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Registration open daily from 8am - 6pm.  Please join us for the #ISSS2015 #Roundtable at 7.45am each morning.

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Theme: Synthesis and New Beginnings [clear filter]
Friday, August 7
 

07:45 CEST

RoundTable Discussion
Everyone is invited to the daily reflection RoundTable. We will meet every morning for an hour before the plenaries, Monday through Friday. Join us every day, or whenever you like.

Our RoundTable purposes are to open a space for daily reflection on our ideals, what we want to learn and create; to increase time for each of us to talk from about what we are thinking and learning now; and to be listened to by others, enjoying and learning with each other in a new way.

 Our format is:


  • We spend 5 minutes listening to short readings.

  • We then spend 50 minutes on individual reflections or learning reports, time distributed equally among all present (e.g. 26 people = about 2 minutes each).


 Our suggested topics for the first morning will be:


  1. "Linking this year’s theme, Governing the Anthropocene, to your specific field of expertise, what do you see as our greatest challenges and hopes?”   AND/OR

  2. "What situations and projects did you leave behind to come here, and what could happen here that would be valuable to you in your work and life back home?”



Each day, a different topic will be suggested by a different volunteering facilitator in attendance.

Folk wisdom and compelling research indicate that participants experience surprising benefits from this activity after about four sessions. Our own experience with this format has resulted in the following theory: Just as we break the sound barrier when we travel faster than the speed of sound, we break the communication barrier when we hear 25 authentic viewpoints in 50 minutes.

Looking forward to experiencing this with you all.them

Moderators
avatar for Susan Farr Gabriele

Susan Farr Gabriele

Educator, GEMS: Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems
SIG Chair: ISSS Round Table (see below)Susan Farr Gabriele, PhD, taught for twenty years in Los Angeles schools, including assignments as mentor teacher and department chair. Later, studying systems methods for education under Bela H. Banathy, she earned a PhD in human science: social... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 07:45 - 08:45 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

09:00 CEST

Keynote: Prof. Noam Cook - A Delicate Balance: The Interdependence of Natural, Artifactual and Human Systems
Governing the anthropocene entails, in part, constituting a delicate balance among distinct types of systems. Building on the work of Sir Geoffrey Vickers, I identify three types of systems—natural, artefactual, and human. Each has its own requirements for stability and sustainability. Together they have further requirements for functioning interdependently, particularly in any form we ought to consider desirable.
I outline some of what these concepts suggest, and argue that understanding stability, sustainability, and interdependence in cybersystemic terms may put us in a better position not only to govern the anthropocene, but to govern it more responsibly. 
I explore some practical implications of this view in comparing major water projects in Singapore and California. 

http://arp.sagepub.com/content/42/1/3

Speakers
avatar for Noam Cook

Noam Cook

Professor (Emeritus), noamcook@gmail.com
Noam Cook is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at San Jose State University (SJSU). He holds a PhD from MIT (where he worked closely with Sir Geoffrey Vickers, Edgar Schein, and Donald Schön, among others), and BA and MA degrees from San Francisco State University.His interests lie... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
avatar for Patricia Kambitsch

Patricia Kambitsch

Conference Sketch Artist, Playthink
I am an interdisciplinary artist and author.I facilitate dialogue through the visual arts, theatre, creative writing, and dance. As a former classroom teacher and adviser for over twenty years in urban public schools, I helped found one of the first Gates Foundation-funded Early College... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 09:45 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

09:45 CEST

Incoming Presidential Address: Prof. John Kineman - Leadership for Sustainability of Socioecological Systems
Speakers
JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
avatar for Patricia Kambitsch

Patricia Kambitsch

Conference Sketch Artist, Playthink
I am an interdisciplinary artist and author.I facilitate dialogue through the visual arts, theatre, creative writing, and dance. As a former classroom teacher and adviser for over twenty years in urban public schools, I helped found one of the first Gates Foundation-funded Early College... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 09:45 - 10:30 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

10:30 CEST

Morning Break
Please take the time to look at the poster presentations in Aurora 2 & 3 during breaks, discuss and connect with one another or speak to one of our "Get social" specialists at the reception desk to get help with the conference technology.

Friday August 7, 2015 10:30 - 10:45 CEST
Coffee Break Area Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

10:45 CEST

Presentation: PhD ‘Systemic Inquiry’ cohort
A presentation developed by the whole 'Systemic Inquiry' PhD group for the ISSS conference attendees.

Moderators
avatar for Ray Ison

Ray Ison

Professor of Systems & President IFSR, The Open University/IFSR
President (2014-2015), International Society for the Systems SciencesProfessor, Systems for Sustainability at the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI), and Professor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU).  He is internationally recognised for his Systems scholarship that draws... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 10:45 - 11:45 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

11:45 CEST

Student Prizes & Presentations
Speakers
avatar for Ray Ison

Ray Ison

Professor of Systems & President IFSR, The Open University/IFSR
President (2014-2015), International Society for the Systems SciencesProfessor, Systems for Sustainability at the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI), and Professor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU).  He is internationally recognised for his Systems scholarship that draws... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 11:45 - 12:30 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

12:00 CEST

AGM ISSS Membership Meeting
All International Society for the Systems Sciences Members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Wilby

Jennifer Wilby

Vice President Admin, ISSS
From 1978 Jennifer started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing until 1993. In 1989, moving to San Jose, Jennifer graduated in 1992 from the MSc in Cybernetic Systems at San Jose State University. Moving back to the UK in 1993, she worked... Read More →

Speakers
JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 12:00 - 12:30 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

13:30 CEST

Conference Close, Scandic Hotel
Move into Informal Meetings (self-organising).

Friday August 7, 2015 13:30 - 17:00 CEST
Delegate Choice Berlin, Germany