LII CICA International Scientific Conference
Consciousness, the Corporate World and Conflict:
Towards a Deeper Understanding and Finding Solutions
7-8th April 2020
Albany (New Zealand)
Organized by CICA International Foundation
in collaboration with:
Centre for Conscious Awareness Global
World Academy of Art and Science
Massey University, Albany, New Zealand
Massey University East Precinct
Albany Expressway (SH17)
We invite you to participate in this LII CICA conference in New Zealand. Although we have already organized more than 50 in 20 countries all over the world, this is the first time a CICA conference will take place “down under” in New Zealand. We have the feeling it will be the South that will supply many of the new ideas that will lead humanity to its next evolutionary stage.
CICA conferences provide an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scientists, diplomats, policymakers, militia, entrepreneurs, social activists and people from many different fields and interests to discuss and exchange ideas about conflict and aggression in a broad way. Students are most welcome.
This new CICA and their collaborators will address the topic of Consciousness and the Corporate World – looking to understand what sorts of spiritual conflicts some people have when joining the corporate world, how spirituality can help the corporate world, unfaced ethical issues and above all, searching for a new way forward. We are at a crossroads where the corporate world is a sink of infinite possibilities. However, the challenge is in how to choose and the intention behind the choices. Can we learn to listen to nature and the earth for guidance in our next step forward so we can ground possibilities which are in the best interests of all and is based on caring not only on profit? All these issues will be the subject matter of the next CICA round table conference.
Our great strength is our diversity, in terms of our backgrounds, our areas of expertise, our experiences, our abilities and the organizations which have come together to host this conference. We study context and culture, the ways those broad social forces interact with psychological, economical and sociological processes to affect individual and group behaviour as well as investigating and researching the nature of consciousness.
Besides the active contributors to this Round Table Conference via group symposia or individual presentations, it will offer a forum for exchanging ideas among people interested in this topic, meeting international colleagues and young students from around the world, renewing acquaintances, making new professional contacts, and networking in an informal atmosphere. Hopefully, it will also attract people from the corporate world and provide an opportunity to discuss current and future ideas and directions, research and international developments in this field, facilitating cooperation between the business world, specialists, scientists, and politicians, as well as to cross-fertilizing different areas of interest. Consequently, non-presenting participants are also most welcome.
The present LII CICA offers a practical and theoretical focus on the topic under discussion. And, as we have always had in our fifty-odd previous meetings, any topic related to conflict and aggression is also welcome.
President: J. Martin Ramirez (Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain)
Scientific organizer: Tina Lindhard (IUPS University, Hawaii, USA)
Local organizers: Jeanette Rapson & Mogi Nayagar (PhD)
Registration fees are the following:
February 24th, 2020
- Presenting participants: 200 euros.
- Students and non presenting people: 100 euros.
- Students of Massey University: 50 euros.
February 24th, 2020
- Presenting participants: 250 euros.
- Students and non presenting people: 150 euros.
- Students of Massey University: 75 euros.
There is a limited number of bursaries. If any prospective participant should need one, he/she may ask for it, presenting their reasons.
For cancellations received by March 15th, 2020 a refund of the full amount will be made, deducting a 50 € administrative fee. After this date, no refunds are available.
The participation fees include admission to all scientific sessions and a networking reception, refreshments, and conference materials, such as a program & abstract book and certificate of attendance.
There will be a formal dinner on April 7th. Those who may be interested in attending, have to add to the registration fees, the amount of 35 €, which will be paid in situ.
Paymentsof the registration fees
have to be directly transferred to:
- Account holder: CICA International Foundation
- Bank: BBVA
- Bank address: Enrique Larreta, 4, 28036, Madrid, Spain
- Account number: ES95 0182 0951 2302 0158 9710
- Electronic format (IBAN): BBVAESMMXXX ES95 0182 0951 2302 0158 9710
- BIC: BSCHESMMXXX
- Concept: Participant name + CICA New Zealand
For questions regarding the submission process, scheduling, and other matters related to the content of the program, or regarding the venue, lodging, hotels and conference logistics, please, contact the local organizers, sending a copy to both emails at:
Please see the web site below for information on visa requirements for travel to New Zealand:
Travel & Accommodation Options
6 min car drive, 30 minute walk to conference venue
03 rooms queen + single; NZ80
06 rooms standard twin single; NZ65
01 room queen ensuite + single; NZ90
01 room queen ensuite + kitchen; NZ110
04 rooms standard single; NZ45
05 rooms king twin single; NZ75
*the toilets and kitchen are shared.
The bookings are made online:
Massey University Accommodation
Room availability and prices will be known 1 March.
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32 Kell Dr, Albany, Auckland 0632
$196 per night for 1 bedroom apartment
$339 per night for 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 3 people)
8 min drive, 15 min walk to conference
254 Cornerstone Drive, Albany
Auckland, New Zealand
Prices vary, have seen prices around $140 per night. No booking feed when you book direct.
7 min drive, 30 min walk to conference
243 Rosedale Road Albany Auckland New Zealand
Studio room $150 per night
Deluxe spa room $160 per night (sleeps 2-3 people)
8 min drive, 30 min walk to conference
Albany Oak Motel
80 Bush Road,
Need to be contacted to find out about prices/availability.
5min drive, 25 min walk to conference
If interested in sight seeing while in New Zealand, here are some travel agencies you can consult