Annual Business Network & Board of Trustees Symposium - Agenda

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Open Questions: Annual Business Network and Board of Trustees' Symposium

November 6-8, 2008

Venue: Most events at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa (300 W San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501)


Thursday, November 6, 2008
6 to 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception, LewAllen Contemporary Art Gallery (129 West Palace, Santa Fe, NM 87501)

Friday, November 7, 2008
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet - Sunset Room
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast - Anasazi Room
9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Geoffrey B. West, President & Distinguished Professor
9:15 Open Questions Meeting Overview, John Miller, Carnegie Miller University and SFI
9:30 Title TBD, Lee Smolin, Research Professor, Perimeter Institute
10:30 Coffee Break - Zia Ballroom
11:00 The Challenge of Complexity - from the perspective of a mathematician, Donald Saari, University of California Irvine and SFI Science Board
12:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch - Sunset Room
1:15 Science Education Roundtable: New Models for Science Education, Tom vander Ark, Managing Director, Revolution Learning; Closing the Gender Gap in Science and Math Education, Marcia Linn, University of California Berkeley; and Science Diplomacy, Nina Fedoroff, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State and SFI External Professor
3:15 Coffee Break
3:45 'Why We Must All Be Scientists at Heart, Laurence Gonzales, Author 'Deep Survival' and 'Everyday Survival
4:30 Conclusions from Day 1 and Open Q & A led by John Miller, Carnegie Mellon University and SFI
5:00 Adjourn
6:15 Shuttles to Santa Fe Institute - Depart from front entrance of Eldorado on W. San Francisco Street (please note, parking is very limited at SFI)
6:30 Dinner and Open House 'SFI at 25'
8:30 Shuttles depart continuously to Eldorado and downtown Santa Fe

Saturday, November 8, 2008
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet - Sunset Room
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast - Anasazi Ballroom
9:00 Network Theory: Promises and Limitations, Mark Newman, University of Michigan and SFI External Professor
10:00 Speaking on 'Out of Control': The New Biology of Machines, Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine (Invited)
10:45 Break
11:15 The Future of Medicine - Individualized Medicine for the Sick and the Healthy, Avidan Neumann, Bar llan University and SFI External Professor
12:00 p.m. The Future of Archeology - Why the Past Matters Now, Henry Wright, University of Michigan and SFI External Professor
12:30 Buffet Lunch - Sunset Room
1:30 Business Network Roundtable - Deep Pervasive, and Unbranded: SFI's First 25 Years of Influence on Business Thinking, Eric Bonabeau, Founder & CEO, Icosystem
2:15 Roundtable Presentations - Open Questions (20 Minutes each): Mark Greiner, Senior VP, Workspace Futures, Steelcase, Inc.; Dan Fay, Director, Technical Computing, Microsoft; Martin Reeves, Senior Partner and Director, Boston Consulting Group
3:15 Coffee Break
3:45 Business Network Roundtable Presentations Continue: John H. Hagel III, Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation; Rick Stevens, Senior VP, Boeing
4:30 Wrap Up Discussion
5:00 Adjourn
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED GALA DINNER - This is not part of the Symposium. Attendees must purchase a ticket to attend
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Leaders Reception - Presidential Suite (for ticket holder only)
6:00 Cocktails on the Road - Pavilion (for ticket holders only)
7:00 - 10:00 Dinner and Entertainment - Pavilion (for ticket holders only)
LEADER TICKETS $1,000/person or $8,000/table (Leader's Reception, Cocktails on the Road, Dinner and Entertainment)
TRAVELER TICKETS $500/person or $300/Bnet members (Cocktails on the Road, Dinner and Entertainment)