INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON CONSCIOUSNESS

International Forum on Consciousness - May 18-19, 2017

Conscious Evolution: Awakening Through Our Senses

HELD: May 18-19, 2017

BROCHURE

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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 explored our interpretation of the world through our senses. How might altering our awareness of sensory inputs create a change in our perception of reality and expand consciousness in positive directions for ourselves and others?

Conscious Evolution: Awakening Through Our Senses was an invitation to hear state-of-the-art presentations AND to engage in direct sensory experience – for example, through virtual reality, movement, sound and visuals, as well as the tastes and aromas provided by an outstanding culinary team.

PRESENTERS


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

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

E. Kelly Fitzsimmons, Cofounder and Managing Partner, 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

Lisa O'Connor, Intregrative Practices Specialist, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI

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

Andrea Stevenson Won, Director of the Virtual Embodiment Lab and Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Malynn Utzinger, Director, Integrative Practices, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI

*With special thanks to Jon Brouchoud, Owner and Founder, Arch Virtual, Madison, WI, for technical assistance with all virtual reality program elements.

MUSICIANS & IMMERSION ARTISTS

Cycropia
Tani Diakite
Marina Koyen
Becca McKnight
Lisa O'Connor
Djam Vivie

PRESENTER BIOSKETCHES

ABSTRACTS


2016 FORUM SUMMARY

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2017 SPONSORS

PLATINUM


GOLD



SILVER


Bruce & Darby Fetzer





BRONZE



Karen & Craig Christianson


Bill Christofferson &
Karin Borgh



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