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Progress and Visions in Consciousness Science

An interdisciplinary online seminar series organised by AMCS, MESEC and OMCAN

Dear Consciousness Aficionados,

After two rewarding seminar series in 2018 and 2020, we are excited to announce a new online seminar series organised jointly by the Association for Mathematical Consciousness Science (AMCS), the Mediterranean Society for Consciousness Science (MESEC) and the Oxford Mathematics of Consciousness and Applications Network (OMCAN).

Goals of the Series

Our goal with this seminar series is to build an inclusive and open-minded space to discuss progress and visions in consciousness science, and connect with other researchers. We will focus on all topics related to current progress, open questions, visions, and challenges in consciousness science. To this end, the series will feature invited talks in various formats, all of which are followed by a discussion session. Talks and Q&A are open to the general public, while discussion sessions are open to members of the organising societies.


This series is organised on a rolling basis, meaning that speakers are invited as the series progresses. We are happy to confirm the following list of speakers. Please click on “translate” to translate the time to your own time zone.

Rony Hirschhorn (Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University)
24 July 2024 – 17:00-18:30 CEST – Translate

Tobias Schlicht (Lichtenberg-Professor of Philosophy, Ruhr-University Bochum)
17 May 2024 – 18:00-19:30 CEST – Translate

Tim Bayne (Monash University)
24 April 2024 – 13:00-15:00 CEST – Translate

Christian List (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
22 April 2024 – 16:00-17:30 CEST – Translate

Nicholas Humphrey (Author of “Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness”)
11 April 2024 – 18:00-19:30 CEST – Translate

Janet Pauketat (Sentience Institute)
14 March 2024 – 18:00-19:30 CET – Translate

Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)
29 February 2024 – 22:00-23:30 CET – Translate

Adriana Renero (NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness & Saul Kripke Center, CUNY)
22 February 2024 – 18:00-19:30 CET – Translate

Discussion Session: What are “Models” and “Theories” in Consciousness Science?
05 February 2024 – 20:30-22:00 CET – Translate

Wanja Wiese (Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr University Bochum)
16 January 2024 – 17:30-19:00 CET – Translate

Jaan Aru (Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu)
20 November 2023 – 18:30-20:00 CET – Translate

Claire Sergent (Integrative Neuroscience & Cognition Center, University Paris Descartes)
17 November 2023 – 16:30-18:00 CET – Translate

Carlos Montemayor (Department of Philosophy, San Francisco State University)
15 November 2023 – 19:00-20:30 CET – Translate

Lida Kanari (Blue Brain Project, EPFL Lausanne)
1 November 2023 – 9:00-10:30 CET – Translate

Kathryn Hess (Institute of Mathematics, EPFL Lausanne)
25 October 2023 – 9:00-10:30 CEST – Translate

Further talks will be listed here as the series progresses.

How to Join

We would like to cordially welcome you to attend! In order to join the series, please subscribe to the series’ mailing list by clicking the following button. This will open a new window where you can submit your information.

Zoom links to join each sessions are sent out to those who have joined the mailing list. You can find them at the bottom of every talk announcement or talk reminder email.

Dates and Times

The series does not have a fixed day or fixed time. Rather, dates and times are chosen according to the availability of the speakers, and intentionally vary so as to make the series accessible to different time zones. For an overview of times and dates, please refer to our event calendar:

Calendar – Progress and Visions in Consciousness Science

Google Calendar

This calendar will be updated as new talks are scheduled. Please double-check that Google Calendar displays times in your own time-zone. If in doubt, please refer to the links we provide in the speaker section above to translate times to your own time zone. Please also note that all times and dates listed in the calendar may still be subject to change while email announcement is still pending.

You can add the series’ calendar to your own device either by using this Google link (long-tab the link and select “add with external app”), or by using this iCal address:


If speakers would like their talk to be recorded, a recording will be made available on our YouTube Channel.


Johannes Kleiner (Munich & Bamberg)
Rony Hirschhorn (Tel Aviv)
Joanna Szczotka (Madison)
Lenore Blum (Pittsburgh and Berkeley)
Andrea Sittoni (Munich)
Justin T. Sampson (San Francisco)
Borjan Milinkovic (Melbourne & Paris)
Camilo Miguel Signorelli (Liège &Oxford)
Peter Thestrup Waade (Aarhus)
Ian Durham (Manchester)
Jonathan Mason (Oxford)
Sebastian Dohnany (Oxford)

On behalf the Mediterranean Society for Consciousness Science, the Association for Mathematical Consciousness Science, and the Oxford Mathematics of Consciousness Network.

In case of questions, please contact us at