Call: Inaugural Conference of the Technology Ethics eXchange of the NorthEast (teXne)

Call for Papers

Inaugural Conference of the Technology Ethics eXchange of the NorthEast (teXnē)
May 18-19, 2023
Online and in-person at the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

Submission deadline: February 3, 2023

The Technology Ethics eXchange of the NorthEast (teχnē) invites submissions of extended abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference on research and teaching on the ethics of technology, to be hosted at Harvard on May 18-19, 2023.

Potential topics for submissions include but are not limited to:

  • Philosophical research on AI ethics, the ethics of computing, or the ethics of technology generally
  • Social research on the impacts of technologies
  • Interdisciplinary research in responsible computing and responsible technology development
  • Scholarship on educational initiatives in responsible computing and STEM ethics, such as courses, modules, workshops, or masterclasses
  • Pedagogical reports of success stories, challenges, and strategies for teaching ethics to students in technology-focused concentrations

There will be three keynote speakers, to be announced shortly.

Submission details: Submit an extended abstract of no more than 750 words, along with other requested details, through the following form: The submission must be suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation, to be followed by Q&A.

Deadline: February 3, 2023 (anywhere on Earth).

Accepted presenters are expected to attend the conference in-person, but the event will be livestreamed via Zoom.

teχnē is a consortium of teacher-scholars at Harvard, MIT, and Northeastern, whose research and teaching focus on the ethics of technology, AI ethics, and responsible computing. Members are associated with Embedded EthiCS @ Harvard University, Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, and the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University. This event will be teχnē’s public launch, and will include a showcase of various projects in these areas at all three schools.

Registration information will be available in 2023. In-person registration will be limited, but the conference will be livestreamed on Zoom.

For more information, visit the conference’s main PhilEvents page or email

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