What is next? TSC 2016 inTucson, Arizona of course, 25-30 April 2016!
TSC 2016 webpage
Welcome to 'Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015'
The 21st annual international, interdisciplinary conference on the fundamental questions connected with conscious experience.
Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to the study of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness, culture and experiential phenomenology. Cutting edge, controversial issues are emphasized. Held annually since 1994, the TSC conferences alternate yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world. The University of Helsinki is proud to host TSC 2015 in the Great Hall of its neoclassical main building located in the downtown area.
The first conference was held in 1994 in Tucson and continues to be held in Tucson in even-numbered years, alternating with TSC conferences in collaboration with groups in various locations around the world: 1995–Ischia, Italy; 1997–Elsinore, Denmark; 1999–Tokyo, Japan; 2001–Skövde, Sweden; 2003–Prague, Czech Republic; 2005– Copenhagen, Denmark; 2007–Budapest, Hungary; 2009–Hong Kong, China; 2011– Stockholm, Sweden; 2013 Agra, India.
TSC conferences continue to bring together various fields approaching the issue of consciousness from different perspectives, orientations and methodologies. These include not only academic subjects within the social and natural sciences, medicine and humanities, but also contemplative and experiential traditions, arts and culture. TSC aims to integrate these disciplines, bridge gaps and pursue relevant details in the spirit of a genuine dialogue.
See you in Helsinki!
On behalf of the local organizing committee
Paavo Pylkkänen (chair)
Tuomas Tahko (co-chair)
Päivi Seppälä (conference manager)
Highlights of the month
|June 2, 2014
||Call For Papers, abstract submission opens
|Decemeber 31, 2014
||Extended deadline for abstract submissions
|January 29, 2015
||Conference registration opens
|February 2, 2015
||Notifications of acceptance
|March 28, 2015
||Full programme announced
|March 31, 2015
||Deadline for early registrations
|May 19, 2015
||No more refunds for registration cancellations
|June 8, 2015
||TSC 2015 pre-conferece workshops, University of Helsinki
|June 9-13, 2015
||TSC 2015, University of Helsinki