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.   

Program Co-Chairs
David Chalmers, Australian National University, New York University
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona

Conference Manager

Abi Behar-Montefiore, Center for Consciousness Studies Assistant Director

Sponsored by
The Center for Consciousness Studies  
The University of Arizona

Conference Hotel

Marriott University Park

880 East 2nd Street /Tucson, AZ

Marriott University Park- TSC Conference

Group code   (lowercase only):    tsctsca

(use the area inside the gray shaded vertical bar on the left side of the page)

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. 

Additional area hotels

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

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 Links

Conference Manager         Abi Behar-Montefiore, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona mail to:

CCS website                    

Online Abstract Submission   after August 15

Online Registration                   after August 1

Registration Fees

Conference Hotel                  Link to book TSC Conference Rate at Tucson Marriott University Park  

Additional Area Hotels       


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