2009 Conference on Science and Technology in Society - Call for Papers (Extended)

Ryan Z ryjaz at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jan 15 14:12:03 EST 2009

Dear Colleague,

When: March 28 -29, 2009
Where: AAAS Headquarters, Washington, DC
Abstract Deadline: January 23, 2009

On March 28-29, 2008, the STGlobal Consortium will hold its 9th annual conference on Science and Technology in Society at the Washington DC headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The consortium comprises AAAS, Arizona State University (CSPO), École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (CSI), George Mason University (SPP), Georgetown University (CCT), The George Washington University (CISTP), and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (STS). This event is organized and run entirely by and for graduate
students interested in studying issues related to society, science, and
technology from a wide range of perspectives. The Conference brings
students from around the world to present and discuss their work with
each other and with invited experts/guest speakers in the field.

The 9th Annual Conference of Science & Technology in Society
provides a professional and interactive venue for graduate students
from Science & Technology Policy (STP), Science & Technology
Studies (STS), and related fields including, but not limited to,
health, energy and environment, space, information and communications,
and other emerging areas. In developing the agenda for the conference,
the organizing committee's primary goal is to create a forum that
encourages intellectual exchange between STP and STS by assembling
panels around similar themes. As such, the committee will accept the
strongest proposals.

This year's agenda will emphasize
international perspectives of science and technology. In addition to
presenting papers and receiving constructive feedback on their
research, students will have the opportunity to interact with each
other and prominent scholars and professionals related to their field
of interest. Every year we invite prominent figures from both STP and
STS to deliver keynote addresses. Because we draw participants from all
over the world, this conference is an excellent opportunity for young
scholars aspiring to work in academic, governmental, or nongovernmental
settings to build both national and international networks for future
research and collaboration.

conference organizing committee welcomes submissions of initial
abstracts (up to 250 words). Those whose abstracts are accepted should
prepare for a 15-minute presentation. Please submit abstracts and
contact information (with affiliation) via email to
stabstract at gmail.com by January 23, 2009. Notification of abstract
acceptance will be given by the end of January. An effort will be made
to inform international students earlier to accommodate their visa and
travel arrangements.

A small number of travel grants will be
available on a competitive basis. Indicate your need for travel funds
when submitting your abstract. For information about last year’s
conference, please see our website. We are working to update it with
current information, so check back often. Please contact
stabstract at gmail.com with any questions.

Best Regards,
2009 ST Global Committee
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