John Holland will be the first plenary session speaker, on
Monday, July 14. John is a founder of our field, and a long
time and deeply respected authority. His recent work on the
emergence of complexity is seminal and wide ranging.
Richard Lenski will be our second plenary session speaker,
on Tuesday, July 15. Rich is a biologist with extensive expertise
in experimental evolution of microorganisms, and has recently
begun applying his insights from nature to research on artificial