MAY 18 2023

International Forum on Consciousness: Nature, Earth and Humanity. Evolution of Connection

May 18, 2023–May 19, 2023

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute
5445 E Cheryl Pkwy
Fitchburg, WI 53711

This year, we are exploring relationships of human society to the planetary environment and to the larger dimension of time and space. Nature, Earth, and Humanity: Evolution of Connection is our theme. We hope to contribute to answering important questions, such as: How do our perceptions and perspectives intersect with the reality of how our decisions impact our planetary home? How can we foster a culture of consciousness that respects all living beings and natural resources, and, possibly, is restorative? The Forum also provides immersive experiences, live music, and, most importantly, time for connection and meaningful dialogue with each other.


Christopher M. Bache, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Marcia Bjornerud, Ph.D., Walter Schober Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Geosciences, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of the Loka Initiative, Center for Healthy Minds and Healthy Minds Innovations, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Marcelo Gleiser, Ph.D., Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Thomas Metzinger, Ph.D., Professor; Director: MPE-Research Network; Adjunct Fellow: Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies; President: Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung; Founder & former director: MIND Group — Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, GERMANY

Odessa Piper, Restaurateur and Chef, Organic Arts | Perennial Foodways Advocacy, Roslindale, MA

Gavin Van Horn, Ph.D., Executive Editor, Center for Humans and Nature Press Books, Center for Humans and Nature, Libertyville, IL

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