Resilience Research & Networks - High-profile workshop in Vienna

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ANNOUNCEMENT

2ND VIENNESE TALKS ON RESILIENCE RESEARCH & NETWORKS
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION IN INSTABLE TIMES.

We cordially invite you to participate in our second high profile workshop with international experts from the fields of resilience research & network theory organized by FAS.resarch, IIASA, Federation of Austrian Industries, Austrian Ministry for Science & Research.

Resilience is about the capacity to deal with change and continue to develop. To facilitate the emergence of resilient systems will become a main challenge for politics, economy, and society in our increasingly instable world (climate change, peak oil, currency and budget crises, geopolitical challenges).

Resilience research is an ascendant paradigm aiming to explore the structural features of adaptive and robust ecosystems, societies, enterprises, and economies.  Network theory provides a robust language to better describe and understand those features. The workshop will bring together the fields of resilience research & network theory and will demonstrate their value for adaptive management and strategy development in politics, economy, environment, and society.

The talks of the speakers are focused around three guiding questions:

.             What is the evidence of resilience within a specific system?
.             What are the threats for resiliency in a specific system?
.             What role do networks play in the design of decision making structures?

When?           26th May 2011, 09 am - 6.00 pm
Where?          Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1031 Wien/Vienna - Austria
Language?               English

Registration:   Participation is free for all, but subject to registration.
Please register by sending an e-mail to: office@fas.at

PROGRAM  - 2ND VIENNESE TALKS ON RESILIENCE RESEARCH AND NETWORK MAY 26TH 2011

08:45 am        REGISTRATION
09:15 am        WELCOME NOTE. Harald Katzmair - FAS.research (AUT)
09:25 am        KEYNOTE LECTURE: Robert Ulanowicz - Prof. em. of Theoretical Ecology, University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (USA)
10:00 am        Coffee break
10:15 am        RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN NATURE: Chair: Harald Katzmair - FAS.research (AUT)
. Brian Fath - Towson University (USA)
. Felix Müller - University of Kiel (GER)
. Jan Sendzimir - IIASA (AUT)
30 min for general discussions
12:00 pm        Lunch break (Buffet)
01:00 pm        RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN ECONOMY, INNOVATION & SOCIETY: 
Chair: Roland Sommer - Federation of Austrian Industries (AUT)
. Balázs Vedres - Central European University (HUN)
. John Casti - IIASA (AUT)
. Sergio Ulgiati - Parthenope University of Naples (IT)
30 min for general discussions
02:45 pm        Coffee break
03:15 pm        RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN POLICY MAKING, GOVERNANCE & SOCIAL CHANGE
Chair: Wolfgang Neurath - Ministry of Science and Research (AUT)
. Joanne Bayer - IIASA (AUT)
. Thomas Fundneider - TheLivingCore (AUT)
. Lance Gunderson - Emory University (USA)
. Harald Katzmair - FAS.resarch (AUT)
     30 min for general discussions
05:15 pm        LESSONS LEARNEDChairs: Brian Fath / Harald Katzmair
30 min for general discussions: key concepts, outcomes, and next steps
05:45 pm        END of DAY

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Dr. Harald Katzmair, Founder and Director
FAS.research GesmbH - Understanding Networks
www.fas.at and www.fas-research.com 

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