Friday, January 22, 2016   10:17 PM

Parapsychology Foundation International Affiliates Conference

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation

 The Parapsychology Foundation (PF) announces a new online conference featuring five presentations about parapsychology in various countries. It will take place in January 23-24, 2016. For a more detailed schedule and to register (for free) go here.

If you can’t join the conference on the 23rd or 24th, not to worry; all presentations will be recorded and if you register, you will be able to revisit the presentations at your leisure.

The PF has released the following information about the event:

The Parapsychology Foundation is celebrating its 65th year in operation this year. Dedicated to providing support for students and researchers in the field of scientific and academic parapsychology, the PF decided to launch the Parapsychology Foundation Online Academy on WizIQ with its first online International Affiliates Conference. For unprecedented access to this elite group of scientists and researchers, join us for this conference by clicking the link above!

The Parapsychology Foundation International Affiliates program was inaugurated in 2000 and includes 27 extraordinary individuals from 26 different countries around the world. For this inaugural event, five international affiliates will talk about institutional, educational and research developments in their own countries over the last 40 years.

Here are the International Affiliates who will be speaking at the conference:

• Dr. Alejandro Parra, the PF International Affiliate for Argentina, is a clinical psychologist in Buenos Aires, the director of the Instituto de Psicología Paranormal, and a past President of the Parapsychological Association.

• Hideyuki Kokubo, the PF International Affiliate for Japan, is the editor and director of the Journal of the International Society for Life Information, the Journal of the Japanese Society for Parapsychology, and the Journal of Mind-Body Science, as well as the director of the International Research Institute in Chiba, and a researcher at the Bio-Emission Laboratory of Meiji University.

• Dr. Chris Roe, the PF International Affiliate for England, is Professor of Research at the University of Nottingham and the Director of its Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes, past and current President of the Parapsychological Association, and the editor of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.

• Dr. Mario Varvoglis is the PF International Affiliate for France, the Director of the Institut Métapsychique International in Paris, a past-President of the Parapsychological Association and the author of La Rationalité de l’Irrationnel, an analysis of contemporary psi research and its social and theoretical implications.

• Dr. Wellington Zangari and Dr. Fátima Regina Machado are joint PF International Affiliates for Brazil. Dr. Zangari is Professor of the Social Psychology of Religion at the University of São Paulo, Dr. Machado is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University also in São Paulo, and both are founders of Interpsi: Laboratory of Anomalistic Psychology and Psychosocial Processes at the University of São Paulo.

In addition, Lisette Coly, the President of the Parapsychology Foundation, and PF Research Fellows Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado and Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone will conduct the opening and closing sessions for the conference, focusing on the breadth of the PF International Affiliate program, its goals and accomplishments, and, in the closing session, on such upcoming activities as the Parapsychology Foundation Online Academy that will debut later in the spring of 2016 on WizIQ.

To register for free go here (click enroll now).


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On Saturday, January 23, 2016 12:45 AM

Nan Zingrone said:

Here's the schedule for the 23rd and 24th of January 2016 for the Parapsychology Foundation International Affiliates Conference. All of the presentations will be recorded so if you can't join us tomorrow and Sunday, you can still register and watch the recordings of the talks at your leisure. Here's the schedule: Saturday, January 23rd 2016 2pm Eastern: Welcome to the Parapsychology Foundation International Affiliates Conference (Lisette Coly, President, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, Research Fellow, Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, Research Fellow) 3pm Eastern: Dr. Alejandro Parra, "Research in Parapsychology in Parapsychology in Argentina (1980-2015): New Trends on Clinical, Experimental and Educational Psi Exploration" 5pm Eastern: Hideyuki Kokubo, "Parapsychology Research in Japan" 7:00pm Eastern: Day One Closing Session (Coly, Alvarado, Zingrone) Sunday, January 24th, 2015 10:00am Eastern: Day Two Opening Session (Coly, Alvarado, Zingrone) 11:00am Eastern: Dr. Chris Roe, "Parapsychology Research and Education in the UK" 1:00pm Eastern: Dr. Fátima Regina Machado and Dr. Wellington Zangari, "Parapsychology in Brazil: From the 1970s to Today" 3:00pm Eastern: Dr. Mario Varvoglis, "Parapsychology in France" 5:00pm Eastern: Closing Session for the Parapsychology Foundation International Conference (Coly, Alvarado, Zingrone) To sign up click the link above in Carlos' blog on the conference. There is also a YouTube video for those who feel they need a tutorial to sign up on WizIQ and would also like to have a sneak peek at the Conference online room and the schedule: /%


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