13.0049 conference on mental frontiers

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 29 May 1999 09:23:02 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 49.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 09:25:40 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Conference: "Frontiers of the Mind"

May 27 1999

An international conference organized by the Library of Congress

Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, June 15-17, 1999


Although not ostensibly about networking cultural heritage, the "frontiers of
the Mind" conference, organized by the Library of Congress should be od
interest to most readers of this list and will surely offer much food for
thought on the task we are engaged upon.

There are no reservations or fees for attending this conference: first come:
first served.

David Green

>From the Library of Congress Web Site:


"Experts To Survey Past and Future at the Library of Congress

"Distinguished scholars will summarize significant developments in the past
century in approximately 24 fields of knowledge, and speculate on what will be
the most important developments in these fields in the 21st century, during a
major intellectual summit to be held at the Library of Congress June 15-17. The
conference, "Frontiers of the Mind in the Twenty-First Century," is open to the
public. Call (202) 707-8914 for further information. All sessions will be held
in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E.
Members of the public will not be admitted to the building before 8:30 am.
Excerpts of the papers will be available on the Library's Web site at

"The conference is supported by the American Academy of Achievement and the
Heinz Family Philanthropies and is the first in a series of symposia
celebrating the Library's 200th anniversary on April 24, 2000.

"Among the invited presenters and commentators are six Nobel laureates, the
Astronomer Royal of Great Britain, and the directors of major academic and
research organizations throughout the world.

"Participants have been asked to prepare a short paper that will present, for
nonspecialists, the critical discoveries of the 20th century and suggest
which lines of inquiry may be especially promising or what new conceptual or
applied breakthroughs might be expected in the decades ahead. The papers will
be circulated in advance, with the main points summarized by the author at the
symposium and discussed by a commentator and members of the audience. On June
18, invited participants will join approximately 400 high school honor
students selected by the American Academy of Achievement at the Warner
Theater to continue discussions and participate in the Academy's program,
which honors outstanding American leaders and innovators.

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David L. Green
Executive Director
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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