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26th Annual SSE Meeting

May 31 - June 2, 2007
East Lansing, Michigan
Open to the Public

General Meeting Information

Announcement & Call for Papers

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration will be held in East Lansing, Michigan, May 31 - June 2, with an opening reception at 6:00 PM, May 30. The overall theme of the meeting is "Pushing Scientific Boundaries: Interactions, Intersections, Interventions." Local arrangements are coordinated by Mark Urban-Lurain. Roger Nelson chairs the Program Committee.

Michigan State University's campus is beautiful in the spring, with lovely walks and gardens. The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center possesses a unique cultural atmosphere and convenient access to sporting activities and Lansing area attractions including the Michigan State Capitol.

The Society encourages the attendance of students and young investigators, and the meetings are open to the public. There is a special, reduced registration fee for students at this meeting. Please encourage students from your area to come.

Program, Themes & Invited Speakers

Invited speakers will help define themes to be developed further by our own SSE membership, and the program will include papers assessing progress and social/political issues in areas of longstanding interest to SSE members.

Consciousness Fields: Questions, Evidence, Implications
John Hagelin, Social Impact of Field Consciousness
Barbara Marx Hubbard, Understanding Conscious Evolution
Peter Bancel, The Hard Science of Consciousness

Alternative Medicine: Research, Politics, Clinical applications
Dieter Reinstorff, Recalling William Koch's Cancer Cures
Glen Rein (tentative), Subtle Realms of Biophysics

Anomalous Science: Progress and Pitfalls on an Uphill Path
Daniel Sheehan, Defying the Second Law (and/or The Physics of Time)
Mark Rodeghier, UFO Research: Where are We Now?

Evening Panels

Free-wheeling discussion of program topics will be the focus of evening meetings of members and invited speakers.

Contributed Papers

Contributed papers by full members on any topic of interest to the Society are, as always, welcome. Papers related to the themes of the meeting will grouped with relevant invited talks when possible. A poster session may be provided for selected papers or on request.

Titles and abstracts for contributed papers should be sent to the Program Chairman: Roger Nelson, E-mail:

Electronic submission is required. The Title should be short and informative. Please include Author name and Affiliation, and contact information. Abstracts should be 300 to 500 words (one page of single spaced text), and should summarize the main points of the paper. Plain text as the body of the e-mail is preferred. If special formatting is required for intelligibility, please submit a Word document.

The cutoff date for submissions is March 31, 2007. Submissions received subsequent to that date may be considered for presentation subject to the availability of time in the program.

Conference Venue

Kellog Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University:
55 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
Telephone: (517) 432-4000
Toll-free Reservation Line: (800) 875-5090

A large block of rooms has been reserved for the SSE at a special conference rate: $89/night for either a single or double room. Reservations must be made by May 1, 2007 to receive this rate. Ask for the SSE block when making reservations.

A welcoming reception will be held at the hotel on Wednesday, May 30, starting at 6 PM. Conference meetings will be held in the Kellog Center. The SSE's traditional recreational excursion and evening banquet will be combined in a private cruise on the Michigan Princess Riverboat.

Updates and details will be posted on the SSE website under Current Meeting Information