Speakers for ISSS2010 - Waterloo

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Saturday, July 17th

All Day -- 10 am to 5 pm Workshops

Helping to make Systems Mainstream: Bringing Bayesian Networks to the World - Ockie Bosch and Carl Smith, University of Queensland, Australia. Please bring your own laptop to fully participate in this workshop.

1 pm to 4 pm

System Theory and the Mind - The concentration and purification technique for our mind as taught by Buddha, a mental healthcare protection program for the harmonic governance for a resilient planet. Led by Thomas Wong

 

Sunday, July 18th

ISSS Roundtable 7:45 am to 9 am, Bricker Residence Lounge, ground floor

All Day -- 10 am to 4 pm Workshops

Modeling Support for Disaster Prevention and Recovery - Systemic Challenges for First Responders - Gerhard Chroust

Vester Sensitivity Modeling - Gabriele Harrar, Fredmund Malik Management Centre. Bring your own laptop to fully participate in this workshop.

Helping to make Systems Mainstream: Bringing Bayesian Networks to the World - as above - (finishes at 12:30 pm)

1 pm to 4 pm

Global Governance and a World Without War, Ken Burkhardt, Global Issues Project of Science for Peace, and Pugwash Canada

Traditional Chinese Medicine Healthcare Protection Program, Thomas Wong

6 pm to 9 pm

ISSS 2010 Welcome Reception and SIG Activities
Facilitated by Alexander and Kathia Castro Laszlo

 

Monday, July 19th - Conference Opens

All tea and coffee breaks will be held in the Bricker Academic Building, ground floor.

ISSS Roundtable 7:45 am to 8:45 am, Bricker Residence Lounge, ground floor

9 AM - Morning plenary talks, Bricker Academic Bldg, Room 101

12:30 Lunch

1:30 - 5:30 pm: Paper sessions and workshops

Special Evening Open Lecture - 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Michael Ben-Eli: Rethinking Everything

 

Tuesday, July 20th

ISSS Roundtable 7:45 am to 8:45 am, Bricker Residence Lounge, ground floor

9 AM - Morning plenary talks, Bricker Academic Bldg, Room 101

  • Thomas Homer-Dixon: Exploring the Adjacent Possible: Scenario Development for a Resilient Future

  • Stephen Haines: The Ludwig von Bertalanffy Lecture: Systems Thinking Research Rediscovered: Ludwig von Bertalanffy and the Society for General System's Research's Relevance in the 21st Century

  • Fredmund Malik: Advanced Syntegration for Meeting the Challenges of the Great Societal Transformation 21 – As Illustrated by the Practical Example of an Austrian Province

  • Ron Wiseman: Measuring Citizen Satisfaction

1:30 - 5:30 pm: Paper sessions and workshops

Special Evening Open Lecture - 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Pille Bunnell: Resilience and Robustness: A Dynamic View of Conservation and Change

 

Wednesday, July 21st

ISSS Roundtable 7:45 am to 8:45 am, Bricker Residence Lounge, ground floor

9 AM - Morning plenary talks, Bricker Academic Bldg, Room 101

  • Debora Hammond: Food Policy for a Resilient Future

  • David Waltner-Toews: Surfing the Pandemic Wave: Poise, Passion and Managing Insoluble Problems

  • Ron Cottam: Rights, Responsibilities and Resilience, or, Auntie Phyllis and the Bloody Great Fork

1:30 - 5:30 pm: Paper sessions and workshops

Evening Activities

7 - 8 pm, EcoPolicy Game Demonstration, It's a cyberbetic world -- play your way to a new understanding of our complex world!  Room 110, Bricker Academic Bldg

7 - 8 pm, ISSS Council, Room TBA

8:15 - onwards, Past President's Fireside Chat, Campus Pub

 

Thursday, July 22nd

ISSS Roundtable 7:45 am to 8:45 am, Bricker Residence Lounge, ground floor

9 AM - Morning plenary talks, Bricker Academic Bldg, Room 101

  • Panel: Fear for Sustainability: A Transdisciplinary Approach
    • Jacob Sperber, Restoring the Positive Functions of Fear
    • Jeremy Coplan: Have Genetically Fearless Agents Led us Astray?
    • Markus Schwaninger: Reframing Fear as a Trigger for Restoring Sustainability
  • Ranulph Glanville: Design, Systems and Cybernetics

1:30 - 5:30 pm: Paper sessions and workshops

7 pm to 10 pm

ISSS Conference Dinner - Turret Room, Wilfrid Laurier University

 

Friday, July 23rd

ISSS Roundtable 7:45 am to 8:45 am, Bricker Residence Lounge, ground floor

9 AM - Morning plenary talks, ISSS AGM, Bricker Academic Bldg, Room 101

  • The ISSS Roundtable at 10 Years, Susan Farr Gabriele

  • Systems Thinkers Think about Systems Education under the Austrian (Ash) Clouds, Ockie Bosch, Report of the Systems Education Workshops 2008-2010

  • Report and Feedback Presentations by Student SIG, Nicholas Magliocca

  • Invitation and Incoming President Presentation for ISSS2011, Jennifer Wilby

  • Feedback on SIG Conversations, Alexander and Kathia Laszlo

  • ISSS AGM Meeting

12:30 - Official Conference Close

Afternoon - Free for self-organizing discussions