We'd like to invite presentation and hackathon submissions for a small Tech and Relationships conference that will be hosted May 24th-25th, 2019, in Annecy, France. We expect the attendance of around 60 people, including industry- and academy-leading plenary speakers (like Jim Coan from the University of Virginia, Richard Slater from Wayne State University, and Tim Loving from Facebook), and will also include poster sessions and professional networking.
The goal is to bring the academic and industry spheres together to encourage collaboration.
Academics who attend will benefit from resources, tools, and gadgets that tech companies have access to, and will be able to discuss or actively begin research projects with the companies that are present.
The conference is currently sponsored by EASP, Facebook, AdopteUnMec, EmbrLabs, and Standard Innovations Ottawa, and will consist of presentations as well as "hackathon" style sessions with focused goals.
We invite submissions from researchers of all career stages interested in tech or relationships (broadly defined), and especially the intersection of the two. Because of EASP sponsorship, at least 50% of academic participants will be EASP members.
Academics may apply to either give an academic presentation, or to lead a topic during one of the hackathon sessions and abstract submission are due February 21, 2019.
Travel awards will be available for select early career researchers in need of financial support.
We also encourage researchers to reach out to Rhonda (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself (email@example.com) if they have questions or want to discuss the suitability of their topic.
We hope to see you in Annecy!
Dr. Rhonda Balzarini, Dr. Rick Klein, Dr. Hans IJzerman, & Dr. Michelle Kaufman