Workshops day

One day after the conference ends, on Saturday, June 22, a day of workshops will take place in the same space.


All participants in the conference can register in one or several workshops (with a discount), either at the time of registration or later from your account page.


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Integrated Information Theory
A principled approach to understanding what consciousness is
and what it takes to have it

Professor Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD
Hack your mind for better health

Judson Brewer MD, PhD




Integrated Information Theory

A principled approach to understanding what consciousness is and what it takes to have it


Professor Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD

David P. White Chair in Sleep Medicine - Distinguished Professor of Consciousness Science
Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness

Professor of Psychiatry - University of Wisconsin-Madison


Saturday 22nd, June - 9:30 to 13:30 h

Fee: 145 €


 In this workshop, Professor Giulio Tononi will:

  1. introduce the basic notions of the integrated information theory (IIT) and discuss the theory’s axioms and postulates with the audience
  2. evaluate how IIT can be employed to account for the quality of experience, beginning with the phenomenology of space
  3. introduce measures of integrated information that can be applied to empirical data and discuss how they can be applied to evaluate the level of consciousness in wake, sleep, anesthesia, and disorders of consciousness
  4. discuss the problem of assessing the presence of consciousness in animals and machines, and how IIT can provide a principled approach
  5. demonstrate how integrated information grows in animals adapting to a complex environment, thereby shedding light on the evolution of consciousness
  6. consider the explanatory, predictive, and inferential power of IIT
  7. consider potential problems and future developments




Hack your mind for better health

Judson Brewer MD, PhD
Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center
Associate professor in Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University


Saturday 22nd, June - 15:30 to 19:30 h

Fee: 145 €


We are creatures of habit. We often find ourselves repeating habits uncontrollably, whether constantly worrying, checking social media, stress eating, or getting caught up in other self-defeating behaviors that lead to burnout and disconnect us from ourselves and others.


Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? When and how does willpower fail? Are there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us? Can we hack our brain’s learning circuitry to break bad habits, and cultivate behaviors and mindstates that support our health and happiness?


Join us for a unique experiential workshop on the science of habit change taught by Judson Brewer MD PhD, psychiatrist and neuroscientist, and mindfulness teacher.


Through a combination of conceptual learning and direct experiential exercises, this  workshop will teach practical tools for anyone looking to bring together a deep understanding of how their mind works with tangible tools for habit change.