INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON CONSCIOUSNESS

Conscious Evolution: Awakening Through Our Senses

May 17-18, 2017

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 East Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg/Madison, WI 53711

Coordinated by Promega Corporation and the BTC Institute, the International Consciousness Forum offers a lively two days of information-sharing and discussion regarding important - and often challenging - topics. For the past seven years, the Forum has focused on exploring dimensions of consciousness.

This has involved looking into various realms, pushing the envelope at times, while remaining centered on engaging our audience and our speakers. We have been guided through consciousness topics, including creativity, near death, entheogens, intelligence in nature, and business evolution.

As we continue to examine the facets of consciousness, in 2017 we will explore our interpretation of the world through our senses. How might altering our awareness of sensorial inputs create a change in our awareness of all aspects of reality and expand consciousness in positive directions for ourselves and others?

Consciousness is the very ground of our being—and yet it cannot be weighed and measured in the conventional sense. It is also the means by which the universe awakens to its own majesty. Through consciousness, the web of life can know and understand itself, and can even begin to guide its own future form.

Many argue that our consciousness needs to 'shift up a notch' and become more attuned to its source if humanity is to form a long-term, sustainable relationship with the biosphere. Hence, the need to address the existence of consciousness, its focus, its mutability, and its potential for transcendence.

This year, our mix of presenters will both discuss and guide experiences using the five (or more) senses to provide insight on how this might impact our understanding of self, community and our place on this planet.

CONFIRMED PRESENTERS


Diane Ackerman, Bestselling Author, Poet and Naturalist, Ithaca, NY

Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, Founder and Director, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

William Linton, President & CEO, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI (Moderator)

Jason Padgett, Aspiring number theorist & mathematician (Acquired Savant Syndrome & synesthesia), Tacoma, WA

Steve Paulson, Executive Producer, To The Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International, Madison, WI (Panel Moderator)

John Preston, Acupuncturist, Meditation Teacher and Community Leader, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada

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2016 FORUM SUMMARY

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2015 FORUM SUMMARY

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2016 SPONSORS

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors! Please consider joining us in 2017!

PLATINUM


GOLD



SILVER


Bruce & Darby Fetzer



BRONZE


Karen & Craig Christianson


Bill Christofferson &
Karin Borgh



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