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

Important dates

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