We are please to announce the dates for our 2022 PA symposia. Please mark your calendars:

Theories of Psi
Chair: Peter Bancel
March 26, 2022
This symposium will present different approaches to building a theory of psi, with an emphasis on where we are and the challenges we face.

High Strangeness and Parapsychology: Exploring the Deep Weird
Chair: Jack Hunter
May 21, 2022
This symposium is about the stranger reaches of extraordinary experience research and how they intersect with findings and theories in parapsychology. We will examine why some of the most unusual experiential reports - what we might call 'high strangeness' experiences - come to be neglected in the academic study of extraordinary experiences, even within what is already a relatively fringe field of inquiry.

The Simulation Hypothesis, Savant Syndrome, and Psi
Chair: Diane H. Powell
August 27, 2022
The hypothesis that we are living in a simulation is gaining traction in mainstream science while providing a theoretical foundation by which the anomalous phenomena studied by parapsychology could be explained. This symposium will explore what living in a simulation might mean, its implications, and whether or not it is a testable hypothesis.

Women and Parapsychology Revisited
Chair: Gerhard Mayer
November 19, 2022
In 1991, there was a PF conference organized by Lisette Coly and Rhea White with the title "Women and Parapsychology". The conference was devoted to various aspects of women working as parapsychologists and their specific conditions in this field of research. The topics of the contributions ranged from historical to psychological to socio-political aspects. 30 years later, we would like to take another look at this topic and see if and what has changed in the meantime.


PA Online Symposia are single day events focused on specific parapsychological topics and chaired by PA Professional Members. Currently these symposia take place quarterly. PA Professional Members may volunteer to host an upcoming symposium by emailing the PA Executive Director.