Center for Consciousness Studies . Tucson . Arizona

Upcoming Conferences


APRIL 13-18, 2020 – Tucson – Arizona

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

General Conference Registration – opens September, 2019

Registration and Abstract Submissions

Workshop Submissions

Abstract Submissions

link will be activated

Exhibitor, Advertising and Sponsor Information –

Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel -Tucson, Arizona

TSC Room Block Link

$140 conference rate is extended from April 8 – 22


The daily Hotel fee has been WAIVED and includes:

¨Premium High-Speed Internet
¨Daily Transportation to Sabino Canyon  (distance 1.5 miles)

¨Complimentary bottled water at the Front Desk
¨Daily Lakeside Spa Access (Dry Sauna, Steam Room)-2 pools

¨Lakeside Spa Yoga and Aerobics Classes

¨24-hour Shoe Shine
¨Daily Guided Hike (Weather Permitting)

¨Stargazing with UofA Sky School (On Select Nights)

¨Unlimited Local and Long Distance Calls
¨Daily Tennis Court Access (Based on availability)

Sabino Canyon – hotel provides transportation

Sabino Canyon, one of the most premier natural areas in southern Arizona. This recreation area is located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains at 5700 N. Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ 85750.
Here you will find outstanding scenery that features steep rock cliffs and unique desert vegetation adjacent to riparian corridors. You can view a Gila Monster, Bobcat, Gambel’s Quail, Eastern Collard Lizard, Gopher Snake and more. The animals of this area adapt to our 100 + degree summers and mild winters. The Sonoran desert has two rainy seasons: gentle winter rains and a dramatic summer monsoon.

Many local people call Sabino Canyon their second home.  Some popular contemporary uses are walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling (with restricted times) shuttle riding, nature study, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, photography and more.

The Recreation area itself has over 30 miles of trails.

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

Additional Side Trip Opportunities

Mt. Lemmon – tbd

TSC 2021


to be announced




The Science of Consciousness – TSC 2019

June 25-28, 2019

Interlaken – Switzerland

TSC – Interlaken – Registration

TSC – Interlaken – Conference Program and info via website

Final Book of Abstracts 2019 – pdf

Interlaken TSC Poster

DEI Workshop

Interlaken DEI Poster

Thank you to our sponsor, The Alvin J. Clark Foundation

for support in making these videos available to the general public

TSC 2019 Plenary Videos (youtube)



Final Abstract Book and Conference Program 2018 – pdf

2018  TSC  Plenary Session Videos*

2018  General Conference Information

2018 Conference Photos – click on 2018 folder

Brad Buhr 

2017 Conference Photos – A Collection of Daily Folders

Thank you Brad Buhr 

2018 Additional Program Info

Thank you to our sponsor, The Alvin J. Clark Foundation

for support in making these videos available to the general public



2017     Plenary Session Videos from San Diego*

2017     Noam Chomsky, Hartmut Neven, Roger Penrose and more   

2017     Deepak Chopra – How We Create the Human Universe

2017     Integrated DEI East-West Forum Vision Talk Prof. PS Satsangi

2017     Conference Photos

i tunes  

you tube

Program Book and Abstracts

Updated Program     (Program Updates June 1, 2017)

Final Book of Abstracts    (Abstracts, Program Book May 12. 2017)

*Thank you to our sponsor, The Alvin J. Clark Foundation

for support in making these videos available to the general public


Consciousness Central

The Daily Show – Interviews with Speakers and Guests

Noam Chomsky, Hartmut Neven, Roger Penrose and more


1. Deepak Chopra – How We Create the Human Universe

2. Integrated DEI East-West Forum

3. TSC 2017 Vision Talk Prof. PS Satsangi


2017 Conference Photos – A Collection of Daily Folders

Thank you Brad Buhr for your photography 



Tucson 2016


Science of Consciousness TSC

Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel Tucson

Tucson – April 25-30, 2016


Stuart Hameroff, Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson

George Mashour, Center for Consciousness Science, Ann Arbor

Conference Director, Abi Behar Montefiore

Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson

2016  Plenary Session Videos from Tucson

Consciousness Chronicles

Consciousness Central TV

The Deeper You Go: The Interviews


TSC 2016 History Slide Show.mp4

D. Chalmers, D. Chopra

TSC 2016


Science of Consciousness Conference

Is Carnival of the Mind
by George Johnson ​

“Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research” Part 1
“Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research” Part 2
“Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research” Part 3
“Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research” Part 4
by John Horgan


