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October 21-23, 2016 – 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Symposium

Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist

The Institute of General Semantics is proud to announce that Friday evening, October 21st, 2016, psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist will deliver the 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture at The Princeton Club in New York City. The lecture will be preceded by a dinner at The Princeton Club.

Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd-23rd, 2016, The Princeton Club will host a symposium sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics titled “Language in Thought and Reality.”

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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

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