Conferences

Since 1974, the Institute of Ecotechnics has organized international conferences to bring together creative scientists, artists and thinkers on topics of broad and current interest. Our conferences focus on exploring the emerging frontiers in thinking and research in biospherics, the human experience, space exploration and technics.

2011 – The Mediterranean Conference

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2011 – The Mediterranean Conference

Friday, 7 October – Monday, 10 October 2011 Hosted at Domaine Les Marronniers, Aix-en-Provence, France Daniel Garcia-Castellanos opened our conference by setting the geological stage. We learned that the Mediterranean is a geologically recent sea – formed by the breakup of Pangea, movement of the African and Eurasian plates, and the evolution of the Tethys Ocean. The geology of the Mediterranean is especially complex and difficult to understand, but some 6 million years ago, the Mediterranean disconnected from the Atlantic and the Messinian salinity crisis resulted in vast deposits of...

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2011 – Consciousness and the Biosphere: Frontiers of the Future Colloquium

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2007 – Microcosmos: Body, Brain & Behavior

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2007 – Microcosmos: Body, Brain & Behavior

12-15th October 2007 Synergia Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico CONFERENCE PROGRAM Friday, October 12 18:00 Welcome and Cocktails 19:00 Dinner 20:00 Opening remarks by Institute of Ecotechnics Chairman, Mark Nelson 20:15 THE ORIGIN OF HUMAN UNIQUENESS – HOW UNIQUE? Jeffrey Schwartz, Anthropologist. Univ. of Pittsburgh and Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, New York. President, World Academy of Art and Science. Human Origins; What the Bones Tell Us; Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis; Sudden Origins: Fossils,...

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2005 – The Technosphere: Revolution, Involution and Evolutions

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2005 – The Technosphere: Revolution, Involution and Evolutions

Opening Remarks, Mark Nelson, Chairman It is my great delight to welcome you all to Synergia Ranch and to the Institute of Ecotechnics’ annual conference. Last year we considered the Noosphere, a sphere of intelligence emerging as humanity seeks to find a harmony between the biosphere and the world of human technics and invention. This year we turn our attention to the most dynamic, unstable, destructive and creative force in our world – the technosphere. Analogous in scale and planetary significance to the atmosphere, lithosphere or biosphere, a truly global technosphere is...

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2004 Conference The Noosphere: Art, Science and Ventures

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2004 Conference The Noosphere: Art, Science and Ventures

October 22-25, 2004 Les Marronniers Conference Centre, Aix-en-Provence, France SPEAKERS: Introduction by Mark Nelson, Chairman Ian Tattersall, Palaeontologist, American Natural History Museum, New York “The Evolution of Homo Sapiens from Early Hominid Species” Richard O’Neill, President, The Highland Forum, Bethesda, Maryland “The Power and Downside of Information Technologies” Ian MacKenzie, Linguist, Head of the Defenders of British Columbia Wilderness, Vancouver, BC “The Intelligence of the Traditional Cultures of the Ethnosphere” Kevin Kelly,...

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2003 Cybersphere Conference: Intelligence, Feedback and Action

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2003 Cybersphere Conference: Intelligence, Feedback and Action

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