TSC Consciousness Science Conference 2023 Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Registration and conference information

Abstract Submission Form
Deadline: December 5, 2022
Notifications: December 15-30, 2022

Newswise – The Consciousness Science Conferences (TSC) have been held annually since 1994, rotating each year between Tucson, Arizona on even years and other locations around the world on odd years. TSC locations have included Italy, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, California, Switzerland and Finland.

The 29th edition of the TSC will be back in Italy, in the beautiful Taormina, on the island of Sicily, from May 22 to 28, 2023, organized by Italian professors Riccardo Manzotti (IULM U), Antonio Chella (U Palermo) and Pietro Perconti (U Messina) . TSC 2023 Taormina will be co-sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Stuart Hameroff, Director. The first TSC overseas conference in 1995 was on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, hosted by Cloe Taddei-Ferretti. We are delighted to return to Italy.

Abstracts can be submitted for oral co-presentations or posters.

Preliminary program – TSC 2023

Program themes and speakers will include:

Neuroscience and Consciousness

Keynote: Christof Koch

Plenary: Nicholas Humphrey – Lucia Melloni – Jay Sanguinetti – Orli Dahan

AI and Consciousness

Keynote: David Chalmers

Plenary: Manuel & Lenore Blum – Michael Graziano – Owen Holland – Susan Schneider

Consciousness and hallucinations

Alex Byrne – Riccardo Manzotti – Fiona Macpherson – Heather Logue

EM and resonance theories

Johnjoe McFadden – Tam Hunt – Michael Levin – Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Quantum biology of the brain

Stuart Hameroff – Jim Al Khalili – Aristide Dogariu – Travis Craddock


Tim Crane – Alberto Voltolini – Uriah Kriegel – Pietro Perconti

Free will

Sir Roger Penrose – Keith Frankish – Mario de Caro

non-human consciousness

Frans de Waal – Giorgio Vallortigara – Dante Lauretta


Ricardo Manzotti, Philosopher, psychologist and AI expert, researcher and author, Ph.D. in Robotics, Chair of Theoretical Philosophy, IULM University, Milan.

Antonio Chella, Professor of Robotics, University of Palermo, Italy

Pietro Perconti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Messina, Italy

Stuart R. Hameroff, MD, Anesthesiology, UArizona Banner Medical, Director, Center for Consciousness Studies, Anesthesiologist, Quantum Consciousness Theorist and Researcher

Harald Atmanspacher, The Collegium Helveticum, ETH, Zurich – Society | Research on mind and matter