Annual Science Board Meeting and Symposium - Agenda

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


Thursday, May 3 - Santa Fe Institute
4:00p.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
8:00a.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
9:00 Robustness of Financial Markets

Discussant: Michael Mouboussin, Legg Mason Capital Management

  • Philip Rosedale, Linden Labs, Founder, Second Life
  • Alph Bingham, Founder InnoCentive, “How Predictive Models Create the Future”
  • D. Eric Smith, Professor, SFI
  • Peter Schwartz, Chairman, Global Business Network
11:15 Evolvability of Medicine
  • David Krakauer, SFI
  • Jon Krakauer, Columbia University Medical School
12:30p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:30 Complexity of Energy and Sustainability

Discussant: Dan Schrag, Harvard University and SFI

  • Simon Levin, Princeton University and SFI, 2005 Kyoto Prize Awardee
  • Geoffrey West, “Innovation and the Pace of Life, Will Technology Save Us?”
  • Governor Bill Richardson, (To Be Confirmed)
3:45 Complexity and the Robustness of Networks, Raissa D’Souza, SFI External Faculty, University of California, Davis
4:30 Wrap-up Discussion led by Bill Miller, Legg Mason Capital Management, and David Campbell, Provost, Boston University and SFI
5:00 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

Saturday, May 5 - Santa Fe Institute
8:00a.m. Annual Science Board Meeting - Closed Event
5:00p.m. Adjourn
6:30p.m. Dinner for Science Board, Trustees, Researchers and Special Guests at the Gerald Peters Gallery - Invitation only