SSE Meetings

The SSE holds an annual conference in North America, and biennial conferences in Europe. Admission is open to the public. Full members may present on any topic; presentations by Associate, Student, and non-members must be sponsored by a Full member.

Announcing the 2014 SSE CONFERENCE!

The 33rd Annual North American SSE Meeting. June 5-7, 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Online Registration, Hotel Booking, and Abstract Submission

Register and pay online, using a credit card, bank account, or PayPal account.

Book your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency SF Airport, at the special rate of $139/night.
Send abstracts to Adam M. Curry: The Deadline for submissions is April 30. See below for guidelines.
Announcement & Call for Papers (PDF)
Paper Registration Form (Use this if you don't want to register online)


Dates & Location
The 33rd Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration will be held near San Francisco, California on June 5 – 7, 2014 (Thursday through Saturday).  Local arrangements are being coordinated by Jerry Gin (  Adam Curry chairs the Program Committee.

The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, California, USA, 94010. Web: Telephone: 1-650-347-1234 (see below hotel information). A large block of rooms has been reserved for the SSE at a special conference rate of $139/night for either a single or double room.  Reservations must be made by May 20 to receive this rate.  Follow this link to reserve your rooms the special rate:

Reception & Outing
A welcoming reception will be held at the hotel on Wednesday, June 4, starting at 6 PM.  The SSE's traditional recreational excursion this year will be to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. The SSE will be holding its first full-day workshop, on June 8 at the hotel, in which Roger Nelson of the Global Consciousness Project will discuss using randomness to study consciousness. Details below.

The Society encourages the attendance of students and young investigators, and the conference is open to the public.  There is a special, reduced registration fee for students at this event.  Please encourage students from your area to come.


The overall theme of the conference is "The Mysterious Universe."  Invited speakers will help define themes to be developed further by our own SSE membership, and the program will include papers assessing progress and social/political issues in areas of longstanding interest to SSE members.  All conference sessions will be held in the hotel ballroom.

Theme 1: The Conscious Lab: New Research in Consciousness
Dean Radin, Institute of Noetic Sciences (Invited Speaker)
“Mind-Matter Interaction Experiments Involving Light”

Theme 2: Future Energy: Horizons of Energy Research
Vittorio Violante, ENEA and University of Tor Vergata
“Material Science Challenges to Define the Fleischmann and Pons Effect by Applying the Scientific Method”

Theme 3: Earth and Beyond: Evidence of the Mysterious Universe
Gerald H. Pollack , University of Washington (Dinsdale Award Lecture)
“The Fourth Phase of Water”
Gary Nolan, Stanford University (Invited Speaker)
“DNA Analysis of the Atacama Humanoid”

Evening Panel
A free-wheeling discussion of program topics will be the focus of an evening panel      of members and invited speakers.

Contributed Papers
Contributed papers by full members on any topic of interest to the Society are
welcome.  Papers related to the themes of the conference will be grouped with relevant invited talks when possible.  A poster session may be provided for selected papers or on request.

Titles and abstracts for contributed papers should be sent to the Program Chairman: Adam Curry, E-mail:  Electronic submission is required. The Title should be short and informative. Please include Author name and Affiliation, and contact information. Abstracts should be 300 to 500 words (one page of single spaced text), and should summarize the main points of the paper. Plain text as the body of the e-mail is preferred.  If special formatting is required for intelligibility, please submit a Word document. If selected for presentation, please plan on a 15-minute talk with 5 minutes for questions. Submissions by Associate members must be sponsored by Full members. (Full members do not require sponsorship.)

The cutoff date for submissions is April 30, 2014. Submissions received subsequent to that date may be considered for presentation subject to the availability of time in the program.


There is a special room rate of $139.00/night for the SSE members. This rate is offered to those who wish to come in early or stay late up to three days pre or post conference.

Registrations can be made online by using the following link You can also register by phone at 888-431-1442. Be sure to mention you are with the Society of Scientific Exploration to receive the special rate. The cut off date for special rates is 5/20/2014.

Complementary Shuttle to San Francisco Airport: The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport complimentary shuttle is available every day, 24 hours a day and runs every 10 to 15 minutes. At San Francisco International Airport (SFO) take your luggage to the Departures Level, center island, and look for the area marked “Hotel Shuttle.” The shuttle is a large bus marked “Hyatt Regency and Marriott.”

Amenities: The hotel offers a fitness center, pool and business center.

Restaurants: Swiftwater Café, Swiftwater Deli, Knuckles Sports Bar and Cascades Wine Bar

Parking: The SSE has arranged a special rate for overnight self-parking at the Hyatt of $10.00 overnight (Normally $20.00 overnight)

To Downtown San Francisco: BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): Take the complimentary Hyatt Shuttle Bus to and from SFO Airport International Terminal to connect with BART. ost from the BART station to downtown San Francisco is approximately $8.10 one-way.

SFO Airporter Shuttle: Service is offered between SFO Int’l Airport and the Embarcadero or Union Square in San Francisco. Take the complimentary hotel Shuttle Bus to and from SFO Airport to connect with Airporter. Airporter cost is $10.00 one-way, $15.00 round trip.

To Downtown Burlingame Trolley Service: Daily free troley service is available from Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport to downtown Burlingame.

WORKSHOP (Organized by SSE members for Sunday June 8)

Using Randomness to Study Consciousness REGs and RNGs in Scientific Research Applications

Presented by Dr. Roger Nelson

This is a workshop for people who have been intrigued but perhaps mystified by random number generator technology in consciousness research, or who want to dive in and do their own experiments. RNGs, also known as REGs, evidently can be affected by intention, and they are responsive to deep emotions and group coherence. We will work to reduce the mysteries and produce both scientific and practical clarity. It will be an opportunity to explore your questions in detail.

Dr. Roger Nelson was a member of the PEAR team from 1980 to 2002 when he retired from Princeton University. In 1997 he created the Global Consciousness Project, which he continues to direct. His experience with REG/RNG technology spans laboratory and field research, and his expertise reaches from design and calibration of the instruments to experimental and statistical design to analysis and interpretation of results. He is willing to step into the deep waters of explanatory theory, but with some necessary caveats.

The full day workshop will take place at the Hyatt Regency SF Airport Hotel (the same hotel as the SSE conference), on Sunday June 8 (the day after the conference ends). It will begin at 9:30 and end around 4:30, with two breaks. Please contact Dominque Surrel for questions about the workshop. Email:

2013 SSE Meeting DVDs Available


DVDs are available of talks given at the 2013 SSE Meeting, starting July 7. Pre-orders are being accepted. Thematic or full-set copies are available. Use this order form to pre-order DVDs.

2013 Meeting Program

2014 European Meeting: Announcement & Call for Papers

The 10th Annual European Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration will be held at the Leiden University Medical Center, Nederland on November 13-15, 2014 (Thursday through Saturday). Local arrangements are being coordinated by Erik Schultes ( Dr. C.M. Chantal Toporow chairs the Program Committee (

Download the Announcement & Call for Papers


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15th Annual May 23-25, 1996 Charlottesville, VA Program & Abstracts
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13th Annual June 9-11, 1994 Austin, TX Program & Abstracts
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11th Annual June 11-13, 1992 Princeton, NJ Program & Abstracts
10th Annual June 24-26, 1991 Charlottesville, VA Program & Abstracts
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