Paper presented by Alan Winfield at The Royal Society, London, 15/03/2022 – at the Scientific Meeting “The emergence of collective knowledge and cumulative culture in animals, humans and machines”
In September 2020 I was due to give lectures at this Seminar in Florianópolis, Brazil. Sadly it was cancelled due to Corona Virus.
Read about Tucson 2020, a virtual online event, due to Covid, this includes a link to a 5 minute video I made to launch the discussion about Psychedelics.
CSICon, Las Vegas, United States – 18-21 October 2018 Celebrating Science and reason, CSICon is one of the planet’s premier skeptics conferences, where hundreds of critical thinkers come to Las Vegas, the city of illusions, to hear from the leading lights of science and skepticism. My talk on Saturday October 20th. See their website for details
Skeptics National Convention, Sydney, Australia, 13-14 October 2018. A festival exploring science, reason and critical thinking. I gave a lecture on OBE’s. See the full programme here
Psycherence, a one day conference on psychedelics and consciousness in Tallinn, September 2018. A most unusual conference – a Psycherence, other speakers included Dennis McKenna (brother of Terence), Jeremy Narby (he of ‘The Cosmic Serpent’) and Luis Luna (psychonaut and expert on ayahuasca). I spoke on consciousness, OBEs and illusions
The whole was live streamed and you can watch here https://videolevels.com/psycherence although it does cost 20 Euros.
Positive Scepticism: The new science of out-of-body experiences at the European Skeptics Conference ESC’17 – in Wroclaw, Poland, 22-24 September 2017. Watch the whole lecture here.
University of Leiden. April 2017. Abstract: The Illusion of Free Will
May I offend you? The clash of science, religion & free speech. University of Exeter Atheist, Humanist and Secular Society Regional Convention (14 November 2015)
The New Science of out-of-body Experiences, my lecture at The Return of Consciousness – A New Science on Old Questions (Axson Johnson Foundation, Sweden, 2015). Also watch video: In the ego tunnel: a conversation with Susan Blackmore
Making Sense of Sense Making, Oxford, October 2014
Science and the Big Questions, How to live without free will. Abraham Kuyper Center, VU Amsterdam, 18-21 August 2014
Mysteries of Seeing, Conference on Science and Nonduality (SAND), Doorn, Netherlands, 31 May 2013. Video
I came here of my own free will, National Council for Hypnotherapy, Annual Conference, London, 2 March 2013
Lectures and workshops on memes at the SIDEER Symposium on cultural evolution, Ben Gurion University, Israel. March 19-21 2012
Turning on the light to see how the darkness looks. Brimingham, UK 2011
Santander, July 2011
Religions as memes: Does memetics explain anything? Explaining Religion Conference, Bristol, September 2-3, 2010. Read Abstract
“Ten Zen Questions” Cheltenham Science Festival 3.06.2009
“Ten Zen Questions” Swindon Literary Fstival 11.05.2009
“Ten Zen Questions” Oxford Literary Festival, 3.04.2009
Blackmore, S. 2008 “Could the web be conscious?” Modelling Cognitive Behaviour, Bristol 10 October 2008
Blackmore, S. 2008 “Zen Questioning: Can it help the science of consciousness?” Presented at the conference Fusion of East and West. Open University, Warwick, July 2008
Blackmore, S. 2008 “The mystery of consciousness”, The Tim Gregson Williams Memorial Lecture – Association for the Teaching of Psychology (ATP) Conference 2008 Lincoln. 10th July 2008
Blackmore, S. 2008 Consciousness Oxford Literary Festival, 04.04.08
Blackmore, S. 2007 “Seeing or blind? A test of sensorimotor theory” Poster. Conference on “Perception, action and consciousness: Sensorimotor dynamics and dual vision”. Bristol, July 1-3. Virtual poster%
PopTech 2005: Grand Challenges: Maine, New England What is the impact of technology on people? What is the shape of things to come? And what does it take to change the world?The annual PopTech Conference brought together luminaries in technology, industry, science, education, the arts and the press for a far reaching discussion on these questions. Susan Blackmore gave a lecture about the future of ideas and memes. Read PopTech 2005
Since 2019 I have taken an extended break from work due to chronic fatigue. I have done very little travelling and only a couple of public lectures, but I have been taking part in a number of podcasts from home. I am very gradually returning to work and I will be undertaking a limited number of commitments in 2022/2023.