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Current and Upcoming ACtioN Events - Aug. 31, 2009

  • * SFI community lectures are free, open, & accessible to the public.
  • * Other SFI events are by invitation only.

Sept. 14, 2009

Noyce Conference Room
Workshop

Business Network Theme Week

Sept. 15, 2009

Noyce Conference Room
Workshop

Business Network Theme Week

Sept. 16, 2009

Noyce Conference Room
Workshop

Business Network Theme Week

Sept. 17, 2009

Noyce Conference Room
Workshop

Business Network Theme Week

Nov. 12, 2009

Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Nov. 12, 2009 - Nov. 14, 2009
Symposium

Annual Business Network and Board of Trustees' Symposium: Multi Dimensions of Evolution

November 12 - 14, 2009

March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010 - March 23, 2010
Special Event

Organized by The Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance. Held at Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, NM.

Speakers include J. Doyne Farmer (keynote) and Jim Rutt (moderator). 

May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010 - May 14, 2010
Workshop

Held on May 10-14 at Argonne, IL.  Co-organized by SFI Business Network and Michael North and Charles Macal, Argonne National Laboratory.

May 19, 2010

Topical Meeting

Co-organized by Jessica Flack, Santa Fe Institute, Eric Bonabeau, Icosystem, and the New America Foundation.  

Held at the New America Foundation, Washington, DC.  

Registration is open for Business Network members.

June 6, 2010

Saint John's College
June 6, 2010 - June 26, 2010
Education Program

Held June 6-26 at St. John's College and Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM.

To attend the school Business Network members can apply to the Business Network office

July 11, 2010

Saint John's College
July 11, 2010 - July 24, 2010
Education Program

Held July 11-24 at St. John's College and Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM

To attend the school Business Network members can apply to the Business Network office.

July 19, 2010

Topical Meeting

Co-organized by SFI Business Network and Eleanor Wynn, Intel. 

Held in Santa Clara, CA.  

Registration is open for Business Network members.

Sept. 29, 2010

Topical Meeting

Held at Google, Mountain View, CA

Organized by Graham Spencer, Trustee, Santa Fe Institute and Engineering Director, Google, David Krakauer, Chair of Faculty and Professor, Santa Fe Institute, and Chris Wood, Vice President of Administration and Director of Business Network, Santa Fe Institute.

Oct. 13, 2010

Topical Meeting

Organized by John Rundle and Michael Mauboussin.  

Held at Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.  

Nov. 11, 2010

Nov. 11, 2010 - Nov. 13, 2010
Symposium

Complexity of Regulation

Held at Inn at Loretto, Santa Fe, NM. 

Organized by David Krakauer and Chris Wood, SFI.

Feb. 6, 2011

Feb. 6, 2011 - Feb. 8, 2011
Topical Meeting

Organized by SFI's Business Network and Education Offices

Held at the Santa Fe Institute

Feb. 9, 2011

Feb. 9, 2011 - Feb. 11, 2011
Topical Meeting

February 9-11, 2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Co-Organized by the Santa Fe Business Network and Humana Inc.

Healthcare Economic Forum

SFI Business Network Topical Meeting

Wednesday February 9

Humana Healthcare Simulator

Thursday and Friday February 10-11

May 11, 2011

Topical Meeting

The ever-increasing size and complexity of large-scale software systems is one of the greatest challenges facing business, government, and academia today. Such systems are "interdependent webs of software-intensive systems, people, policies, cultures, and economics", representing unprecedented aggregations of one or more of the following quantities": (1) lines of code; (2) amount of data stored, accessed, manipulated, and refined; (3) number of connections and interdependencies; (4) number of hardware elements; (5) number of computational elements; (6) number of system purposes and user perception of these purposes; (7) number of routine processes, interactions, and “emergent behaviors”; (8) number of (overlapping) policy domains and enforceable mechanisms; (9) number of people involved in some way ((DOD Study on Ultra-Large-Scale Software Systems).

This SFI Business Network Topical Meeting, jointly organized by Fidelity and SFI, will explore ways in which the study of complex systems in other domains of science and technology can be valuable for large-scale software systems, survey the state of the art in verification and validation of large-scale software systems from the academic and corporate perspectives, and consider implications of large-scale systems for the financial industry.

