14th International IONS Conference

Brian Swimme, PhD

Brian Swimme

Brian Swimme, PhD (gravitation dynamics), is on the graduate faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies where he teaches courses on evolutionary cosmology. He is the author of many books including The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, and is creator of the DVD series “Canticle to the Cosmos,” “The Earth’s Imagination,” and “The Powers of the Universe.” His work has been featured at numerous conferences including those at the United Nations and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Brian Swimme has a new film being released this summer, Journey of the Universe. This film will be shown on at the IONS Conference on Friday evening.
Watch the trailer:

Visit the Journey of the Universe website.

Conference Presentation by Brian Swimme


Saturday Morning Plenary:

Humanity’s Destiny: Global Mind, Global Heart

The universe evolves in spurts. At the origin of time, there was only plasma, and then this plasma gave birth to galaxies. Since the origin of life, similar quantum leaps have taken place. For a long time there were only single-celled organisms, and then animals and plants sprouted forth. Swimme will share another transition underway, one in which human energies—having surrounded the entire world—are now challenged by a new destiny, whose purpose is the evocation of a vibrant Earth Community.


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