Saturday, June 13, 2015

200+ participants from 42 nations gathered in Portugal for the ICC - CONSCIOUSNESS SCIENCE conference

A landmark event took place on what is widely considered one of the greatest enigmas of science: CONSCIOUSNESS.
Some of today’s foremost minds from around the world converged on the research campus of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) in Europe, located in the Alentejo region of Portugal, for the 1st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CONSCIENTIOLOGY / CONSCIOUSNESS SCIENCE (ICC).
AUDIENCE AND SPEAKERS -- Over 200 participants were in attendance from 42 nations, joining 28 thinkers who dared to apply the principles of science to venture where only few have, discussing methodologies and models to study the internal, subjective world of the consciousness.

GOAL -- Through this congress, IAC furthered its mission of fostering a more adequate science for the study of consciousness from a multidisciplinary and multidimensional perspective and of acting as a hub for researchers worldwide.
MEDIA COVERAGE -- The congress called the attention of the international media, with nine avenues including television stations, magazines and newspapers from six countries (USA, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and France) present to cover the event and produce documentaries.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY DEBATE -- A key moment of the event was the final debate, which included all speakers debating about the future of consciousness science. The proceedings of the ICC are to be published in the JofC ( with all papers, posters, and details of the debate.

CELEBRATIONS -- Also taking place during the ICC event was IAC’s 15th Anniversary celebration, as well as the presentation of the 3rd IAC Scientific Award for Contribution to Consciousness Science.
ENVIRONMENT -- The serene rural setting, together with the professional and cordial IAC staff, contributed to making the event an overall pleasant and productive experience. The congress was a platform for open and amicable exchange and debate, with different viewpoints and disciplines coming together in what was recognized by speakers and participants alike as a memorable reference point in the field.
2ND ICC – IAC’s 2nd International Congress of Consciousness Science is planned for May, 2017 in the USA. The Call for Paper will be released soon.
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