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 - May 20, 2011
Workshop

An intensive business applications-oriented introduction to agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) based on Michael North and Charles Macal’s new book Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (Oxford 2007). The first half of the course will focus on ABMS concepts from the perspective of company managers and analysts. The second half of the course will focus on ABMS implementation from the perspective of company software developers and will include extensive hands-on exercises. Participants are invited to attend the first session, the second session, or both depending on their interests. Each participant will receive a copy of Managing Business Complexity and break refreshments.

Held on May 16-20 at Argonne, IL.  Co-organized by SFI Business Network and Michael North and Charles Macal, Argonne National Laboratory.

For more info and registration please visit the ABMS course page

Purpose: Business Network

Aug. 24, 2011

Topical Meeting

August 24, 2011

Held at National Semiconductor Corporation, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA

Organized by Chander Chawla and David Hanson, National Semiconductor Corporation and Chris Wood, Santa Fe Institute

Purpose: Business Network

Sept. 21, 2011

Topical Meeting

September 21, 2011

Held at the Hilton Santa Fe, 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe, NM

Organized by Rick Stephens and Michael Richey, Boeing Inc., Nora Sabelli of SRI, and Ginger Richardson and Chris Wood, Santa Fe Institute

Purpose: Business Network

Oct. 5, 2011

Topical Meeting

October 5, 2011

Held at Morgan Stanley World Headquarters, 1585 Broadway, 41st Floor, New York, NY

Organized by Michael Mauboussin, Legg Mason Capital Management and SFI, John Rundle, UC Davis and SFI, and Chris Wood, SFI

Purpose: Business Network

Nov. 3, 2011

Nov. 3, 2011 - Nov. 5, 2011
Symposium

November 3 - 5, 2011

Held at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe, NM

Organized by Doug Erwin and Chris Wood, Santa Fe Institute

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 - May 18, 2012
Workshop

An intensive business applications-oriented introduction to agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) based on Michael North and Charles Macal’s book Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (Oxford 2007). The first half of the course will focus on ABMS concepts from the perspective of company managers and analysts. The second half of the course will focus on ABMS implementation from the perspective of company software developers and will include extensive hands-on exercises. Participants are invited to attend the first session, the second session, or both depending on their interests. Business Network Members are invited to attend the course at a reduced rate.

Held on May 14-18, 2012 at Argonne, IL.  Co-organized by SFI Business Network and Argonne National Laboratory.

For more info and registration please visit the ABMS Course Page

May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012 - May 18, 2012
Seminar

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

June 3, 2012

June 3, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Education Program

Purpose: Business Network

July 12, 2012

Topical Meeting

Purpose: Business Network

Sept. 14, 2012

Sept. 14, 2012 - Sept. 16, 2012
Education Program
Purpose: Business Network

Sept. 20, 2012

Oct. 10, 2012

Topical Meeting

Purpose: Business Network

Nov. 1, 2012

Nov. 1, 2012 - Nov. 3, 2012
Symposium

April 17, 2013

Topical Meeting

Purpose: Business Network

May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013 - May 24, 2013
Workshop

An intensive business applications-oriented introduction to agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) based on Michael North and Charles Macal’s book Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (Oxford 2007). The first half of the course will focus on ABMS concepts from the perspective of company managers and analysts. The second half of the course will focus on ABMS implementation from the perspective of company software developers and will include extensive hands-on exercises. Participants are invited to attend the first session, the second session, or both depending on their interests. Business Network Members are invited to attend the course at a reduced rate.

Held on May 20-24, 2013 at Argonne, IL.  Co-organized by SFI Business Network and Argonne National Laboratory.

For more info and registration please visit the ABMS Course Page

Purpose: Business Network

June 3, 2013

Saint John's College
June 3, 2013 - June 28, 2013
Education Program
Purpose: Business Network

June 24, 2013

Topical Meeting

Co-hosted by HomeAway, Inc.

