Mapping Time, Mind and Space

18th - 21st October 2012
An Grianan Adult Education College,
Termonfechin, Drogheda, Ireland

Joint SMN SSE meeting. Open to public



The SMN is an interdisciplinary networking forum and educational charity exploring science, medicine, philosophy and spirituality.

The Network seeks to provide a forum for pursuing truth, wherever it leads, to widen the intellectual horizons of science and of society as a whole, to stimulate research at the frontiers of human knowledge and experience, and to make the results of such research more widely known through its educational programmes.

In asking searching questions about the nature of life and the role of the human being, the Network abides by its guidelines of open-minded, rigorous thinking and care for others at all times.

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This is the homepage for the joint meeting between SMN ("The Scientific and Medical Network") and SSE ("The Society for Scientific Exploration").

The interests of both the SMN and SSE overlap to a fair degree, and in view of that we felt it was past time that we held a joint conference. To that end, this conference is being planned in the delightful location of the Drogheda area of Ireland, a short distance from the great, World Heritage, megalithic monuments of the Boyne Valley.

Invited speakers for the conference are: Rupert Sheldrake, Bernard Carr, Brenda Dunne, Bob Jahn, and Paul Devereux.

The Program Organisers are:

Members of the program committee's are:

  • SSE: Peter Wadhams (chair), Gerd Hövelmann, Ulisse Di Corpo, Michal Teplan, Erling Strand
  • SMN: Claudia Nielsen (chair), Bernard Carr, Martin Redfern, David Lorimer, Charla Devereux

The leaflet (pdf)

Please register as soon as possible, due to the limited amount of rooms.
Please fill out the Registration Form (pdf), or use the online registration


The program outline

Thursday 18th October Saturday 20th October
From 4.00pm Registration   - Breakfast -
06.30pm - Dinner - 09.30am Rupert Sheldrake (invited)
08.00pm Formal welcome to delegates10.30am - Coffee/tea break -
08.15pm Paul Devereux (invited)11.00am Michal Teplan
 Informal time, bar etc.11.30am William Bengston
Friday 19th October12.00pm - Lunch -
08.00am - Breakfast -01.30pm Leave for journey to Newgrange
09.00am Bernard Carr (invited)05.00pm Depart Newgrange
10.00am William H. Kautz06.30pm - Dinner -
10.30am David Rousseau08:00pmInformal time, bar etc.
11.00am - Coffee/tea break - 
11.30pm Jim Beichler 
12.00pm Andrew SilvermanSunday 21th October
12.30pm - Lunch -  - Breakfast -
02.00pm Edi Bilimoria09.30pm Vanessa Dodd
02.30pm Erlendur Haraldsson10.00pm Linda Hoy
03.00pm Andrew Gallimore10.30pm- Coffee/tea break -
03:30pm - Coffee/tea break -11:00amPaul Filmore
04:00pm Bob Jahn and Brenda Dunne (invited)11:30amDialog with speakers/audience
05:00pm End for todays presentations01:00pm- Lunch -
06:30pm - Dinner -  Close
08:00pm Irish Story-teller: Eddie Lenihan  
  Informal time, bar etc.  




The SSE is a professional organization of scientists and scholars who study unusual and unexplained phenomena. Subjects often cross mainstream boundaries, such as consciousness, unidentified aerial phenomena, and alternative medicine, yet often have profound implications for human knowledge and technology.

The primary goal of the SSE is to provide a professional forum for presentations, criticism, and debate concerning topics which are for various reasons ignored or studied inadequately within mainstream science. A secondary goal is to promote improved understanding of those factors that unnecessarily limit the scope of scientific inquiry, such as sociological constraints, restrictive world views, hidden theoretical assumptions, and the temptation to convert prevailing theory into prevailing dogma.

Topics under investigation cover a wide spectrum. At one end are apparent anomalies in well established disciplines. At the other, we find paradoxical phenomena that belong to no established discipline and therefore may offer the greatest potential for scientific advance and the expansion of human knowledge.

Last update: 06 October 2012