FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, April 17, 2008-
LEONARDO 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
“New Leonardos engaged in the Burning Issues of our Times”
March 18-21, 2009
ARTS Lab, University of New Mexico
PRE-REGISTRATION for NEO LEO is now open.
We encourage you to pre-register for NEO LEO as this will help us plan, design the conference and fundraise. Pre-registration is voluntary and free, and is not required for final registration. Pay registration will launch later in 2008. Fees are planned at 300 USD for general, 200 USD for students, UNM and Leonardo members.
This conference, the final in a series of Leonardo 40th Anniversary events, will bring together scientists and artists, elder practitioners and younger creators, scholars and administrators from around the world. Thematically, the conference is centered on the convergence of art, science and technology, and will celebrate the achievements of the Leonardo Organisation and Publications [MIT Press] as well as design the important questions that will shape and impact the future over the next 40 years. The event will showcase some of the most compelling work of the New Leonardos. It will provide a framework to debate the burning issues that face the arts, humanities and the sciences and technology in a world of declining science literacy, limited resources, anthropogenic environmental change, and enduring inequalities and social injustice.
The Leonardo 40th Anniversary celebrations began with a kick off conference MUTAMORPHOSIS: Art and Science in Extreme and Hostile Environments held in November 2007 in Prague. A one-day Symposium will be held on June 3, 2008 at the University of California, Berkeley. The New Mexico conference will be the culminating event bringing together the Leonardo community with interested organizations and corporations.
The conference will be hosted and co-organized by the ARTS Lab at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and Leonardo/ISAST.
Call for papers and pay registration will launch later in 2008.
To be kept up to date, please visit the conference website and sign up on the mailing list.
For more information, please contact:
International Conference Chair
Chairman of the Board
Claudia X. Valdes
New Mexico Conference Chair
Associate Director, ARTS Lab
University of New Mexico