Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014

July 3, 2013

This conference marks the 20 th anniversary of the first Tucson “Toward a Science of Consciousness” conference. Speakers will reflect on progress over the last 20 years and on challenges for the next 20 years, as well as presenting research from the leading edge of the science of consciousness.

Toward a Science of Consciousness is an interdisciplinary conference known for rigorous and leading edge approaches to all aspects of the study of conscious experience. These aspects include neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, molecular biology, medicine, quantum physics, and cosmology as well as art, technology, and experiential and contemplative approaches. The conference is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary gathering probing fundamental questions related to conscious experience. An estimated 700 participants from over 60 countries are due to take part. As in previous conferences, program sessions will include plenary and keynote talks, concurrent talks, posters, art/science demos and exhibits, pre-conference workshops, side trips, and social events in the Tucson tradition.

Speakers will include: Ned Block, David Chalmers, Karl Deisseroth, Daniel Dennett, David Eagleman, Rebecca Goldstein, Stuart Hameroff, Christof Koch, Henry Markram, John Searle, Petra Stoerig, Giulio Tononi and many more.

Sponsored by
The Center for Consciousness Studies
The University of Arizona

Main Conference Schedule
Plenary sessions for the conference will run from 2pm on Tuesday April 22 through 1pm on Saturday April 26. Concurrent sessions will be held from 4:30-6:30pm on April 22, 23, and 25. Poster sessions will be held from 7-10pm on April 23 and 25. There will be a free afternoon April 24. Evening social events include a welcome reception April 22, the conference dinner April 24, the poetry slam April 25, and an “End of Consciousness” party April 26.