On behalf of Michael Mauboussin, Chairman, SFI Board, and J. Leighton Read, Vice-Chairman, SFI Board, we cordially invite you and your guest to attend the Business Network and Board of Trustees’ Symposium and events taking place Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 8, at the Drury Plaza Hotel located in Santa Fe, NM, and the Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Sunday, November 9, at SFI.
As part of the Institute's 30th anniversary, the November 2014 Business Network and Trustees Symposium, organized by Chris Wood, Vice President of Administration and Director of Business Network, and Jennifer Dunne, Chair of Faculty and Vice President of Science, will focus on "Complexity Economics" and the Institute’s longstanding interest in the economies as complex systems. Critical to this perspective are the realizations that: (a) economies are rarely, if ever, in equilibria; (b) humans are not completely rational utility maximizers; and (c) economies reflect the aggregate of many decisions and actions, by many different actors/agents, at many different scales, from the individual consumer, to the giant bank that’s “too big to fail," to the actions of federal, state, and local governments.
SFI speakers and collaborators will look backward to review and evaluate the accomplishments of the Institute’s alternative perspectives on economics and markets, and look forward to new developments and the extensions of current approaches.
Confirmed speakers include:
Keynote Speaker Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University, Nobel Laureate, and SFI
Brian Arthur, Palo Alto Research Center and SFI
Sam Bowles, University of Sienna and SFI
Eric Beinhocker, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford
Doyne Farmer, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford, and SFI
John Geanakoplos, Yale University and SFI
NIck Hanauer, Second Avenue Venture Partners
Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University
Tim Hodgson, Towers Watson
Alan Kirman, Aix-Marseille Université
Thursday, November 6
The events commence at the Drury Plaza Hotel with an evening Reception and Keynote Speaker Kenneth Arrow, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, November 7
The Symposium takes place at the Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM.
Evening reception at SFI on Friday, after which you are free to enjoy dinner on your own.
Saturday, November 8
The Symposium continues at the Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM and concludes at 3:00 p.m.
Dinner for trustees and special guests hosted by SFI Trustee Jenne Britell, The Club at Las Campanas, Santa Fe.
On Sunday, November 9, the Board of Trustees' Meeting will take place at SFI beginning with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and prompt meeting start at 8:30 a.m.
We look forward to seeing you in November.