How can NGOs produce more equitable and sustainable outcomes of new technologies? What are the implications of NGO participation in governance for democracy and technological advancement? These questions are the focus of a multidisciplinary, global conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), November 13-15, 2014.
The conference is convened by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Global in scope, the conference brings together social scientists, science experts, government regulators, and NGO leaders to consider how NGOs – by engaging broader publics, media and policy makers – can and should influence technological investment, advancement, and regulation within a rubric of “responsible development.”
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will be the keynote speaker.