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

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.

Location

The conference is being held at the Pastides Alumni Center and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center which are across the street from one another.

Programme

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 (professor of philosophy, and co-director of the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society at the University of South Carolina), Prof. Sean Valles (professor and director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, at Michigan State University), and Prof. Chiara Ambrosio (professor of HPS at the Science and Technology Studies department of UCL).

Submissions

The OpenConf submission system was open until 2 February 2024 for presentations/symposia, and is open until the abstract submission deadline of 26 February 2024 for posters. Check the links for details on the Call for Papers, resp. Call for Posters.

Registration

The registration website is now live here. The registration fee is US$150 for graduate students, US$275 for all others.

Conference accomodation and transport

Attendees will book their own travel to Columbia.

The university has reserved accommodation blocks 15-18th May at Courtyard Marriot Downtown at USC (60 rooms) and Springhill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista (65 rooms), both hotels are US$149/night. Courtyard Marriot is on campus, and Springhill Suites is one a mile away (with a free nighttime shuttle). If people are coming for the preconference workshop they should ask to have this rate extended. Attendees will need to call to make this reservation and ask for the SPSP conference rate — it will be available up to 10 April; later booking will be at the higher, regular price.

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