Collective Decision Making: From Neurons to Societies - Agenda

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Wednesday, 7 January (Hotel Santa Fe)

6:30-7:30 Welcome Reception (food served)

8:30-9:00 Plenary Talk, E.O. Wilson, Superorganisms

Thursday, 8 January (SFI)

8:30 bus to SFI

9-9:15 Introductions

9:15-10:15 Tom Seeley, Swarm Decision Making in House Hunting

10:15-11:15 Deborah Gordon, The Organization of Work in Ant Colonies

11:30-12:30 Carey Morewedge, Associative Bias and Intuitive Judgment

1:30-2:30 Frank Bryan, Collective Law Making in the New England Town Meeting or Procedural Requirements of Democratic Deliberations

3:00-5:00 Self Organized Science

Coyote Cafe Dinner

Friday, 9 January (SFI)

8:30 Bus to SFI

9:00-10:00 Jeremiah Cohen, How the Brain Decides Where to Look

10:00-11:00 Nigel Franks, Do Ants Make Comparisons

11:30-12:30 Danny Oppenheimer, A Voting Agent Model of Individual Preferences

1:30-2:30 Iain Couzin, Collective Motion and Decision Making in Animal Groups

3:00-5:00 Self Organized Science

Saturday, 10 January (SFI)

8:30 Bus to SFI

9:00-10:00 Leo Sugrue, TBA

10:00-11:00 Kevin Passino, Swarm Cognition in Honey Bees

11:30-12:20 Nicholas Britton, Pheromone Trails and Ant Foraging Decisions

1:30-2:30 Jean-Louis Deneubourg, TBA

3:00-5:00 Self Organized Science

Maria's Dinner

Sunday, 11 January (SFI)

8:30 Bus to SFI

9:00-11:00 Wrap up and next steps