SFI Alumni Community

30th Anniversary of Education at SFI

Calling all SFI Alumni and Postdocs: We Need Your Help!

In preparation for the 30th anniversary celebrations, we are asking all SFI alumni and former postdocs to please complete the 2017-2018 SFI Alumni Survey. This 10-15 minute survey will allow us to catch up and find out what great things you've been up to since leaving SFI! 

Registration Deadline has passed: Monday, June 11

2018 SFI Alumni Fiesta

Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of SFI's educational programs, we are hosting a 3-day intellectual fiesta in Santa Fe. The event will feature great lectures, intellectual exchange, networking, and time to relax and swap stories with fellow alumni in Santa Fe. The fiesta will kick off Friday evening, July 6, and end Sunday afternoon, July 8. 

All alumni of SFI's face-to-face education events (e.g. summer schools, research experiences for undergraduates, etc.) and former postdocs and faculty are invited to participate.

If you have questions about the alumni community or events please feel free to contact us at alumni@santafe.edu.

Preliminary SFI Alumni Fiesta Schedule

DAY 1   Friday, July 6 - venue: Santa Fe Institute (SFI)

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception at the Institute - Precopeo - conversation, beautiful views, drinks and light appetizers

DAY 2   Saturday, July 7 - venue: Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

9:00 - 10:00 am: Keynote lecture by SFI President David Krakauer - Living With Complexity Intelligently


Alumni Talks

10:15 - 10:45 am: Rosemary Braun - Hearing the Shape of Life: How long-range research behaviors emerge from local interactions


10:45 - 11:15 am: Ryan Taylor - Institutional scalability and a complex systems view of sustainability


11:15 - 11:45 am: Carlos Viniegra - Masters, lackeys, and serfs: How can complexity science assist public policy development

Noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch at IAIA

1:30 - 5:00 pm: Themed discussions, reckless ideas, informal networking, and reflection booths

1:30 - 1:50 pm - Brainstorm discussion themes

1:50 - 2:00 pm - Nucleate into breakout groups

2:00 - 3:00 pm - Breakout groups discuss themes

3:00 - 3:15 pm - break

3:15 - 3:45 pm - Reconvene: share breakout discussion ideas

3:45 - 5:00 pm - Mixing, reflection booth, and networking

5:00 - 6:00 pm: Grillout at IAIA

6:00 - 9:00 pm: Free evening

9:00 - Midnight: Complexity Party at Second Street Rufina. Dancing with DJ 13pieces. Indoor dancing and outdoor deck with tables for conversation (shuttles from IAIA)

DAY 3   Sunday, July 8 - venue: Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

10:00 - 11:00 am: (note later start time) Opening lecture from the first speaker at the inaugural CSSS 1988, David Campbell - And here's how it all began: Reflections on the first SFI Summer School


11:10 - 12:10 pm: Panel: Xiaofan Liang, Bill Rand, Kirsten Moy, and Ada Diaconescu - Imagining the Future of the SFI Student Community

12:10 - 12:30 pm: SFI Director of Education Paul Hooper - Convergences

12:30 am - 2:00 pm: Closing lunch at IAIA

2:00 pm: Free time for self-organized field trips, sight-seeing in Santa Fe or travel home

Santa Fe Institute is located at 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe

Institute of American Indian Arts is located at 83 A Van Po in Santa Fe

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