CFP: Consciousness and Reality

Submission deadline: June 1, 2022

Conference date(s):
June 10, 2022 - June 11, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania

Topic areas


The "Consciousness and Reality" graduate conference aims to bring together students and researchers from around the world in order to develop a deeper understanding of consciousness in reality and possible virtual worlds.

At its first edition, the conference will take place 10-11 June 2022, between 12-8 PM, local time for Bucharest, Romania. Presentations will be 30 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes long Q&A.

It will have a mixed format, in that speakers may choose whether they present online only, or face to face at the event's location (if so, their session will enjoy a live audience, but it will also be streamed to remote participants).

Keynote speakers:

Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest)

Gualtiero Piccinini (University of  Missouri)

Hong Yu Wong (University of Tȕbingen)

Panels/topic areas: 

• Consciousness in the context of virtual reality (experience, action, immersive virtual realities);

• Consciousness and first-person data (heterophenomenology, first person data);

• Explaining phenomenal consciousness;

Call for abstract submissions: 

We encourage MA and PhD students, as well as early PhD's and postdocs, to contribute research abstracts related to the event's topic areas. Abstracts should be written in English and should not exceed 300 words. 

Abstracts will receive full consideration if sent before June 1, 2022 at the following address: [email protected]  Word or PDF attachments preferred, with the message titled "abstract submission". 

All submissions will go through a process of blind peer review. (Please write your identifying details in the body of the email, and leave the attached abstract anonymized.) Notifications of acceptance will be sent out before June 5. 

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