First Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics

Dates: May 20 – 21, 2013
Location: Chandler, Arizona

Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics
Monday-Tuesday, May 20-21, 2013
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
Chandler, Ariz.

The first annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics will be held at the scenic Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Chandler, Arizona, on May 20-21, 2013.  Twelve organizations are currently co-sponsoring this event.

The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and 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.

The GRINN technologies (genetics, robotics, information technology, nanotechnology, neuroscience) present unique governance issues and challenges, due to their rapid pace of development (faster than traditional regulatory systems can keep up with), profound impacts that go beyond health, safety and environment risks, and ethical and social concerns affecting a broad range of stakeholders and interests around the globe. This conference will feature top experts in a fascinating and crucial exploration of the overlapping regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical issues of such technologies.