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The 2017 General Semantics Symposium

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 – Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Symposium Title: Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk

Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics
Co-sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics
Co-sponsored by the Media Ecology Association

Saturday, 10/28 – 8am-6pm
Sunday, 10/29 – 8am-1pm

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

The symposium is free and open to the public. Starting September 1, 2017, you may RSVP for the symposium. See below to RSVP for the symposium.

Looking for information on the 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture on October 27, 2017? Click here.


Friday evening, October 27th, 2017, New York University professor of media ecology Terence P. Moran will deliver the 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture at The Princeton Club in New York City. The lecture will be preceded by a dinner at The Princeton Club. Click here for details on the dinner/lecture.

Saturday and Sunday, October 28th-29th, 2017, The Princeton Club will host a symposium sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics titled Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk.

Call for Papers: Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring the 2-day symposium titled Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk 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 28th-29th, 2017. It will follow the 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented by Terence P. Moran on Friday evening, October 27th, 2017.

Email papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk, by September 15, 2017, to presentations [at] and/or mandklevin [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: 2016 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.

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.


(Sat&Sun) General Semantics Symposium Admits one (1) to the symposium. Ticket applies for both Saturday and Sunday, October 28th & 29th.
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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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