Science, Wisdom,
 and the Future


SW&F Home





Posters and Displays


Sponsors & Supporters

Lodging, Meals,
& Travel

Registration & Reservations

Conference Proceedings

Science, Wisdom, and the Future
Humanity's Quest for a Flourishing Earth

Papers from the presentations are being published as an affordable book to capture the scope of interdisciplinary scholarship, the spirit of the conference, and for the benefit of those unable to attend. A copy of the book will be made available to all participants as part of their registration fees. It will be available to all through the Collins Foundation Press ( approximately 8-10 months after the conference.

Paper submitted for publishing in the proceedings will be format, copy, and technically edited. Guidelines for the papers are given below and are closely followed.

Author Guidelines
Science, Wisdom, and the Future Conference Proceedings

(Click here for Complete Publications Instructions for Authors)

The deadline for submitting papers is July 31, 2009.  This will allow for authors to include information or insights gained at the conference and the preparation of special focus reports.

Contributor Information:

Please list your name under your paper title as you wish it to appear in the published volume. Please do not include your affiliation on your paper. See below for information on affiliations.

Short Bios:

We would like for each author to contribute a short bio to be posted on this website (~200 words or less). Please include your affiliation, current research/research interests, books/articles authored or co-authored, any awards or honors received, etc.  You may also provide web addresses and contact information.

Papers for Proceedings:

1. Readership: The primary audience we intend to target will be intelligent laypersons who want an overall grasp of the discussion of science and wisdom and our planetary future from the many different perspectives which this edited volume will incorporate. Your paper will be a summary of your presentation at the conference.

2. Word count: Approximately 2,000 words for 20 minute presentations, (other types of presentations may have varying word counts) including references; again, please try to write as concisely and clearly as possible to be within the word count. (Please note that each chapter will have its own references rather than having an overall reference list at the end of the volume so please only use references when necessary.

3. Format and Style: Submission will require a Microsoft Word Document. Click here for Collins Foundation Press Instructions to Authors

4.  Please submit your paper electronically to  Put "Science and Wisdom" Paper in the subject line.

5. Please use your last name followed by your first name with no other symbols or punctuation for the file name on your paper: Genet Cheryl.doc

7. Deadline (Friday, July 31, 2009):  Receipt of late papers can contribute to a delay in publication of the volume.

 **As a reminder, keep an electronic and hard-copy of your paper in case questions arise during the editing process.**