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TIME ACTIVITY

Thursday, November 2
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration and Informal Welcome Reception

Inn at Loretto


Friday, November 3
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Buffet Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome, Geoffrey West, SFI President & Distinguished Professor Meeting Overview, Douglas Erwin, Smithsonian Institution and SFI
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Diseases in Human Evolution, Ethne Barnes, Independent Author and Researcher
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 12:30 p.m. From Epidemic to Pandemic
  • Abstract modeling of viral infection, Luca Cardelli, Microsoft, Cambridge Research Laboratory
  • Influenza epidemic, Catherine Macken, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • From epidemic to pandemic, Norman Johnson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 3:45 p.m. From Pandemic to Panic
  • Diffusion in social movements, Sarah Soule, Cornell University
  • Diffusion in deverse vs. homoegnous populations, Scott Page, University of Michigan and SFI
  • From pandemic to panic, TBA
(Break 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.)
3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Discussion
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Buses depart for SFI
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Author's Evening and Dinner at SFI

Saturday, November 4
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast, Inn at Loretto
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Cultural Diffusion or The Spread of Religion, TBA
10:00 - 12:30 p.m. Is Technology Infectious?
  • Technology as a vector for infectious ideas, Esther Dyson, Release 0.9.
  • Virus Writers, Sarah Gordon, Symantec
  • Economics of Technology Diffusion, W. Brian Arthur, SFI
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and optional film screening, "Mind in the Machine: The Discovery of Artificial Intelligence," by Dan Rockmore, SFI and Dartmouth (to be confirmed)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. New Models of Infection, Contagion and Diffusion
  • TBA, Bruce Levin, Emory University
  • Infectivity in markets: Thoughts and evidence, Michael Mauboussin, Legg Mason Capital Management
  • SFI as a Model of Infection in Academia, Murray Gell-Mann, SFI
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Business Network Member Breakout Session
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Business Network Member Cocktail Hour