Main Theme: The Human Mind and Physicalism
The principle theme of the conference will be the human mind and physicalist reductionism, looked at from the point of view of physics, neuroscience, computer science, mathematical logic, philosophy, and other disciplines. There will also be talks and poster presentations on other topics.
Venue: Talks willl be at The Pryzbyla University Center of the Catholic University of America.
Schedule: On the evening of Friday, June 8, there will be a reception. Talks will be on Saturday, June 9, and the morning of Sunday June 10. A special musical event will take place on Saturday evening (see below). The annual Membership Meeting of SCS will be on Sunday after lunch. There will be two poster sessions. A detailed schedule will be posted here closer to the time of the conference.
Meals and Lodging: Meals will be provided at the conference. Lodging will be available on the CUA campus (for $50 per night) and at local hotels.
Registration: Registration will begin early in 2018. The registration fee will be $140 per person.
Confirmed Invited Speakers (titles of talks TBA):
Valerio Scarani (National Univ. of Singapore, Center for Quantum Technologies)
Aaron Schurger (French Nat. Inst. of Health and Medical Research, Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit)
Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) St. Albert Award Lecturer
Peter Koellner (Harvard University, Dept. of Philosophy) Guest Lecturer
Stephen M. Barr (Univ. of Delaware, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy)
Edward Feser (Pasadena City College, Dept. of Philosophy)
Contributed Talks and Posters: There will be a call for papers several months before the conference. Approximately six 30-minute (including Q&A) talks will be selected from submissions.
Special Conference Event: On the evening of June 9, there will be a special Organ Recital for conference attendees and guests at the Basilica of the National Shrine by award-winning organist Peter Latona.
More Information will be posted on the SCS website as it becomes available.
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