Business Network and Board of Trustees Symposium - Agenda

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The Inn and Spa at Loretto is located at 211 Old Santa Fe TRL Santa Fe, NM 87501, and may be reached directly at, (505) 988-5531.


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

Friday, November 3
8:00-9:00a.m. Registration and Buffet Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Welcome, Geoffrey West, SFI President & Distinguished Professor and Meeting Overview, Douglas Erwin, Smithsonian Institution and SFI
9:30-10:30 Diseases and Human Evolution: Genes, Germs, Geography and Human Behavior, Ethne Barnes, Independent Author and Researcher
10:30-10:45 Break
Diffusion of Products and People
10:45-11:20 Diffusion of Product Innovation, PJ Lamberson, University of Michigan
11:20-12:00 p.m. Diffusion and Social Movements, Sarah Soule, Cornell University
12:00-1:15 Lunch
From Artificial Infection to Pandemics
1:15-2:15 Artificial Biochemistry, Luca Cardelli, Microsoft, Cambridge Research Laboratory
2:15-3:15 The Politics and Economics of Infectious Disease in the Overdeveloped World, Bruce Levin, Emory University
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Pandemics: The Emerging Threat, Norman Johnson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
5:00-5:30 Buses depart for SFI
5:30-8:30 Author's Evening and Dinner at SFI

Saturday, November 4
8:00-8:45a.m. Buffet Breakfast, Inn at Loretto
8:45-9:00 Recognition of Business Network Membership Anniversaries
9:00-10:00 Infectivity and Cooperation in Evolution, Martin Nowak, Harvard University
Is Technology Infectious?
10:00-10:45 Technology as a Vector for Infectious Ideas, Esther Dyson, Release 0.9
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 The Psychology of Virus Writers, Sarah Gordon, Symantec
11:45-12:30p.m. Technology Creating Technology, W. Brian Arthur, SFI
12:30-2:00 Lunch and optional film screening, ”Mind in the Machine: The Discovery of Artificial Intelligence” by Dan Rockmore, SFI and Dartmouth
2:00-2:45 Infectivity in Markets: Thoughts and Evidence, Michael Mauboussin, Legg Mason Capital Management
2:45-3:15 SFI as a Model of Infection in Academia, Murray Gell-Mann, SFI
3:15-3:30 Adjourn/ Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 Business Network Member Breakout Session
5:00-6:00 Business Network Member Cocktail Hour, Three Ravens Fine Art Gallery'