Congress final program

The organizing committee of the first “International Congress on Ethics in Science and Technology” is excited to announce the final program. Please take your time to explore the program and find out about the diverse and interesting sessions available. To view a downloadable version of the program please click here

Congress Poster

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Important Dates and Deadlines

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Congress Date: December 4-8, 2017
Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 22, 2017
Late Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

Dr. ir. Rinie van Est

Dr. ir. Rinie van Est
Rinie van Est joined the Rathenau Institute in August 1997. He is responsible for identifying new developments at the convergence of science, technology, politics and society, with a particular focus on the emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. The combination of these disciplines, known as the 'NBIC convergence', is likely to bring about a new technological 'wave', reshaping our future with major developments such as synthetic biology, Ambient Intelligence and virtual worlds .Rinie also devotes attention to the complex issues involved in sustainable energy provision.


Academic background and career
Rinie van Est studied applied sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology and political science at the University of Amsterdam. In 1999, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Winds of Change, examining the interaction between politics, technology and economics in wind energy, focusing on case studies in California and Denmark. He joined the Rathenau Institute in 1997, bringing a wealth of experience in Technology Assessment methods, most notably participative methods. In addition to his work at the Rathenau Institute, Rinie van Est lectures in Technology Assessment and Foresight at Eindhoven University of Technology (Department of Technological and Innovative Sciences).