We are delighted to announce the Opening plenary that will take on August 31st at 18:00 where, together with Madeleine Akrich (Mines ParisTech) and Michelle Murphy (University of Toronto), we will be inquiring on “To what extent is embodied knowledge a form of science and technology by other means?” More information on the Closing Plenary and the Subplenaries coming soon! Picture by K. Kendall – originally posted to Flickr as National Women’s Day, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6434739
We are also thrilled to announce the second plenary that will take on Friday 2nd at 18:00. On this occasion, Isabelle Stengers (Université Libre de Bruxelles) will enter into a ‘keynote dialogue’ around catastrophes and promises of science and technology by other means. For this keynote dialogue, she will engage in a conversation with the reporters/translators that would bring to this plenary the main topics and discussions arising in the three conference’s Subplenaries that will take place on Thursday 1st.
Some delegates have asked about child care options in the conference. We’ve done our best to include child care and the best we can offer is space just for children in the foyer of the CCIB. It is a big space, that can be closed creating a safe space for children, but we cannot offer any furniture, toy or game; neither specialized personnel. Parents could self-organize (ideally with other parents interested) to take care of the children. We are very sorry but for legal and infrastructural limitations the venue cannot offer a full service on this matter. In case you’d be interested in this space, please let us know. We have also found some options near the venue (20 minutes walking, less than that if you go on public transport). Brinkadeira: Babysitting services…
The registration for the STS verbena closed a few days ago. Unfortunately, we can’t sell more tickets at the reception desk because the food is already ordered and it is impossible to prepare more at such a short notice. For this reason, we propose that those who may want to sell or give their tickets away meet with those who aim to get tickets at the entrance hall on Thursday and Friday from 17:30 to 18:00 (the last coffee break of the day). There will be a sign indicating the meeting point.
As announced previously, we received a sheer quantity of submissions and it has slowed down the evaluation process. Sorry for the inconvenience it may cause to you. According to this, there is the date that you should keep in mind: 29th of April 2016. Around that date: Accepted papers will be published on the website, below the corresponding track abstract. Convenors will start sending e-mails about the evaluation results to their corresponding authors. Fees information will be published on the website and the registration process will open. Thanks for your patience, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question.