ONLINE CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

Due to the disruption of COVID-19 the SPT 2021 Technological Imaginaries Conference, 28-30 June 2021, has been re-imagined and will now be held online. While we would prefer to be able to have a fully in-person conference, this option is no longer viable due to the continuing risks and uncertainties caused by the pandemic.

This early decision allows time, reduces uncertainties, and provides us with a stable base to take advantage of the very best that technology can offer in order to design a very positive conference experience. Benefits of the online format are numerous: reduced conference registration fee, an increase of accessibility, new ways of socializing and networking, an “à la carte” ability to easily attend the next presentation in a different virtual room, the ability to experience missed presentations (via temporary access to recordings), and a lower carbon footprint.

The updated conference structure will provide :

  • Reduced conference registration fee
  • An increase of accessibility
  • Engaging keynote guest presentations with Sheila Jasanoff, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Pieter Vermaas, and Judith Sutz
  • Later daily starts to help accommodate researchers wherever their geographic localization
  • The general presentation outline is 15-minute talk with 10 minutes of Q&A
  • An “à la carte” ability to easily attend the next presentation in a different virtual room
  • The ability to experience missed presentations (via temporary access to recordings)
  • Breakout rooms for networking, mentoring, socializing, workshops, etc.
  • A lower carbon footprint

IMPORTANT DATES

The Registration deadline is 1 June 2021. Registration will be open closer to the time of the conference. Once your paper or panel has been accepted, you will be able to register and pay here.

  • February 15th  : Submission deadline
    Abstracts for individual presentations and panels due
  • April 1st  : notification of acceptance
  • April 15th : deadline specials papers
    Papers due for best Early Career paper and best Graduate Student paper
  • June 1st : registration deadline / specials papers winners
    Winners of the Early Career and Graduate Student papers notified