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You find here the list of the Conferences organized by Metaphorum.

Berlin 2024 Conference – Creativity and Viability

A conference with the ambition to create an interactive experience where presentations and opportunities to exchange ideas and interact are nicely balanced.

Metaphorum 2023 – Viability through emancipation

Metaphorum Conference (20 years after Stafford’s passing) Viability through emancipation – or the hidden agenda of viability Manchester, UK, 08 – 10 June, 2023 Video Recordings Summary, programme and list of speakers Emancipation is an important landma …

14th Conference, Recordings, Leuven, 2022

14th Metaphorum Conference Recordings 2022, Leuven, Belgium, 10-12 June 11th June Saturday Opening Keynote – About Viability – Luc Hoebeke Developing the VSM – Jonathan Huxley Sensing Viability – Peter Tuddenham Assessing Organizational Resilience with …

Metaphorum 2022 – Act to live! Viability in times of uncertainty

14th Metaphorum Conference 2022, Leuven, Belgium, 10-12 June All problems, whether they are regarded as problems of recognition, or classification, or indeed decision, are problems about uncertainty.  Stafford Beer   Welcome one and all. In this c …

Metaphorum 2019

Ctrl+Shift+Del – Rebooting Society The Nautisch Kwartier Hotel (Huizen, Amsterdam) November 1st-3th 2019 The Conference topic This wasn’t be the first time that we’ve held a Metaphorum get-together to share experiences and knowledge on ways to apply an …

Metaphorum 2018 – Redesigning Freedom

Re-designing FreedomAn experimental, self-organising conference, exploring liberating new forms of social organisation. The next metaphorum will happen from2nd of November until 4th November 2018 in Düsseldorf, GermanyEarly Bird for £99 till end of Jul …

Metaphorum 2016: Cybernetics and Governance

Conference 2016 – Cybernetics and Governance METAPHORUM October 5-7, 2016 Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK Governance and Complexity: innovative research and applications of viability theory and the Viable System Model and the 90 year celebration of …

Metaphorum 2015: Managing Complexity with the Viable Systems Model

Managing Complexity with the Viable Systems Model:  Theory, Applications and Innovative Research Metaphorum Sponsored by the Centre of Systems Studies, Hull University It has been more than four decades since Stafford Beer, the father of organizational …

2009: The Great Transformation (in collaboration with the Cwarel Isaf Institute)

Metaphorum Workshop: About Saturday Metaphorum Workshop – Responding to the invitation to revolution Given the mess, what can we as cyberneticians do? (By A Espinosa and A Leonard) Agenda The Cwarel Isaf Institute held its 2nd Conference on the topic o …

Metaphorum 2010, ‘Towards innovative organizational solutions to address business and societal complexity in the Third Millennium’

About Towards innovative organizational solutions to address business and societal complexity in the Third Millennium Metaphorum Conference Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough 2nd & 3rd December 2010 We are glad to announce the next Metaphorum …

2009: Cybernetics and the Global Crisis

About The Cwarel Isaf Institute held its 2 nd Conference on the topic of Cybernetics and the Global Crisis, in St Gallen Management Zentrum, St Gallen, Switzerland on March 19 th , 20 th 2009.  The first day the speakers’ emphasis was on understanding …

2008: Action Research and Organisational Cybernetics

About The aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity to gather and discuss Action research and Organisational Cybernetics, both from a postgraduate and senior practitioners point of view. Twenty people were involved in making presentations or …

Conference 2006, Liverpool

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Conference 2005, Dublin

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Conference 2004, London

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Conference 2004, Sunderland

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Conference 2002 Sunderland

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New Developments of Organizational Cybernetics

6th Metaphorum Conference, St Gallen, Switzerland About The St. Gallen Conference was held with the support and sponsorship of St. Gallen University and Malik Management Centre. This Conference featured about twenty-five presenters with four keynote ad …