Conferences and Symposia


In addition to conferences and symposia the Research Program also organizes occasional lectures on campus.

2015

Title

Chairperson

Place

A Panel on Second Order Science

Stuart Umpleby

International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) Conference
Berlin, Germany
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Meeting of the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences

Jifa Gu and Xu jiaoping

Sichuan University
Chengdu, China

Oct. 22-26, 2015

New Social Science for the Next Administration

Kent Myers

Policy Studies Organization
Dupont Summit
Washington, DC
December 4, 2015

2014

Title

Chairperson

Place

Management Cybernetics

MGPL Narayana

IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

Norbert Wiener Conference Boston, MA

June 24-26, 2014

American Society for Cybernetics

Ranulph Glanville and Tom Fischer

IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

Norbert Wiener Conference Boston, MA

June 24-26, 2014

The Future of Cybernetics

Michael Lissack

IFSR Conversation
Linz, Austria

April 27 to May 2, 2014

Country Development in a Time of Globalization

Paul Ballonoff, Tatiana Medvedeva, and Stuart Umpleby

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research

Vienna, Austria

April 22-25, 2014

Systems and Cybernetics

Stuart Umpleby

Washington Academy of Sciences

Washington, DC

March 29-30, 2014

 

2013

Title

Chairperson

Place

Systems, Cybernetics and Policy Studies

Stuart Umpleby

Policy Studies Organization
Dupont Summit
Washington, DC
December 6, 2013

 

2012

Title

Chairperson

Place

Reflexivity

Lou Kauffman

American Society for Cybernetics
Asilomar, CA
July 9-July 13, 2012

Science II

Stuart Umpleby

International Federation for Systems Research Conversation
St. Magdalena Conference Hotel
Linz, Austria
April 14-April 19, 2012

Cybernetics of Country Development

Tatiana Medvedeva

21st European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 10-April 13, 2012

Complexity and Reflexivity

Stuart Umpleby

Washington Academy of Sciences
Washington, DC
March 31-April 01, 2012

Presentations by GW Participants

Stuart Umpleby

The Washington Business Research Forum
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
Washington, DC
January 6-7, 2012

 

2011

Title

Chairperson

Place

Presentations by Visiting Scholars

Wafa Abou-Zaki

The George Washington University
School of Business
Washington, DC
May 5, 2011

Good Governance: Ground Gained and Challenges Arising - A Global Perspective

Local arrangements by Wafa Abou-Zaki and Stuart Umpleby

Faculty Development Fellowship Program Spring Conference
The George Washington University
School of Business
Washington, DC
April 19-20, 2011

Examples of Quality Improvement in Armenia, Georgia and Russia

Stuart Umpleby

The 17th Annual International Deming Research Seminar
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
March 21-22, 2011

Presentations by GW Participants

Stuart Umpleby

Washington Business Research Forum 2011
Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center
Washington, DC
January 7-8, 2011

 

 

2010

Title

Chairperson

Place

Washington Academy of Sciences

Stuart Umpleby

National Science Foundation Arlington, VA
March 27-28, 2010

Science 2

Stuart Umpleby

World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
Orlando, FL
June 29 - July 2, 2010

Management, Organizational Change and Innovation

Matjaz Mulej, Gerald Steiner, Stuart Umpleby

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 6-9, 2010

 

The Theory of Reflexivity

Stuart Umpleby

Washington Academy of Sciences
Washington, DC
March 27-28, 2010

 

Obtaining Support for Research

 

Stuart Umpleby

 

Department of Management,
George Washington University
Washington, DC
March 12, 2010

 

Business Education during Transition and Financial Crisis

 

Stuart Umpleby

 

Washington Business Research Forum 2010
Washington, DC
January 8-9, 2010

 

 

2009

Title

Chairperson

Place

Complexity, Reflexivity and Reusability of Knowledge

Stuart Umpleby

World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
Orlando, FL
July 10-13, 2009

The Financial Crisis, Cybernetics, and Cultural Differences

Stuart Umpleby

Washington Business Research Forum 2009
Arlington, VA
January 2-3, 2009

 

 

2008

Title

Chairperson

Place

Russian and American Conversations on Cybernetics, Philosophy and Social Change

Stuart Umpleby

Cybernetic Heritage in the Social and Human Sciences and Beyond
Södertörn University
Stockholm, Sweden
November 10-11, 2008

Cybernetics, Complex Systems, and Understanding Understanding:
The Work of the Biological Computer Laboratory, 1958-1975

Stuart Umpleby

American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) and Understanding Complex Systems (UCS)
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
May 12-15, 2008

