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
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