Keynotes, Talks, and Presentations

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On Noetic Science

(TEDx Black Rock City - Aug 2012) - Do fluctuations in collective attention affect the output of random number generators? Describes an experiment at Burning Man with a laser display, and discusses why ...

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The Science of Interconnectedness

(TEDx Napa - Dec 2012) - Speaks to how interconnectedness is evident in every part of life, from religion to civil/human rights movements, to science and social interaction, and how it can be scientifically ...

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Fearless Science

(Science and Nonduality - Feb 2014). The cutting edge of science of consciousness, far from being fringe, is investigating the most centrally important questions of our time. And yet, these controversial ...

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Exploring Non-local Consciousness

(Science and Nonduality - Dec 2014) - Exploring Non-local Consciousness with Dean Radin (Senior Scientist at IONS), Neil Theise (Professor of Pathology and of Medicine), Julia Mossbridge (Cognitive Neuroscientist), ...

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Are We in the Midst of a Scientific Revolution?

(Science and Nonduality - Feb 2014) - Thomas Kuhn described scientific revolutions as "tradition-shattering complements to the tradition-bound activity of normal science," and noted that they are typically ...

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Where Science and Spirit Meet

(Theosophical Society - Aug 2015) - Exploring how science and spirituality are different but complementary ways to understand human potential and the nature of reality, and how at the nexus of the two ...

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Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation (Workshop)

(Theosophical Society - Aug 2015) - Describes the methods and results of a series of studies on transformations in consciousness, and the model of personal transformation that resulted. A presentation ...

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The Science of Consciousness: Changing the Way we Work

(Iclf Leadrship Summit Asia - Feb 2016) - How understanding more about consciousness can impact leadership and workplace innovation. The Leadership Energy Summit Asia was held on 1-2 December,2015 at ...

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The Future of Meditation Research

(IONS - April 2016) - Recommendations for expanding the science of meditation. Cassandra Vieten gives an overview of the Future of Meditation Research (FOMR) initiative recently launched by IONS to ...

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Inner Space

(March 2017) - Being aware of the things that are happening in our body, and what does it mean and how do you get to that place of awareness. For Cassandra Vieten, PhD, President of the Institute of ...

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Technology & Practice: Exploring Consciousness & Mindfulness in a Digital World

(Augmented World Expo - June 2017) - A panel at the Virtual World Society Track at AWE USA 2017 - the largest conference for AR+VR. A talk from the Virtual World Society Track at AWE USA 2017 - the ...

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Aha! Moments, Awe and Flow States

(Institute of Noetic Sciences, July 2017). A panel with Cassandra Vieten, Dacher Keltner, Rave Mehta, and Loren Carpenter, discussing the nature and transformative potential of awe, aha moments, and flow ...

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Purpose to Impact

(Global Purpose Summit, San Francisco, Nov 2017) How to connect with and align with the deepest source of your inspiration to become a powerful and effective change agent. Social-, cognitive-, and neuroscience ...

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How We Change and Why We Don’t

(Seven Rays Conference, Nov 2017) - Cognitive, social, and brain science, along with practices for powerful presence, that can empower changemakers to be more effective. Cassandra Vieten, President ...

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Exploring Inner Space and Our Own Consciousness

(Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas - April 2018) - Using science to study the objective sense of interconnectedness, as well as the subjective realities of awareness and consciousness. Beginning ...

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Unlocking Latent Potentials by Inducing Awe and Wonder

(Awakened Futures Summit - UCSF Mission Bay - June 2019) - How inducing experiences of awe and wonder with psychedelics, meditation, VR might unlock latent capacities and skills that we might not be able ...

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Consciousness, Communication, and Change

(Theosophical Society, Aug 2018) - Using science and spiritual practices to become a more powerful agent for change.

Interviews, Webinars and Podcasts

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Interview – Biofield Science and Healing Conference

(Pacific Pearl La Jolla - Sept 2014) - Exploring the science of biofield/energy medicine. Biofield Science and Healing Conference sponsored by Samueli Institute, Institute of Noetic Science, Chopra ...

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Noetic Sciences

(Future Talk with Martin Wasserman - Nov 2016) - An interview with Cassandra Vieten, President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, founded by the late Moon-walking Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell to study ...

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C3: Consciousness, Communication, Change

(Consciousness and Healing Initiative - May 2019) - How do we foster change, act as change-makers by studying consciousness and why people change.

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Interview with Deepak Chopra

(June 2019) - On Deepak’s new book: MetaHuman: Unleashing Infinite Human Potential - discussing the difference between everyday reality (species specific perceptual activity) and fundamental reality. ...

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Radical Inclusion

(RESET with Stuart Zimmerman - Sept 2019) - Explaining how IONS is studying spiritual and transformative practices that cultivate a sense of vitality and well-being. Cassandra Vieten reveals how science ...

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Buddha at the Gas Pump

(Interview with Rick Archer - Sept 2019) - A wide-ranging conversation about science, spirituality and how transformative practices such as meditation reveal more about human potential and the nature of ...