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Monday, July 25 • 8:29am - 8:30am
Plenary I: The Challenge of System(s) Sustainability

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Description: This year’s conference focuses on what it means for a system to be sustainable (“systemic sustainability”): exploring more holistic science and thinking to understand, manage, and create sustainability in complex socio-ecological systems. We are intentionally stepping outside traditional comfort zones to explore new territory and possibly find new answers. For this we recognize the importance of empowering students; removing philosophical and institutional blocks to their inquiry into such questions, and providing them with the best tools to guide their research and practical experiences. From development of new theories and practices to integration of existing ones, our challenge is to determine what will lead society into the transformations needed for a sustainable future and beyond to even greater symbiotic and innovative opportunities; and how we as a society can help initiate those changes. [Chair: John Kineman]

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John Kineman

President (2015-2016), International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado | Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South Africa | Adjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, India | President (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences | ISSS SIG Chair: Relational Science | | Dr. Kineman is an ecosystem scientist at the University of Colorado, currently developing a theory of whole systems (R-theory). He holds a Bachelors... Read More →
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Gunter Pauli

Director and Chief Technology Officer, Blue Economy Holdings, Inc.
Gunter Pauli (1956) graduated as an economist with an MBA ant then established ten companies of which two failed. He has never had a job and has always worked independently. Inspired by Aurelio Peccei, the founder of the Club of Rome, he set out to pioneer and be the change he wanted to see in the world. His endeavors cover business, culture, science and education. He co-authored a book with Fritjof Capra that was the first book ever presented on... Read More →
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Peter Tuddenham

College of Exploration, Executive Director, Systems Education at the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Vice President
​​Peter Tuddenham is Vice President for Systems Education at the International Society for the Systems Sciences, President / Executive Director of the College of Exploration and Vice President of Beta Resources Inc. and weconferences.com. ​
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Jennifer Wilby

Vice-President Administration, International Society for the System Sciences
Vice President Administration (2011-2016), Trustee and Vice President (2008/9) for the International Society for the Systems Sciences. | SIG Chair:    Critical Systems Thinking and Practice. | Jennifer Wilby is an emeritus senior researcher in management systems and sciences in The Business School, University of Hull. Jennifer's research interests include: developing systems resilience and flexibility in the management of complex systems... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 8:29am - 8:30am
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

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