The 2019 SSE Conference

The 2019 SSE Conference will be held June 5-8 at the beautiful Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado.


The theme for the 38th annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration will be Consilience*: Developing the Foundations of a New Scientific Paradigm. *Consilience refers to the principle that evidence from unrelated sources, especially science and the humanities, can converge and produce unified conclusions.

The conference will take place June 5-8, 2019 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado. The conference will bring together researchers and leading thinkers from both academia and the business community interested in investigating how findings from edge science can advance us towards a new paradigm for science and a deeper understanding of the foundations of reality.

The conference program is in development and will be available soon.


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Registration Fees

Ticket Price before 4/15/2019 Price after 4/15/2019
Full Registration for Member $299; $85 spouse $340; $95 spouse
Full Registration for Non-Member $384; $100 spouse $425; $120 spouse
Day Pass for Members $115 $140
Day Pass for Non-Members $140 $165
Full Registration for Student (Member) $55 $65
Full Registration for Student (Non-Member) $95 $105
Day Pass for Student $49 $59
Banquet Ticket (optional) $69 $69


Hotel Venue

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Conference Program

Wednesday - June 5th  
09:30-17:00 Council Meeting
18:00-20:00 Registration
Thursday - June 6th  
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcoming Remarks
Session 1: Consilience Overview  
9:15-10:00 Larry Dossey
Overview of the Consilience Problem
10:00-10:25 Carsten Ohrmann
Convergence of Business, Science, and Wisdom Traditions
10:25-10:50 Harald Walach
Towards a Postmaterialist Science - Report of the Galileo Commission of the Scientific and Medical Network
10:50-11:15 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11:15-11:40 Imants Barušs
Beyond Consilience: Understanding a Theory with Good Goodness-of-Fit
11:40-12:05 Paul H. Smith
What Makes "Scientific" Evidence Scientific?
12:05-12:30 York Dobyns
Anomalous Consilience
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
Session 2: Consilience and Healing  
14:00-14:25 Bill Bengston
Healing Research and Problems reaching Consilience
14:25-14:50 J. Kenneth Arnette
Death and the Great Consilience: The Theory of Essence unifies Death-Related Anomalous Experiences
14:50-15:15 David Nortman
Homeopathy's Contribution to the Advancement of Consilience
15:15-15:45 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
Session 3: Consilience and Consciousness  
15:45-16:10 Robert M. Wood
The Secret Relations Between UFOs and Consciousness
16:10-16:35 Morris Freedman
The Brain and Psi: A New Paradigm for Consilience to Advance the Science of Anomalies into the Mainstream
16:35-17:00 John Valentino
Consilience in Mind-Matter Interaction
17:00-19:30 DINNER
19:30-21:00 Panel TBD
Digging into Consilience
Friday June 7th  
9:00-9:10 Welcoming Remarks
9:10-9:20 Founders Lecture Award Presentation
9:20-10:00 Peter A. Sturrock
Founders Lecture: Behind the Mask: A Scientific Approach to the Shakespeare Authorship Question
Session 4: Healing  
10:00-10:25 John McMichael
Reversing Traumatic Brain Injury
10:25-10:50 Wagner Alegretti
Detecting and understanding bioenergy: the bridge between consciousness, brain and the physical universe
10:50-11:15 Charles F. Emmons
Managing the Medically Mysterious: Scientific, Paranormal, and/or Spiritual?
11:15-11:40 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11:40-12:05 Igor Nazarov
Using Schumann resonance frequencies to counteract harmful effects of the electromagnetic pollution
12:05-12:30 Yury Kronn
Creating Effective Energy Patterns to Fight Stress
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
Session 5: Nonlocal Consciousness  
14:00-14:25 Dale E. Graff
Interacting with the Future: Evidence for Consciousness Extending Outside of Space-Time
14:25-14:50 Stephan A. Schwartz
Nonlocal Consciousness and the Anthropology of Religions and Spiritual Practices
14:50-15:15 Nancy du Tertre
TSP - The Next Generation of Remote Viewing
15:15-15:40 Eric Wargo
From Oedipus to "Mr. Foresight": The Freudian Unconscious as Misrecognized Precognition
15:40-16:05 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
Session 6: Psychology  
15:45-16:10 Jennifer Lyke, Shannon Madgey, Angel Lopez & Roseanne Johnson
The Frequencies of Psi Experiences and Entity Encounters in Spontaneously Reported Self-Transcendent Experiences
16:10-16:35 Nanci Trivellato
Examining Non-Ordinary Phenomena Experienced During Childhood
16:35-17:00 Gabriel Felley
"Visualizing" the Morphic Fields with the Yi Jing and Synchronicity
17:30-19:30 DINNER
19:30-21:00 POSTER SESSION + Networking Event
Saturday June 8th  
Session 7: Psi Methods  
9:00-9:25 Dean Radin
Expanding the scope of mind-matter interaction experiments
9:25-9:50 Mark Boccuzzi
Looking for Psi in All the Wrong Places: Task Optimization in Psi Research
9:50-10:15 Julia Mossbridge, Mark Boccuzzi, Marcia Nisam & Adam Crabtree
Screening for Precognition, Remote Viewing and Micro-Psychokinetic Skills: Results and Lessons from Online Psi-Testing Methods
10:15-10:45 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
Session 8: Psi Models  
10:45-11:15 Roger D. Nelson
Are evoked potentials a model for GCP event data?
11:15-11:40 Garret Moddel
Quantum Mechanics Does Not Explain Psi
11:40-12:05 James L. Oschman
Structure and Properties of the Quantum Information Field
12:05-13:35 LUNCH
Session 9: Models of Reality  
13:35-14:00 John Streiff
The Nature of Deep Reality - Solving Chalmer's Hard Problem
14:00-14:25 David Scharf
Two Dogmas of Materialism: Toward a realistic framework for understanding mental causation
Session 10: Synthesis  
14:25-14:55 D.P. Sheehan
It's About Time
14:55-:15:25 Jason Yotopoulos
Subtle Energy Research: Systems Mapping & Future Roadmap
18:00-21:00 Banquet Dinner
  Banquet Speaker: Julie Beischel
You're Not Even in There Now: The Consilience of Survival of Consciousness, Body Ownership, and Cellular Turnover Research

