2011 Convention

54th Annual Convention
of the Parapsychological Association

Facinter Centre
Garcez Building
Av. Luis Xavier, 103
Curitiba, Paraná


August 18-21, 2011
Program Chair: Marios Kittenis, Ph.D.
Local Host/Arrangements Chair: Fábio Eduardo da Silva

Abstracts of Presented Papers
Materiais convenção em Português


The principal international scientific organization studying parapsychology and the nature of consciousness, the Parapsychological Association (PA) will be hosting its 54th annual convention on August 18-21, 2011 in Curitiba, Brazil. Leading scientists and other academics from around the world will gather to present the latest parapsychological research into psi and other phenomena, such as extra-sensory perception, psychokinesis, psychic healing, altered states of consciousness, mediumship and survival of bodily death. Open to the public and academics alike, with most events in English but simultaneous translation available in English and Portuguese, the PA convention coincides with UNIBEM's 7th Psi Meeting and the 6th Journey into Altered States, adding local academic and experiential dimensions to the combined events.

In addition to hosting the largest contingent of PA members and affiliates outside of the US and Europe, Brazil contains a rich diversity of groups and individuals who engage in a range of apparently paranormal approaches to healing. Curitiba, Brazil is a modern city that has attracted attention around the world for its innovations in sustainability.

The convention will open with a reception featuring the release of the Portuguese edition of the book Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, first published in 2000 by the American Psychological Association, and edited by psychologists Etzel Cardeña, Steven Jay Lynn, and Stanley Krippner.  Invited speakers include Dr. Wellington Zangari, Professor of Psychology at the University of São Paulo and coordinator of INTER PSI, a laboratory conducting studies and interdisciplinary research at the crossroads between anomalistic psychology and social psychology. Dr. Zangari will be speaking about the new horizons in psi research in Brazil. Dr. John Alexander, a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons and a Senior Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University will provide a cross-cultural review of applications of psi phenomena. Dr Michael Winkelman, author of several books on shamanism, psychedelic medicine, and consciousness will deliver the PA’s annual J.B. Rhine banquet address titled, "Evolved Psychology and the Deep Structure of Psi: The Shamanic Paradigm." Dozens of presentations on a variety of parapsychological topics, as well as a panel session on ayahuasca and exceptional human experiences will round off the event.

The PA convention will offer an opportunity for attendees interested in that wide range of human functioning popularly known as the ‘psychic’ or ‘paranormal’ to hear the latest and most advanced scientific thinking about parapsychological topics .

Attention U.S. attendees: travel from the U.S. to Brazil requires a visa. Information about travel requirements can be found at the Brazilian Consulate.

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2011 PA Convention Abstracts of Presented Papers

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Materiais convenção em Português

Last Updated: Friday, July 01, 2011
Português press release e ficha de inscrição More

2011 PA Convention: Transportation Suggestions

Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Suggestions for travel from Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo to Curitiba, and from the Curitiba airport to the 54th Annual PA Convention hotels and meeting spaces. More

2011 PA Convention: Accommodations

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Suggested accommodations for those attending the 54th Annual Meeting of the Parapsychological Association in Curitiba, Brazil. More

2011 PA Convention Call for Papers

Last Updated: Sunday, April 10, 2011
This is the annual Call for Papers for the 2011 PA Convention in Curitiba, Brazil. The deadline is April 11, 2011. More
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