The network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design (SEAD) is a community of advocates who are mindful that healthy development of neighborhoods, cities and regions and our competitive edge in economic, educational, and social wellbeing relies upon new ways of thinking as well as transformative efforts that integrate disciplines and domains. We support transdisciplinary, collaborative work that combines aspects of arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering for fostering innovation to improve health, education, productivity and community sustainability.
The NSF-sponsored SEAD network is planning a series of events on May 16, 2013, co-hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, with a luncheon sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
By-invitation conference and luncheon:
Smithsonian Discovery Theater
SEAD will share results and seek feedback from an exploration of challenges and opportunities for transdisciplinary research and creative work, informed by 180 international participants. Next we will consider methods for innovative exchanges supporting cross-disciplinary learning across formal and informal education settings. Partner group XSEAD will then discuss designs for a 21st-century online portal to references and displays of work resulting from transdisciplinary collaboration.
NEA sponsored luncheon
During the luncheon, SEAD and other invitees will present short talks on diverse topics.
Evening DASER event open to the public
NAS / LEONARDO DASER
KECK CENTER, 500 FIFTH STREET NW, Room 100
At 6 pm, discussions will continue in an open public forum hosted at the National Academy of Sciences, "D.C. Art Sciences Evening Rendezvous" (DASER), Co-hosts are the National Academy of Sciences and Leonardo International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology.
The White Papers Working Group is collecting suggested actions to inform future SEAD network planning.
We welcome you to contribute to the metaview.
Overview of network formation, demographics, and planning.