Experience Global Mind Change in Action

May 16, 2024
IONS Communications Team

With our historic gathering BEYOND: Global Mind Change in Action around the corner, we can’t wait to explore the individual and collective paths available to shift global consciousness with you and our community.

Celebrating 50 years

In 1992, the first international IONS conference was called “Global Mind Change: from Vision to Reality.” You can even check out the original program here. Now in our 50th anniversary year, this conference will celebrate the many contributions the noetic sciences have made toward creating a global mind change since then. This is the moment to translate our learning into action, together. 

While the focus is the same as it was 32 years ago, this gathering is anything but traditional. Our online format offers you connections in real time around the globe, bringing together a larger community than ever before. IONS consciousness research reaches beyond space and time, so it only felt natural to scale up our conference to become a global event bound by neither.

World-renowned speakers

We have invited over fifty incredible researchers, teachers, and practitioners to share their work and lead discussions on the possibilities available to the world through shifts in consciousness.

Of course, IONS’ expert science team — Helané Wahbeh, Dean Radin, Arnaud Delorme, Garret Yount, and Cedric Cannard — will be in full force, along with our new President, Thomas Brophy, and Board Chair / Interim CEO, Claudia Welss.

In addition, we’ll have mind-expanding presentations by world-renowned speakers discussing consciousness and AI, UAPs, psychedelics and creativity, mind-body healing, extraordinary human capacities, ancient civiliations and new realities, and more. Here’s the current list of presenters:

Deepak Chopra: integrative medicine pioneer, author, physician,
Ken Wilber: philosopher, psychological theorist, author, and leading scholar
Avi Loeb: Harvard University science professor and bestselling author
Suzanne Giesemann: Medium, author, spiritual teacher and messenger of hope
Shamini Jain: Psychologist, scientist, and founder of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI)
Bruce Damer: IONS Board Science Advisor, President of MINDS, and Chief Scientist at BIOTA Institute
Charles Eisenstein: Countercultural intellectual, speaker and author
Adam M. Curry: Inventor and tech entrepreneur
Stuart Hameroff: Anesthesiologist, Quantum Consciousness Theorist and Researcher
Theresa Cheung: Dream expert and author
David Lorimer: Writer, lecturer, poet, editor, and Programme Director at Scientific Medical Network
Yeye Luisah Teish: Author, Performance Artist, and Spiritual Advisor
Jeffrey Mishlove: Psychologist, author, radio and television interviewer, and host of New Thinking Allowed
Lynne Twist: Author and co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance
Anirban Bandyopadhyay: Principal Research Scientist at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Cassandra Vietan: IONS Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the John W. Brick Foundation
Mark Gober: IONS Fellow and author
Gerard Senehi: Mentalist, mind reader and motivational speaker
Anita Goel: Chairman, CEO & Scientific Director, Nanobiosym Research Institute
Rollin McCraty: Research Director of HeartMath Institute, Psychophysiologist
Andrew Newberg: Professor and Director of Research Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
Rupert Sheldrake: IONS Fellow, Scientist, Author
Azim Khamisa: IONS Board Vice Chair, Founded of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Robert Schoch: Director of the Institute for the Study of the Origins of Civilization
Mitch Horowitz: Historian and Writer
Master Mingtong Gu: Qigong Master and Founder of The Chi Center
Frank White: Author, Space Philosopher
Stacey Lawson: IONS Board Secretary, Entrepreneur, Business Executive, Political Leader and Author
Philippe Goldin: Professor at UC Davis, researching the neural bases of emotion regulation and psychopathology
Michael Sapiro: IONS Fellow, Psychologist, Psychedelic-assisted Therapist, and Writer
Sean Esbjorn-Hargens: Dean and Program Director at California Institute for Human Science
Jim Garrison: Director of Washington DC office of the New Paradigm Institute
Hawah Kasat: Author, musician, and yoga, mindfulness, & healing arts teacher
Paulo Roberto Silva e Souza: Renowned figure in the psycho-spiritual aspects of Amazonian communities
JJ. Hurtak and Desiree Hurtak: Founders of The Academy for Future Science
Alan Steinfeld: Producer/Host of the Manhattan Cable program/YouTube channel New Realities

See the full list with bios here.

Explore exhibitor booths

We are excited to offer all attendees the opportunity to connect with a variety of healers, teachers, consciousness companies, workshop leaders, practitioners and more. The interactive exhibitor hall is easy to navigate and features a wealth of resources.

Engage with over 30 organizations and individuals that offer practices, services, and information that can help deepen the way we understand ourselves, our world, and our purpose, wherever we are on our path.

Our Exhibitors Include… Pachamamma | CIHS | Scientific Medical Network | CourAgeUs | GlideWing | Mindshift Institute | Soulivity | Parapsychological Association | Synaptic Institute | HeartMath Institute | Cosmointel Doc Sibson Consulting MAP Coaching Institute | Conner Kees | Janel Mulligan | Enterogetics | IntuitionLab | Aviva Integrative Health | AV3X | Yvonne Brock | Snehi’s Healing Hands | The Breema Center | Deep Spring Center | Khora Consulting | Exceptional Experiencer Empowerment Initiative | Sage Animal Communication. Enjoy the exploration!

Support the science

Your ticket purchase supports the research and programs at IONS. 

Not available to make it on May 30 – June 2? No worries, it’s being recorded. Instant replays of all presentations and breakout sessions will be available to registrants for 10 days after the close of the conference. 

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