2019 IONS Conference

Join us for the 18th IONS International Conference!

The Possibility Accelerator

Creating Our Future, Now

July 18-21, 2019

Santa Clara, California

Join Us!

Your Mission:

Dare to Imagine

Journey with us as we join together at this critical time in history to envision and create a future where inner wisdom and science work together to address some of the most pressing issues in our world today. On the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk, we will explore new, boundary-pushing possibilities on the frontiers of thought and propose daring answers to questions including:

What is humanity’s next “moonshot”?
How can we use the fullest extent of our human capacities?
How can we tap into our deep inner wisdom to help solve the problems of our day?
What does our personal exploration offer to collective well-being?

For innovators and change agents, artists and scientists, visionaries and healers

…the IONS Conference is a haven for curiosity and a testing ground for new ideas.


Time to Suit Up

With some of the world’s most brilliant minds—including you—in attendance, the IONS Possibility Accelerator Conference is an important piece of the decades-long research on cutting-edge topics in science and consciousness at IONS. This conference will:

Weave together science and direct experience.
Feature mind-expanding presentations.
Inspire deep contemplation & transformation.
Registration, Rates, Hotel
Provide meaningful connection with community.

Featured Presenters

Rupert Sheldrake

Biologist and Author

A biologist and author, best known for his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own memory.

Shamini Jain

Scientist, Psychologist, and Social Entrepreneur

President and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a nonprofit collaborative accelerator that connects scientists, health practitioners, innovators, and social entrepreneurs to forward the science and practice of healing.

Ervin Laszlo

Philosopher, Author, and Nobel Prize Nominee

Recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, his work currently centers on the formulation and development of the new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness.

Dan Siegel

Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor

Clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and  executive director of the Mindsight Institute, which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Paulette Pipe

Meditation Teacher and Podcast Host

Gifted meditation teacher, best known for hosting the popular meditation / mindfulness practices podcast, Touching the Stillness, on Unity Online Radio.

Bruce Damer

Scientist, Designer, and Author

A multi-disciplinary scientist, designer, and author, he collaborates on testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design of spacecraft to provide a viable path for expansion of human civilization beyond Earth.

Woman Stands Shining, Pat McCabe

Writer, Artist, and Speaker

From the Diné Nation, she and is a writer, artist, and speaker who teaches on the subjects of sacred feminine, sacred masculine, economy, paradigm, and indigenous ways of knowing / science for thriving life worldwide.

Chris Grosso

Speaker and Author

A youth mental health group facilitator with Newport Academy, public speaker, writer, and best-selling author of Indie Spiritualist, Everything Mind, and Dead Set On Living.

Dean Radin

IONS Chief Scientists and Author

IONS chief scientist, author or co-author of over 250 technical and popular articles, three dozen book chapters, and four books.

john a. powell

Professor and Attorney

Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Cassandra Vieten

IONS President and Scientist

IONS president and scientist, licensed clinical psychologist, acclaimed author, and public speaker.

Frederick Tsao

Businessman and Social Entrepreneur

Chairman of IMC Pan Asian Alliance Group, founder of The East West Cultural Development Centre, a non-profit organization aimed at building more harmonious relationships in a rapidly globalized world.

Check out the full roster of speakers!


Emerging Noetic Explorers

The IONS Conference provides an enriching space for up-and-coming noetic leaders to gather with like-minded peers, share their wisdom, and gain inspiration and insights from noetic thought leaders from around the world. To get involved:

Spotlight Talks

Apply for a Spotlight Talk to share your wisdom.


Consciousness in Action Awards

Nominate yourself or another emerging noetic changemaker for the Consciousness in Action Awards.


Get a Scholarship

Apply for a scholarship to attend the conference!


Fund a Scholarship

Make the conference more accessible to young people by funding a scholarship when you register for the conference.


Personal Noetic Experience meets
Scientific Insight

What makes the IONS Conference unique is the interplay between a scientific understanding and personal process on the same topic. Most of the General and Breakout sessions are co-presented by scientists and practitioners, interweaving data-based understandings with experiential practices. You will hear about the latest scientific findings on flow, intuition, and extraordinary human abilities, and also have the opportunity to experience the intersection of technology, innovation and consciousness.


We Have Liftoff

Creating a brilliant tomorrow starts by fueling the imagination. At the IONS Possibility Accelerator Conference, we provide the fodder, you provide the spark. Join us as we break through preconceptions, tap into uncharted wells of wisdom, and build a launchpad for a thriving future at a time when humanity needs it the most.