All Presentations

All Presentations

Alphabetical by presentation title.

Conference Presentations

Friday Morning General Session
2
Cassandra Vieten, PhD | Dacher Keltner | Loren Carpenter | Ravé Mehta
Cassandra Vieten, PhD Dacher Keltner Loren Carpenter Ravé Mehta

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell was inspired to create IONS after he saw the earth from outer space and experienced an awe that forever transformed his perspective. We can’t all...

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Saturday Morning General Session
1
Amikaeyla Gaston
Amikaeyla Gaston

Amikaeyla survived a hate crime and discovered she could not only overcome fear but also become fearless through the healing power of music. She has since taken this gift to political refugees,...

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Friday Lunchtime Breakout
FM-2
Cassandra Vieten, PhD | Dacher Keltner | Loren Carpenter | Ravé Mehta
Cassandra Vieten, PhD Dacher Keltner Loren Carpenter Ravé Mehta

In this interactive session, we’ll dive deeper into the science of awe, wonder, aha! moments, and flow states, with more empirical science, practices for...

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Saturday Lunchtime Breakout
SM-3
Julia Mossbridge, PhD | Mikey Siegel
Julia Mossbridge, PhD Mikey Siegel

Being “on the same wavelength” turns out to be more than just a groovy thing to feel. There are physiological correlates of group synchrony that we can detect and feed back to the...

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Friday Lunchtime Breakout
FM-4
Claire Lachance, MBA, IONS Chief Executive Officer
Claire Lachance, MBA, IONS CEO

How can we apply noetic concepts to our leadership in teams and organizations?  Is the use of intuition, personal energy, intention, and interconnectedness as valuable as our education,...

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Saturday Afternoon Breakout
SA-1
Claire Lachance, MBA, IONS Chief Executive Officer
Claire Lachance, MBA, IONS CEO

How can we apply noetic concepts to our leadership in teams and organizations?  Is the use of intuition, personal energy, intention, and interconnectedness as valuable as our education,...

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Friday Morning General Session
3
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

We have been brought up to believe that the mind lives in the head and that our memories are stored in the brain. But a growing number of scientific studies show that people can influence others...

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Friday Lunchtime Breakout
FM-3
Andrea Dennis | Emanuel Kuntzelman | Andrea Livingston | Katia Petersen, PhD
Andrea Dennis Emanuel Kuntzelman Andrea Livingston Katia Petersen, PhD Mollie Robertson

Why does the science that connects us matter? How do we incorporate what we learn at these conference sessions into our lives and our world? To integrate this mental intelligence in body and...

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Saturday Lunchtime Breakout
SM-3
Andrea Dennis | Emanuel Kuntzelman | Andrea Livingston | Katia Petersen, PhD
Andrea Dennis Emanuel Kuntzelman Andrea Livingston Katia Petersen, PhD Mollie Robertson

Why does the science that connects us matter? How do we incorporate what we learn at these conference sessions into our lives and our world? To integrate this mental intelligence in body and...

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Friday Afternoon Breakout
FA-1
James R. Doty, MD
James R. Doty, MD

James R. Doty, MD, is a professor in the neurosurgery department at Stanford University and is the founder and director of the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research, of which His...

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Friday Lunchtime Breakout
FM-1
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

Hang out a little longer with the brilliant Rupert Sheldrake for a dynamic Q and A that is sure to extend your mind! Dr. Sheldrake will share findings from his most recent experiments...

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Saturday Afternoon Breakout
SA-4 (formerly SM-5)
Amikaeyla Gaston
Amikaeyla Gaston

From time immemorial, intentional music and sound making have been used to heal and integrate body, mind, and spirit. In this class, you will be guided on a musical journey in which you will...

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Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop
PRE 3
Jill Purce
Jill Purce

Heal family trauma, release unhelpful patterns, and dissolve transgenerational tendencies in this powerful family constellations workshop.

When ancestors or family members have died too...

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Friday Evening
Michael Sapiro, PsyD

Experience an integrative meditation practice with IONS Research Fellow Dr. Michael Sapiro. iRest practice is an evidence-based deeply restorative yoga nidra...

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Friday Afternoon General Session
3
James R. Doty, MD
James R. Doty, MD

Join James R. Doty, MD, a Stanford University neuroscientist and neurosurgeon and the author of the wildly popular Into the Magic Shop, for his insights on the cutting-edge science of...

