The Inside Story Conference:

Cousciousness, Nature, Transcendence

November 9-10, 2018


Villanova University invites you for an in-depth exploration of consciousness, nature, and transcendence, as scientists, philosophers, and theologians ask “What’s on the inside?”

Keynote Speakers

Philip Clayton, Ph.D.

Claremont School of Theology Claremont, California


Terrence W Deacon, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley, California


Timothy O’Connor, Ph.D.

 Baylor University, Waco, Texas


Sr. Ilia Delio, Ph.D.

Villanova University, Villanova Pennsylvania 

Day One

Friday November 9 |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Connely Cinema

Date Time (start) Event
Friday Nov 9 6:00pm Registration
Friday Nov 9 7:00pm Plenary - Philip Clayton
Friday Nov 9 8:30pm Conclusion of first day

Day Two

Saturday November 10  |  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Connelly Cinema

Date Time (start) Event
Saturday Nov 10 8:15am Registration & Continental Breakfast
Saturday Nov 10 9:00am  Plenary - Terrence Deacon
Saturday Nov 10 10:30am Break
Saturday Nov 10 10:50am Plenary - Timothy O'Connor
Saturday Nov 10 12:20pm Lunch
Saturday Nov 10 1:30pm Plenary - Ilia Delio
Saturday Nov 10 2:45pm Break
Saturday Nov 10 3:00pm Panel Discussion with Q&A
Saturday Nov 10 4:30pm Reception
Saturday Nov 10 6:00pm Departure

The Inside Story Conference is sponsored by Villanova University, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Connelly Chair in Christian Theology, the Augustinian Institute, Department of Philosophy, Augustinian Chair, and Halloran Philanthropies.