TSC Consciousness

Dates: September 14-18, 2020

Time: 7 am to midnight MST
ONLINE / Livestream + On-Demand

Abstract & Video Submissions

Guidelines for Speakers


LINK:   Google Drive - Instructions for Sharing Video Files 



(max 500 words) are submitted via our Abstract Submission System:
review classifications:  TAXONOMY TSC-2020
  • All abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author. Submissions are limited to ONE abstract per first author, though you may be co-author on other abstracts.
  • Registration payment by a single author will get the abstract published into the program book. If co-authors wish to attend the conference they must establish and pay for their own registration, etc.
  • Please note you are responsible for your own SPELL CHECK.
  • TextPad or WordPad are the best programs to convert everything to English characters and a text format which is well accepted by the web and abstract submission system.
  • Note: word and .rtf formats are not good for this purpose.
  • Please drop your abstract into TextPad or WordPad and then cut and paste it into the online submission system.


New abstracts:                         July 25

Decisions:                                August 1

Registration for presenters:  August 4

Video Files:                             August 15 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: - approval required

TIME allotted per session video:

Plenary          25  minutes         Psychedelics Symposium    15 minutes each

Concurrents  20 minutes          Art-Tech     20 minutes          Posters        20 minutes

Wellness        20 minutes          Demos       20 minutes           Exhibitors    5-10 minutes

Workshops     2 hours total      PSAs            1-2 minutes         Poetry Slam/Zoombie Blues    1-3 minutes


Ads/Sponsor Logos: 

WIDESCREEN/16X9     .PNG at 300 dpi

Block Ad:     1920 x 1080 at 72 dpi


VIDEO FILES - Technical Specs:

Any Digital Video Format Will Work. 

MOV, MP4, M4V are preferred.  

10800P OR 720P

If sending a PowerPoint it needs to be exported as a Video.


Note to Presenters: 

  • Please introduce yourself at the outset of your presentation

  • Please include separate files:  brief paragraph bio (word/pdf) and small .png photo -  300 dpi

  • You may want to include your contact information at the end of the presentation


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 12 minutes for contributed and 25 minutes for invited (unless otherwise noted).If your presentation exceeds these time limits, it may be edited after receipt.
  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.


Alternate Platforms:

A free app video platform:  Panopto is user friendly and offers free trials.


LINK:  Google Drive Box Instructions for Sharing Video Files  


Online Conference Link for Registrants to Join the Event: 

will be sent after August 20 via Email 

LINKS to ACCEPTED 2020 Text ABSTRACTS  -updating


These abstracts currently listed were submitted for April; additional abstracts will be received, and decisions will be made as early as possible.   New Abstracts - Once accepted will be added to the Abstract Page; Pre-recorded video files will be made available on our site. Please prepare your video files and follow the technical and time requirements below as indicated.

Plenary Sessions  -  Abstracts  

List of Plenary Speakers by Name, Session  

PL1 - PL14  Tuesday September 15 - Friday September 18, 2020

Concurrent Sessions  -   Abstracts 

C1-C8         C9-C16         C17- C24 

Poster Sessions  -   Abstracts 

Poster Session 1&2 

Art-Tech-Health - Abstracts  



The Science of Consciousness


TUCSON - Since 1994

1994 Tucson 1    Apr 12-17

1996 Tucson 2    Apr   8-13  

1998 Tucson 3    Apr 27- May 2

2000 Tucson 4    Apr 10-15 

2002 Tucson 5    Apr  8-12   

2004 Tucson 6    Apr  7-11   

2006 Tucson 7    Apr  4-8     

2008 Tucson 8    Apr  8-12   

2010 Tucson 9    Apr 12-17 

2012 Tucson 10  Apr   9-14  

2014 Tucson 11  Apr  21-26 20th Anniversary

2016 Tucson 12  Apr  25-30 

2018 Tucson 13  Apr 2-7  

2020 Tucson 14  Apr 13-18  -postponed

2020 Tucson 15 Sept 14-18 - Online Reboot - upcoming

2022 Tucson 16 Apr 18-23, 2022



TSC - Science of Consciousness

Co-Sponsored Conferences

The alternate year international co-sponsored TSC conferences held overseas in cooperation with partner organizations and institutions.

1995-2017- Past Cities have included:

1995  Ischia, Italy 

1997  Elsinore, Denmark

1999  Tokyo, Japan

2001  Skovde, Sweden

2003  Prague, Czech Republic

2005  Copenhagen, Denmark

2007  Budapest, Hungary

2009  Hong Kong, China

2011  Stockholm, Sweden

2013  Agra, India

2015  Helsinki, Finland

2017  San Diego, USA

2019  Interlaken, Switzerland

2021  Taormina, Italy
(May 31-June 6) postponed

2021   TBA