Participation in the Symposium & Short Course is selection-based. All interested participants must APPLY before the February 1st, 2023 deadline for priority review.

Individuals may apply in any or all of the following categories:

  • Non-presenting participant (in-person or online)
  • Poster presenter (in-person only)
  • Radical Ideas presenter (in-person only)

*NOTE: Proof of full vaccination against Covid is required for in-person participants.

Application components:
All application materials are submitted through the application platform, accessed through the “Apply now!” button. No emailed application materials accepted.

All applicants must submit:

  • Contact information
  • Short CV (max. 1 page, uploaded as pdf) containing academic training, most recent professional position(s) held, and up to 6 selected publications
  • Statement of interest/biographical blurb (≤ 500 words)


  • Applicants to present a poster must additionally submit:
    • Research project abstract (≤ 250 words) 


  • Radical Ideas candidates must additionally submit:
    • A standard text, audio, or visual format (mp4, mov, pdf, jpg, etc.) file proposing or demonstrating an outside-the-box idea for harnessing collective intelligence in human systems. A shortlist of project leaders will be invited to attend the symposium and short course to present their radical idea in oral, auditory, visual, or embodied form. Presentation details will be provided at time of shortlist notification. 


If you would like to request a need-based registration fee scholarship, please complete the “Request a Scholarship” section of the application. Support for travel, lodging, or related expenses is not available.



Application Timeline

Application deadline for priority review: February 1st, 2023
Priority review decisions communicated: March 2023
Priority applicant registration and payment deadline:  April 10, 2023

If space is available:
Late application review: rolling review after February 1st, 2023
Late applicant registration and payment deadline: May 5, 2023

To ensure your application is considered, we encourage submission by the priority review deadline: February 1st, 2023. There are limited spots available for all participation categories.



Registration and payment

Registration and payment instructions will be sent to accepted applicants only along with an invitation letter, limited hotel booking codes, scholarship decisions, poster and/or Radical Ideas presentation instructions, and other pre-arrival information. Due to the demands on hotel space in Santa Fe, applicants are encouraged to reserve accommodations as early as possible.

Registration fees:

  • Student: $200.00
  • Academic / Non-Profit: $300.00
  • Professional / Corporate: $600.00*
  • Online: $100.00

*Accepted SFI ACtioN affiliates attending in person will have their registration fees wavied.

Travel, lodging, and dinners are not included in the registration fee. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants all three days of the short course. 


The Collective Intelligence: Foundations + Radical Ideas Symposium & Short Course is sponsored by the Miller Omega Program, with additional support from the McKinnon Family Foundation and SFI Science.