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Consciousness for Real

June 4 @ 7:00 pm June 11 @ 12:00 pm CEST

Poster for the Pari Center's Consciousness for Real event

Thanks to the generous funding from a European foundation, we now have the opportunity to offer three full scholarships, preferably to young minds, for this event. 
For more information:

Tickets

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Reservation fee Private Accommodation (remaining balance due 1975 euros)
The cost of the conference is 2175 euros. The event fee includes a 7-night stay in private accommodation (single occupancy or double occupancy for couples) and all meals. It also includes activities, materials, and teaching sessions.To secure a place you must make a non-refundable deposit of 200 euros at the time of registration. All deposits will be returned in full if the event is cancelled because of insufficient registration. The balance of 1975 euros must be received four weeks before the commencement, i.e. before May 7, 2024. The balance cannot be refunded if you decide to cancel after May 21, two weeks before the commencement. If, having paid the full fee, you cancel your registration more than two weeks before the start of the event, the fee minus the deposit will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after that date. We reserve the right to make changes to the speakers and program if necessary. The Pari Center reserves the right to require a participant to leave the Center during an event if his or her attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the Center. You consent to the Pari Center to using any photographic, audio recording or video material from the event that may include yourself. Please contact us if you require any further information.
200,00
9 available
Reservation fee Shared Accommodation (remaining balance due 1675 euros)
The cost of the conference is 1875 euros. The event fee includes a 7-night stay in shared accommodation – private room with shared bathroom (single occupancy or double occupancy for couples) and all meals. It also includes activities, materials, and teaching sessions.To secure a place you must make a non-refundable deposit of 200 euros at the time of registration. All deposits will be returned in full if the event is cancelled because of insufficient registration. The balance of 1675 euros must be received four weeks before the commencement, i.e. before May 7, 2024. The balance cannot be refunded if you decide to cancel after May 21, two weeks before the commencement. If, having paid the full fee, you cancel your registration more than two weeks before the start of the event, the fee minus the deposit will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after that date. We reserve the right to make changes to the speakers and program if necessary. The Pari Center reserves the right to require a participant to leave the Center during an event if his or her attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the Center. You consent to the Pari Center to using any photographic, audio recording or video material from the event that may include yourself. Please contact us if you require any further information.
200,00
5 available

Consciousness for Real:
Towards a New Science of Human Experience

June 4 – 11, 2024

Speakers: Edi Bilimoria, Monica Gagliano, Marcello Massimini (on zoom), Paavo Pylkkänen, Jonathan Rowson, Vandana Shiva, Marjorie Woollacott 

Curated and Chaired by: Àlex Gómez-Marín

Location: Pari, Italy

Ticket Prices:

Private Accommodation
Price: 2175.00 euros

Shared Accommodation – Private Room with shared bathroom
Price: 1875.00 euros

which includes:

  • a 7-night stay;
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner at the local restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and traditional dishes;
  • water, wine, and coffee are provided with lunch and dinner;
  • programmed activities and materials;
  • refreshments provided at mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee breaks.

There is a limited amount of accommodation in Pari and you will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis. We will also be using accommodation just outside of the village—within 3 kilometres. If you are housed outside Pari, a shuttle to and from the village will be provided.

Event: The event starts on Tuesday June 4 at 19:00 with a welcome dinner and ends on Tuesday June 11 after lunch.

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About the Event 

Join us at the Pari Center with world-renowned leaders in consciousness studies as we deepen our insights into the many facets that such an intimate mystery entails. 

This will be an informal meeting with presentations by experts followed by roundtable discussions.

Participating in an event at the Pari Center means not only meeting with scholars and experts but living for a week in a medieval village, mingling with the tiny local population, eating local dishes and drinking local wines, appreciating the beauty of the surrounding countryside, and participating in a very gentle way of life far from the frenzy of work and city living. David Peat compared Pari to an alchemical vessel—a place where transformation can come about—as well as an opportunity to pause for a moment and re-assess one’s life. It’s a unique opportunity open to everyone.

Please contact Eleanor if you would like more information about this event at: eleanor@paricenter.com

Through in-depth presentations and informal discussions in a convivial atmosphere you will learn about, and have opportunities to discuss, the insights and research findings of world-renowned experts on current consciousness research and its future.

Such a multifaceted field is currently enjoying a huge renaissance in terms of general interest and academic momentum. Consciousness is more than a ‘hard problem’—and also less. It’s the intimate mystery of our very existence. Its study thus requires an integrative and conscious approach beyond short-sighted abstractions. 

From phenomenology and neuroscience to biology and sociology, we will weave together a spectrum of approaches to consciousness that have, up till now, been largely disconnected, if not avoided, by academia and left to lie beyond the border of what is typically explored scientifically or discussed in public.

We can now more openly and rigorously ask whether such approaches can actually inform us about ‘consciousness for real,’ truly advancing its scientific study as well as transforming science as we know it and, more importantly, our very understanding of the nature of reality and our collective and individual place in it.

Mindfully drawing from orthodox, heterodox, and heretic views on consciousness, our humble ambition is to tackle it ‘for real,’ overcoming our ingrained limiting habits of thought and grasping the roots of human experience and its evolutionary future.

We at the Pari Center seek to bring together world-renowned experts from a great range of disciplines, approaches, and sensibilities to meet together in person and deepen our insights on the workings and origin of human experience, while also exploring creative and rigorous frameworks to integrate such wonderful mysteries hidden in plain sight into a coherent evolutionary understanding. You are cordially invited to join us.