Call for Abstracts

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

May 27-29, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona

Call for abstracts: The co-sponsors invite submission of abstracts for proposed presentations. The deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2014, and successful applicants will be notified by April 1, 2014. Information on the papers and topics covered at last year’s conference is available at Additional information is provided below.

Funding: For each abstract selected for presentation at the conference, the co-sponsors will provide one complimentary registration for its author (or one of its authors) to attend the entire conference; registration includes admission to all conference sessions, meals, and social events. Depending on final funding availability, some participants may also apply for and receive additional funding for travel and/or hotel accommodations. Any such additional funding will be awarded based on the strength of the abstract, demonstration of financial need, and/or the potential to encourage student authors and early-career scholars. Accepted presenters for whom conference funding is not available will need to pay their own transportation and hotel costs.

Abstracts and Papers: Abstracts for proposed presentations should be submitted by March 1, 2014 – in PDF format. The abstract should not exceed 500 words. Authors wishing to apply for additional funding may do so when submitting their abstract through the online form.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified, and decisions on additional funding will be made, by April 1, 2014. Draft full papers are encouraged but not required by the conference date, and will be circulated to all conference participants. We plan to submit sets of conference papers (optional) for publication in one or more special issues of journals.

Click here to submit abstract

Hotel/venue: The conference will be held at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona ( This scenic resort, one of the largest in Arizona, is located 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It features two swimming pools, a spa, Las Vegas-style entertainment, two 18-hole championship golf courses, and fine dining at its Orange Sky restaurant. Rooms are available for this conference at a rate of $129 per night, plus taxes and fees.

Registration fees: Unless selected as a presenter, participants will be required to pay a registration fee that will help to cover the facility costs and all conference materials, two breakfasts, two lunches, a conference dinner, and all break refreshments.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Early bird registration (by March 1, 2013): $250
  • Regular registration: $300.

A limited number of student registration slots will be available for $25 each.

For more information, please contact Josh Abbott at (480) 965-2465 or


Gold Level Sponsors

Center for Law, Science & InnovationSandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU
Center for Nanotechnology in Society, ASU
Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, ASU

Silver Level Sponsors

Risk Science Center, University of Michigan

Bronze Level Sponsors

Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State University
Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Science, University of Minnesota
Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), University of Ottawa
Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN), UCLA
Emory Center for Ethics
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gary Marchant at

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