Extreme Imagination Conference
Where art and science meet, creativity thrives. Discover extreme imagination.
For people across the imagination spectrum
Science of Imagery
We invite scientists and researchers from across the globe to engage in lively discussions, share their latest discoveries and draw connections from across disciplines of imagination science.
Imagery and Creativity
Discover the extremes, hyperphantasia and aphantasia, and how these invisible differences in our imaginative experiences shape our creative processes differently.
Imagery and Well-being
Imagery has broad implications on our life, work and well-being. Explore the impacts of imagery extremes on how we think, learn, create, dream, remember and so much more!
Dr. Adam Zeman
Zeman trained in Medicine at Oxford University Medical School, after a first degree in Philosophy and Psychology. He’s been a consultant neurologist in Edinburgh, from 1996, and has been Professor of Neurology at Exeter University Medical School since 2005. Zeman first coined the term ‘aphantasia‘ to describe the lack of a mind’s eye back in 2015.
Prof Joel Pearson
Pearson is the founder and director of Future Minds Lab, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. Joel studies the mechanisms and application of mental imagery, amongst other things, using behavioural, human brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques. He is considered a world leading expert in mental imagery and aphantasia.
Tom is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Aphantasia Network. Tom’s unique vision is helping shape the global conversation about the power of blind imagination. Tom was among the first 21 reported cases of “congenital aphantasia” mentioned in Zeman’s original 2015 paper. His story has been featured in the New York Times, the CBC and BBC Radio.
More speakers will be announced soon!
Early Bird Pricing
50% off for the first 100 tickets!
Proceeds donated to Aphantasia ResearchTo directly support research around imagery and its extremes, a portion of the 2021 Extreme Imagination conference proceeds will be used to fund new imagery research projects.
Extreme Imagination Ticket Registration
Extreme Imagination conference is an annual gathering of the world’s foremost thinkers, scientists and creatives challenging long-held beliefs about what it means to imagine and create.
Register today to secure your spot for the October 21-23, 2021 virtual event, and support the ongoing research around imagery and its extremes.
In efforts to make the content of this conference accessible to all, recordings of presentations will be made available following the event.