Creating Uncertainty Conference 2018

Creating uncertainty: Benefits for individuals, teams, and organizations.

search has been to help individuals and organizations to reduce uncertainty and increase predictability and control. However, in a world of rapid change, this search for stability is neither tenable nor desirable. It is time to ask how uncertainty may play a more generative role in social systems and how delibera­tely creating uncertainty can be beneficial for growth and adaptation.

Prof. Gudela Grote, ETH Zurich (ggrote)
Prof. Mark Griffin, University of Western Australia (mark.griffin)

Keynote Speakers:
John Carroll, MIT
Carsten De Dreu, University of Amsterdam
Michael Hogg, Claremont Graduate University
Steve Kozlowski, Michigan State University
Marianne Lewis, City, University of London

Detailed program to follow in due course.

Deadline for abstract submission is February 28, 2018. Detailed instructions will follow.


Conference registration fee: CHF 200.-

Board & Lodging: approx. CHF 750.- for 4 days (depending on the hotel and room choice).

The conference is not open for registration yet. Please wait for a letter of acceptance along with the conference code before you go ahead booking the hotel.

How to reach Monte Verità

To reach Ascona, Switzerland, we strongly recommend travelling via Zurich. From there you can take a train to Locarno where a shuttle bus will bring you to the conference centre. The trip from Zurich main station to Locarno takes approximately 3 hours. To check the train schedule we recommend using A shuttle bus connection from Locarno to the conference centre will be organized and published on this web site closer to the congress. You will find the bus stop on the right hand side of the train station (see map underneath). Further smaller shuttle buses will leave later from Locarno for those registered to arrive later. On the day of departure a shuttle bus takes you to the train station of Locarno again (it will be organized and published later on this page).

Further information can be found here:


shuttle bus stop
map of the region

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