a socialist use for science? sustainability

Lisa Rogers lrogers at deq.state.ut.us
Thu Sep 12 11:42:26 MDT 1996


From: vlan at belspo.be (Van Langenhove L.)
Subject: IATAFI Conference

                                IATAFI  '96
>
>                        International conference
>               Technology Assessment and Science Forecasting;
>          Policy tools for implementing sustainable development
>
>
>
>
>                   Second International Conference and
>                            Bi-Annual Meeting
>                                 of the
>           International Association for Technology Assessment
>                  and Forecasting Institutions (IATAFI)
>
>
>
>                           8 - 10 October 1996
>
>
>
>
>                            Brussels, Belgium
>                          Conference hosted by
> the Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural
Affairs
>
                                     

>                            General Information
>
>
>The IATAFI96 Conference will focus on both the past and future of
the role of technology assessment >and science forecasting as tools
for implementing sustainable development policies. The main
>objectives of the conference are:
>1. to make the link between science and technology policies and
sustainable development;
>2. to clarify the concepts and methods of the tools of technology
assessment and science forecasting
>as applied to the issue of sustainable development;
>3. to illustrate the main challenges in technological developments
in areas such as: nuclear
>developments, space developments, energy/environmental technologies
and
basic need technologies
>(biodiversity, collective vs. individual needs);
>4. to discuss the cultural, democratic challenges and the ethical
aspects
related to technological
>developments.

>------------------------------------------------
>                                Programme:

>Tuesday, October 8, 1996
>
>9.00      9.30 Registration
>
>9.30      10.00     Welcome   Luk Van Langenhove, President of the
Conference
>
>Plenary session 1 : key note speakers
>10.00     -    12.30
>Chair :  Jan Anderson
>
>10.00     -    10.45     Allan Porter (Georgia Technical School of
Public
Policy, U.S.A.)
>                    "title to be provided"
>10.45     -    11.30     Joseph Coates (Institute for Technology
Assessment, U.S.A.)
>                    "title to be provided"
>11.30     -    12.30     Tierry Gaudin (Fondation 2100, France)
>                    "title to be provided"
>
>12.30     -    14.00     Lunch break
>
>Parallel sessions 1 :  papers and workshop
>14.00     -    16.30
>
>Theme I :   The role of forecasting in achieving sustainable
development
>Chair : Jean Moulin
>
>     paper session
>
>Theme II :  The role of TA in achieving sustainable development
>Chair : N.
>
>     paper session
>
>Workshop 1 : Human Resources Management and TA
>Chair : Gunter Clar
>
>     programme to be determined
>
>16.30     -    17.00     Coffee break
>
>Plenary session 2 : key note speakers
>17.00     -    18.30
>Chair : Robby Berloznik
>
>17.00     -    17.45     Jeo Janssen (Technische Universiteit Delft,
The
Netherlands)
>                    With Technology to the Future
>17.45     -    18.30     Luc Soete (MERIT, The Netherlands)
>                    The Future Information Society and Sustainable
>                    Development
>
>
>               Wednesday, October 9, 1996
>
>Plenary session 3 : key note speakers
>8.30 -    10.00
>Chair : Walter. Hecq
>
>8.30 -    9.15 George Waardenburg (Chairman of UNCSTD, The
Netherlands)
>                    The U.N. Commission on Science and
>                    Development (UNCSTD)
>9.15 -    10.00     Kojo  Asiedo (ICAO, Senegal)
>                    "Title to be provided"
>
>10.00     -    10.30     Coffee break
>
>
>Parallel sessions 2 : workshop and papers
>10.30     -    12.30
>
>
>Theme III :  Institutional actors and the challenge of using TA and
forecasting in building
>              sustainable development capacities
>Chair : Jacques Berleur
>
>     paper session
>
>Theme I :  The role of forecasting in achieving sustainable
development
>Chair : Francois Pichault
>
>     paper session
>
>Workshop 2 : work and TA
>Chair : Gerard Valenduc
>
>     programme to be determined
>
>Parallel sessions 3
>14.00     -    15.30
>
>
>Theme II : The role of TA in achieving sustainable development
>Chair : Gilbert Eggermont
>
>     paper session
>
>Theme III :  Institutional actors and the challenge of using TA and
forecasting in building
>           sustainable development capacities
>Chair : Dirk Holemans
>
>     paper session
>
>
>
>Workshop 3 : Achieving Sustainable development : the Brazilian case
>Chair : N.
>
>Workshop programme :
>
>               Opening by the President of the Brazilian National
Council
for S & T
>               Development - CNPq- Prof. Jose Galizia Tundisi
>                    The role of S & T in achieving Sustainable
>                    Development
>
>Presentations
>               Prof. Roberto Villas Boas
>                    Sustainable Develoopment and Advanced
>                    Materials : The Brazilian Case"
>
>               Maria Laura Barreto
>                    Sustainbale Development Concepts and
>                    Alternative Scenarios
>
>               Heloisa Medina
>                    Telecommunications in Scenarios of Sustainbale
>                    Development in Brazil
>
>               Carlos C. Peiter
>                    Scenarios of Sustainable Development and
>                    Advanced Materials : National Capabilities and
>                    Opportunities for Brazil
>
>Discussion
>
>Chair : summing up remarks
>
>15.30     -    16.00     Coffee break
>
>Plenary session 4 : key note speaker
>Chair : Luk Van Langenhove
>
>16.00     -    17.00     Gunter Pauli (ZERI, United Nations
University,  Japan)
>
>                    How internet-driven research, pilot projects and
>                    innovative financing techniques can adress the
>                    most pressing problems of our time: the case of
>                    Zero Emmissions Research spearheaded by the
>                    UNU in Tokyo, Japan
>
>
>Conference Dinner in the museum of comic strip art (Art Nouveau
building
designed by Victor
>Horta)
>
>
>
>
>               Thursday, October 10, 1996
>
>Parallel session
>
>9.00 -    9.45 Ricardo Petrella (U.C.L., Belgium)
>                    The information society and sustainable
>                    development : two contradicting paradigms
>
>10.00     -    12.30
>
>Workshop 3 :  What role can national councils for sustainable
development
play in building
>                  sustainable development capacities ?
>
>Chair : N.
>
>     programme to be determined
>
>
>IATAFI General Assembly
>
>12.30     -    14.00     lunch with farewell speech
>
>
>
> PRACTICALITIES
>1) Date and Venue
>The Second IATAFI Conference will take place from 8 - 10  October
1996 at the 'Brussels Congress Centre'. ...


     --- from list marxism at lists.village.virginia.edu ---




More information about the Marxism mailing list