16–18 May 2024
Ann Johnson Institute for Science Technology & Society,University of South Carolina, USA

After the long hiatus forced upon us by the ongoing pandemic, the SPSP Organising Committee has great news to share: Our 9th biennial conference will take place from 2 to 4 July 2022. This is thanks to the generosity of OC member Erik Weber, Maarten van Dyck and their colleagues at the University of Ghent, who have agreed to host us again. This takes advantage of their experience in hosting SPSP2018, and rescues us from the serious difficulties we encountered in finding locations at this time of COVID uncertainty.

Pre-conference workshop: 15 May 2024

As per SPSP tradition, there will be a one-day workshop the day before the workshop starts, around a theme TBA.


The conference website with programme and downloadable Book of Abstracts will be launched later this academic year.

There will be keynotes by Prof. Leah McClimans (Co-Director of the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society, at the University of South Carolina),  Prof. Sean Valles (Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, at Michigan State University), and Prof. Chiara Ambrosio (professor of HPS at the STS department of UCL).


The Call for Papers and Call for Posters haven't been opened yet.


The registration page will have the usual breakdown of fees and timings, including a reduced-price 'Early Bird'-registration which the speakers have to use.

Conference accomodation and transport

Attendees will book their own travel to Columbia, and hotel/lodging for the conference: No designated conference hotel or location is planned.

Some people will receive emails (as e.g. ‘Expo Hotel Services’ from e.g. ‘support@ehotelservices.org’), offering to book transport and hotel: This is a scam  — a previous example here.