The overarching themes of the conference focus on contemporary

and past theory as species of risk-taking.

Tentative sessions include:

The ends of gaming

Taking practical risks in doing theory

The break-up of established interpretive systems

The moment of crisis tackled head-on

What redemption is there in risk taking?

The dubious synchronicity of theory and its objects

Chance by chance

Balancing the waste-book

Morality at the edge

What kinds of urgency?

Gamblers and Idiots

Getting badlucky

Theory gambled away

When to stop the game?

What prosthetic futures for such bright pasts?

Speculation and hazard

Theory junkies

The theory of gambling and the gambling of theory