20th Anniversary The Tucson Conference

April 21-26   2014     

It was 20 years ago today........


Artwork: Dave Cantrell                                               POSTER


CONFERENCE  SCHEDULE  -    April 21-26, 2014

*****Full Program  pdf

Plenary / Keynote Speakers   12 Sessions     

Plenary Speakers Bios and Photos

*****Plenary Abstracts


Concurrents & Concurrent Chairs

         24 Sessions  (TUES, WED, FRI)

*****Concurrent Abstracts

Posters           2  TSC Poster Sessions (WED,FRI)

*****Poster Abstracts

Art-Tech Health Demos        2 Sessions (WED,FRI)

*****Art-Tech Health Abstracts


18 Workshops  (Mon, Tues, Wed) 

East-West Forum   -  (Mon)

East-West Forum Abstracts & Posters



MONDAY  April 21, 2014

9:00a-1,     Morning Session - Pre-Conf Workshops


TUESDAY  April 22, 2014

The Hard Problem: Twenty Years On

10:00p-11:30p:   Films / Discussions    



WEDNESDAY  April 23, 2014

P L  E  N  A  R  Y    2

 8:30 am to 10:40 am  

Attention and Consciousness

  •   Michael Graziano, Alison Gopnik, Ned Block

‘Consciousness in the Universe’-keynote 

  •  Sir Roger Penrose

P L  E N  A  R  Y     4

2:00 pm to 4:10 pm 

Subjectivity and Objectivity

4:10-5:00p: break

6:30p-11:00p: Workshop-Night Walking


THURSDAY  April 24, 2014

P  L  E  N  A  R  Y     5
8:30 am to 10:40 am

Brain Networks and Consciousness

P  L  E  N  A   R  Y    6

Time and Consciousness

free afternoon

2:30 to 5:00pm / optional UMC - Duval auditorium

Brain Mapping Symposium


FRIDAY  April 25, 2014 

P  L E N A  R  Y  7

Vision and Neural Correlates of Consciousness

P  L  E N A  R Y   8

Integrated Information Theory

P  L  E  N  A   R  Y    9

Quantum Approaches: Twenty Years On

7:00p-10:00p:   Posters 2  &   Art-Tech Demos


SATURDAY   April 26, 2014

P  L  E  N  A  R  Y    1 0

Death and Consciousness

P  L  E   N   A   R  Y    1 1

Mind Uploading

P  L  E   N   A   R  Y    1 2

Panel: The next 20 years


End of Consciousness Party

8:00 pm til xx   

V e n u e:

Marriott Univ Park Hotel

880 East Second Street

Tucson, AZ 85719 USA 

Hotel Tel.  1-520-792-4100

A d d i t i o n a l   H o t e l s

with conference rates

The Arizona  Riverpark Inn Hotel

Aloft Tucson University Hotel - (main site)


Registration includes:

All Plenary, Concurrent, Poster Sessions,

Evening Poster and Art-Tech Health Demos

at the Arizona Historical Museum, Opening

Reception, Films, Poetry Slam, End of C Party,

Student:  $450   -  Standard $550



Location:  Arizona Historical Society Museum


TSC Poster Sessions P 1 and P 2

Art-Tech Demos Sessions

Wednesday and Friday Evenings:

April 23 and April 25   -  7:00 - 10:00 pm 


FILMS and filmmakers

Location: Marriott Ballroom

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

April 22 and April 23

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm 


Thursday - Free Afternoon

April 24, 2014

Pincushion Cactus Blooms

Optional Side Trips 

1.  Sabino Canyon and Mt Lemmon

2.  Desert Jeep

Trip Buses depart Marriott at 1:15pm


Thursday Optional Evening Dinner

April 24, 2014

Skyline Country Club   

Dinner Buses depart Marriott: 6:00pm

Dinner:  6:30 pm -11:00 pm  

Friday night

April 25, 2014

Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues-Marriott Ballroom




with  Michael P.         POETRY SLAM WINNERS

Saturday night  

April 26, 2014

8:30p-xxxam  End of Consciousness Party






within walking distance


U A   C A M P U S   

University Main Gate


Merchants-just behind the Marriott

RESTAURANTS on University Blvd

Things to do on / near Campus

More Campus Photos / Slide Tour


UA Visitor Guide     

Map on pages 28 and 29

Countdown to April 2014

It won't be long now.....


A d d i t i o n a l   H o t e l s

with conference rates

The Arizona  Riverpark Inn Hotel

Aloft Tucson University Hotel - (main site)


Marriott University Park  Hotel - Tucson

April 21-26   2014   

*the Marriott University Park Hotel

is fully booked -no wait list accepted

Try additional hotels listed below...

A i r p o r t    S h u t t l e


Additional Taxi Services

Discount    520-388-9000

Yellow        520-300-0000

Jeanni's      520-889-8294

VIP Taxi -   520-300-3000


Town Car Service (also service to Phoenix)

Integrity      520-733-1849

Tucson Report Transportation  520-425-1935


 illustration by D. Cantrell



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TSC-2012 - April Conference News/Interviews

Arizona Public Media/ Arizona Illustrated, Producer,

Luis Carrión Filmmaker Nick Day presents conversations

with a few Plenary UA News -outlines conference, debate

filmmaker Matt Faw talks w N.Theise, R. Carthart-Haris, J. Shear  

Newswise / Consciousness Conference Covers All Angles  

Science & The City Synesthesia with author M. Seaberg,

NYAS Tasting the Universe-Science & Impact of Expanded

Sensory Wiring

Outline of 2012 Program-initial

AZ Public Media-Desert Health Dining with Deepak

12 min. teaser War of the World Views Debate



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