2024 International Forum on Consciousness: Delving Into the Many Facets of Love

2024 International Forum on Consciousness: Delving Into the Many Facets of Love

2024 International Forum on Consciousness: Delving Into the Many Facets of Love

Annual Forum in Madison, WI, to explore intersections of consciousness and connection May 16-17

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#awakening–The 2024 International Forum on Consciousness will draw thought leaders, researchers and the community to Madison, WI May 16-17 to explore the multifaceted nature of love. This year’s theme, “The Many Facets of Love: Understanding Consciousness and Connection” seeks to unravel the complexities of love through diverse lenses including neuroscience, indigenous wisdom, mindfulness, psychology, psychedelics and the arts.

In its 14th year, the Forum continues its tradition of fostering information-sharing and vibrant discussions on pivotal topics related to consciousness exploration. The event promises a rich program of keynotes, panel discussions, and experiential sessions, aiming to facilitate a deeper understanding of love and its role in building a conscious, connected, and compassionate world.

Forum Highlights

  • Diverse Perspectives: From creativity and near-death experiences to the intelligence in nature and the evolution of business, previous Forums have explored various dimensions of consciousness. View videos from past Forums here.
  • Immersion Experiences: The Forum is not just about listening but also about experiencing and connecting. Attendees can look forward to immersive experiences, live music, and meaningful dialogues that encourage collaborative exploration. East Forest will provide a live music performance and prescreening for the forthcoming feature length documentary “Music for Mushrooms”.
  • Open Invitation: The event is open to researchers, students, practitioners, thought leaders, and anyone in the public interested in exploring the depths of love and consciousness with leading experts and like-minded individuals. Scholarships are available.
  • Forum Hosts: The annual International Forum on Consciousness is co-hosted by the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute), Promega Corporation and Usona Institute.


  • When: May 16-17, 2024
  • Where: BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Promega Corporation, 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711
  • Register: For more information and to register, visit www.btci.org/forum


  • Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center; Associate Professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences; School of Public Health and Psychiatry, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Lourenço Bustani, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Board member and Investor, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Kari Gleiser, Ph.D., Senior Faculty, AEDP Institute, Hanover, NH
  • Adele Lafrance, Ph.D., C. Pysch., Clinical Psychologist, Research Scientist, Author, and co-developer of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy; Mental Health Foundations
  • Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
  • Rachel Nuwer, M.S. (Ecology); M.A. (Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting), Freelance Journalist, Brooklyn, NY
  • Austin Serio, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Chicoran Shakori, ShockTalk, New York, NY
  • Spring Washam, Author, Healer, Teacher, Healer, and Podcaster, Oakland, CA
  • Andreas Weber, Ph.D., Biologist, Philosopher and Writer, Berlin, Germany

Musicians & Artists

  • East Forest, Electro-Acoustic Musician
  • Sheila Darcy, Visionary Artist and Author, Venice Beach, CA

About the BTC Institute

The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute) is a not-for-profit organization operated exclusively for educational, scientific and cultural purposes. Learn more about its K–12 programs, scientific course offerings, and annual educational forums and symposia at www.btci.org

About Usona Institute

Usona Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical research organization (MRO) that conducts and supports pre-clinical and clinical research to further the understanding of the therapeutic effects of psilocybin and other consciousness-expanding medicines. Its focus is on alleviating depression and anxiety in people for whom current medical treatments fall short in offering relief and a better quality of life. Learn more at www.usonainstitute.org

About Promega Corporation

Promega Corporation is a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. The company’s portfolio of over 4,000 products supports a range of life science work across areas such as cell biology; DNA, RNA and protein analysis; drug development; human identification and molecular diagnostics. For over 45 years these tools and technologies have grown in their application and are used today by scientists and technicians in labs for academic and government research, forensics, pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics and agricultural and environmental testing. Promega is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors. Learn more at www.promega.com


Karin Borgh, (608) 277-2508