Wallach, Hughes, Vita-More, Smart, Lin, Darling @ Governance of Emerging Technologies May 26-28, 2015
Scottsdale, AZ USA


Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center 7700 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (map)

The third annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, will be held at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, in Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 26-28, 2015.

The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations with discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, stem cell and regenerative medicine, human enhancement technologies, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, geoengineering, neuroscience and robotics. The conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from and across the governance experience and proposals for these various emerging technologies.

Submit abstracts here by January 15th, 2015.

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Moreno / “The most interesting bioethicist of our time”

Jonathan D. Moreno is an American philosopher and historian who specializes in the intersection of bioethics, culture, science, and national security, and has published seminal works on the history, sociology and politics of biology and medicine.

Plenary Sessions:

  Free Speech, Privacy & Technology
  Inter-Generational Equity and Emerging Technologies
  Technological Unemployment: Governance Implications
  Politicization of Science and the Governance of Emerging Technologies
  Emerging Technologies and Security: Just War Theories and Emerging Technologies

There will also be an additional 16 concurrent sessions on a wide variety of topics and technologies (chosen based on accepted abstracts). Some pre-selected topics for sessions for which abstracts are invited include:

  Pluralism in Governing Complex Technology Systems
  Permissionless Innovation
  Resilience and Emerging Technologies
  Sources of Truth in a Post-Science Society