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Thursday: May 17, 2018

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am

    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

  • 8:30 am - 8:45 am

    Welcome and Forum Introduction

    William Linton

  • 8:45 am - 9:45 am

    Consciousness and its Place in Nature

    Christof Koch

  • 9:45 am - 10:15 am

    Conversation with Christof Koch & Thupten Jinpa

    Steve Paulson, Moderator

  • 10:15 am - 10:45 am

    BREAK

  • 10:45 am - 11:00 am

    Quantifying Consciousness from First Principles: Integrated Information Theory

    Melanie Boly

  • 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Review movement/experiential opportunities

    Lisa O'Connor & Laura Flanagan

  • 12:00 pm - 1:45 am

    LUNCH

    30 minute movement sessions @ Feynman Winter Garden: 12:15-12:45 (Qigong with Lisa O’Connor 1:00-1:30 (gentle yoga with Laura Flanagan)

  • 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

    Within and without Self: Teachings from Psychedelics

    Franz Vollenweider

  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

    BREAK

    (brief break to set up panel)

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    M. Boly, C. Koch & F. Vollenweider; Steve Paulson (moderator)

  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Sound Meditation (includes brief break for set-up)

    Lisa O'Connor

  • 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

    RECEPTION

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    HOSTED DINNER CONVERSATIONS

    Feynman Winter Garden (pre-registration required)

Friday, May 18th

  • 8:15 am - 9:00 am

    Experience Opportunties

    (1) Feynman Winter Garden: Yoga & Yamuna Ball rolling with Laura Flanagan (2) Auditorium: The Shape (Shifting) of Consciousness: A Sonic Odyssey with Lisa O’Connor

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am

    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am

    Day Two Overview

    William Linton

  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am

    Who's Really in Control? Quantifying the Influence of the Unconscious Brain

    Heather Berlin

  • 10:45 am - 11:00 am

    BREAK

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    [TBD]

    Nicholas Schiff

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    LUNCH

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Challenges and Opportunties for Consciousness Research: Perspectives from Buddhist Thought and Meditative Practice

    Thupten Jinpa

  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

    BREAK (set up panel)

  • 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    H. Berlin, T. Jinpa & N. Schiff; Steve Paulson (moderator)

  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    Closing Remarks and Meditation

  • 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

    DESSERT RECEPTION