JCS Vol. 23, No. 9-10, September/October 2016 …

2016/Conference Report. 226, All Roads Lead to Consciousness:

The Science of Consciousness, Tucson 2016. Logan T. Trujillo …


2016 Plenary Bios

2016 TSC “The Science of Consciousness” – Book of Abstracts and Program

2016 Plenary Videos (youtube)

2016 Plenary Videos (iTunes)

2016 TSC 2016 Feature for 2016 TSC Tucson 

2016 Consciousness Chronicles-Videos

2016 Consciousness Central – The Daily Show from TSC Tucson

2016 Consciousness Central 2016 Tucson

         Consciousness Chronicles

Conference Trailer – Video

YouTube-2016 Plenary Videos

Program Book Final Version 2016

Conference Flyer PDF-Final

Conference Release 1

Conference Flyer 2

Registration Brochure/Order Form and Cancellation Policy

JPEG artwork-flyer

Final Announcement March 31, 2016 
“The Science of Consciousness Asks Big Questions” April 12, 2016
2016 Abstracts
Consciousness Central TV 
TSC Playlist
Nick Day, Host

TSC 2016 History Slide Show.mp4

THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS – Tucson Conferences – Archives

CONTINUE TO ARCHIVES-conferences and meetings.

Tucson 2014


20th Anniversary

2014  Book of Abstracts and Program 

Toward a Science of Consciousness

20th Anniversary – Tucson April 21-26, 2014

Organized & Hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies

University of Arizona, co-chaired by Stuart Hameroff and David Chalmers

Abi Behar Montefiore, Conference Manager


2014  It was 20 Years Ago Today –

A short film early clips and

2005 What the Bleep!? Do We Know!?

Cast includes

S. Hameroff – Featured Scientist

Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering

Your Everyday Reality, 20th Century Fox, Samuel

Goldwyn Films, 2005 – an award winning film that

combines documentary-style interviews, computer-

animated graphics, and a narrative that posits a

spiritual connection between quantum physics and

consciousness – Wikipedia

photo credit official website:


Your continued support is vital to help fund the ongoing

work of the Center for Consciousness Studies.

Please consider making a charitable contribution to CCS

through the University of Arizona Foundation.


Support The Center for Consciousness Studies

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Tucson Biennial Conferences Series (since 1994)

& Alternate Year International TSC Conferences (since 1995)

in Cooperation with Partner Organizations and Institutions

The Center for Consciousness Studies

University of Arizona

SBS – School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Info


520-621-9317 /  520-247-5785

abi behar montefiore

Mission  People   Archives

Conference Videos

Plenary Videos (youtube)

2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019

Plenary Videos (iTunes)


History Slide Show.mp4



1996 Tucson conference

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‘The Science of Consciousness’ (‘TSC’) is the world’s largest and longest-running

interdisciplinary conference on all aspects of the nature of conscious awareness,

feelings and existence. These include how the brain produces consciousness, 

how consciousness can causally affect brain processes, the best empirical theories,

do we have free will, evolution of life and consciousness, the origins of moral and

aesthetic values, how to improve mental, physical and cognitive function, and whether 

consciousness can persist after bodily death, e.g. through ‘uploading’ to

machines, or via mental processes tied to the structure of reality. These and other

relevant questions are approached through many disciplines in science, philosophy,

business, the arts and contemplative practices.

For example, many see the brain as a computer,

with consciousness emerging from complex computation among brain neurons, or from

as-yet-unknown circuits or features of biological matter and energy. This approach

motivates ‘brain mapping’, artificial intelligence (‘AI’) and efforts to ‘upload’ human minds

into conscious machines. On the other hand, some see consciousness as a fundamental

property of the universe, akin to mass, spin or charge, rather than emerging from them.

These approaches include panpsychism, dualism, idealism, Eastern philosophy, Whitehead,

quantum physics and cosmology.

TSC began in 1994 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and returns to

Tucson in even-numbered years, alternating with TSC conferences around the globe

(Italy, Denmark, Japan, Hungary, Hong Kong, Sweden, Czech Republic, India,Helsinki and

Interlaken, Switzerland in 2019. The Center collaborates with academic institutes around

the world. The Center for Consciousness Studies is located at the University of Arizona.