Management, Organizational Change and Innovation

Matjaz Mulej, Stuart Umpleby

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research

Vienna, Austria

March 25-28, 2008

 

 

2007

Title

Chairperson

Place

Academic Globalization: Results of a Participatory Strategic Planning Exercise

Stuart Umpleby

World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, FL
July 8-12, 2007

Participatory Strategic Planning Seminar

Stuart Umpleby
ChunWu Lai
Walter Sandi

The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Spring, 2007

 

 

2006

Title

Chairperson

Place

On-line Workshop on Quality Improvement Methods for Universities

Stuart Umpleby

 

Junior Faculty Development Program Mid-Semester Conference
March 29, 2006

 

 

2005

Title

Chairperson

Place

American Society for Cybernetics
 

Stuart Umpleby
Allenna Leonard
 

The George Washington University, Mt. Vernon Campus
October 27-30, 2005

Time-Distance Analysis

Scheherazade Rehman
Stuart Umpleby

The George Washington University
Marvin Center, Room 309
Washington, DC
October 25, 2005

Participatory Strategic Planning Seminar

Stuart Umpleby
Otabek Hasanov

The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Spring, 2005

 

2004

Title

Chairperson

Place

Emergence, Complexity and Organization

Peter Allen
Michael Lissack

The George Washington University
MPA Building, Room B07
September 18-19, 2004

Management, Organizational Change and Innovation

Matjaz Mulej, Slovenia

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research

Vienna, Austria

April 13-16, 2004

Economic Development in Serbia and Montenegro

Organized by Wafa Abou-Zaki

The George Washington University

Marvin Center, Room 307

February 4, 2004

 

2003

Title

Chairperson

Place

Participatory Strategic Planning Seminar

Stuart Umpleby

Yaroslav Prytula

The George Washington University
Fall, 2003

Symposium on the Work of the Institute of Cultural Affairs

Stuart Umpleby

International Society for the Systems Sciences
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
July 7-11, 2003

 

2002

Title

Chairpersons

Place

Systems Approach to Terrorism

P. Kleindorfer
D. Chesebrough
S. Umpleby

The George Washington University
July 15-16, 2002

Management and Organizational Change

Stuart Umpleby

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 2-5, 2002 

 

2001

Title

Chairperson

Place

Knowledge Management
in Organizations
and Societies

Stuart Umpleby

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 29-July 1, 2001


2000

Title

Chairpersons

Place

Forecasts of Y2K Consequences

Paul Ballonoff
Stuart Umpleby

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 25-28, 2000 

The Lessons of Y2K

Stuart Umpleby

International Society for the Systems Sciences
Toronto, Canada
July 16-22, 2000 


1999

Title

Chairpersons

Place

Before and After Studies of Y2K

Stuart Umpleby

The George Washington University 
Washington, DC
September 10, 1999 

GW Conference on Y2K: What Further Actions are Needed?

Paula Gordon

The George Washington University 
Washington, DC
July, 1999 


1998

Title

Chairpersons

Place

Symposium on Cybernetics of Socio-Economic Systems and of Country Development

Paul Ballonoff
Stuart Umpleby

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 14-17, 1998 

Organizational Learning: Moving from Theory to Research

Dave Schwandt

Academy of Management Midyear Conference
The George Washington University 
Ashburn, VA 
March 22-23, 1998 

 

1996

Title

Chairpersons

Place

Symposium on Cybernetics of Socio-Economic Systems and of Country Development

K. Balkus 
P. Ballonoff 
S. Umpleby

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 1996 

Symposium on Theories and Metaphors of Cyberspace

Francis Heylighen, Belgium 
Stuart Umpleby, USA

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 1996 

Conference on U.S. Aid to Russia

Leonid Abalkin, Russia
Constantine Menges, USA 
Stuart Umpleby, USA

The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
February 1996 

 

1994

Title

Chairpersons

Place

Symposium on Cybernetic Principles of Knowledge Development

F. Heylighen, Belgium 
S. Umpleby, USA 

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 1994 

Symposium on Cybernetics of Country Development

P. Ballonoff, USA 
T. Koizumi, USA 
S. Umpleby, USA 

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 1994 

 

1992

Title

Chairpersons

Place

Symposium on Cybernetics of National Development 

Paul Ballonoff 
Stuart Umpleby

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 1992 

 

1990

Title

Chairpersons

Place

Symposium on Organizational Cybernetics, National Development Planning, and Large-Scale Social Experiments 

Stuart Umpleby, USA
Robert Trappl, Austria 

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 1990 

Conference on Theories to Guide the Reform of Socialist Societies 

Stuart Umpleby 

The George Washington University
Washinton, D.C.
February 1990 

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