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Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.

From: Greg Madey
Subject: Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 13:36:56 -0400


Steve Bankes is ALREADY committed as a keynote speaker ... since he is also a prior SwarmFest attendee, we can schedule him for Friday!?


On May 4, 2006, at 1:28 PM, Rick Riolo wrote:

hi steve,

steve bankes was as swarmfest 1999 i think,
so you probably met him there.

he gives a very good talk, so if you
could get him, i suggest you do so.

- r

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On Thu, 4 May 2006, Steve Railsback wrote:

Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 09:17:49 -0700
From: Steve Railsback <address@hidden>
Reply-To: SwarmFest 2006 Organizers list <address@hidden>
To: SwarmFest 2006 Organizers list <address@hidden>
Subject: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.

OK, my email seems to work again now and Greg is pushing us to get some
things settled.

1. Speakers: This is where we are farthest behind. Greg says that
NAACSOS has recruited two speakers, one of whom would be on the day
(Friday) that overlaps with us. They are Les Gasser (U. Illinois;
http://www.isrl.uiuc.edu/~gasser/) and Steve Banks (I have to confess
I'm spacing on who he is).

What do people think of asking 3-4 not-so-famous people in various
domains to give a longer talk about their work and the state of the art
in their field?
*Gary An informally agreed to do it for biomedicine;
*I would like to do it for ecology (if that's not too self-serving);
*Perhaps Steve Lansing (anthropologist; partly because he's one of the
few SFI faculty actively interested in ABM);
*Perhaps an economist like Leah Tesfatsion

*Other suggestions please!

2. Registration and abstract submittal: We need to get people
registering, as the deadline is May 20. I will send out another
announcement, and I have updated the Swarm web site.

The deadline for abstract submittal is later than the registration
deadline, but we can promise people to approve their submittal before
May 20 if they request (if they need approval before registering and
making travel plans).

3. Classes: Which classes are when should be settled out soon. Mike
North and Bill Rand should be reporting in soon with the results of
their negotiation over when Repast and NetLogo classes are. Paul Johnson (who is now on the SwarmFest email list) offered to teach Swarm, and I
think that should be on Sunday.

4. Overall schedule: Greg, are you making a schedule with everything on
it, or should I start one? Maybe we should just put it on your
conference web site.


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