2017 Forum on Consciousness Draws National Thought Leaders to Madison, WI, May 18-19 to Guide Experiential Exploration of the World Through the Senses

MADISON, Wis.--()--The 16th International Forum on Consciousness, Conscious Evolution: Awakening Through the Senses, in Madison, WI, May 18-19, will bring together a diverse group of presenters including Diane Ackerman (Best-selling Author, The Zookeeper’s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses), Rebecca Alban Hoffberger (Founder and Director, American Visionary Art Museum), Louie Schwartzberg (Cinematographer, Director and Producer) and Andrea Stevenson Won (Director of the Virtual Embodiment Lab and Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University), among others.

This year’s forum focuses on the five (or more) senses, and explores how altering awareness of sensory inputs might change perceptions of reality and expand consciousness in positive directions for self and others. In addition to presentations, attendees will have opportunities to engage in direct sensory experience through virtual reality, movement, sound and visuals, as well as tastes and aromas. Find more information at www.btci.org/consciousness.

  • When: May 18-19, 2017
  • Where: The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center on the Promega Campus, 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711
  • Who: Open to the general public, but limited to 300 participants
  • Registration: Advanced registration required at www.btci.org/consciousness. The registration fee is $250. Scholarship opportunities are available. Registrants have the opportunity to join a presenter for a small group discussion over dinner on Thursday evening, May 18th for an additional $85.

Each year, the International Forum on Consciousness explores a different—and often challenging—topic related to the exploration of consciousness. The forum is co-hosted by the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute) and Promega Corporation.

About the BTC Institute

The BTC Institute is a not-for-profit organization operated exclusively for educational, scientific and cultural purposes. Learn more about its K–12 programs, scientific course offerings, and annual educational forums and symposia at www.btci.org/.

Contacts

BTC Institute
Karin Borgh, (608) 277-2508
karin.borgh@btci.org

Release Summary

The 16th International Forum on Consciousness, Conscious Evolution: Awakening Through the Senses, in Madison, WI, May 18-19, explores how our senses provide insight on our understanding of the world.

Contacts

BTC Institute
Karin Borgh, (608) 277-2508
karin.borgh@btci.org