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Nanotechnology In Society's ContextIllinois Institute of Technology's Center on Nanotechnology and Society to Sponsor the NABIS Conference
Posted on March 03, 2006
Nanoscale science, research, and manufacturing present a complex and entirely new and unique set of circumstances and situations never before faced by society. "Nanotechnology in Society's Context," a NABIS Conference, will be held March 29, 2006 at the University Club of Chicago, 76 W. Monroe to examine nanotechnology in the context of currently available information.
Internationally recognized experts from universities, government, law firms, think tanks, and health care representing the legal, scientific, social science, business, medical, environmental, educational, and ethical perspectives will offer facts and opinions about the important societal issues surrounding nanotechnology. If your work involves nanotechnology, this important one day conference will provide a context for your future endeavors. The complete agenda appears below.
- Agenda -
NANOTECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY'S CONTEXT
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 (early arrival reception on March 28)
THE UNIVERSITY CLUB OF CHICAGO
76 East Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603
Michigan Room, 2ND floor
Nanotechnology is a growth industry, ironically touted as 'the next big thing." However, nanoscale science, research, and manufacture present a complex and entirely new set of circumstances and situations never before faced by society.
The speakers on this panel bring a wide array of expertise, and the discussion will focus on the interplay among the ethical, legal and social issues raised by nanotechnology. Speakers representing law, ethics, business, and nanoscale science and development will provide insights and opinions.
This ethical, social and legal implications panel presentation will build on discussions started during the first session on nano and ELSI by concentrating on defining the ethics agenda for nanotechnologies. The speakers on this panel offer the spectrum of perspectives - from medicine to law, and from business to education.
This presentation will advance the dialogue by considering the risk issues inherent in the emerging technologies, as well as unique challenges posed by nanomaterials. The speakers on this panel not only have the expertise in emerging technologies, but also have been vetted in the areas of law, business and education.
This final panel presentation will serve as a capstone session by addressing the social and cultural issues brought to bear by nascent technologies. The speakers on this panel offer a breadth of insight from the fields of bioethics, sociology, psychology, health care, and genetics.
Mary Beth Rebedeau
NABIS Conference - Nano and Bio in Society Conference
(708) 361-6000 ext. 205
FAX (708) 361-6166
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