Santa Fe Institute

Introducing the Applied Complexity Network

Dear ACtioN members,

SFI's flagship partnership venue, the former Business Network, now has a new name and an amped-up mission. The Applied Complexity Network, or ACtioN for short, will add new benefits to those already enjoyed by our members. Our underlying objective is to create new opportunities for members to engage more deeply in SFI’s science. We are particularly excited about our new premium bespoke programs, which will range from corporate think-fest retreats at the new SFI Studio on the Cowan Campus to short courses custom-curated at an ACtioN member’s request.

This newly rebooted Applied Complexity Network will be led by our recently appointed Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Will Tracy. Read more about Will’s background with complex systems below.

Look for more details on our new benefits in the near future.

David Krakauer
President and William H. Miller Professor of Complex Systems, Santa Fe Institute

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Complexity & Me

Will Tracy, Vice President Designate for Strategic Partnerships, describes his background and his relationship to Complex Systems.
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Applied Complexity Network Overview

The Santa Fe Institute's Applied Complexity Network is unlike any other academic-corporate partnership. Instead of focusing on narrow, tactical approaches to business-specific questions, Network members and SFI scientists explore fundamental principles that help make sense of the complexities faced by all types of organizations.

SFI is at the forefront of the scientific understanding of complex systems at all scales, from the microscopic to the cosmic.  By jointly exploring a variety of complex systems from different perspectives, Network members gain new understandings that enable them to engage their own organizations and address challenges in a wholly unique and revolutionary manner. 


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