The 2020 conference will consist of Plenary talk sessions, Concurrent talk sessions,

Posters, Technology and Art Exhibits, Social Events, Entertainment, Pre-conference

Workshops and Satellite Excursions. Abstract submissions are invited for consideration

for Plenary and Concurrent Talks, Posters and Exhibits.

TSC Tucson Conference  2020 will be held at Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson

APRIL 13-18, 2020

Stuart Hameroff MD,

University of Arizona, Director CCS, Co-Chair TSC


The Center for Consciousness Studies

Plenary Videos (youtube)

Plenary Videos (iTunes)

History Slide Show.mp4

Vintage***video – 1996 Tucson conference

The Science of Consciousness Conferences


1994 Tucson 1    Apr 12-17, 1994

1996 Tucson 2    Apr   8-13, 1996   

1998 Tucson 3    Apr 27- May 2,1998

2000 Tucson 4    Apr 10-15,  2000

2002 Tucson 5    Apr  8-12,   2002

2004 Tucson 6    Apr  7-11,   2004

2006 Tucson 7    Apr  4-8,     2006

2008 Tucson 8    Apr  8-12,   2008

2010 Tucson 9    Apr  12-17, 2010

2012 Tucson 10  Apr   9-14,  2012

2014 Tucson 11  Apr  21-26, 2014

2016 Tucson 12  Apr  25-30, 2016  

2018 Tucson 13   Apr   2-7,   2018

2020 Tucson 14  Apr 13-18,  2020 Upcoming


Co-Sponsored Conferences

TSC – Science of Consciousness

The alternate year international co-sponsored TSC

conferences held overseas in cooperation

with partner organizations and institutions.


1995-2017- Past Cities have included:

1995 Ischia, Italy 

1997 Elsinore, Denmark

1999 Tokyo, Japan

2001 Skovde, Sweden

2003 Prague, Czech Republic

2005 Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 Budapest, Hungary

2009 Hong Kong, China

2011 Stockholm, Sweden

2013 Agra, India

2015, Helsinki, Finland

2017, San Diego, USA

2019  Interlaken, Switzerland

2021  TBA

What is a TSC Conference?

LINKS to Past Programs

Biennial and International TSC Conferences 1994-2018

youtube:   Science of Consciousness, Plenary CCS TSC 2016, 2017, 2018

i tunes:     Podcasts, Plenary Sessions, – CCS TSC  through 2016   

facebook: Center for Consciousness Studies

twitter:  @scienceofconsciousnessconferences

Conference Photos:   A Collection of Daily Folders 2017, 2018

History – Slide Show. mp4 – 2016

A short film early clips and – 2014

Vintage***video – 1996 Tucson conference

External Links – Scholarly Websites


Society for Mind-Matter Research

Journal of Consciousness Studies

Philosophy of Mind

The Information Philosopher

Research & News Highlights

QUANTUM NEWS – under construction

Stuart Hameroff, Director, CCS

Additional Websites:

Misc. Films, Meetings, Research, Interviews


Sinek, Q. Daily Wildcat 3/22/19

Science on Screen Film Screening 3/20 with presentation by

Prof. Stuart Hameroff Tucson Gathering at The Loft


Increased Excitability Induced in the Primary

Motor Cortex by Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation

Front. Neurol., 28 November 2018

Microtubules and Human Consciousness

Excalibur, November 13, 2018

Anesthetic Action and Quantum Consciousness

A Match Made in Olive Oil

Anesthesiology 2018 Aug:129(2):228-231,

Global Zen Consciousness and Future of AI Robotics,

Markets Insider, October 22, 2018

The Enigma of Human Consciousness

January 20, 2018 – Lucerne

Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics

Link to brochure

Trailer:   The Enigma of Human Consciousness



Newswise – How Does Anesthesia Really Work?

Consciousness Depends on Tubulin Vibrations Inside Neurons Anesthesia Study

Suggests,Sci Rep – Nature Aug 29 2017

International School on Quantum & Nano Computing Systems & Applications

– QANSAS 2017,

November 22-25, 2017. Download Flyer

DEI Dayalbagh-Agra, India


October 6-9, 2016-Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water, Sofia – Bulgaria

2016 Water Conference

October 10, 2016 Moscow

Quantum Consciousness lecture with Stuart Hameroff

Moscow State University, Philosophy Department Center for Consciousness Studies


October 13-15, 2016-10th Biennial European Conference of the

Society for Scientific Exploration

Life and Mind, Scientific Challenges Sigtuna Foundation,

Sigtuna -Sweden  Flyer    



2014 PBS – Closer to Truth

Profile: Stuart Hameroff

interview on 20th Anniversary of TSC Series 

Hameroff on Singularity 1 on 1

Consciousness is More than Computation!

