hotel receipt

Quick Links
LOEWS Ventana Canyon Resort        April 18-22, 2022
Hybrid format, In-Person & Remote. Live-Streamed
Concurrents
Posters  
Exhibitors
Art-Tech-Health Exhibits

Speaker Presentations:

Upload presentations:
Google Folder by March 31st
 
Standard (IN-PERSON) $550.00
Student (IN-PERSON) $400.00
Thurs. Dinner 4/21 $65.00
Standard (REMOTE) $300.00*
Student (REMOTE) $250.00*
Exhibitor On Site $1,500.00
Exhibitor Virtual $1,000.00
**Invitation offer: Provide a friend, colleague or companion's name/email and we will send them a link to  join remotely.

Deadlines:

FEBRUARY 18, 2022 - Registration  for Presenters 

MARCH 18, 2022 - LOEWS Resort early group rate  $140 

MARCH 31, 2022 - Speaker Videos Uploaded

 
Questions:  center@email.arizona.edu 

Announcement January 24, 2022 - Program Outline

 
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. 



MONDAY, April 18, 2022 - WORKSHOPS (SEE BELOW)

TUESDAY, April 19 – Friday, April 22 - PLENARY AND KEYNOTE SESSIONS  
(3 sessions per day, Tuesday, April 19 through Friday, April 22).  Live sessions will be held in the Kiva Ballroom at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, and all sessions will be live-streamed for remote registrants.  
 

KEYNOTE - PLENARY Sessions, Bios, Photos, Abstracts 

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022

Plenary 1
8:30 am - 10:40 am  
SLEEP, WAKEFULNESS & ANESTHESIA  
Giancarlo Vanini, University of Michigan
Matthew Larkum, Humboldt University
Alex Proekt, University of Pennsylvania
 
KEYNOTE 1 - Plenary 2
11:10 am - 12:30 pm  
BRAIN & CONSCIOUSNESS             
Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science 
 
Plenary 3
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm 
BRAIN CONNECTIVITY
Jean-Rémi King, CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Zirui Huang, University of Michigan
Anirban Bandyopadhyay, National Institute for Materials Science, NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan
 

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022

Plenary 4
8:30 am - 10:40 am  
ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Emma Huels, University of Michigan
Charlotte Martial, University of Liège
Elizabeth Krasnoff, California Institute for Human Science

 

KEYNOTE 2 - Plenary 5
11:10 am - 12:30 pm  
PSYCHEDELICS                                                                       
Robin Carhart-Harris, University of California, San Francisco

 

Plenary 6
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm 
PSYCHEDELIC MECHANISMS 
George Mashour, University of Michigan
Alex C Kwan, Yale University
Katrin Preller, Univ. of  Zurich | Yale University

 

THURSDAY, April 21, 2022

Plenary 7
8:30 am - 10:40 am 
ORIGINS OF LIFE 
Dante Lauretta, University of Arizona
Sara Walker, Arizona State University
Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark

 

KEYNOTE 3 - Plenary 8
11:10 am - 12:30 pm  
ASTROBIOLOGY & ASTROCONSCIOUSNESS
Avi Loeb, Harvard University 

 

Plenary 9

2:00 pm - 4:10 pm
TIME & CONSCIOUSNESS
Daniel Sheehan, University of San Diego 
Paul Davies, Arizona State University
Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University

 

FRIDAY - April 22, 2022

Plenary 10
8:30 am - 10:40 am  
THEORIES OF CONSCIOUSNESS 
Biyu J. He, New York University, Langone 

Yuri B. Saalmann, University of Wisconsin                     
Lucia Melloni, Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt

 

KEYNOTE 4 - Plenary 11
11:10 am - 12:30 pm  
REALITY+
David Chalmers, New York University

 

Plenary 12
2:00 pm - 4:10 pm   
QUANTUM NEUROSCIENCE
Hartmut Neven, Google Quantum AI
Panelists from ‘Is the brain (in part) a quantum computer? January 31-February 1, Google Quantum AI Campus, Santa Barbara

 

MONDAY, April 18, 2022
(Kiva, Grand Ballroom A/B/C)
WORKSHOPS Session 1 - MONDAY MORNING 
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
 
1. PROGRESS ON DUAL-ASPECT THINKING
Harald Atmanspacher, The Collegium Helveticum, ETH, Zurich   
Paavo Pylkkanen, University of Helsinki | University of Skövde
Dean Rickles, University of Sydney
Robert Prentner, University of Munich
 
2. TESTING ORCH OR: UPDATE ON ‘TWCF’PROJECT 
Bruce MacIver, Stanford University
Jack Tuszynski, University of Alberta/Politecnico di Torino 
Aarat Kalra, Princeton University 
Greg Scholes, Princeton University 
Aristide Dogariu, University of  Central Florida
Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern University 
 
3. BRAIN MODULATION WITH TRANSCRANIAL ULTRASOUND
Jay Sanguinetti, University of  Arizona
Sasha Bystritsky, The University of California, Los Angeles 
Seung-Shick Yoo, Harvard University
Martin Monti, The University of California, Los Angeles
 
4. QUANTUM MECHANICS AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Justin Riddle, University of North Carolina 
Johannes Kleiner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Kelvin J. McQueen, Chapman University 
 
WORKSHOPS Session 2 -MONDAY AFTERNOON 
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
(Kiva, Grand Ballroom A/B/C)
 
5. EMBEDDED INTELLIGENCE  
Bill Mensch, Western Design Center
Dante Lauretta, University of Arizona
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona
Ted Humphrey, Arizona State University 
Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University 
 
6. PLANTS AND CONSCIOUSNESS  
M. Bruce MacIver, Stanford University 
Deepak Chopra, Chopra Global 
Rainish Khanna, Ph.D., I-Cultiver
 
7. CONSCIOUSNESS AND NON-LOCALITY 
Stephan A. Schwartz, Saybrook University 
Julia Mossbridge, University of  San Diego, IONS, TILT
Dean Radin, Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) 
 
8. THE SCIENCE OF CONTEMPLATIVE EXPERIENCE 
Matthew Sacchet, Harvard University
Daniel Ingram, Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium, EPRC
Julieta Galante, Cambridge University 
Jay Sanguinetti, University of Arizona
 
WORKSHOPS - Session 3 - MONDAY EVENING 
7:00 - 10:00 pm
location:  
 
9. NEUROSPIRITUALITY                               
Michael Ferguson, Harvard University
Jenae Nelson, Brigham Young University
David Yaden, Johns Hopkins University
Rick Strassman, University of New Mexico
 
To be announced TSC 2022
Workshop locations
Concurrents (sessions, speakers, rooms) 
Digital | Posters (sessions, speakers, locations)
Art-Tech-Health Exhibits (sessions, presenters, locations) 
Exhibitors (locations) 
 

2022 TSC Links:

Eventbrite - Registration  In-person and Remote
Presenters (bios, photos, abstracts/session descriptions)
 

TSC conferences -Since 1994

Questions:  center@email.arizona.edu


Save the Date  
The Science of Consciousness 2023 
Taormina, Sicily, Italy 
May 22-28, 2023
 
organized by 
Riccardo Manzotti, IULM Milan
Pietro Perconti, U Messina
Antonio Chella, U Palermo
 
co-sponsored by
The Center for Consciousness Studies, The University of Arizona
(More Details To Follow)

November, 2021 - Early Announcement

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.

 

Notice:

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.