Poster Sessions

Victoria Li Why do Fibonacci Numbers Occur In Pinecones
Nadir Shakir & Nelson Abreu Evaluating the Effect of Intention on Wilting of Flowers
Rongwu Liu Volume Field Model about Strong and Weak Interaction
Peter Champoux EarthRings: Integral Membrane Plutons
Paul J. van Leeuwen Quantum Physics Meets Cosmic Consciousness
Keith Alexander Further Extensions of the MegaREG
Jeff George Awareness Logic, the Awareness Point, and Space-Time-Awareness
Harald Walach Is the Matrix Experiment a Replicable Experimental Paradigm?
Christopher Laursen Implementing Interdisciplinary Intermediatism: Emerging Methods to Bring Consilience
Douglas Kinney Case for Spiritual-based reality
Dianne Trussell Consilience and direct human experience as scientific evidence
Grace Kadler Pushing the Boundaries with the REG
Herb Mertz Top-Down Cosmology
Jordan Kritzinger How Mathematicians Think
Courtney Roberts Consilience & the Astrological Universe
Lori Morris The Theory of Existence Within Quantum Fluidity
Daniela Rodriguez Turiyatita: The Indian Nondual Cosmography of Psi



Key Dates:

  • Deadline for papers: December 15, 2018
  • Deadline for earlybird registration: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline for hotel discount: May 14, 2019
  • June 5: Evening reception (registration opens)
  • June 6-8: Conference Talks