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The 63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner

Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen
63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecturer

  • Author of The Internet Is Not the Answer
  • Lecture Title: “The Internet Is Not the Answer”

Friday Evening, October 2nd, 2015

6:00pm – Registration, Happy Hour, Cash Bar
6:30pm – AKML Dinner and Awards Presentations
8:00pm – The 63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture

The Princeton Club
15 West 43rd St. (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Dinner: $80.00 per person, purchasable at the door.  Dinner is free for current IGS members who are paid up as of 10/24/2014, plus one guest. IGS members: Please affirm your attendance with an email to, or by calling the IGS office at (212) 729-7973. Like to become a member? Visit Free Admission (no reservation needed)

A 2-Day Symposium
Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics

Title: “Language and ‘Reality'”

Co-sponsored by:

Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Saturday – 8am-5pm
Sunday – 8am-11:45am

The Princeton Club
15 West 43rd St. (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Symposium: Free Admission (no reservation needed)


Friday evening, October 2nd, 2015, author Andrew Keen will deliver the 63rd 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 3rd-4th, 2015, The Princeton Club will host a symposium sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics titled “‘Language and ‘Reality.'”

About Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet company. He is currently the executive director of the Silicon Valley salon FutureCast, a Senior Fellow at CALinnovates, the host of the “Keen On” Techonomy chat show, and a columnist for CNN.

He is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur: How The Internet Is Killing Our Culture (2007), Digital Vertigo: How Today’s  Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing and Disorienting Us (2012) and The Internet Is Not the Answer (2015).

The Internet Is Not the Answer on Amazon:

Call for Papers: “Language and ‘Reality'”

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 2-4, 2015. It will follow the 63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented by Andrew Keen (author of The Internet Is Not the Answer) on Friday evening, October 2nd, 2015.

Email papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “‘Language and ‘Reality,”” by August 31, 2015, to presentations [at]

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: 2015 Symposium
72-11 Austin Street #233
Forest Hills, NY 11375

About General Semantics

General semantics is a popular, practical discipline that applies modern scientific thinking toward the solution of personal and professional problems. Through the application of general semantics ideas and principles, general semantics brings about clearer thinking, peaceful interaction, and greater sanity to one’s life. General semantics has served as the foundation for numerous approaches to human problems with its unique applications adapted from modern science.


Updated 9/25/2015


Updated 6/13/2013

Registration is now open.

To purchase an advance ticket for the dinner, please visit  Dinner is $80.00 per person.  Dinner is free for current IGS members who are paid up as of 10/25/2013, plus one guest.

Registration is not needed for the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture or the weekend symposium.

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Hotel Accommodations

The Princeton Club is located at 15 West 43rd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues in the Grand Central Station area of Midtown Manhattan ( A great number of hotels are in the vicinity. Click here for a selection of local hotels.

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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