Upcoming TSC 2022 Conference


Upcoming  -TSC-2022 CONFERENCE


Announcement/Call for Abstracts

The Science of Consciousness 2022                                             
April 18-23, 2022 
Hybrid Format – Remote Online and/or 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 livestreaming, 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; Alvin J. Clark Foundation; Center for Consciousness Studies, U Arizona; Mani Bhaumik; Ronald Gruber; Jhong Family Foundation

PLENARY AND KEYNOTE PROGRAM
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

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

Additional Plenary Sessions to be Added

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
(evenings 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 EVENTS Proposals emailed to: center@email.arizona.edu

MEDITATION 


 

REGISTRATION

EVENTBRITE -  Registration Payment System

Registration – In-Person Attendance 
Student    $400      Standard  $550      Thurs Dinner $65

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 – Livestream/Virtual
Student $250     Standard $300

Exhibitor Space - Proposals emailed to: center@email.arizona.edu

$1,500 - Onsite

$1,000 - Virtual 

Sponsors from $500


HOTEL - VENUE

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson Arizona, 7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750
Early Room Rate ($140) resort fee waived  - rate available 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


SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS: 

TSC-2022 Abstract Submission Link

Taxonomy - abstract categories 

1.0 Philosophy

2.0 Neuroscience

3.0 Cog Sci / Psychology

4.0 Physical & Biological Sciences

5.0 Experiential Approaches

6.0 Culture & Humanities

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

DRAFT PROGRAM OUTLINE
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

TSC-2022 Abstract Submission Link  

Eventbrite Registration Payment System

Loews Ventana Canyon Group Room Rate Link   

Loews Resort Virtual Tour    -   Hotel Protocols

CENTER FOR CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES -  LINKS

CCS Center for Consciousness Studies Website

Videos CCS-TSC Conferences & Programs 

Stay connected - Sign up for our E-Announcements 

Contact: Conference Manager


2021 - Science & Roger Penrose Webinar - The summer of '21


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Science & Roger Penrose - CCS WEBINAR VIDEOS  

Now available on the CCS YouTube Channel 

This Free Webinar was held: August 3-6, 2021 (4 sessions; 20 speakers) 

On the occasion of Roger Penrose's 90th Birthday and Nobel Prize

About the Webinar    /   Speaker Bios & Abstracts 

Program Schedule     /   Intro Reel   /  Session Videos

Session 1 - OVERVIEW - BLACK HOLES - R. Penrose, S. Hameroff, R. Genzel, R. Blandford

Session 2 - QUANTUM MEASUREMENT – OBJECTIVE REDUCTION OR – R. Blandford, I. Fuentes-Guridi, H. Ulbricht, D. Bouwmeester, P. Stamp

Session 3 - CONSCIOUSNESS – ORCH OR & PANEL ON QUANTUM BIOLOGY OF MICROTUBULES - S. Hameroff, G. Scholes, A. Muotri,  J. Riddle (Session Chair) A. Kalra, T. Craddock, A. Dogariu, MB MacIver, A.Bandyopadhyay, J.Tuszyński (Panel Chair)

Session 4 - CCC-A PRE-BIG BANG UNIVERSE: CONFORMAL CYCLIC COSMOLOGY R. Penrose, P. Tod, B. Keating, K. Meissner, V. Gurzadyan


TSC - The Science of Consciousness

CCS-TSC Programs/Conferences 

Video Archives  

CCS Channel: YouTube 

CCS Channel: iTunes   


2020 - TSC - The Science of Consciousness -  Intro Reel  

2019 - TSC Interlaken 

2018 - TSC Opening Promo  

2016 - TSC Intro Reel 


V i N T a G e  Highlights

2014 - TSC Tucson 20th Anniversary    "It was 20 Years Ago Today ..." A short film 2014 - early clips and slides.mov

2005 - What the Bleep!? Do We Know !? Film - S. Hameroff, Featured Scientist 

1996 - TSC Tucson Toward a Science of Consciousness YouTube


PHOTOS

Tucson TSC 2018    

San Diego TSC 2017

20th Anniversary TSC 2014 courtesy of consc.net


Support CCS & TSC

The Center for CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES  University of Arizona Foundation 

LINK to donate via UArizona   ID: 20-10-0103

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In addition to organizing the biennial conferences, the Center has engaged in activities such as:

  • Supporting original research in Consciousness Studies
  • Establishing a lecture series in Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona
  • Developing interdisciplinary graduate courses in Consciousness Studies
  • Holding Summer Institutes in Consciousness Studies
  • Holding small focused workshops and conferences on specific topics
  • Sponsorship of consciousness panels at professional meetings
  • Fostering of interdisciplinary communications inside and outside the University of Arizona
  • Developing a Center website with online courses, conferences and more
  • Holding bimonthly Consciousness Discussion Forums on campus
  • Sponsor/partner with numerous institutes and centers

The Center for Consciousness Studies

The study of human consciousness is one of science's last great frontiers.

The 1994, the first TSC Consciousness conference  "Toward a Science of Consciousness" -  known  as  TSC - "The Science of Consciousness" was held in Tucson, Arizona at the University of Arizona Medical Center. TSC-1994 is widely regarded as a landmark event, and the subsequent series of biennial conferences in Tucson and alternate years abroad have attracted extraordinary interest. After being neglected for many years (i.e. during a period of dominance by behaviorism in psychology), interest in the science of consciousness exploded in the last decades, with much progress in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and other areas. The University of Arizona has been at the center of these developments. 

The Center for Consciousness Studies was formed in 1998 with a seed grant from the Fetzer Institute. The Center is a unique institution whose aim is to bring together the perspectives of philosophy, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, the social sciences, medicine, and the physical sciences, the arts and humanities, to move toward an integrated understanding of human consciousness. The Center is unique in its broad spectrum approach. Other groups tend focus either on cognitive neuroscience, philosophy or purely phenomenal experiential approaches, whereas the Center not only integrates these areas, but "thinks outside the box" of conventional wisdom which has thus far, at least, failed to make significant breakthroughs. CCS also supports original research on consciousness, not only to understand the origins of consciousness, but to advance therapies for mental and cognitive disorders.

The Science of Consciousness Conference - TSC  

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. The TSC conference is sponsored and produced by The Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. The Center is well known for hosting the biennial conference: 'The Science of Consciousness,’ (‘TSC’) the world's largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference addressing fundamental questions regarding consciousness, the brain, reality, and existence. Held in Tucson Arizona in even-numbered years, TSC attracts 700 to 800 neuroscientists, philosophers, psychologists, artificial intelligence (AI) proponents, physicists, meditators, altered-state researcher, mystics and interested lay people from all over the world. In odd-numbered years the conference has been held in Italy, Denmark (twice), Japan, Sweden (twice), Czech Republic, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Finland, San Diego and Switzerland.

The Science of Consciousness (TSC) is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness, culture and experiential phenomenology.