Held at 1110 W 5th Street, Suite 300, Austin, TX

Purpose: Business Network
SFI Host: Chris Wood

July 10, 2013

Working Group

In view of the epochal changes in the US healthcare system already underway as a result of the Affordable Care Act, this Topical Meeting is a roll-up-your-sleeves working group to address the questions: What kind(s) of model(s) of the US healthcare system do business, government, the consumer, and the healthcare system itself want and need?  What are the desired level (or levels) of granularity for particular stakeholders and particular needs?  Are there the interest, capability, and support among SFI Business Network members and their collaborators to embark upon one or more such modeling efforts?  The keynote speaker will be noted healthcare expert Stephen Hyde, author of "Cured! The Insider's Handbook for Health Care Reform".  Stephen has been a public company CEO and board member of numerous health care companies, as well as a federal managed care regulator, insurance expert, medical group CEO, actuary, consultant, and entrepreneur.

Purpose: Business Network

Aug. 7, 2013

Topical Meeting

Venue: Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Summary: Technological change is a key component of economic growth. However, economists' treatment of this is typically at an aggregate level, in which technology is represented merely as a single number called the "total factor productivity". This workshop will bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to make first steps toward constructing a theory of technological change. The discussions will focus on understanding ecosystems of interacting technologies and the factors that cause them to evolve through time. Please join this foremost group of experts, economists, biologists, applied mathematicians, physicists, engineers, archaeologists, and anthropologists for a one-day event in Santa Fe.

The workshop is supported by the Santa Fe Institute, the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Purpose: Business Network

Sept. 4, 2013

Sept. 4, 2013 - Sept. 6, 2013
Education Program

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Austin, TX

Program Coordinator: Melanie Mitchell, Professor, Computer Science, Portland State University; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; author of Complexity: A Guided Tour, winner of Phi Beta Kappa Society's 2010 Book Award in Science.

Summary: This two-and-a-half day introductory course focuses on the science of networks: a new field that studies common principles of complex networks across disciplines. Social and economic networks, food webs, the World Wide Web, and the power grid are examples of the kinds of systems that network science seeks to understand. In this course, taught by prominent Santa Fe Institute faculty and associates, you will learn the basic concepts and tools of this new science, and see several case studies of their application in diverse areas. You will also have the opportunity for discussion with the faculty and other participants about applications within your own areas of interest. You will come away with an understanding and appreciation of the importance of network science for biology, ecology, economics, business, human health, social life, and other pursuits.

Additional information about the course, a detailed schedule, and logistics can be found on our wiki.

Tuition:

General: $1,200

We are pleased to offer five Business Network Member tuitions at a 50% discount off the current $1,200 fee. Network members will be responsible for their own meals and housing. Additional slots may be available at regular tuition cost. The five reduced-tuition slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis by return email to Casey Cox.

Purpose: Business Network

Sept. 30, 2013

Topical Meeting

Venue: Towers Watson, London, UK

Co-hosted by Towers Watson

Summary: Business enterprises in general, and the modern corporation in particular, have become increasingly important elements in modern life and society. This topical meeting will address the historical origins of the modern corporation, the evolutionary nature of the firm, the impact of increasing globalization, the life cycle of the modern corporation, the implications of the "corporations are persons" doctrine in US law, and the relationship between corporations and other major social institutions such as cities. 

Purpose: Business Network

Oct. 15, 2013

Topical Meeting
Purpose: Business Network

Oct. 31, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013 - Nov. 2, 2013
Symposium

Venue: The Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe, NM

Summary: One can hardly read a newspaper, listen to a news broadcast, or open a web page without encountering the words "Big Data", often in gushing terms, and often accompanied by extreme claims. This symposium will explore the promise and the limitations of "Big Data" in science, technology, business, politics, and government. In particular, we will examine the importance of big data in light of the questions being asked and the theoretical context in which big data are analyzed and interpreted. 

Please contact Casey Cox for more information or to receive a link to register.

Purpose: Business Network

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Workshop

Purpose: Business Network

June 2, 2014

Topical Meeting

Purpose: Business Network

July 30, 2014

Topical Meeting
Purpose: Business Network

Aug. 5, 2014

Topical Meeting
Purpose: Business Network

Sept. 26, 2014

Oct. 2, 2014

Nov. 6, 2014

Nov. 6, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014
Symposium
Purpose: Business Network

Jan. 9, 2015

Topical Meeting

Organized by the Center for Understanding Change

Held at the Santa Fe Institute, Noyce Conference Room

The past five+ years have been clouded by massive economic upheavals – and not just from the recession. The purpose of this Summit is to identify and resolve the issues that confront simulation software and the simulation software industry as we move beyond the recent economic crash and face new and complex challenges. We’re defining the simulation software industry as the ecosystem that creates or uses software to analyze, and simulate complex systems/products.

