Photos from the 2009 INSNA “Sunbelt” Conference in San Diego

The 2009 meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis was recently held at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego’s Mission Bay.

Carter Butts addresses the 2009 Sunbelt INSNA Conference in San Diego Carter Butts delivered a talk about “simple things” that govern the structure of social networks like the limited number of configurations networks can take when the number of nodes is lower than, say, 15.

Phil Bonacich addresses the 2009 Sunbelt INSNA Conference in San Diego Phil Bonacich also delivered a keynote address which focused on the role of power in social relationships and the ways that network configurations confer more or less power on particular locations within the network.  People with choices among their interaction partners are able to resist exploitation better than those with few or no choices.

Valdis Krebs, Marc Smith and Barry Wellman at the 2009 Sunbelt INSNA Conference in San Diego Network researcher Valdis Krebs and Sociologist Barry Wellman attended (that’s me in the middle!).

Bernie Hogan and John Kelly at the 2009 Sunbelt INSNA Conference in San Diego Sociologist Bernie Hogan from the Oxford Internet Institute and John Kelly from Morningside Analytics were in attendance.

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