Sonoma 2006 retrospective

The 50th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, was held in Sonoma, California, USA from July 9 to 14, 2006. This page includes materials released publically, for individuals who were unable to attend the conference.

Sonoma 2006 Retrospective: The 50th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

 

[Sunday, July 9] | [Monday, July 10] | [Tuesday, July 11] | [Wednesday, July 11] | [Thursday, July 12] | [Friday, July 13]

 

 

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.

Sunday, July 9: Conference Opening

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Sunday,
 7:30p.m.
"Conference Welcome":  Debora Hammond, Larry Robinson, Lou Kauffman, John Pourdehnad [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(28 minutes, 13 MB)
Sunday,
 8:00p.m.
Fritjof Capra, "Complexity and Life" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(90 minutes, 42 MB)

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Monday, July 10: The Dynamics of Complex Systems

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Monday,
 9:20 a.m.
"Welcome", Debora Hammond, Larry Robinson, Gary Metcalf, Alexander & Kathia Laszlo [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(33 minutes, 15 MB)
Monday,
 9:35 a.m.
Ralph Abraham, "The Dynamics of Complex Systems" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(14 minutes, 7 MB)
Monday,
 10:00 a.m.
Yaneer Bar Yam, "The Dynamics of Complex Systems" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(30 minutes, 14 MB)
Monday,
 10:25 a.m.
George Richardson, "Dynamic Complexity" [Powerpoint show]
(900 KB)
[Digest as HTML]
[MP3 audio]
(27 minutes, 12 MB)
Monday,
 10:55 a.m.
Geoffrey West, "The Dynamics of Complex Systems" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(40 minutes, 18 MB)

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Tuesday, July 11: Self-Organization and Living Systems

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Tuesday,
 9:15 a.m.
Plenary Session Opening   [MP3 audio]
(9 minutes, 4 MB)
Tuesday,
 9:25 a.m.
Juanita Brown, "New Views of Evolution" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(7 minutes, 3 MB)
[MP3 audio]
(2 minutes, 0.8 MB)
Tuesday,
 9:30 a.m.
Sally Goerner, "Today's Copernican Flip: How Dynamic Evolution Changes our Picture of the World & Improves Our Chances of Survival by Putting Collaborative Learning at the Hub of Human Evolution" [Slides as PDF file]
(2.8 MB)
[Digest as HTML]
[MP3 audio]
(30 minutes, 14 MB)
Tuesday,
 10:07 a.m.
Susan Oyama, "Developmental Systems and Evolution" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(22 minutes, 10 MB)
Tuesday,
 11:04 a.m.
Pille Bunnell [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(34 minutes, 16 MB)

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Wednesday, July 12: Ecology and Sustainability

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Wednesday,
 9:15 a.m.
Plenary Session Opening   [MP3 audio]
(14 minutes, 6 MB)
Wednesday,
 9:30 a.m.
Vickers Award Announcement   [MP3 audio]
(5 minutes, 2 MB)
Wednesday,
 9:35 a.m.
John Adams, "The Psychology of Sustainability: Mental Models @ Work" [Powerpoint show]
(500 KB)
[Speaker notes as Word document]
(1.4 MB)
[Digest as HTML]
[MP3 audio]
(30 minutes, 14 MB)
Wednesday,
 10:15 a.m.
Jane Lorand, "Demystifying Two Systems Behind Pioneering Initiatives ..." [Powerpoint show]
(64 KB)
[Digest as HTML]
[MP3 audio]
(22 minutes, 10 MB)
Wednesday,
 10:25 a.m.
Richard Norgaard, "The Ringing Call that Clanks" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(26 minutes, 12 MB)
Wednesday,
 9:30 a.m.
Vickers Award Presentation   [MP3 audio]
(27 minutes, 13 MB)
Wednesday,
 8:00 p.m.
Bridging Generations Panel   [MP3 audio]
(113 minutes, 53 MB)

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Thursday, July 13: Social Systems Design & Practice

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Thursday,
 9:15 a.m.
Plenary Session Opening   [MP3 audio]
(13 minutes, 6 MB)
Thursday,
 9:20 a.m.
"Social Systems Design" Panel
Moderator: Todd Johnston
Panelists: John Broadbent, Alexander & Kathia Laszlo, Gail Taylor
[Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(14 minutes, 6 MB)
[MP3 audio]
(85 minutes, 40 MB)

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Friday, July 14: Integrative Synthesis

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
Friday,
9:15 a.m.
Kyoichi (Jim) Kijima, ISSS Incoming President [Powerpoint show]
(2.7 MB)
 
Friday,
10:35 a.m.
Pille Bunnell, "Future Scenarios" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(16 minutes, 7 MB)
Friday,
10:45 a.m.
Peter Bishop, "Futures" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(2 minutes, 1 MB)
Friday,
11:30 a.m.
Joanna Macy, "The Great Turning" [Digest as HTML] [MP3 audio]
(40 minutes, 19 MB)
Friday,
12:05 p.m.
Conference Closing   [MP3 audio]
(8 minutes, 3 MB)

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Lyrics to "Evolution" by Lane Tracy and Poems by Larry Robinson are now available online.