The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is hosting the 2021 International Simulation Theory eConference, which will bring together scholars, specialists, and philosophers from all over the world to discuss the different problems, proofs, and solutions in current simulation theory. The purpose of this multidisciplinary virtual conference is to advance the scientific and philosophical understanding of how the simulation hypothesis may or may not answer important cosmological, metaphysical, and even theological questions plaguing humanity.


This two-day academic eConference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for presenters to feature new scientific research, as well as philosophical and religious theories, relating to the intersection of the social-sciences/humanities and the simulation hypothesis.

Because this academic conference is held online, everyone can attend from the comfort and safety of their own home at lower costs without having to worry about travel and lodging expenses.

DATES: March 20–21, 2021

Special COVID-19 Pricing:

Only $19.95 to attend the 2-day academic conference!

Register today to take advantage of this low price before it increases!

25% Off for GCRR Academic Society Members

(discount will automatically apply at checkout to society members)

All proceeds go toward funding social-scientific research around the world!

Keynote Speakers!

Call for Presenters!

Specialists and philosophers, as well as researchers, professors, graduate students, and other scholars, are encouraged to submit abstract proposals (200-500 words) to present at this year’s virtual academic conference. All research presentations will then be published in an upcoming supplemental issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM). Presenters can also feature and promote their own publications during the conference for free!

Abstract Proposal Deadline: February 21st, 2021

Presentation FAQs

  • Do presentations need to relate to religion, theology, or metaphysics?

    • No. While GCRR does specialize in religious studies, we regularly discuss and publish on topics​ outside of religion. That being said, we are interested in receiving presentations that explores the intersection of religion with the topic of this conference.

  • Do I need to be a member of the GCRR Academic Society to submit a presentation proposal?

    • Absolutely not!​ Submitting a proposal is completely open to the public. If your proposal is accepted for inclusion in the conference, you will need to become a member of the academic society and to purchase a ticket to the conference (at a discounted rate, of course) in order to present your research at the event.

  • Where does all the money go?

    • In addition to helping cover overhead and advertising costs, all money from this academic conference is used to help fund social-scientific and philosophical research on religion around the world, including anthropological, sociological, and psychological studies.

  • How do I figure out when I am presenting in my time zone?​

  • What if I can't present live because of the time zone difference? Can I submit a video presentation, instead?​

    • Yes, absolutely. Just make sure we have your video file in time for the conference.​

  • Will the presentations be ​video recorded?

    • Yes, and you will have access to those videos after the conference ends.​

Presentation Guidelines

Presentations can take any number of forms, including hosting a discussion panel, interviewing a specialist, presenting a research paper, teaching a classroom lesson, or leading a workshop. Presenters can even video record their presentation outside of the event, rather than host a live session, and then have GCRR show that video recording to conference attendees.

Regardless of the format, we ask that presenters adhere to the following stipulations:

  • Time length for lectures, paper presentations, and classroom lessons:

    • between 20-45 minutes

  • ​All presentations (except for pre-recorded presentations) will require at least a 30-minute Q&A session at the end for attendees to engage the presenter.

  • Presenters must be members of the GCRR Academic Society

Presentation Capabilities

Cost of Attendance

The following are the only costs associated with attending the conference:

  • To attend the 2-day international academic conference:

    • $19.95 USD​ Ticket Registration

  • To present at the conference:

    • Membership Plan in the GCRR Academic Society

    • One Conference Ticket (at 25% off discount)

    • Discount will automatically apply at checkout to society members


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