15th International IONS Conference

Friday Morning Plenary Session
9:30am to 12:30pm

In addition to our plenary speakers we will also enjoy music, experiential pieces, and dialogue during the plenary sessions.

MUSIC – 9:15 to 9:30am
Giovanni Mandala

Giovanni Mandala

Giovanni Mandala an award winning songwriter, composer, musician, singer, and performer with an established recording track record and a reputation for creative synergy and a collaborative spirit.


Manjir Samanta-Laughton, MD

Manjir Samanta-Laughton

The Black Hole Principle not only fits the latest data from NASA, it makes powerful predictions about the cosmos. It unites the forces of physics and moves us towards faster-than-light consciousness as a fundamental aspect of a new unity science. Travel from the chakra to the galaxy and beyond.


J. Ivy

J. Ivy

Grammy Award-winning spoken word poet and three-time HBO Def Poet, Ivy’s spoken-word performances are a mechanism for healing, for both others and himself. Transmuting words into instruments of instruction, Ivy blurs the boundaries between teacher and poet and shares his hopes, pains, and fears with crystalline precision.


Dean Radin, PhD

Dean Radin

Was Buddha just a nice guy? Are all comic book superpowers mere fantasy? And was Patanjali, the Indian sage, spinning fairy tales about the extraordinary abilities associated with advanced meditation practices when he wrote the Yoga Sutras, some 2,000 years ago? Dean will propose answers based on scientific evidence.



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