The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) will hold its 5th Annual meeting October 27-30, 2013 at the School of Law, Northeastern University. S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of nanoscience and emerging technologies in society. Its aim is to advance critical reflection from various perspectives on developments in a broad range of new and emerging fields, including, but not limited to, nanoscale science and engineering, biotechnology, synthetic biology, cognitive science and geo-engineering.
The program is headed by Christopher Bosso, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Nanotechnology and Society Research Group. The local organizing committee includes S.NET President Davis Baird of Clark University as well as Northeastern faculty Michael Bennett and Sonia Rolland (School of Law); Ronald Sandler (Ethics); Kirsten Rodine-Hardy (Political Science); Ahmed Busnaina, Matthew Eckelman, and Jacqueline Isaacs (Engineering).
The theme of the 2013 meeting is: Innovation, Responsibility, and Sustainable Development
Proposals can be submitted at the S.NET Proposal Submission Form
Venue accessibility: Dockser Hall, home to the Northeastern University School of Law, is fully accessible to persons with mobility impairments. The Northeastern campus itself is readily accessible by public transportation.
Hotels: We have arranged for a block of rooms at the Boston Park Plaza, a classic hotel a short subway ride from the Northeastern campus. Room rates will be $165 + 14% tax per night for single and double rooms, $185 + 14% tax for triples. Rooms will be available at this rate from Saturday, October 26 through Thursday, October 31. Reservations can be made by calling the Park Plaza directly, toll-free at 1-800-225-2008, or locally at 1-617-426-2000. Be sure to mention “S.NET Boston” in making your reservations.
Registration: Registration fees through August 1 are fixed at $175 USD; the special rate student fee is $125 USD. Payment is by credit card at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/SFNSRG.
Any general queries about the meeting can be directed to: S.NETBoston@gmail.com