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Thursday Evening

Additional fee (includes dinner).

If you are an IONS Community Group leader or an IONS member interested in starting a...

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Sunday Morning General Session
3

This year we are delighted to announce our first annual Consciousness in Action Awards! This honor will be granted to three extraordinary emerging noetic change-makers who are having a positive...

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Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop
PRE 5
Charlotte Hatch | Pamela Kramer | Barry Robbins
Charlotte Hatch Pamela Kramer Barry Robbins

Increase your awareness , deepen your sensitivity, and realize a greater sense of personal power and well-being! Leonard Energy Training (LET) was created by Aikido sensei George Leonard. It...

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Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop
PRE 4
Alain Nu
Alain Nu

Learn about mentalism from a master and have fun learning to mystify your family and colleagues!

Mentalism is a performing art in which its artists appear to demonstrate highly...

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Sunday Morning General Session
4
Yvonne Cagle, MD
Yvonne Cagle, MD

Dr. Cagle is a family physician, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and one of the first African-American women selected for NASA’s astronaut program. She will tell us about her journey...

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Morning Practice (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Jill Purce
Jill Purce

Learn and practice an extraordinary ancient shamanic overtone chanting from Mongolia—an ethereal, magical, and powerful experience of meditative vocal yoga that uses vocal purifications,...

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Friday Afternoon Breakout
FA-3
Maria Christina Owl Gutierrez, MA, CCHT, MIM | Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR
Maria Christina Owl Gutierrez, MA, CCHT, MIM Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

People say I have created things. I have never created anything. I get impressions from the  universe at large and work them out, but I am only a plate on a record or a receiving...

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Saturday Lunchtime Breakout
SM-4
Jim B. Tucker, MD | Arnaud Delorme, PhD
Jim B. Tucker, MD Arnaud Delorme, PhD

We will look at the plausibility of the hypothesis that consciousness may survive bodily death and compare it to other hypotheses by focusing on two phenomena. The first is mediumship, when...

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Friday Morning General Session
4
Shaykh Yassir Chadly

Shaykh Yassir Chadly is a traditional and Sufi Moroccan musician as well as an associate professor at the GTU in Berkeley.

Whether...

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Friday Evening

We are delighted to share this film Friday evening at 9 pm. IONS President Cassandra Vieten is one of the luminaries who was interviewed for this movie.

A Quest for Meaning tells...

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Saturday Evening

Join us at 8:30 pm for a screening of The Way of the Shaman: The Work of Michael and Sandra Harner, hosted by Susan Mokelke, president of the Foundation...

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Saturday Evening

What’s Your Role in Creating Humanity’s Future?

We are the architects of the future of humanity. Each one of us has a unique role to play in creating the world we want to see....

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Post-Conference Workshop
Lynne McTaggart
Lynne McTaggart

Additional fee applies.

Lynne McTaggart will give you a powerful set of intention tools and exercises to heal all parts of your world...

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Friday Afternoon General Session
1
Dawson Church, PhD | Garret Yount, PhD
Dawson Church, PhD Garret Yount, PhD

Can we change how our genetic code is expressed? Emotional Freedom Techniques use elements of cognitive therapy and exposure therapy and combine them with acupressure, in the form of fingertip...

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Saturday Afternoon General Session
2
Dean Radin, PhD | Alain Nu
Dean Radin, PhD Alain Nu

From Harry Houdini to Harry Potter, magic has a special place in our lives. While more recently associated with fiction and entertainment, the esoteric traditions suggest that real magic has...

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Saturday Afternoon Breakout
SA-2
Dean Radin, PhD | Alain Nu
Dean Radin, PhD Alain Nu

In modern times magic is primarily associated with fiction and entertainment—from Harry Houdini to Harry Potter. But is there more to magic than fantasy and sleight of hand? For millennia,...

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Saturday Evening
DJ Taz Rashid
DJ Taz Rashid

Global Purpose Movement presents an evening of conscious music with the awesome DJ Taz Rashid. Rashid brings his years of hosting conscious dance parties to Oakland to inspire and connect the IONS...

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Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop
PRE 1
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

Join the brilliant and engaging author of Science Set Free to explore how morphic resonance theory and frontier science can inform our understanding of spiritual practice and ancient wisdom.