The need for simulation tools, products, and services has never been higher, yet we face major challenges limiting our ability to capitalize on that need. Some of those challenges are obvious to all, some less so – and there are more that we haven’t even considered yet.  Attending the Summit will be a “who's who” of the CAE and engineering software industry: 40 visionaries, each with the role and position that empowers them to implement their vision.

A limited number of seats are available to Business Network Members. Please contact Casey Cox at casey@santafe.edu if you are interested in attending.

Purpose: Business Network
SFI Host: Chris Wood

May 7, 2015

Topical Meeting

May 7, 2015

Held at George Mason University and co-organized with Matt Koehler, MITRE

Purpose: Business Network
SFI Host: Chris Wood

June 7, 2015

June 7, 2015 - July 3, 2015
Education Program

June 7 through July 3, 2015

St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Purpose: Business Network

Aug. 25, 2015

Aug. 25, 2015 - Aug. 27, 2015
Education Program

August 25 - 27, 2015

Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Purpose: Business Network

Sept. 1, 2015

Topical Meeting

September 1, 2015

Co-organized with Tim Hodgson, Towers Watson Thinking Ahead Institute

Towers Watson, London, UK

Purpose: Business Network
SFI Host: Chris Wood

Oct. 13, 2015

Topical Meeting

October 13, 2015

Co-organized with Martin Leibowitz, Morgan Stanley, Michael Mauboussin, Credit Suisse and SFI, John Rundle, UC Davis and SFI

Held at Morgan Stanley in New York, NY

Purpose: Business Network
SFI Host: Chris Wood

Nov. 12, 2015

Nov. 12, 2015 - Nov. 14, 2015
Symposium

November 12 through November 14, 2015

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Co-organized with David Krakauer, SFI President; Bill Miller, Chair Emeritus, SFI Board of Trustees and Chairman/CIO of LMM, LLC.; Michael Mauboussin, Chair, SFI Board of Trustees and Managing Director/Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse; Chris Wood, SFI Vice President, Business Network

Purpose: Business Network
SFI Host: Chris Wood

Jan. 5, 2016

Jan. 5, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2016
Education Program

Social systems are intrinsically complex, whether they are groups of interacting ants, humans, companies, cities, or societies. How do such systems organize themselves to produce sophisticated collective behavior? How do they adapt and learn in the face of changing circumstances? How does group cooperation emerge from social yet selfish individuals, and how can such cooperation be fostered? What causes social systems, including economies, to fail or collapse, and what makes them resilient? By approaching these and other profound questions of social science from a complexity perspective, scientists are beginning to understand and predict social behavior in wholly new ways.

March 11, 2016

Noyce Conference Room
Topical Meeting

March 11, 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Purpose: Business Network
SFI Host: Casey Cox

May 5, 2016

Noyce Conference Room
May 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016
Studio

May 5 - 6, 2016

Santa Fe, NM

In collaboration with Intel and IEEE

Purpose: Applied Complexity Network
SFI Host: Casey Cox

July 29, 2016

Topical Meeting

July 29, 2016

Sunnyvale, CA

Co-hosted by Google

Purpose: Applied Complexity Network

Aug. 9, 2016

9:30 a.m.
Gatehouse
Topical Meeting
Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Mirta Galesic and Matt Koehler

Sept. 9, 2016

Topical Meeting

September 9, 2016

London, UK

Co-hosted by Willis Towers Watson

Purpose: Applied Complexity Network
SFI Host: Casey Cox

Oct. 13, 2016

Topical Meeting

October 13, 2016

New York, NY

Co-hosted by Morgan Stanley

Purpose: Applied Complexity Network

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016 - Nov. 5, 2016
Symposium

November 3 through November 5, 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Purpose: Applied Complexity Network
SFI Host: Casey Cox

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