Annual Science Board Meeting and Symposium - Agenda

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*** Please note, schedule is subject to change ***


Thursday, May 3 - Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road
5:00 p.m. Prize for Scientific Excellence and Reception
  • (while not formally part part of the meeting agenda we invite participants to join SFI in congratulating local high school seniors for their outstanding performance as junior scientists)
7:00 Buffet Supper and Keynote Address, Lisa Curran, SFI External Faculty, Yale School of Forestry and 2006 MacArthur Fellow

Friday, May 4 - Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Meeting Overview, Geoffrey B. West, President and Distinguished Professor, SFI and 2006 Time 100 Awardee
Historical Overview, SFI and Sustainability, Murray Gell-Mann, Distinguished Professor, SFI
9:15 Complexity and the Robustness of Networks, Raissa D’Souza, SFI External Faculty, University of California, Davis
10:00 Robustness of Financial Markets

Discussant: Michael Mouboussin, SFI Trustee and Legg Mason Capital Management

  • Philip Rosedale, Linden Labs, Founder, Second Life
  • Alph Bingham, Founder InnoCentive, “How Predictive Models Create the Future”
  • John Geanakoplos, SFI External Faculty and Science Board, Yale University
(10:30-11:00) (Break)
12:30p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:30 Complexity of Energy and Sustainability

Discussant: Dan Schrag, SFI External Faculty and Science Board, Harvard University

  • Simon Levin, SFI Science Board Co-Chair, Princeton University, 2005 Kyoto Prize Awardee
  • J. Doyne Farmer, SFI Professor
  • Peter Schwartz, SFI Trustee, Chairman, Global Business Network
(3:15-3:45) (Break)
3:45 Looking Forward: Health Care and Medicine, David Krakauer, SFI Professor
4:30 Wrap-up Discussion

Discussant: Geoffrey B. West, SFI President and Distinguished Professor

  • Bill Miller, SFI Trustee and Chairman of the Board, Legg Mason Capital Management
  • David Campbell, SFI Science Board Co-Chair, Provost, Boston University
  • David Krakauer, SFI Professor
5:15 Adjourn
5:30 Executive Shuttles Leave for SFI
6:00 Cocktails and Dinner at the Santa Fe Institute featuring SFI in the Public Eye, a multimedia exhibit
8:00 Executive Shuttles begin departures for Hotel Santa Fe until 9:30 p.m.