Making Sense Conference and Workshop
Venue: Hilton Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Oct 24, 2006||End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2006|
|Registration Date: Oct 24, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2006|
For 2006, the Institute will provide a forum for thoughtful, intelligent, and creative discussions about a universal human challenge: how do we as individuals and groups make sense in the media-saturated and symbol-laden world of 2006?
What's the difference between making sense and making non-sense?
How do we process and make sense of the hundreds of daily verbal and non-verbal stimulations to which we're exposed?
What standards of evaluating do we use to differentiate 'meaningful' messages from the noise and clutter?
How can we improve our abilities to make sense as individuals, groups, cultures, etc.?
How do we come to our senses and learn to awaken our non-verbal awarenesses?
How can individuals and groups co-exist with other individuals and groups who hold different ideas about what makes sense?
What are some of the consequences of not making sense for our cultures, environments, societies and governments?
General Semantics (GS) takes a scientific approach to the study of how we perceive, construct, evaluate, communicate, and behave in response to life experiences. From our experiences and evaluations, we generate significance or 'meanings' which can then be further evaluated, analyzed, modified, corrected, or continued. Therefore we consider GS a structured method for making sense. This conference seeks to explore issues related to making sense from a GS per-spective as well as other perspectives which can be articulated and evaluated in this conference format.