Cancun 2005 Retrospective

Cancun 2005 Retrospective: The 49th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

[Friday, July 1] | [Saturday, July 2] | [Monday, July 4] | [Tuesday, July 4]

The 49th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, was held in Cancun, Mexico from July 1 to 5, 2005. This page includes materials released publically, for individuals who were unable to attend the conference. The final conference program (1.1 MB) summarizes the activities from the meeting.

Note: These digests do not reflect the entire conference program. They reflect only observations contributed by members of the Systemic Business Community and the ISSS.

Friday, July 1

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Friday,
 9:20 a.m.
Russell Ackoff, "Why Organizations are Slow to Adopt Systems Thinking" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(24 minutes, 12 MB)
Friday,
10:00 a.m.
Enrique Herrscher, "The Systems Approach: An Area of Knowledge, or a Passion?" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(30 minutes, 14 MB)
Friday,
10:20 a.m.
Russell Ackoff, "Questions for Russell Ackoff" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(21 minutes, 10 MB)
Friday,
11:15 a.m.
Russell Ackoff, "Discussion for Russell Ackoff" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(22 minutes, 11 MB)

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Saturday, July 2

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Saturday,
 9:20 a.m.
Timothy F. H. Allen, "Narratives and transdisciplines for a post-industrial world" [Digest as HTML]

[Powerpoint show] (4 MB)

[Research paper as Word document]
[MP3 audio]
(48 minutes, 23 MB)
Saturday,
10:45 a.m.
Charles Francois, "Commentary on Timothy F. H. Allen's presentation" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(14 minutes, 6 MB)
Saturday,
11:20 a.m.
Timothy F. H. Allen, "Questions to Timothy F. H. Allen" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(15 minutes, 7 MB)
Saturday,
11:40 a.m.
David Ing, "Launching the ISSS Web Site — Interactive" [Powerpoint show] (1 MB) [MP3 audio]
(30 minutes, 15 MB)

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Monday, July 4

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Monday,
 9:20 a.m.
Jim Spohrer, "Why the world needs more systems thinkers.focused on service systems" [Powerpoint show] (3.5 MB) [MP3 audio]
(68 minutes, 33 MB)
Monday,
 3:00 p.m.
Debora Hammond, "ISSS 50th Annual Conference" [Powerpoint show] (1.5 MB) [MP3 audio]
(38 minutes, 18 MB)

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Tuesday, July 5

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Tuesday,
9:10 a.m.
Michael C. Jackson, "Creative Holism: A Critical Systems Approach to Complex Problem Situations" [Digest as HTML]

[Powerpoint show] (600 KB)
MP3 audio being edited
(48 minutes, 23 MB)
Tuesday,
10:20 a.m.
Michael C. Jackson, "Questions to Michael Jackson" MP3 audio being edited
(26 minutes, 13 MB)
Tuesday,
10:50 a.m.
Kyoichi Jim Kijima, "New Directions of Systems Research in Japan" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(44 minutes, 21 MB)

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