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Nov
26
Sat
Global Sustainable Transport Conference
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

7 October – Side event registration

31 October – Conference registration

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference from 26-27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The Conference will be held at the highest level and will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport.  All modes of transport—road, rail, aviation and maritime—will be addressed as well as transport both in urban and rural areas, energy and transport, public transport, countries in special situations, road safety, and financing for sustainable transport, as well as finding a new paradigm for transport sustainability.  The concerns of developing countries, including least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, will receive particular attention.

The Conference will feature opening and closing ceremonies, morning plenary sessions with statements of commitment and ambition, followed by parallel thematic roundtables on various sustainable transport-related topics.  NGO representatives will be able to attend the plenaries, intervene in the round tables, subject to the availability of time, and organise side events.

Pre-registration is required and will be open for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council from 19 September – 31 October 2016, using the registration form at http://bit.ly/SustainableTransportConf. Registration is non-transferrable.  If a representative of an accredited organization is not able to attend the Conference, he or she cannot be replaced by another representative.

Applicants must:

  • represent an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC working in the transport field;
  • be officially authorised to speak on behalf of their organization or institution;
  • have expertise in the transport sector;
  • be available to be in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 26 and 27 November;
  • arrange for travel, visa, accommodation and all other related expenses.

IMPORTANT: Government representatives and intergovernmental organizations DO NOT use this registration form.  Please observe standard protocol arrangements via your official UN delegation or organization.

The deadline for submitting applications for side events is 7 October 2016.  For more information on the Conference and organising side events, please visit the Global Sustainable Transport Conference website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/Global-Sustainable-Transport-Conference-2016.

Dec
15
Thu
Call for Papers: CSAS Annual Meeting
Dec 15 all-day

Faculty, students, independent scholars, and practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts for papers, posters, organized sessions, workshops, and round-tables in all fields of anthropology, including applied, for the 96th Anniversary Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society, which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 6 through April 8, 2017.

The annual CSAS conference is student-friendly and features a paper competition for both undergraduate and graduate students (go to Awards page for more information). It  offers an opportunity for anthropologists from throughout the Midwest, from institutions large and small, to meet, talk, and network in a welcoming and professional environment.

This year’s conference will offer two extraordinary plenary talks.  The 2016 Distinguished Lecture will be given by Dr. Fred Smith. And a second special plenary address will be given by Dr. Richard Lee.

You must register for the conference before you can submit an abstract.  If your abstract is not accepted, you can ask for a refund of your registration fee.

This year, the registration rates for CSAS members have been reduced.  So if you are a member of AAA, join CSAS for $20 ($10 for students) and you’ll save on registration!

Registration rates:  Early online registration rates are:  CSAS regular member: $50; CSAS student member: $20; regular non-member: $90; student non-member: $40. (After March 6th the on-site registration rates are:  CSAS regular member: $70; CSAS student member: $30;regular non-member: $110; student non-member: $50.)

To register:  got to this AAA webpage.  Click on “register” under Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS) 2017 Spring Conference. AAA members should login to their account; non-AAA members should create a temporary account. Once you complete item 3, “Select Meeting,” the registration categories will appear.

All meeting participants are welcome to attend the business lunch; the subsidized ticket price is $8.

To submit an abstract:  Once you register (and pay fees), you will receive a registration confirmation email from aaameetings with a link to the submissions website. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS December 15, 2016.

 

If you have questions about the conference, or wish to discuss submitting panels or workshops, please contact:

Nobuko Adachi, CSAS 2017 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Illinois State University
[email protected]
(309) 438-8036

Jun
19
Mon
10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine @ Palace Dubrovnik
Jun 19 – Jun 24 all-day

The 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine is inviting abstract submissions to contribute to an already exciting list of speakers.

