Science & Technology in Society: An International, Interdisciplinary, Graduate Student Conference

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (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

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, STS

When: March 28 -29, 2009

Where: AAAS Headquarters, Washington, DC

Abstract Deadline: January 23, 2008

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.

The conference organizing committee welcomes submissions of initial abstracts (up to 250 words). Those whose abstracts are accepted should prepare for a 15minute presentation. Please submit abstracts and contact information (with affiliation) via email to [email protected] by January 23, 2008. Notification of abstract acceptance will be given by end of January. An effort will be made to inform international students earlier to accommodate their visa and travel arrangements.

Information concerning agenda, area lodging and registration will be posted on the conference website. A small number of travel grants will be available on a competitive basis. Indicate your need for travel funds when submitting your abstract. For more information, please see our website or contact us at [email protected] with any questions.