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 and Speaker Highlights

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:

  • Christiane Paul, The New School, New York, USA (2012)
  • Darin Barney, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. (2005)
  • David Hakken, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA (2006)
  • David Karpf, George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA (2013)
  • David Lyon, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada (2006)
  • Deirdre K. Mulligan, University of California, Berkeley, USA (2015)
  • Genevieve Bell, Intel Research, USA (2005)
  • Henry Jenkins, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA (2012)
  • Langdon Winner, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA (2011)
  • McKenzie Wark, Eugene Lang College, New York, USA (2008)
  • Payal Arora, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2015)
  • Ricardo Dominguez, University of California, San Diego, USA (2013)
  • Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK (2007)
  • Saskia Sassen, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA (2006)
  • Telle Whitney, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Palo Alto, USA (2005)
  • Tim Luke, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA. (2005)
  • Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2012)
  • William Dutton, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2005)



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Past Partners

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