Call for Abstracts

The Science of Consciousness – TSC 2019
Interlaken Switzerland
June 25-28, 2019

Abstract and Registration Systems Open November 5, 2018

Registration and hotel reservations via Interlaken Congress

The Science of Consciousness (TSC) 2019 is the 26th annual international interdisciplinary conference on fundamental questions and cutting-edge issues connected with conscious experience.

TSC is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasizing conceptual, empirical, cultural and even artistic approaches to the study of consciousness. Key areas include the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, neuroscience, anthropology, biology, physics, computer science and mathematics. Held annually since 1994, the TSC conferences alternate yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world.

TSC conferences continue to bring together various perspectives, orientations, and methodologies within the study of consciousness. These include not only academic subjects within the sciences and humanities, but also contemplative and experiential traditions, culture and the arts. TSC aims to integrate viewpoints and bridge gaps, appreciates constructive controversy, and pursues the spirit of genuine dialogue. The format of the conference includes plenary sessions, in-depth workshops, concurrent sessions, poster sessions and social events.

Program Outline

2019 TSC Conference program – updating



TSC19 will include themes such as:

  • connectomics
  • placebo research
  • first-person experience
  • anesthetics
  • psychedelics
  • plant cognition
  • quantum biology
  • phantom limbs
  • dual-aspect monism
  • bistable perception
  • insight
  • religious studies
  • language
  • embodiment
  • time consciousness
  • critical neuroscience
  • micro-phenomenology

and more


Confirmed Speakers to date:

  • Harald Atmanspacher (Collegium Helveticum Zurich)
  • David Chalmers (New York University)
  • Thomas Filk (University of Freiburg)
  • Christopher Fuchs (University of Massachusetts at Boston)
  • Monica Gagliano (University of Western Australia at Perth)
  • Kathryn Hall (Harvard University)
  • Stuart Hameroff (University of Arizona at Tucson)
  • Nicholas Humphrey (Cambridge University)
  • Eva Jablonka (Tel Aviv University)
  • Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University Houston)
  • Tanya Luhrmann (Stanford University)
  • Chauncey Maher (Dickinson College, Carlisle)
  • George Mashour (University of Michigan Medical School)
  • Martine Nida-Rumelin (University of Fribourg)
  • Katrin Preller (University of Zurich)
  • Felix Scholkmann (University of Zurich)
  • William Seager (University of Toronto)
  • Marc Solms (University of Cape Town)
  • Olaf Sporns (Indiana University Bloomington)
  • Eors Szathmary (Ecological Research Ctr. Tihany, Parmenides Ctr. Pullach)

Confirmed In-Depth Workshops include:

  • Psychedelics – organized by Selen Atasoy, Oxford University
  • Biological Mentality – organized by Kenneth Augustyn, Michigan Tech
  • Language and Consciousness – organized by Tom Bever, University of Arizona at Tucson
  • Bodily Consciousness – organized by Peter Brugger, University of Zurich
  • Time – organized by Anne Giersch, University of Strasbourg
  • Panpsychism and Dual Aspect Monism – organized by Philip Goff, Durham University
  • Critical Neuroscience – organized by Peter beim Graben, University of Cottbus
  • Anticipatory Consciousness – organized by Scott Jordan, Illinois State University at Normal
  • Bistable Perception – organized by Jurgen Kornmeier, University of Freiburg
  • Microphenomenology – organized by Donata Schoeller, University of Koblenz
  • Mind-Body Reciprocity – organized by Wolfgang Tschacher, University of Bern
  • Quantum Biology – organized by Jack Tuszynski, Politechnico di Torino
  • Integrated East-West Forum – organized by Vishal Sahni, Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra,

Important Dates 2018

05 November 2018 – registration, hotel reservation system, and abstract submission opens

Important Dates 2019

  • 11 January 2019 – deadline for abstract submission & early registration
  • 01 February 2019 – author notification
  • 20 April 2019 – hotel reservation system closes
  • 10 May 2019 – pre-conference registration closes
  • 25-28 June 2019 – The Science of Consciousness, Congress Center Interlaken


Interlaken Congress Center, Kursaal Interlaken, Switzerland

The Science of Consciousness 2019 will be held at the Congress Center Interlaken, a small town with great reputation in the center of Switzerland. Interlaken is located between lakes and mountains, close to the famous “Top of Europe” at Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station at more than 10’000 feet above sea level.


Blocks at a variety of hotels near the Congress Centre Interlaken

can be booked together with the conference registration through

Conference Website


Harald Atmanspacher (Collegium Helveticum Zurich)

Stuart Hameroff (Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Harald Atmanspacher (chair; Collegium Helveticum Zurich)
  • Norman Sieroka (co-chair; Turing Center Zurich)
  • Gundel Jaeger (conference manager)
  • We thank our cooperation partners and sponsors for their support
  • Center for Consciousness Studies Tucson
  • Collegium Helveticum Zurich
  • Congress Centre Interlaken
  • Consciousness Central TV
  • Dayalbagh Educational Institute
  • Society for Mind-Matter Research
  • The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Foundation

Additional Information 

Contact in Switzerland:

Gundel Jaeger (conference manager – Switzerland)

Contact in the US:

Abi Behar Montefiore (UA, CCS TSC)

Additional Links:

Center for Consciousness Studies at The University of Arizona

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