What we're about
IONS Austin is a registered community group of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (http://www.noetic.org/) (IONS). “Noetic” comes from the Greek word "nous," which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.”
IONS Austin's mission is to foster and further our human potential and the science that connects us.
IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) was co-founded by the late astronaut Edgar Mitchell in 1973. The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential.
IONS' Goal is to create a shift in consciousness worldwide—where people recognize that we are all part of an interconnected whole and are inspired to take action to help humanity and the planet thrive. This link provides an overview of IONS and an excellent brief video: Overview of IONS (http://noetic.org/about/overview).
Our IONS community group name has been updated to: IONS Austin. We were previously named IONS Austin Community Group/ (a.k.a.) ‘Austin Consciousness Explorers (ACE).’ For purposes of clarity and updating our branding, we are dispensing with the acronym ‘ACE’ and the name “Austin Consciousness Explorers." Thus the Meetup Group is now IONS Austin. The history of IONS Austin may be found at: History of Austin Consciousness Explorers (ACE) (https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Consciousness-Explorers/pages/21649753/History_of_Austin_Consciousness_Explorers_%28ACE%29).
IONS AUSTIN LEADERSHIP: As of October 2017, our new Community Group Leader is JOE LAM . Our designated Meetup Co-Organizer will continue to be Bob Price, Advisor and designated Meetup Organizer due to his lead of the INACS/Austin Consciousness Connections Meetup group, a partner organization whose Meetup website we share. We invite you to also checkout INACS and their monthly meetings here (https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Consciousness-Connections-Meetup/).
We have a newly formed Advisory Council whose members are Katya Walter, Bob Price, Chuck Robison, Karen Robison,and Stephanie Traska. With the Advisory Council support, IONS Austin aspires to introduce new, interesting, and compelling noetic programs and speakers to IONS Austin. We normally meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Registration begins at 6:30pm.
PLEASE NOTE: IONS Austin has a new meeting location: Unity Church of the Hills located at 9905 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750. (Enter thru the main front doors. We meet in Friendship Hall, immediately to the left of the sanctuary.) Cost of Meeting: A suggested free-will offering of $5/pp goes to the church for use of the meeting room. We look forward to seeing you soon at IONS Austin! You’ll be glad you came!