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The 57th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner

Mary Catherine Bateson
57th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecturer

  • Author, Cultural Anthropologist
  • Lecture Title: “The Changing Shapes of Lives: Making Meaning Across Time”

Friday Evening, September 11th, 2009

Dinner: Lowenstein Hall Atrium
Lecture: Pope Auditorium, Lowenstein Hall

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
W. 60th St @ Columbus Ave., NYC

A 3-Day International Conference
Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics

Title: “Across the Generations: Legacies of Hope and Meaning”

Co-sponsored by

Friday (Daytime), September 11th – Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Pope Auditorium, Lowenstein Hall
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
W. 60th St @ Columbus Ave., NYC

Description

Updated 9/3/2009

Friday through Sunday, September 11-13, 2009, Fordham University will host “Across the Generations: Legacies of Hope and Meaning,” an international conference sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics. The conference is co-sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics, the Media Ecology Association, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Lifwynn Foundation for Social Research, the Taos Institute, the Buckminster Fuller Institute, the Viewpoints Research Institute, and Fordham University. It will feature presentations by Alan Kay, Jerome Bruner, Kenneth Gergen, Renee Hobbs, Paul Levinson, Paul Ryan, Denise Schmandt-Besserat, and more, with special performances by Thus Spoke The Spectacle and John Watts (formerly of Fischer-Z).

On Friday evening, September 11, 2009, author and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson will deliver the 57th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture titled “The Changing Shapes of Lives: Making Meaning Across Time” in Pope Auditorium, Lowenstein Hall, at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York City. The lecture will be preceded by a dinner in the Lowenstein Hall Atrium at Fordham University.

About Mary Catherine Bateson

Mary Catherine Bateson’s father, Gregory Bateson, delivered the AKML in 1970. Like her mother, the famed anthropologist Margaret Mead, Mary Catherine Bateson is a cultural anthropologist, and President of the Institute for Intercultural Studies. Her eleven books include Full Circles, Overlapping Lives: Culture and Generation in Transition; Composing A Life; Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way; Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account of a Conference on the Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation; Structural Continuity in Poetry: A Linguistic Study of Five PreIslamic Odes; Thinking AIDS (with Richard Goldsby); Angels Fear: Towards an Epistimology of the Sacred (with Gregory Bateson); With A Daughter’s Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson; and most recently, Willing to Learn: Passages of Personal Discovery. Until recently, Bateson was the Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University, and is now Professor Emerita. Since the Fall of 2006 she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Aging & Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College and is a special consultant to the Lifelong Access Libraries Initiative of the Libraries for the Future. The title of her Korzybski Lecture will be “The Changing Shapes of Lives: Making Meaning Across Time,” and it promises to be a most memorable address indeed.

Registration

Registration is now closed.

Hotel Accommodations

Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus is located at West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. It is 1 block from Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, the Columbus Circle subway station, and the SW entrance to Central Park.

IGS has arranged for a limited number of rooms at a reduced rate at the Park Central Hotel (870 Seventh Avenue @ West 56th Street). Rooms for Thursday 9/10, Friday 9/11, and Saturday 9/12 are $175 a night (plus tax and fees). To reserve a room, call the Park Central Hotel at +1 (800) 346-1359 (toll-free) or +1 (212) 247-8000 (local). Make sure to mention “IGS Group” when reserving. Unreserved rooms will be released after August 10, 2009.

For a walking map from the Park Central Hotel to Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, click here. Walking time is approximately 12 minutes.

Schedule of Events

Updated 9/3/2009

For a tentative schedule of events for the 3-day international conference, click here. Be sure to return closer to the date for a more finalized schedule.

Also, for a list of selected biographies for presenters at the conference, click here.

For information on the 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture on the evening of October 27, 2017, click here.
For information on the two-day General Semantics Symposium on October 28-29, 2017, click here.
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