The NextGen Initiative


The NextGen Initiative

The NextGen Initiative brings awareness and engagement within the noetic sciences to younger generations by supporting emerging scholars and explorers.

Are you a young person interested in a career in the field of consciousness studies? Do you want exclusive insight from experts and the latest in research? Check out the Consciousness for the Next Generation Webinar Series!


There are many ways to engage with this initiative:

Start a Consciousness Club on your college campus!
Join the growing movement of college students who are interested in discussing the scientific study of noetic topics and wish to join other students in an exploration of the intersection of inner wisdom and outer knowing.

Participate in an Internship

Engage with the IONS Blog

Stay Connected
Sign up for the Noetic eNews to be updated on IONS work

Past Events


IONS 17th International Conference, Oakland, CA, July 2017

IONS 16th International Conference, Oak Brook, IL, July 2015

  • Spotlight Talks and Posters
    Conference attendees submitted abstracts for the opportunity to give ten-minute lectures or present posters in an open session on professional or personal passions that incorporate noetic study or thought. Check out the 2015 abstracts to see how they might inform or inspire your own interests.
  • NextGen Initiative Experiential and Club Divine
    Participants came together across generations to engage in activities that sparked meaningful conversations, challenged assumptions, and inspired action plans for living with purpose. The evening culminated with a conscious dance party hosted by DJ Taz Rashid who brought the community together in rhythm and unbridled expression.

Discover the possibilities unleashed through exploration and interconnection!