INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON CONSCIOUSNESS
Conscious Evolution: Awakening Through Our Senses
May 18-19, 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.
Diane Ackerman, Bestselling Author, Poet and Naturalist, Ithaca, NY
Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, Founder and Director, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
Jon Brouchoud, M.Arch, Owner and Founder, Arch Virtual, Madison, WI
Kelly Fitzsimmons, Owner and Founder, Custom Reality Services, Milwaukee, WI
William Linton, President & CEO, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI (Moderator)
Joseph McMoneagle, Retired Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army, Charlottesville, VA
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
Louie Schwartzberg Cinematographer, Director and Producer, BlackLight Films and Moving Art™, Los Angeles,CA
Malynn Utzinger, M.D., Director, Integrative Practices, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI
Andrea Stevenson Won, Ph.D., Director of the Virtual Embodiment Lab and Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
REGISTRATION FORM The registration fee is $250. For an additional $85, join a presenter for dinner on Thursday evening, tables set for ~10 diners in the Winter Garden of the Feynman Center across the street from the Forum location.
PAYMENT FORM Please be sure to also complete a REGISTRATION FORM - thanks!
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION
There are a limited number of scholarships available to assist with the cost of registration.
HOTELS: Blocks of rooms have been reserved for Forum attendees at
the following area hotels (cut-off dates in [ ] ):
Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center [4/21/17]; The Madison Concourse Hotel [4/26/17];
Sheraton Madison Hotel [4/18/17];
Wyndham Garden Hotels [4/18/17].
Please be sure to refer to this event and to ask for the corresponding BTC Institute rates when you make your reservation.
QUESTIONS? Please send an e-mail to Karin Borgh (Executive Director, BTC Institute). Thank you!