International Congress of Conscientiology

1st International Congress of Conscientiology

IAC - International Academy of Consciousness

The first International Congress of Conscientiology (ICC), was held at the IAC Research Campus in the beautiful country area of Alentejo, Portugal, from 22nd to 24th of May 2015. This congress served as a global forum for an open exchange and debate on study and research centered upon the consciousness.

A landmark event took place on what is widely considered one of the greatest enigmas of science: CONSCIOUSNESS.

Some of today’s foremost minds from around the world converged on the research campus of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) in Europe, located in the Alentejo region of Portugal, for the 1st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CONSCIENTIOLOGY / CONSCIOUSNESS SCIENCE (ICC).

AUDIENCE AND SPEAKERS — Over 200 participants were in attendance from 42 countries, joining 28 thinkers who dared to apply the principles of science to venture where only few have, discussing methodologies and models to study the internal, subjective world of the consciousness.

GOAL — Through this congress, IAC furthered its mission of fostering a more adequate science for the study of consciousness from a multidisciplinary and multidimensional perspective and of acting as a hub for researchers worldwide.

MEDIA COVERAGE — The congress called the attention of the international media, with nine avenues including television stations, magazines and newspapers from six countries (USA, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and France) present to cover the event and produce documentaries.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY DEBATE — A key moment of the event was the final debate, which included all speakers debating about the future of consciousness science. The proceedings of the ICC are to be published in the JofC ( with all papers, posters, and details of the debate.

CELEBRATIONS — Also taking place during the ICC event was IAC’s 15th Anniversary celebration, as well as the presentation of the 3rd IAC Scientific Award for Contribution to Consciousness Science.

ENVIRONMENT — The serene rural setting, together with the professional and cordial IAC staff, contributed to making the event an overall pleasant and productive experience. The congress was a platform for open and amicable exchange and debate, with different viewpoints and disciplines coming together in what was recognized by speakers and participants alike as a memorable reference point in the field.

The 2nd International Congress on Consciousness (ICC) will be in Miami, FL – US, 19th to 21st of may of 2017.

Please click here to see the call for papers for the 2nd ICC.


Scientific Program

Friday – May 22
10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Opening Ceremony
10:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Philosophy of Consciousness: Pedagogical strategy and relevance to the current crisis
11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Avoidable Desomas: a Conscientiological view of Premature Death
11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Designing Psi Experiments with the aid of Technology
12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Induction of Out-of-body Experiences with Neurofeedback
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Syntropy, Consciousness and the Invisible
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A New perspective – A theory of Consciousness in which the “hard problems” of both Consciousness and Modern Physics disappear as the informational nature of reality gains support within the physics communit
5:00 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Coffee Break and Posters Session I
5:40 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Causality or Acausality? A Multidimensional Analysis of Synchronicities and allegedly Karmic Occurrences
6:20 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
Taking Quantum Physics and Consciousness Seriously: What does it mean?
7:20 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.
Round Table
Saturday – May 23
9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
On the Human Telekinetic Capacities
10:10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
The Unified Spacememory Network: From Cosmogenesis to Consciousness
10:50 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Preliminary study of evidences of pseudoscience in Conscientiology
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Vibrational State: a Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Acoustic Vibrostasiogenic Systems: VELO Training and Vibrational State Induction Technology
3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Bodily self consciousness and Brain
4:10 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Coffee Break and Posters Session II
4:40 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Neutrals: A Category of Extraphysical Consciousness
5:20 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Requirements for a Mathematical Theory of Consciousness
6:20 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
Round Table
7:20 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Ceremony of the 3rd IAC Global Award for Scientific Contribution to Conscientiology , book launch and IAC\’s 15th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday – May 24
9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
Consciousness and Cosmos: Proposal for a New Paradigm based on Physics and Introspection
10:10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Social Sciences and Conscientiology: Parallels between their Objects, Methods, Paths and Difficulties for Scientific Consolidation
10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Consciousness and the Nature of Life
11:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Nonsymbolic Experience and Multidimensional Evolution
Michael Lydon
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Preliminary results of Bioenergy and Vibrational State Detection via fMRI
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Coffee Break
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Round Table & Debate: Foundations, criteria, and methodology for the scientific, non-restrictive, study of consciousness
6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Closing Ceremony


The Multidimensional Personal Experience and Scientific Education
Ashley Melidosian

An Investigation into the Concrete Mechanisms of the Life Task
David Collura

Consciousness-Centric Urbanism: a Modality for Applied Consciousness Science
Manori Sumanasinghe

Nonsymbolic Experience and Multidimensional Evolution
Michael Lydon

The Age of Useful Longevity: Evidence of a New Consciential Time
Sónia Ferreira

Time Strategies for a Lucid Desoma (The role of renovation)
Trisha J. Hargaden