The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will hold its biannual European Meeting in Amsterdam from 13 to 17 June 2006. The conference will be entitled “Close Encounters.” Prospective speakers can enter their paper proposals into one of 11 streams, which are, as fits a large conference, extremely wide-ranging and include panels on “The New Aesthetics”, “Soundscapes, Sound Technologies, and Music”, “Arts and Genomics” and more. Sounds like a potentially interesting forum for researchers and producers of generative art to formulate and exchange some ideas in the context of a humanities-oriented conference. Scheduled plenary speakers include Gillian Beer, Evelyn Fox Keller, Andrew Carnie, Richard Wingate, and Robert Zwijnenberg. The deadline to submit proposals is 5 December, 2005.