Annual Business Network and Board of Trustees' Symposium - Agenda

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Multi-Dimensions of Evolution

November 12-14, 2009
Most events held at the Eldorado Hotel

Thursday, November 12

Eldorado Hotel

6:00 pm Registration and Cocktail Reception, Eldorado Court
7:30 pm New Manual for Spaceship Earth, Stewart Brand, Co-Chairman, Long Now Foundation and SFI Trustee (1989-2004), Anasazi Ballroom

Friday, November 13

Eldorado Hotel

8:00 am Registration and Breakfast, Zia Ballroom
9:00 am Welcome, Jeremy A. Sabloff, SFI President, Anasazi Ballroom
9:10 am Business Network Introductory Remarks, Nancy Deutsch, SFI Vice President of Development and Corporate Relations, and Chris Wood, SFI Vice President of Administration
9:20 am Overview, David Krakauer, SFI Chair of Faculty and Professor
9:45 am Darwin and Turing: Two Strange Inversions of Reasoning--or One?, Daniel Dennett, Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Studies, Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University and Author of Neuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind, and Language
10:45 Coffee break, Zia Ballroom
11:00 am The Evolution of the Malaria Parasite, Caroline Buckee, SFI Omidyar Fellow
12:00 pm Lunch, Sunset Room
1:00 pm The Evolution of the Agent-Based Paradigm, Robert Axtell, SFI External Professor and Professor and Chair, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University
2:00 pm The Evolution of Conflict, Jessica Flack, SFI Research Professor
3:00 pm Introduction to docsNtalks, Yonathan Schwarzkopf, SFI Graduate Fellow and Graduate Student, California Institute of Technology
3:15 pm Coffee break, Zia Ballroom
3:30 pm Adjourn (for non-Business Network members)
The following events are for Business Network members
3:30 pm Business Network m2m Overview, Luciano Oviedo, Systems Analyst, Intel Corporation
4:00 pm The Business Network for 2010 – An Interactive Discussion, led by Chris Wood
4:15 Adjourn
5:45 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6:00 pm Shuttles to Santa Fe Institute depart from back entrance of Eldorado on Johnson St. (please note, parking is very limited at SFI)
6:00 pm Cocktails, Noyce Conference Room, Santa Fe Institute
6:45 pm Special Presentation in Honor of Geoffrey West, Noyce Conference Room
7:00 pm Dinner, Pod A & B
8:30 pm, 9:00 pm and 9:15 pm Shuttles depart continuously to Eldorado and downtown Santa Fe. Last shuttle leaves at 9:15 pm

Saturday, November 14

Eldorado Hotel

8:00 am Registration and Breakfast, Zia Ballroom
9:00 am Our Evolving Response to 2009 (H1N1) Pandemic Influenza, Lauren Ancel Meyers, SFI External Professor and Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin, Anasazi Ballroom
10:00 am The Evolution of Evolutionary Theory, David Krakauer, SFI Chair of Faculty and Professor
11:00 am Coffee Break, Zia Ballroom
11:15 am The Cultural Evolution of Web Engineering, Graham Spencer, SFI Trustee and Engineering Director, Google
12:15 pm Lunch, Sunset Room
1:30 pm The Evolution of Human Languages, Murray Gell-Mann, SFI Distinguished Fellow and Trustee
2:30 pm Coffee Break
2:45 pm Is Economics a Branch of Evolutionary Theory, or Something Else Entirely?, a debate led by J. Doyne Farmer. Including responses from Daniel Dennett, David Krakauer, Chris Wood, J. Stephen Lansing, SFI External Professor and Professor, Anthropology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona and Jeremy Van Cleve, SFI Omidyar Fellow
4:15 Adjourn
Evening Voyages of Discovery, a magical evening of science, music, and drama in a first-time collaboration between the Santa Fe Institute and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. Celebrating the bicentennial of the births of Charles Darwin and Felix Mendelssohn, musical selections will include The Hebrides and the "Scottish" Symphony interspersed with historical and scientific commentary, as well as dramatic readings of Darwin's and Mendelssohn's letters by period dressed actors.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Pre-concert VIP Reception at the Eldorado Hotel is $100 per person and includes concert ticket. Held at the Sunset Room
8:00 pm Performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., tickets from $20-$50

Ticket purchase is required to attend one or both of the Voyages of Discovery events. For ticket purchase please call the Santa Fe Symphony Box Office at 800-480-1319 (Local 505-983-1414).