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RE: [Swarmfest2006] Keynote speakers

From: North, Michael
Subject: RE: [Swarmfest2006] Keynote speakers
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 11:30:49 -0500


No problem about the overlap!


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> address@hidden On Behalf Of Steve Railsback
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 7:12 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Swarmfest2006] Keynote speakers
> Marcus G. Daniels wrote:
> > the SDG seems a little depressing, in particular the cult of
> > thing w.r.t. Keynote Speakers.   Better to encourage coolness by
> > performance than by throwing out authorities to admire.  But I
> > understand I'm probably in the minority on this.
> Actually Marcus, you gave me an idea: what about inviting a small
> of people who have done some cool work themselves and (ideally) are up
> to date on their particular domain, even if they are not famous. We
> each an hour and ask them to talk about their own work and summarize
> research issues in their field. Ideally they would not be social
> scientists (for balance) but would have an interdisciplinary
> that would interest everyone.
> We could have four such people, one of them speaking at the start and
> after each of the breaks Friday.
> Some examples:
>   o Biomedicine: Gary An and/or this person who has done some cool
> NetLogo modeling of the vascular system:
> http://bme.virginia.edu/people/faculty/peirce/#publications.
>   o Finance: Blake LeBaron
>   o Commodity markets: Leigh Tesfatsion (I know her work overlaps with
> yours, Michael, but you guys will have enough presence at this
>   o I would not mind doing a talk on ecology
> Who else has done something that deserves more attention?
> Steve
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