The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) Forum is a transdisciplinary lecture series hosted by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). As a student group stemming from the larger PCC program—a concentrated track in the Philosophy and Religion department of CIIS—the Forum encourages contributions from across all programs, but gives priority to PCC students. PhD and Masters Students are given a platform to share and refine their research with the community.
The Forum also hosts presentations by faculty members, alumni, as well as thinkers, artists, and other creatives outside of the Institute. Events typically last about two hours with the time split between the presentation and the discussion that follows. All events are recorded and uploaded to YouTube for transmission to the wider Earth community.
Holding to the ideal of a philosophical community, the Forum is a ritual-event intended to foster dialogue. Gripped by the conviction that knowledge is a communal achievement, we aspire to make time-space for mutual enrichment and a diversification of thought.
Our mission is to create a container for conversations about philosophy, cosmology, consciousness, and everything in between to help inspire a more conscious collective world view.
We are currently taking applications for Spring of 2019. If interested, please fill out our questionnaire and we will get back to you promptly.