IONS 17th International Conference!

Save the Date!   July 20-23, 2017
In the heart of downtown Oakland, CA.

Ready for an adventure?

Join us for three days and three nights of mind-blowing science, transformative spiritual practices, and deep connection and conversation.
•Hear about the latest scientific findings on flow, intuition, and extraordinary human abilities
•Experience the intersection of technology, innovation and consciousness
•Dive deeply into the heart of our inner knowing with spiritual teachers and wisdom keepers
•Take home new tools to make positive change in your life and our world

In​-​depth ​science, interactive engagement, and inspired action​ - from the cutting edge of entrepreneurial technology to indigenous wisdom ​traditions,​ this conference brings ​T​he ​Science of ​W​hat ​Connects ​U​s out of the lab, off the mountaintop​,​ and into ​action.​

Videos from the 2015 Conference

November 2016

A Close Look at Holistic Health: What is it, Why is it Different? and Why it Matters to Us Now More Than Ever

Michael Brandt, PhD  ( / call 713 927-8281)

Introduction: Dardan Oxley

May 2015 & 2016

The Beauty and Grandeur of Crop Circles

Wilson Arabie

Introduction:  Merri Michaels

March 2015

Soul of Spirit: The Perennial Philosophy of Aldous Huxley

Mark Ryan, PhD

August 2016

Is There an Afterlife?: Perspectives from Psychology’s Pioneers

Mark Ryan, PhD

July 2016


Venu Julapalli, M.D

Introduction:  Susannah Rohland

February 2016

The heterodox model of healing revisited in light of new advances in science

Joan Engebretson DrPH, AHN-BC, RN, FAAN

Introduced by Brad Martin

March 2016


Linda Ceriello, PhD Candidate, Rice University 

Introduction:  Joe Hirsch

Meeting every 2nd Sunday

July 2014

From Music, to Body, to Dream, to Art

Constance Braden - Artist, Iyengar Yoga Master

Introduced by Merri Michaels

October 2016
Music and Mind: The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music Type your paragraph here.

Ginger Clarkson, MT-BC

January 2015

Edgar Mitchell DVD – The View from Space

Presenter:   Jerry Patchen

October 2015
Video: "The Promise and Perils of Psychic Technologies" by Dean Radin, PhD
Presenter: Jim Rosborough

November 2015

Video: “Being Your True Story, the Pathway to Happiness” by  Don Miguel Ruiz
Presenter:  Joe Hirsch​ ​