International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) is founded with an idea to promote, enhance and extend research, development and education in molecular biology as applied to clinical and molecular medicine, molecular genetics, genomics, proteomics, forensic and anthropological genetics, biotechnology and individualized medicine. Although the first official assembly of the ISABS was held in 2004, the society has actually started with its activities in 1997 by organizing the international meeting in forensic ad clinical genetics: First European – American Intensive Course in PCR Based Clinical and Forensic Testing. Along the organization of biannual scientific meetings, during the past years the Society has become a rich source of prominent young scientist that are continually giving a huge contribution to the promotion and advancement in the various fields of applied biomedical sciences both in Croatia and abroad.

 

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10th ISABS Conference brochure.

The foundation of Anthropology and Global Health Section under the ISABS Scientific Committee will take place at the 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine in Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 19-24, 2017.

The Conference will host 5 Nobel Prize Laureates, including dr. Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science), dr. Robert Huber (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry), dr. Avram Hershko (Technion), dr. Harald zur Hausen (University of Heildeberg) and dr. Paul Modrich (Duke University).

More than 60 invited speakers from the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Duke University, Penn State University, National Institutes of Health-NIH, Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, etc., as well as 500 participants from more than 55 countries will attend the Conference.

More information on ISABS and 10th ISABS Conference is available at www.isabs.hr

Oct
20
Fri
APA Technology, Mind, and Society Call for Papers
Oct 20 all-day
The American Psychological Association will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, DC, on April 5-7, 2018. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world are invited to participate in the event.

The conference will provide a venue for reporting and assessing current efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology, for identifying priorities for future work, and for promoting exchange and collaboration among participants. The conference will feature four keynote speakers: Cynthia Breazeal (MIT), Justine Cassell (Carnegie Mellon), Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research), and Sandy Pentland (MIT).

APA invites you and your colleagues and students to submit papers, symposia, and posters for this conference, which will be organized around the following broad themes:

  • Basic research: How humans understand and use technology, impacts of technology on human experience and behavior, human-technology interactions as mutually adaptive systems, role of technology in advancing other areas of scientific research, and related topics.
  • Foundations of technology design: Development of technologies informed by psychological, behavioral, and social science research.
  • Applications: Development, use, and impact of specific technologies in domains such as aging, education, mental and physical health, recreation, and the workplace.
  • Broader implications: Ethical and policy questions concerning the opportunities and challenges arising from human-technology interactions.

The deadline for submissions is October 20, 2017. Submissions can be made here.

The conference is open to researchers, professionals, and students in all relevant areas, including psychology and other behavioral and social sciences, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, design, health research, education research, city and regional planning, public policy, history of science and technology, and philosophy.

The conference aims to address the full range of contemporary and emerging technologies. These include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, robotics, mobile devices, social media, virtual/augmented reality, gaming, geographic information systems, autonomous vehicles, and biomedical technologies (e.g., brain-machine interfaces, genetic engineering).

APA is sponsoring the conference in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Association for Computing Machinery — Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI).

We look forward to seeing you at the Technology, Mind, and Society Conference! For additional information, see the conference website. If you have any questions, please contact the APA Science Directorate ([email protected]).

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Jun
19
Tue
AAA Department Leaders Summer Institute @ Science and Engineering Hall, George Washington University, Washington DC
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm

The AAA Department Leaders Summer Institute is an opportunity to take part in face-to-face dialogue about the various challenges department leaders face in administering their departments and to share successful practices for meeting these challenges.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5:00 Registration
6:30 Opening Reception and Dinner (Provided)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Introductions – AAA President Alex Barker
9:15 Departments as a Force for Change – (Speaker)
10:00 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Leadership and Department Management
-Program Review and Assessment
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Plenary Discussion – Innovations in Pedagogy and Career Diversity
3:30 Break
3:45 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Doctoral Program Chairs
-MA / MS Program Chairs
-2- and 4-year Degree Program Chairs
5:30 Break
6:00 Dinner (provided) and Fun Evening Event
Thursday, June 21, 2018
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Institutional Data
-Encouraging Research and Finding Funding
10:00 Break
10:15 Plenary Discussion – Making the Case for Advancing the Discipline
11:30 AAA’s Department Services Program – How Can AAA Help?
12:00 Wrap Up and Recommendations for 2020 Summer Institute
12.30 Adjourn