12th Annual International Bioethics Forum

The 12th Annual Bioethics Forum will take place this April 25-26 at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison/Fitchburg, WI.


Lynda Barry (Cartoonist, Artist, Author and Speaker, Rock County, WI)

Erik Davis (Cultural Critic, Freelance Journalist and Lecturer, San Francisco, CA)

James Fadiman, Ph.D. (Adjunct Full Professor, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), Palo Alto, CA)

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D. (Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY)

David Krakauer, Ph.D. (Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison, WI)

William Linton (Chairman & CEO, Promega Corporation)

Alfonso Montuori, Ph.D. (Professor and Department Chair, Transformative Studies Ph.D. and Transformative Leadership M.A., California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA)

Steve Paulson (Executive Producer, To The Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International) (Moderator)
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Matthieu Ricard (Monk, Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery, near Kathmandu, Nepal)

Open to 350 participants, the Forum will begin each day with continental breakfast and registration at 7:30am, followed by the start of the program at 8:30am. It will conclude with a late afternoon reception. The registration fee ($185) includes breakfast, lunch and a reception both days.

Attendees also have the unique opportunity to join a small group dinner conversation with a presenter on Thursday evening for an additional charge of $75.

After completing this form, you will be prompted to continue with the payment process.

If you have previously registered, i.e. you have submitted a REGISTRATION FORM, and simply to need complete payment, please use this direct link.

There are a limited number of scholarships available to assist with the cost of registration.


Blocks of rooms have been reserved for Symposium attendees at the Sheraton Madison Hotel (cut-off date: March 10; direct link for Sheraton block), Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, Country Inn & Suites Madison SW (Fitchburg), and Quality Inn & Suites, Madison. Please be sure to refer to this event and to ask for the corresponding BTC Institute rates when you make your reservation.



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