Upcoming Conferences

Nobel Conference 60 (2024)

Sleep, Unraveled
October 1-2

Sleep is a universal human experience and yet its importance is often overlooked. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 20% of Americans don’t get enough sleep and the CDC has reported that 70 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic sleep disorder that inhibits restful sleep. Nobel 60 — Sleep Unraveled brings together an interdisciplinary panel of experts to explore the centrality of sleep for human health and mental well-being. In addition to its role in physical rejuvenation, sufficient high-quality sleep is crucial for cognition, memory, learning, and general health. Sleep loss — whether triggered by noise or light pollution, stress, overwork or conflict with circadian rhythms — has been associated with high blood pressure, weight gain, diabetes and a plethora of other medical conditions. The conference will also delve into the neurological and psychological processes of sleep, the cultural evolution of sleep practices and the social justice implications of a twenty-four hour convenience society that condemns workers to permanent sleep deprivation.

Confirmed 2024 Speakers

Marishka Brown, National Institutes of Health 
Mary Carskadon,
Brown University
Tricia Hersey, The Nap Ministry 
Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester 
Benjamin Reiss, Emory University 
Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Stickgold, Harvard University 

Nobel Conference 61 (2025)

October 7-8