Annual Applied Complexity Network and Board of Trustees Symposium: The Emerging Frontiers of Invention Agenda

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November 9 - 10, 2018

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Friday, November 9

Santa Fe Institute, Noyce Conference Room

ACtioN Member Special Programming

9:00 a.m. SFI Applied Tutorials: Blockchain and Token Design Master Class
Presenters: Daniel Moroz (Harvard University) and Georgios Piliouras (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
Session Leader: Andrea Jones-Rooy (Santa Fe Institute)

General Session

Inn at Loretto, Zuni Ballroom

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Tesuque Room) and Registration
1:00 p.m. Introduction to Invention and Innovation
David Krakauer (Santa Fe Institute)
1:30 p.m. Designers of Reality Panel Discussion
Alan Gershenfeld (E-Line Media), Seamus Blackley (Pacific Light & Hologram), Constance Steinkuehler (University of California - Irvine)
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Investing in Inventors Panel Discussion
Bill Gurley (Benchmark & SFI), D.A. Wallach (Inevitable Ventures), and Josh Wolfe (Lux Capital & SFI)
4:00 p.m. SFI Inventive Minds -- Postdoc flashtalks
Vicky Chuqiao Yang, Jacopo Grilli, Albert Kao, Michael Price, Hajime Shimao, and Tamara van der Does
5:00 p.m. Dinner Reception at The Inn at Loretto
7:00 p.m. Inventing Parallel Realities Keynote Talk (Zuni Ballroom)
Caity Kennedy (Meow Wolf) and Matt King (Meow Wolf)
8:00 p.m. Adjourn

Saturday, November 10

Inn at Loretto, Zuni Ballroom

8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Tesuque Room) and Registration
9:00 a.m. Edison vs. Tesla
Edison and Tesla Tracy
9:15 a.m. Mavericks of Invention
Aaron Horowitz (Sproutel), Ben Lux (ACTEGA North America Technologies), and Star Simpson (Corvidair)
10:15 a.m. The Dark Side of Innovation
Jacob Silverman (Journalist and Author)
11:00 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. The Future of Computation
Dave Ackley (UNM), Rolando Somma (Los Alamos National Laboratory), and David Wolpert (Santa Fe Institute)
12:30 p.m. Lunch (Tesuque Room)
1:30 p.m. The Late Invention of Holography,
Tristan Duke (Infinity Light Science)
2:15 p.m. New Maps for Innovation Territories,
Juan Mateos-Garcia (Nesta)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Masters of Invention Panel Discussion
Brian Arthur (PARC & SFI), John Seely Brown (Deloitte Center for the Edge & USC), Alan Kay (Viewpoints Research Institute & UCLA), and Geoffrey West (Santa Fe Institute)
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception at Santa Fe Institute's Miller Campus

Sunday, November 11 - Board of Trustees Only

Santa Fe Institute Board of Trustees Meeting, Santa Fe Institute

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Meeting
12:00 p.m. Adjourn