QUANTUM NEWS – under construction

Stuart Hameroff, Director, CCS

Additional Websites:

News Media Contact


Abi Behar Montefiore


Assistant Director/Conference Manager

University of Arizona



Tel:    520.621-9317 

No filming/podcasting or studio set ups at the TSC Conferences

without prior permission. Independent companies will need

registrations. Please contact us for additional information.

CONTINUE TO ARCHIVES-conferences and meetings.

Vintage Highlights:Video

Conference Videos

Plenary Videos (youtube)


Plenary Videos (iTunes)


History Slide Show.mp4



1996 Tucson conference

1996 Tucson Conference video


2008-present  Plenary Videos (youtube) 

2008-present  Plenary Videos (iTunes)    

2014  It was 20 Years Ago Today –

       A short film early clips and

2015 Helsinki Consciousness Central TV

2014 Consciousness Central TV  – daily roundup with speakers and guests

2014 The Deeper You Go: The Interviews

2014 Closer to Truth/ PBS-20th Anniv – hosted by Robert L. Kuhn


Agra, India, Quantum and Nanocomputing Systems, December 1-4, 2011

Quantum and Nano Computing Systems Centre (QANCENTRE), 

QANSAS Agra, India

2011  Through the Wormhole,

Discovery Science Channel, Life After Death’ 

(general website  not connected to interview) 

Season 2, Episode 1, Part 2 

aired: June 8, 2011,

modr., Morgan Freeman   

June 8, 2011 (Tucson, AZ), University Medical Center physicians

Stuart Hameroff (Department of Anesthesiology and Director of the

Center for Consciousness Studies and Dr. Michael Lemole (Neurosurgery)

appear on the Discovery Channel Science television program

Through the Wormhole with host and narrator, 

Morgan Freeman, featuring interviews and scenes filmed at UMC

with numerous operating room staff. Morgan Freeman host and

narrator highlights views of leading researchers and skeptics into

the questions of near-death experiences, consciousness, quantum

effects on biological research and the science behind what we know today.



2011  Miracle Detectives,

The Science of Consciousness, OWN, Feb 2011



‘Lateral Information Processing

by Spiking Neurons: A Theoretical Model of the Neural Correlate of

Consciousness’-Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience  (7/8/11)  

Ebner and Hameroff

Orch OR by Penrose and Hameroff 

‘Consciousness in the Universe’ 

Journal of Cosmology,

2011, Vol. 14

Visualizing molecular memory

” Memory Bytes” – Molecular match for CaMKII,

Phosphorylation Encoding of Microtubule Lattices,

Journal of Integrative Neuroscience,  

Hameroff, Craddock & Tuszynski 9/20/10 

Quantum and Nanocomputing Systems, 2011 


2014 – Penrose Awarded Bhaumik Prize

The 1st Bhaumik Prize in Consciousness Studies was awarded to

Sir Roger Penrose at the TSC 2014 Conference for significant

research toward understanding consciousness  2014 Bhaumik Prize

Toward a Science of Consciousness

20th Anniversary Tucson XI – Apr 21-26,2014

2014 Program, Schedule 

2014 Book of Abstracts / pdf

Plenary & Keynote Speakers Bios and Photos

Concurrents       Posters        Art-Tech Health Demos

Pre-Con Workshops

Can Science Become Enlightened?     Deepak Chopra

Brain Mapping Symposium- webcast by UA-AHSC 

Consciousness Central TV Daily Roundup

2014   Closer to Truth/ PBS hosted by R.L.Kuhn

TSC 2014 Archive Conference Web Pages



Consciousness in Animals – Workshop

2014  It was 20 Years Ago Today –

A short film early clips and

 VIDEO – TSC 2014

Center for Consciousness Studies

2014 Plenary Sessions via iTunes

Consciousness Central TV Daily Roundup

The Deeper You Go: The Interviews

20th Anniversary Poster, D. Cantrell BioMed, AHSC,UMC  


CCS-UA  iTunes Video: 1994-2017  

Tucson 2012

THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Toward a Science of Consciousness)

The 10th Biennial -Toward a Science of Consciousness

April 9-14, 2012 TUCSON, ARIZONA



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