Call: The Science of Consciousness (TSC) Conference 2018

Call for Abstracts and Pre-Registration

‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference
April 2-7, 2018
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – Tucson, Arizona

General Conference Abstracts Deadline: December 15

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, altered states, machine consciousness, the nature of reality, culture and experiential phenomenology. Held annually since 1994, the conference is hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and alternates yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world.  The next ‘TSC’, The Science of Consciousness, will be April 2-7, 2018 in Tucson Arizona at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort co-hosted with the University of Michigan, Center for Consciousness Science.  See website for details:


Artificial Intelligence/Machine Consciousness
Anesthetic and Psychoactive Drugs
Consciousness, Pain and Addiction
Perceptual Integration and Disintegration
Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Where, When, and How?
Language and Consciousness Brain Mapping and the Connectome
Origin and Evolution of Life and Consciousness
Panpsychism and Idealism
Brain, Photons and Entanglement
Gene Editing and Consciousness
Are We Living in a Simulation?


Robert Alfano, Tom Bever, Jimo Borjigin, Robin Carhart-Harris, David Chalmers, Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, Travis Craddock, Bruce Damer, Roderic Eckenhoff, George Ellis, Charles Fernyhough, Steven Gullans, Stuart Hameroff, David Hanson, Lucien Hardy, Anthony Hudetz, Riny Huijbregts, Stuart Kauffman, Hakwan Lau, Bruce Maciver, George Mashour, Hedda Hassel Morch, Andrea Moro, Julia Mossbridge, Uta Noppenay, Robert Pearce, Massimo Piattelle Palmarini, Steen Rasmussen, Anil Seth, Ladan Shams, Christoph Simon, John David Smith, Sophia the Robot, Galen Strawson, Todd Vanderah, Sara Walker, Paul Werbos


Workshops: Monday, April 2 and Tuesday April 3
Opening Session: Tuesday April 3, 2018:  1:45 pm
Plenary Sessions: Tuesday through Saturday:   April 3-7
Concurrent Sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: April 3, 4, 6 (5:00-7:25 pm)
Posters Sessions: Wednesday and Friday: April 4 and April 6
Art-Tech Exhibits: Wednesday and Friday: April 4 and April 6
Welcome Reception: Tuesday:  April 3 (7:00 pm)
Optional Dinner/Show: Thursday: April 5 (6:00 – 10:00 pm)
Exhibit Receptions: Wednesday and Friday:  April 4 and April 6
Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues: Friday: April 6 (10:00 pm – 12:00am)
Saturday Party: Saturday: April 7 (8:00 – xxx) End of Consciousness Party


The Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson
The Center for Consciousness Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Chair: Stuart Hameroff

Co-Chairs: Tom Bever, George Mashour, John JB Allen, Harald Atmanspacher, Abi Behar-Montefiore, Betsy Bigbee, Alvin Clark, Eve Isham, Mary Peterson, James Tagg, Erik Viirre, Nancy Woolf, Jay Sanguinetti, Paavo Pylkkanen


Registration and Abstract Submission
Now Accepting Pre-Registration and Abstracts
The Online Payment Section will be open after November 1

Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel Link –  Hotel Link Now OPEN
Special rate for conference registrants only.
Early rate $109 / night, based on availability, before February 17


December 15 – General Conference Abstracts Deadline
November 1 – December 15 – General Conference & Workshop Abstract Notifications
December 1 – Early Registration Deadline
February 15 – Final Program and Abstract Revisions


Standard: $550
Students: $450
Seniors/Alumni/Spouse: $450
Workshops: $50-$75 (will post by November 15)
Thurs. Dinner: $75 optional

Registration includes:
Tuesday Welcome Reception
Wednesday and Friday Posters/Exhibits Evening Receptions
Saturday Closing party dinner, music


Links to Recent TSC Plenary Sessions and Interviews


2017 TSC Abstracts, Program Book
2016 TSC Abstracts, Program Book


Abi Behar Montefiore
tel: 520-621-9317


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