Toward a Science of Consciousness 20th Anniversary - 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014
The 20th Anniversary Conference April 21-26, 2014
Marriott University Park, Tucson, Arizona
Sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies
at the University of Arizona

Toward a Science of Consciousness
is a rigorous interdisciplinary conference covering neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, molecular biology, medicine, quantum physics, cosmology, art, technology, and experiential and contemplative approaches to the understanding of consciousness. This 20th anniversary conference will reflect on progress, challenges and future directions from an estimated 800 participants from over 60 countries. Program sessions will include plenary and keynote talks and panels, concurrent talks, posters, art/science demos and exhibits, pre-conference workshops, side trips, and social events in the Tucson tradition.

Plenary speakers and schedule:


Bhaumik Prize:
The first ‘Bhaumik Prize in Consciousness Studies’ will be awarded for significant research toward understanding consciousness. The award in the amount of 10,000 dollars will be presented at the conference by Dr. Mani Bhaumik.

Conference Sponsorships:
Bhaumik Foundation
The Chopra Foundation

Poster sessions
From 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm on April 23 and 25.

Side Trips
During free afternoon Thursday April 24.

Conference Dinner

Thursday April 24, 6:30 to 11:00 pm, Skyline Country Club.

Additional social events

Welcome reception
April 22, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Arizona State Museum,
University of Arizona campus

Evening hospitality gatherings TBA

Poetry Slam/Zombie Bluesfest
April 25, 10:00 pm to midnight

'End-of-Consciousness' party

April 26, 7:00 pm to...?, Gentle Ben’s Brewery

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 Website

Abstract Submission Deadlines

Final Abstracts are due no later than December 20th for Plenary Consideration
All others by December 31 (Notifications by January 15)
General Conference Registration:
Early registration by February 2)

For the first time, Toward a Science of Consciousness will be held at the Marriott University Park Hotel, steps from the Main Gate of the beautiful campus of the University of Arizona, near shops, restaurants and pubs on University Boulevard. 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. See Links below.

Marriott University Park, 880 East 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ
TSC Conference, Booking Link TSC Group code Marriott U Park (lowercase only): tsctsca
All Hotel reservations must correspond to a paid TSC Online Conference Registration.
Early Registration Deadline, February 2

Airport Shuttle
"Arizona Stage Coach
" - Special TSC rates to/from Airport to Hotel - $17 

Additional hotels with special TSC rates

Press Requests
Abi Behar-Montefiore, Center for Consciousness Studies,
tel: 520-245-5785

Conference Links
Online Abstract Submissions
Online Registration
Conference Website


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The Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS) at the University of Arizona was established in 1997 by the Arizona Board of Regents. CCS is hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.