Annual Business Network and Board of Trustees Symposium - Agenda

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Symposium Program:

Thursday, November 3

Bishop's Lodge Tesuque Pavillion

Evening Opening Reception, Keynote Presentation and Book Signing with Brian Christian

In his critically acclaimed book, Christian explores "What Talking With Computers Teaches Us About What It Means To Be Alive". The Most Human Human has received rave reviews in The New Yorker, New York Times, Economist, New Statesman, and Wall Street Journal. Christian has appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Charlie Rose Show and Radiolab. He has also served as a contributer to publications such as The Atlantic and the Guardian.

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Keynote Presentation, Brian Christian

Friday, November 4

All-day symposium, Bishop's Lodge, Tesuque Pavillion

Evening Reception at Santa Fe Institute

8:00 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am Welcome, Chris Wood, Santa Fe Institute
9:15 am Santa Fe Institute Postdoctoral Fellows – 2 Minute Research Introductions, Led By Doug Erwin, Santa Fe Institute
10:00 am Break
10:30 am The Individual and the Collective in Biology, Doug Erwin, Santa Fe Institute
11:30 am Desktop Medicine, Jason Karlawish, University of Pennsylvania
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Individual Strategies and Aggregate Outcomes in Financial Markets, Rajiv Sethi, Santa Fe Institute, Barnard College, and Columbia University
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Debate: Individuals and Collectives in Scientific Theory, Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute and Charles Marshall, UC Berkeley
5:00 pm Adjourn
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception, Santa Fe Institute

Saturday, November 5

Final Day of Symposium, Bishop's Lodge, Tesuque Pavillion

8:00 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am Is There a Role for the Individual in Physics?, Luis Bettencourt, Santa Fe Institute and Los Alamos National Laboratory
10:00 am The Role of Individuals in Networks, Raissa D'Souza, Santa Fe Institute and University of California, Davis
11:00 am Break
11:30 am Individual Time Horizons and Economic Decisions, John Geanakoplos, Santa Fe Institute and Yale
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Computation, Renormalization and the Fragile Individual, Simon DeDeo, Santa Fe Institute
2:30 pm General Discussion
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Business Network General Meeting
5:00 pm Adjourn

Please enjoy your exploration of fine Santa Fe restaurants on your own for dinner this evening.