PORTUGAL (PRWEB) April 25, 2015
On May 22-24, 2015, today’s foremost researchers of post-materialistic consciousness science will converge at the Research Campus of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC), located in the Alentejo region in Portugal, for the 1st International Congress of Conscientiology (Consciousness Science).
Consciousness is widely considered one of the greatest and most persistent mysteries of science. Why are we aware? Where does this awareness come from? Is consciousness a creation of the brain and can it survive biological death? Over a century of scientific advances in parapsychology and quantum physics, coupled with public interest in near-death experience research (popularized in the 70’s by Raymond Moody, MD, author of Life after Life and recently rekindled by Eben Alexander, MD, author of Proof of Heaven), have demonstrated the inadequacies of a purely reductionist paradigm.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Federico Faggin, PhD, the Italian physicist and father of the microchip, a cornerstone of the Information Age (USA, Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation); NASA consultant and early Robert Monroe collaborator Tom Campbell, MS (USA, author of My Big TOE); Olaf Blanke, PhD who made headlines with his neuroscience studies related to the OBE or out-of-body experience (Switzerland, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne); Brenda Dunne, MS former manager of the historic Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory (USA, co-author of Margins of Reality); Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi, PhD (Switzerland, author of The Observer Effect: The Quantum Mystery Demystified); Ulisse di Corpo, PhD and Antonella Vannini, PhD (Italy, co-authors of Syntropy: The Energy of Life); Wagner Alegretti, BSEE and Nanci Trivellato (Portugal, International Academy of Consciousness). Researchers worldwide will represent a number of institutions and numerous areas of study will be represented such as consciousness studies, quantum physics, subtle energy research, death studies, spiritual experience, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience and more.
The event is open to the public and will have participants from around the world. Simultaneous translation at IAC’s Event Hall will further facilitate communication in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Registration is now open and additional information is available online at http://icc.iacworld.org, e-mail (IAC.conferences(at)iacworld(dot)org) or phone +351 268 959 148. For information about the conference also see https://www.facebook.com/consciousnesscongress. For more information about about IAC and its research and educational activities, visit http://www.iacworld.org. To interview researchers or find out more about the congress, please contact IAC Media or email newyork(at)iacworld(dot)org.