I am part of the Consciousness Discussion Group at King’s University College at Western University, in London, Ontario. We came up with a brilliant plan a few months ago to organize a Consciousness Conference.
The conference is free to attend. It runs from 9 am. to 6 pm. on March 3, 2018. Since it takes place on a Saturday, it should be easy to make plans to attend. Parking is free and there is free coffee. Please, check out the website and the speakers’ list below. It is possible to show up at any time, for any speaker. You do not need to be an academic or an expert to attend. All are welcome! All we, organizers, ask is that you register on our website for logistics reasons. Here is the website: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/about-kings/visitor-info/calendar-of-events/consciousness-conference/
The following is the official description of the conference. I will also attach the list of speakers. I will see you there!
The Consciousness Discussion Group at King’s University College has organized a Consciousness Conference to showcase the study of consciousness: from artificial intelligence to altered states of consciousness; traditional approaches to virtual reality; and meditation to near-death experiences. The outstanding contributions from our nineteen speakers will provide an opportunity to reflect deeply on the nature of consciousness and the applications of “consciousness technologies” that are emerging from the cutting edge of Consciousness Studies.
There will be a single stream of plenary talks only. Each talk will be 20 minutes in length, with each speaker presenting for the entire duration of her time. We will hand out file cards for attendees to write out questions directed toward particular speakers, which will be collected during the day. At the end of the afternoon, a selection of the questions will be answered by the speakers to whom they are directed.