Harvard astrophysicist searching for extraterrestrial life will attend the 2022 International Consciousness Forum in Madison, WI on September 29-30


MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thought leaders from around the world, including Avi Loeb, the Harvard astrophysicist searching for extraterrestrial life, and Rosalind Watts, named one of the 50 most influential people in psychedelics, will meet in Madison, WI, September 29-30 for the 2022 International Forum on Consciousness. The Forum brings together experts, practitioners, and the interested public for two days of in-depth presentations, immersive experiences, live music, and opportunities to connect and engage with presenters.

This year’s topic “As Above, So Below” explores how an expanded understanding of the universe and unseen micro-worlds can transform self-awareness in time, space, matter and energy. Each presenter and panel will examine diverse perspectives on truth and reality, experimenting with cross-disciplinary viewpoints with different approaches to accessing states of consciousness.

The International Consciousness Forum is an annual event dedicated to sharing information and discussing important – and often difficult – topics related to the exploration of consciousness. It is co-organized by the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute and Promega Corporation. Watch videos from previous forums here.

Key Questions 2022

  • How is our perception of self, others, the environment and the universe influenced by our current conception of time and space, as well as our cultural, historical, scientific and religious frameworks?

  • How are we transformed by encounters that go beyond our current understanding of human embodiment, intellectual framework, and scientific explanation?

  • What are the current limitations in knowledge and technology that prevent the conceptualization of what could be considered intelligent life outside of our solar system?

Presenters 2022

  • Abraham (Avi) Loeb, Ph.D., Frank B. Baird Professor of Science, Harvard University, Boston, MA

  • John Dunne, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Contemplative Humanities; Chair, Department of Asian Languages ​​and Cultures; Faculty, Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

  • Sutton King, MPH, Menominee/Oneida; Co-Founder and President, Urban Indigenous Collective, New York, NY

  • Elizabeth Krasnoff, Ph.D., healer, composer, producer, shamanic practitioner, researcher, transformational speaker; Sound Medicine, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY

  • Jeffrey J. Kripal, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Humanities; J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought, Rice University, Houston, TX

  • Paulo Roberto Silva de Souza, Shaman; Director of Céu do Mar, Rio de Janeiro; president of Guananshe Co. in southern Bahia; Responsible for the Jungle Clinic projects in Rio, Bahia and Amazonia in Mutum, village of Yawanawa, Brazil

  • Rosalind Watts, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and founder of ACER Integration, UK

  • Margaret Wertheim, artist, writer and curator, Los Angeles, CA

Details & Registration

  • When: September 29-30, 2022; see the daily schedule here
  • Where: Center for Biopharmaceutical Technology, Promega Corporation, 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711
  • Who: Researchers, students, practitioners, opinion leaders, interested general public
  • Registration: $275. Scholarships available. Sign up and find more information at www.btci.org/forum

About the BTC Institute

The BTC Institute is a non-profit organization operated exclusively for educational, scientific and cultural purposes. Learn more about its K-12 programs, science course offerings, and annual educational forums and symposia at www.btci.org

About Promega Corporation

Promega Corporation is a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life science industry. The company’s portfolio of more than 4,000 products supports a range of life science work in areas such as cell biology; DNA, RNA and protein analysis; drug development; human identification and molecular diagnosis. For more than 40 years, these tools and technologies have grown in their application and are used today by scientists and technicians in laboratories for academic and government research, forensics, pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics and agricultural and environmental tests. Promega is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA, with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors. For more information visit www.promega.com


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