Past Conferences

4th Annual Internet of Things Annual Meeting

October 6 – 17, 2016

Several years ago I chaired the first-ever Washington conference on the Internet of Things, in partnership with two of our Senior Fellows, Daniel Caprio (now of The Providence Group) and Michael Nelson (now of Cloudflare). Back then IoT had barely been noticed in the policy community. But much has now changed.

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Global Entrepreneurship

October 16 – 19, 2013

C-PET is delighted to be partnering with the George Washington University annual conference on Global Entrepreneurship. This is a highly original event spread across the GW campus, the World Bank, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, from October 16 – 19, 2013.

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DC Innovation Conference│Tech Policy Summit

November 14 & 15, 2011

East or West Coast, you are invited to join C-PET events next week.

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Women & Entrepreneurship: The Role of Emerging Technology

May 17, 2011

Presented by the C-PET Institute for Innovationthe International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE), and the GW Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

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Biometrics & Security in Global Perspective

May 5 – 6, 2011

C PET Institute on Security for the 21st Century
As a RISE project partner, C-PET is pleased to be hosting a 2 day RISE preparatory meeting in Washington on 5-6 May 2011.

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Faces of Risk: Nanopolicy and the Agenda for Safety and Society

November 30, 2007

Center on Nanotechnology and Society
2nd Annual Nanopolicy Conference
Faces of Risk: Nanopolicy and the Agenda for Safety and Society

Key addresses by members of Congress from the Center’s first annual nanopolicy conference are now published in our comprehensive book on the implications of nanotechnology, NANOSCALE: ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR THE NANO CENTURY (edited by Nigel Cameron and M. Ellen Mitchell, John Wiley, 2007).

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The Spotless Mind? Policy, Ethics, & the Future of Human Intelligence

February 16, 2007

Is a machine-dominated society The Matrix or a Borg-esque collective intelligence looming in humanity’s future?

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Eugenics Emerging Technologies: Bioethics in the Shadow of Auschwitz?

November 10, 2006

Emerging technologies promise to correct all that ails humankind and even boast the possibility of enhancing human abilities. But when do such “corrections” and “enhancements” – even with the best intentions – become eugenic? What roles do lessons from the past and key concerns of bioethics play in this Brave New World? And, even before such interventions become possible, we confront the “passive” issues of our fast-expanding genetic information – from who gets to access it to how it should be used.

To address these issues, the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future (IBHF) at Chicago-Kent College of Law/Illinois Institute of Technology is hosting a conference that brings together some of the key voices in our discussion of the technology of the 21st century.

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