Call for papers

We invite English abstracts up to 500 words, to be sent in MS Word and PDF format to: Submissions should also include author(s), title, institutional affiliation and demonstrate some relation to the conference theme.

Files should be named and submitted in the following manner:
Submission: First Name Last name. docx (or .doc) / .pdf
Example: “Submission: MaryAndy.docx”


The deadline has been extended!

Abstracts should be submitted before July 3, 2017 to
Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Each presenter will be given 10 additional minutes for questions and discussions with the audience, for a total of 30 minutes.
Notification of acceptance is July 15,


Papers can be presented which analyse (but are not limited to):

  • What it is to be human in an age of rapid technological developments
  • Technology and human enhancement 
  • Science and human enhancement
  • The (bio)ethics of human enhancement
  • Cognitive enhancement (and technology)
  • Moral enhancement (and technology)
  • The limits of technological enhancement
  • Human enhancement, technology and transcendence
  • Human enhancement and identity
  • Human enhancement, theology and christianity


Wednesday 23 aug

  • 10.00-11.00    Introduction en keynote Ciano Aydin
  • 11.00-12.00    Keynote Erik Borgman
  • 12.00-13.00     Lunch
  • 13.00-17.00     Paperpresentations

Thursdag 24 aug

  • 10.00-11.00     Keynote Ignaas Devisch
  • 11.00-12.00    Keynote Jonne Hoek
  • 12.00-13.00    Lunch
  • 13.00-17.00    Paperpresentations

Fridag 25 aug

  • 10.00-11.00    Keynote René Munnik
  • 11.00-12.00    Paneldiscussion
  • 12.00-13.00    Lunch
  • 13.00-15.00    Summation Ciano Aydin
  • 15.00-16.30    Cocktail time


Utrecht University
Utrecht Science Park De Uithof
Bestuursgebouw, Lier&Egginkzaal
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

Participation is free of charge if you submit a paper.
For further questions please contact: