Eighth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Plenary Session with Deirdre Mulligan, Eleventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
Eleventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

Our History ...

The Technology, Knowledge & Society Research Network

Conference

Founded in 2005, the International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society provides a forum for addressing a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society.

The International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

Publishing

The Technology, Knowledge & Society Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non-hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The Technology, Knowledge & Society Journal Collection provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the Technology, Knowledge & Society Book Imprint, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.

Community

The Technology, Knowledge & Society Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter, or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Past Conferences

  • 2005 - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2006 - Hyderabad, India
  • 2006 - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 2007 - Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
  • 2008 - Northeastern University, Boston, USA
  • 2009 - Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
  • 2010 - Free University, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 - Universidad del País Vasco – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea Bilbao, Spain
  • 2012 - University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2013 - UBC Robeson Square, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2014 - Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
  • 2015 - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2016 - Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2017 - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Past Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society has a rich history of featuring leading voices from the field, including:

Tim Luke

Tim Luke

University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, USA
(2005)

William Dutton

William Dutton

Founding Director, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
(2005)

David Lyon

David Lyon

Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
(2006)

Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen

Professor, Columbia University, New York, USA
(2006)

Robin Mansell

Robin Mansell

Professor, London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK
(2007)

McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark

Professor, The New School, New York, USA
(2008)

Christiane Paul

Christiane Paul

Associate Professor, The New School, New York, USA
(2012)

Henry Jenkins

Henry Jenkins

Provost Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
(2012)

Past Partners

The International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: