Society for Scientific Exploration Conference 2010

The Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) will be holding it’s annual conference from June 10-12 in Boulder, Colorado, and any Grailer worth their salt should be interested in attending. The SSE is a leading professional organization of scientists and scholars who study unusual and unexplained phenomena which often cross mainstream boundaries, such as consciousness, UFOs, survival of death and alternative medicine. The public is more than welcome to participate – the registration fee to attend is $185 ($75 for students). From the press release:

This year’s meeting will feature three themes: advanced propulsion, cutting-edge energy concepts, and anomalous phenomena. Among the several invited speakers for advanced propulsion is Dr. Eric W. Davis of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin and CEO of Warp Drive Metrics. As a technical consultant and contributor to NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project and co-editor of the new book “Frontiers of Propulsion Science,” he will give an overview of the newest developments in his field.

Cutting-edge energy concepts will have several thrusts, including low-energy nuclear reactions (LENL), zero-point (vacuum) energy, and challenges to the second law of thermodynamics. Over the last 15 years it has become apparent from a theoretical perspective that the second law can probably be violated and, if so, the possible implications for science and society — especially for energy generation — are enormous. In the last few years experimental tests have become feasible. Among the several speakers on this thrust, Dr. Daniel P. Sheehan from the Physics Department of the University of San Diego will discuss experimental test of the second law.

SSE will also host a number of researchers concerned with anomalous phenomena. Dr. Roger Nelson (PEAR Lab) will discuss the newest findings from the Global Consciousness Project and John Alexander will present “The Real Story of Goats,” a scientific discussion on the anomalous phenomena at the heart of the recent movie “The Men Who Stare at Goats.”

More information here. I just received my latest issue of the Journal of Scientific Exploration, so I guess that’ll have to substitute for a flight half-way around the world to an uber-cool event.