IONS 16th International Conference – Sign Up Now!

IONS 16th International Conference – Sign Up Now!

Earlybird Rates End February 28th


The Science of Being. The Spirit of Community.
July 22 – 26, 2015
Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort near Chicago

Picture yourself at an inspiring gathering of fellow explorers and like-minded friends. The menu of options speaks to your deepest passions, and luminaries from science, the environment, and wisdom traditions spark new insights. Music, dance, conversations that matter, and exercises that help deepen your experience are woven into a rich tapestry of renewal and transformation. You share your dreams and your vision, find inspiration, celebrate, reorient toward your deepest purpose, and take away tools you can immediately apply in your work and your everyday life.

Noetic Perspectives on Life, Death, and Beyond – Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

Marilyn SchlitzDr. Schlitz will give a presentation looking at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many of us have about our own mortality. She will also explore the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. The presentation will focus on how noetic experiences, diverse cultural traditions, and breakthroughs in post-materialist science each contribute to an emerging new worldview that includes more dimensions than we usually comprehend in our daily lives. This emerging worldview expands our understanding of what it means to be fully human. To illustrate this, a multimedia education and community engagement program that is helping to transform the fear of death into an inspiration for living will be highlighted.