Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 - First Announcement - for release July 1, 2013
Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014
April 21-26, 2014, Tucson, Arizona
The 20th Anniversary Conference
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.
This conference marks the 20th 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.
David Chalmers, Australian National University, New York University
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona
Abi Behar-Montefiore, Center for Consciousness Studies Assistant Director
The Center for Consciousness Studies
The University of Arizona
Marriott University Park
880 East 2nd Street /Tucson, AZ
Marriott University Park- TSC Conference
Group code (lowercase only): tsctsca
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Link to book Toward a Science of Consciousness at Tucson Marriott University Park for $109 per night
For the first time, the conference will be held at the Marriott – University Park Hotel, steps from the Main Gate of the beautiful campus of the University of Arizona and from shops, restaurants and bars on University Blvd. A special conference hotel rate of $109 has been arranged and this rate is extended for 2-3 days pre/post conference start/finish dates.
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Abstract Submission – TSC 2014
Abstracts will be considered for oral and poster presentations and for art/tech demo sessions.
Online submissions will open by August 15.
Registration – TSC 2014
Registration for attendance uses the same online system as abstract submission, but you do not have to submit an abstract.
Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals – TSC 2014
Proposals for pre-conference workshops are invited in all areas related to understanding conscious experience. Workshops provide in depth, detailed treatments of various methodologies, perspectives, reviews and approaches. Workshops may be solo presentations, or include two or more presenters. Please submit a 500 word (or less) abstract/summary and presenter information by email directly to email@example.com
The 2014 pre-conference workshops will be held in three 4-hour sessions
1) Monday April 21, 9 am to 1 pm
2) Monday April 21, 2 pm to 6 pm
3) Tuesday April 22, 9 am to 1 pm
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.
Registration/ Abstract Submission Schedule and Important Deadlines
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July 15 Call for Pre-conference workshop proposals
Aug 15 Abstracts / Early Registration Open
Aug 1 Marriott Special Conference Rate – Online booking rate based on availability through Mar 21, 2014.
Sept 15 Deadline for Workshop Proposals
Sept 30 Notifications – Workshops
Dec 10 Final Abstracts Due
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Jan 5 Notifications - abstracts
Jan 15 Early Conference Registration Deadline
Mar 21 Marriott Special Conference Rate Deadline
April 21-22 Pre-Conference Workshops
April 22-26 Main Conference
Conference Manager Abi Behar-Montefiore, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCS website www.consciousness.arizona.edu
Online Abstract Submission after August 15
Online Registration after August 1
Conference Hotel Link to book TSC Conference Rate at Tucson Marriott University Park
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