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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, 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
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 Title TBA, 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 Coffee break, Zia Ballroom
3:15 pm Business Network m2m Overview, Luciano Oviedo, Systems Analyst, Intel Corporation
4:15 Adjourn
5:45 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, Santa Fe Institute
7:00 pm Dinner and Special Presentation in Honor of Geoffrey West
8:30 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 Title TBA, 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 A Debate on the Value of Evolutionary Thought in Economic Practice, J. Doyne Farmer, SFI Professor and TBA
3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm Title TBA Murray Gell-Mann, SFI Distinguished Fellow and Trustee
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).