Register online for the SSE Conference (and reserve Yale dorm)
Book a room at the Marriott (instead of Yale dorms) at the SSE rate.
Become a Member
Join SSE for a discount on conference registration fees.
The theme for this year will be Expanding the Boundaries of Science.
Those of us interested in the rigorous study of scientific anomalies have been stymied by the strictures and assumptions of the dominant materialistic scientific paradigm. And so at least two questions challenge us: what parts of the scientific enterprise need reformulation; and the more difficult problem, how might we need to think differently about the way the world works?
- Our 2nd bi-annual Founders Lecture
- Special thematic sessions on Near Death Experiences/Survival; Healing; Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation
- An informational talk on the Institute for Venture Science’s opportunities for funding
- Panel discussions (in progress)
- A Post-Conference Research Workshop on "Anomalies of Foucault's Pendulum and other mechanical devices during Solar Eclipses"
Invited speakers to date (titles and details of talks will follow soon)
Brenda Dunne – PEAR; ICRL
Near Death Experiences/Survival
Jeffrey Long – Near Death Experience Research Foundation
Ed Kelly – University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies
Jim Oschman – author of “Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis”
Rick Leskowicz – Harvard Medical School
Bill Bengston – President, SSE
Biological Effects of EMF
Martin Blank – Columbia University
Martin Pall – University of Washington
Jerry Pollack – University of Washington; Institute for Venture Science
Post Conference Workshop
Rene Verreault - “Anomalies of Foucault's Pendulum and other mechanical devices during Solar Eclipses”
Call for Papers
The Call for Papers in now closed.
Conference begins with an opening reception on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm and ends with banquet on Saturday evening, June 17. The post conference workshop follows on Sunday, June 18. More details will follow as the program of speakers is finalized.
There are two lodging venues arranged by the SSE. Book your accommodations early - New Haven is very busy during June and other accommodations might be hard to find.
Option 1: Yale Dorms in Baker Hall
We can not add any rooms to this block so please make your reservations early.
Option 2: Courtyard Marriott New Haven at Yale
On-site parking is $20 per vehicle/per night.
Rooms must be booked by May 12. There are no extra rooms available so once our block is gone, you will need to find other accommodations. Make your reservations early.
Yale offers a meal package that includes breakfast and lunch and you can select the individual day or days you wish to do this. Several people have mentioned that the meals are quite good at Yale. To date, about two thirds of the registered participants are choosing to eat breakfast and lunch through this program. Reservations for this meal plan and banquet cannot be made at the door and must be made by the registration cutoff date.
Yale's Visitor Gateway offers good information on how to get to Yale, how to get around Yale and New Haven once you have arrived, what is happening on campus during your stay, and much more.
- Deadline for papers: April 15, 2017
- Deadline for Marriott rooms: May 12, 2017 (limited block)
- Deadline for Yale dorms: May 21, 2017 (limited block)
- Deadline for online registration: May 31, 2017 (Register at the door afterward)
- June 14: Evening reception (registration opens) - 6:00 PM
- June 15-17: Conference Talks - 9AM-5PM
- June 18: Sunday Workshop (optional) - 9AM-5PM
On behalf of the program committee (Bill Bengston, Marsha Adams, Neal Grossman, Patrick Huyghe, Garret Moddel, Dominique Surel, Chantal Toporow) and the local hosts (James Clement Van Pelt, Margaret Nies), we look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!