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August 31, 2016 (Deadline) – Submission Deadline for the 2016 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize

First given in 2009, the Institute of General Semantics awards the S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize to the most outstanding work published in the past five years on topics of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, and includes a cash award of $1,000.

Awarded annually by the Institute of General Semantics, its presentation precedes the 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture (AKML) at the Princeton Club in New York City held October 21st, 2016.

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August 31, 2016 (Deadline) – Call for Papers for “Language in Thought and Action” Symposium

Call for Papers: ”Language in Thought and Action”

A 2-Day Symposium Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics
October 22-23, 2016

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2015

The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring the 2-day symposium titled “Language and ‘Reality,’” co-sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics and the Media Ecology Association. The symposium will be hosted at the Princeton Club in New York City October 22-23, 2016.

The symposium will follow the 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented on Friday evening, October 21st, 2016, by psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist (author of  The Master and His Emissary).

Email papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “‘Language in Thought and Action” by August 31, 2016, to presentations [at] generalsemantics.org and/or mandklevin [at] aol.com.

For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, by phone at (212) 729-7973 or by mail at:

Martin H. Levinson
c/o Institute of General Semantics
Attn: 2016 Symposium
72-11 Austin Street #233
Forest Hills, NY 11375

New Deadline for the Call for Papers for “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century” Symposium

The Institute of General Semantics has extended the deadline for submissions for the the 2-day symposium titled “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century,” which will be hosted at The Princeton Club in New York City October 25-27, 2013. The symposium will feature the 61st Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be given by Terrence Deacon.

The new deadline by which to send papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century,” by August 31, 2013 September 30, 2013.

See the call for papers below for additional information.

Deadline Extended to October 1, 2012, for Call for Papers for “Language and Symbol Use in Politics and Other Arenas”

The Institute of General Semantics has extended the deadline for submissions for its call for papers on the topic of “Language and Symbol Use in Politics and Other Arenas.”

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A New Mailing Address and Contact Information for the Institute of General Semantics

The Institute of General Semantics has recently relocated from Texas to New York.  Effective immediately, here is the new contact information for the Institute of General Semantics.

New Mailing Address

The Institute of General Semantics
72-11 Austin Street #233
Forest Hills, NY 11375

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