History & Objectives
The Institute of General Semantics offers classes and seminars at introductory and advanced levels on a variety of topics related to general semantics and the teaching of the multidisciplinary subject. Some are regularly scheduled and some are available upon request.
The Institute has sponsored summer seminar-workshops for over 50 years that focus on teaching theory and practical applications of general semantics. The goal of these programs is to apply general semantics to help you restructure your view of yourself and the world to create more satisfying personal and professional relationships. Attendees can participate in lectures, small group discussions, exercises, demonstrations, sensing practices, and social events to experience the rewards of “living through” general semantics.
The following materials come from the June 2006 Seminar-Workshop participant notebook. They include an abundance of lessons and instruction for teaching and learning general semantics.
The following video clips come from past seminar-workshop presentations.
- Milton Dawes (1992) (18MB)
- Susan Presby Kodish (1990) (38MB)
- Stuart Mayper (1992) (18MB)
- Robert P. Pula (1990) (22MB)
- Robert P. Pula (1990) (34MB)
- Charlotte Read (1990) (26MB)
A Silent Film from the 1961 Summer Seminar-Workshop
View the attendee photograph, registrant information, reports, and even rare footage from the 1961 Summer Seminar-Workshop at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
A Silent Film from the 1948 Summer Seminar-Workshop
The following film was made during the 1948 Summer Seminar-Workshop. It features the founder of the Institute of General Semantics, Alfred Korzybksi.
A Recap Video of the 1992 Summer Seminar
The following recap was drawn from video recorded at the 1992 Summer Seminar at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI.