2018 conference event details

Friday, June 8:

5:00 to 9:00 PM: Arrival and registration  

8:00 PM Reception and Poster Session I  

Saturday, June 9:

7:00 Mass 

8:00 Breakfast 

8:45 AM  Welcoming remarks (Prof. Stephen M. Barr, President of the SCS)

9:00 Keynote Lecture: "Arguments for the Immateriality of the Mind" --- Prof. Edward Feser (Pasadena City College)

10:00 break

10:15 Invited Lecture: “The Role of the Observer in Quantum Mechanics” ---Prof. Stephen M. Barr (Univ. of Delaware)

10:45 break

11:00 Invited Lecture: "Randomness in Quantum Phenomena" --- Prof. Valerio Scarani (National Univ. of Singapore, Center for Quantum Technologies)

12:00 Lunch

1:15 Invited Lecture: “Fifty Years Without Free Will” – Dr. Aaron Schurger (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit)

2:15 break

2:30  Invited Lecture: “On the Question of Whether the Mind Can be Mechanized" --- Prof. Peter Koellner (Harvard University)

3:30 break

3:45  “Inside the Brain, Inside the Earth: the work of Bl. Nicolaus Steno” --- Prof. Andrew A. Sicree (Pennsylvania State University)

4:15 “Integral ecology as a restoration of man’s proper role in creation” --- Dr. Kara Lamb (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO)

4:45 break

5:00 St. Albert Award Lecture: "Black Holes and the Structure of Spacetime" --- Prof. Juan Martín Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

6:00: Cocktails

6:30: Dinner 

8:00:  Organ Concert: Dr. Peter Latona (Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception)


Sunday, June 10:

8:00: Conference Mass

9:00: Breakfast  

9:45: “Poetic Naturalism versus Non-physical Reality” --- Prof. Michael B. Dennin (Univ. of California at Irvine)

10:15: “The Freedom of the Physical World: Are You a Machine?” --- Prof. Craig S. Lent  (University of Notre Dame)

10:45: “Mind First: Why the Decoherence Program Entails Copenhagen Interpretation” --- Prof. Javier Sánchez-Cañizares (University of Navarra)

11:15 Poster Session II

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Membership Meeting

2:15 Conference ends 

2018 conference event details