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Coming This Summer!

The Foundations of Mind II Conference

August 13–15, 2015


The fee is $300 for the entire conference, or $50 for individual panels.
The conference is free for Cal students.

3105 Tolman Hall • University of California at Berkeley, CA 94720

Foundations of Mind II: A Dialogue of World Views
A publisher has been confirmed for the conference proceedings


Aug. 15, 11 a.m.
 Fritjof Capra 
The Systems View of Life:
  A Unified Conception of Mind, Matter, and Life  

Click here for the latest schedule [PDF, 95K, Updated 8/10/15]

Abstracts of Papers [PDF, 219K, Posted 8/11/15]   •   Conference Flyer [PDF, 950K, Updated 7/7/15]

This year’s conference examines the rapidly-changing 21st century intellectual, social, and religious landscape in these categories:
  • the science-religion dialogue

  • the foundations of physics, biology, and consciousness studies

  • the role of activist academics in the university
A Fun Introduction to the Conference:

Video now being broadcast on KALB TV!
At 7:30 p.m. on:  July 30;  August 1,  4,  5,  6,  8,  11,  12,  13

Confirmed plenary speakers / panelists include:

  • Stuart Kauffman (Systems Biology, Seattle)
  • Walter Freeman III (UC Berkeley)
  • Henry Stapp (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley)
  • Howard Pattee (Binghamton University)
  • Jacob Needleman (San Francisco State University)
  • Len Talmy (University of Buffalo)
  • Wolfgang Baer (Nascent)
  • Cynthia Sue Larson (Reality Shifters)
  • Jeffery A. Martin (Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness)
  • Beverly Rubik (FAIM)
  • Bob Doyle (information philosopher, Harvard)
  • José Acacio de Barros (Stanford University)
  • Stuart Hameroff (University of Arizona)

We are also pleased to host members of the Biohackers and Consciousness Hackers communities in the Bay Area.


For further details on the major themes and the panels go to:

Click Here to Register

Proceedings of the Foundations of Mind I Conference (2014) are now available free on the e-journal Cosmos and History.
They will later be issued by Cambridge Scholars Publishing as a book.


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