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1 ISSS 50th Annual Conference Sonoma State University July 9-14, 2006 Sonoma State University July 9-14, 2006

2 Tentative Schedule (M-Th) 9: :00 Plenary Sessions 12:00 - 1:00Lunch 1:00 - 1:30Art/Performance 1:30 - 3:30Session I 3:30 - 4:00 Break 4:00 - 6:00Session II 6:30Dinner

3 Plenary Topics Complex Systems and the Roots of Systems Thinking Self-Organization and Living Systems Social Systems Design and Practice Ecological Systems and Sustainability Complex Systems and the Roots of Systems Thinking Self-Organization and Living Systems Social Systems Design and Practice Ecological Systems and Sustainability

4 Program Monday Plenary: Complex Systems and the Mathematical Roots of Systems Thinking Confirmed Speakers: Ralph Abraham, Mathematics of Complexity George Richardson, System Dynamics Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute Monday Plenary: Complex Systems and the Mathematical Roots of Systems Thinking Confirmed Speakers: Ralph Abraham, Mathematics of Complexity George Richardson, System Dynamics Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute

5 Program Tuesday Plenary: Self-Organization & Living Systems  In collaboration with Pille Bunnell and the American Society for Cybernetics  Addressing topics in systems biology and the biology of cognition Tuesday Plenary: Self-Organization & Living Systems  In collaboration with Pille Bunnell and the American Society for Cybernetics  Addressing topics in systems biology and the biology of cognition

6 Program Wednesday Plenary : Social Systems Design and Practice Suggested Speakers: Systems Practice: Russell Ackoff, Peter Checkland, Michael Jackson Systems Design: Harold Nelson, Alexander and Kathia Laszlo Other: Margaret Wheatey, George Lakoff, Marilyn Waring

7 Program Thursday Plenary: Ecology and Sustainability Confirmed Speakers: Mary Catherine Bateson, Institute for Intercultural Studies Richard Norgaard, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley Additional Suggestions: Tim Allen, Paul Hawken, John Todd, Helena Norberg Hodge, Wangari Maathai

8 Program Evening Sessions Sunday: Keynote Address: Fritjof Capra Monday: Nora Batesons Film on Gregory Bateson Thursday: Banquet w/Philip Boulding & Magical Strings Other: Panel of Past Presidents, Youth SIG, Art SIG Evening Sessions Sunday: Keynote Address: Fritjof Capra Monday: Nora Batesons Film on Gregory Bateson Thursday: Banquet w/Philip Boulding & Magical Strings Other: Panel of Past Presidents, Youth SIG, Art SIG

9 Program Afternoon Breakout Sessions Special Integration Groups Proposed Panels Local Initiatives (Food, Water, Health, Climate Change) Open Space/World Café/Interactive Sessions Discussions with Plenary Speakers

10 Program Pre- & Post-Conference Workshops Workshop on Biology of Cognition Integrated Approaches to Education Food & Agriculture System Dynamics/Sustainability Institute

11 Local Excursions  SSU Environmental Technology Center  Sustainability Tours  Winery Tours  Redwoods  SSU Environmental Technology Center  Sustainability Tours  Winery Tours  Redwoods

12 Funding and Outreach  Fundraising/Grant Writing  Co-Sponsorship  Promotion  Fundraising/Grant Writing  Co-Sponsorship  Promotion

13 Timeline  Finalize Call for Papers (June)  Contact Co-Sponsors (July - Sept)  Finalize Program (July - Nov)  Outreach & Promotion (Ongoing)  Finalize Call for Papers (June)  Contact Co-Sponsors (July - Sept)  Finalize Program (July - Nov)  Outreach & Promotion (Ongoing)

14 Final Reflections


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