01/04/2005 06:23 AM
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Subject: [announce] UK Complexity Conference Sept 2005
The following conference announcement may be of interest to you. Details can be found on the University’s website
January 4 2005
On 11-14 September 2005 the Centre for Complexity Research will host an ambitious, multi-disciplinary conference at the University of Liverpool, England.
The first of its kind, the conference will bring together an international group of contributors and delegates for an unparalleled opportunity to see what we can learn by exploring the relationship between complexity, science and society. Keynote speakers include:
* Prof. Ian Hargreaves (former editor of New Statesman and Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies)
* Prof. Francis Heylighen , (Center "Leo Apostel", Free University of Brussels).
* Prof. Karl Mainzer , (University of Augsburg & author of 'Thinking in Complexity').
* Prof. Ralph Stacey , (Professor of Complexity at Univ. Herts)
To achieve the conference's rich and vibrant programme, contributors and subject organisers have been invited to create their own distinct activities within the three and 1ˇ2 - day framework. A multitude of academic disciplines are included together with major social and business themes such as health promotion and corporate responsibility. Artistic contributions will include installations and music and film events.
Delegates will be able to choose what they want to be involved in, from focusing in depth on a particular subject to venturing across disciplines. An array of social events will be offered to create scope for even more interaction.
'We want to create an event that combines structure and openness, academics and practitioners, learning and exploration; a sort of Edinburgh Festival of conferences' explained the Centre's Director Dr Robert Geyer.
Based in the exciting city of Liverpool, recently celebrated for its 'unruly genius' and winner of the Capital of Culture award for 2008, Complexity, Science and Society is set to be a landmark event.