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Friday Morning Spotlight Talks

Schedule TBD. To submit an application, please see: Spotlight Talk Submissions.

Saturday Morning Spotlight Talks

Schedule TBD. To submit an application, please see: Spotlight Talk Submissions.

Sunday Morning Spotlight Talks

Schedule TBD. To submit an application, please see: Spotlight Talk Submissions.

Saturday Morning General Session
2
Julia Mossbridge, PhD | Mikey Siegel
Julia Mossbridge, PhD Mikey Siegel

Want to use your phone to reach enlightenment? Can technology support spiritual awakening and healing? Is this dangerous or even contradictory? Technological innovation has revolutionized every...

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Saturday Afternoon Breakout
SA-3
Shamini Jain, PhD | Cyndi Dale
Shamini Jain, PhD Cyndi Dale

The process of self-healing and transformation can be understood as an  alchemical one, bringing to bear all parts of ourselves as well as all parts of our society. In this interactive...

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Saturday Afternoon General Session
1
Shamini Jain, PhD | Cyndi Dale
Shamini Jain, PhD Cyndi Dale

Alive in indigenous cultures for thousands of years, energy healing is both an ancient practice and one that exists in more modern forms today. The science of healing is still nascent, however....

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Sunday Morning General Session
1
Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

Modern science is based on a metaphysical assumption that reality can be proven through the accumulation of empirical evidence grounded in objective replications by independent investigators. This...

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Morning Practice (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Integral Transformative Practice (ITP) International

Start your day off right! The ITP of Kata is a 45-minute series of nonstrenuous exercises designed to articulate all the...

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Saturday Morning General Session
4
Lynne McTaggart
Lynne McTaggart

After ten years of experimenting with small and large groups, Lynne McTaggart reveals her remarkable findings on the dynamic of group intention and its power to heal our lives. You will also learn...

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Saturday Lunchtime Breakout
SM-1
Lynne McTaggart
Lynne McTaggart

Learn how to supersize your intention by calling upon the power of the group to help you reach your goals. Experience one of Lynne’s greatest breakthrough discoveries: how to create a...

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Friday Afternoon Breakout
FA-2
Dawson Church, PhD | Garret Yount, PhD
Dawson Church, PhD Garret Yount, PhD

Clinical trials have shown that Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as tapping, can reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is...

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Friday Afternoon General Session
2
Maria Christina Owl Gutierrez, MA, CCHT, MIM | Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR
Maria Christina Owl Gutierrez, MA, CCHT, MIM Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

People say I have created things. I have never created anything. I get impressions from the universe at large and work them out, but I am only a plate on a record or a receiving apparatus...

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Sunday Morning General Session
5
Thrive East Bay Choir

The Thrive East Bay Choir, a "heart-opening, soul-stirring source of beauty," grace us on Sunday morning.

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Sunday Morning General Session
2
Emanuel Kuntzelman | Katia Petersen, PhD
Emanuel Kuntzelman Katia Petersen, PhD

What has inspired you this weekend? Where did you find passion? Connection? Inspiration? What shook up your world? What now? Through meaningful conversations, we will tap into our collective...

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Friday Morning General Session
1
Claire Lachance, MBA, IONS Chief Executive Officer | Cassandra Vieten, PhD
Claire Lachance, MBA, IONS CEO Cassandra Vieten, PhD, IONS President
Thursday Evening
Matthew Fox | David Korten
Matthew Fox David Korten

A conversation between spiritual theologian Matthew Fox and philosopher of living systems David Korten

Free with...

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Saturday Morning General Session
3
Arnaud Delorme, PhD | Jim B. Tucker, MD
Jim B. Tucker, MD Arnaud Delorme, PhD

Is there a part of “me” that survives after my body dies? What do mediums who say they communicate with the dead or children who report past life experiences reveal to us about...

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Friday Evening
Alain Nu
Alain Nu

Can we predict the future? Can we know what someone is thinking? Is there a difference between synchronicity and coincidence? Star of the TLC network series The Mysterious World of Alain Nu...

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Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop
PRE 2
Andrea Dennis | Dustin DiPerna | Emanuel Kuntzelman
Andrea Dennis Dustin DiPerna Emanuel Kuntzelman

Today, in the hotbed of humanity’s current challenges, more and more individuals and organizations around the world are connecting to an emergent source of spiritual empowerment—the...

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