14th International IONS Conference

Poster Submissions

The IONS Program Committee invites proposals for posters from early career scholars (undergraduate/graduate students, post-docs, and young faculty within 5 years of degree) focusing on topics related to consciousness and healing, worldview transformation, mind-matter interactions, and extended human capacities (go here for further definitions of these topics). Posters must report results of a research project.

Twenty posters will be accepted, and one author from each accepted poster will be offered a discounted rate to attend the conference ($185.00). Authors will be invited to participate in a poster session at the conference, and abstracts will be highlighted on the IONS website.

To submit a poster, read the following information carefully and complete the submission form.


The deadline for submitting a poster or symposium is June 1, 2011, and authors will be notified of acceptance or nonacceptance by June 15th, 2011.

Submission Guidelines

An individual may be FIRST AUTHOR on only ONE poster submission. Individuals may, however, be co-authors on more than one poster.

Please include in proposal the following:

  • For the corresponding author: Name, affiliation, address, phone number, email address (expect most correspondence by email).
  • For additional authors: Name, affiliation.
  • Title: Not to exceed 20 words.
  • Keywords: List 5 key words that describe your poster content.
  • Short public abstract: Not to exceed 50 words and ready for print.
  • Full abstract: Not to exceed 250 words (see below for content)

Submission Content

Poster submissions require two abstracts: one for publication in the program and one for review purposes and website posting. The abstract used for publication (in the printed meeting program) is limited to 50 words. The abstract that will be used for review, and posting on the website if accepted, is limited to 250 words.

  • Abstracts must contain the specific goals of the study, the methods used, a summary of the results, and a conclusion.
  • Data must be collected prior to abstract submission. We will not consider abstracts for studies that have not been conducted.
  • The title of the abstract should clearly define the work discussed.
  • Use only standard abbreviations.
  • All submissions must be in final form, ready for publication in the convention program. Please check your work carefully. No typos or other errors will be corrected.

Submissions will be reviewed with regard to scholarly/theoretical merit, soundness of methodology, relevance to IONS’ research areas, clarity of presentation, significance, and originality. Final selection among submissions deemed meritorious will be made with an eye toward achieving a balanced and broadly representative program.


All communication between submitters and IONS is done via email. It's important that the email address in your submission remain a current and active email address or you will not receive important communications about the IONS conference and your submission.

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