Due to the current situation with the global Coronavirus pandemic and the official regulations passed by the Austrian Government we regret to inform you that the conference, which was planned to be held from May 4th to 6th, 2020, has been postponed.
The conference will take place from May 3 - 5, 2021.
We will keep you updated.
The STS Conference Graz is the joint Annual Conference of the Science, Technology and Society Unit - Graz University of Technology, the Inter-Disciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute of Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS).
The annual STS conference provides space for international scholars and young scientist to discuss their topical research amongst peers. The contributors to this event address the complex ways in which science, technology and society co-evolve and mutually shape one another. In such a way, the participants of the conference aim to provide a better understanding of the world in which we live. This includes the assessment of emerging technologies, the scrutiny of ethical, legal and social aspects of contemporary scientific practices as well as the transition to environmentally friendly and socially desirable techno-scientific futures. Thematic Themes of the conference are e.g. Digitalization of Society, Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement & Ecodesign, Towards Low-Carbon Energy and Mobility Systems, Gender – Technology – Environment, Lifesciences and Biotechnology.
Scientific Coordinator: Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.phil. Günter Getzinger
This event meets the criteria of the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Meetings.
STS Conference Graz 2019
April 30, 2019
From May 6-7 the 18th Annual STS Conference will take place in Graz again. We are looking forward to meeting colleagues to talk about Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies. A varied programme and exciting dicussions will await you.
Helge Torgersen ©Walter Peissl Sabine, T. KÖSZEGI ©Luiza Puiu, Aglaee DEGROS ©Foto Hartlauer
Helge TORGERSEN, ITA/OEAW, Vienna
Back to the Future. Why we did, why we do and why we shall do TA
Sabine Theresia KÖSZEGI, TU Wien
Artificial Intelligence - A Transformative Force: Facing the Challenges ahead!
Aglaiee DEGROS, TU Graz
The Peripherical Challenge. Territorial Justice and New Forms of Mobility
May 10, 2019
Thank you to all who participated and contributed at this year´s conference. It was a pleasure to meet colleagues from more than 30 countries and from various disciplines to discuss critical issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies.
We would be happy to see you next year at the STS Conference Graz 2020, May 4-6.