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ISTAS 2021

October 28 - October 31

2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS21)

28-31 October 2021

A Virtual Conference hosted by the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE’s Society on the Social Implications of Technology—the oldest society and conference of its kind.

ISTAS is a multi/inter/trans‐disciplinary forum for engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, researchers, social scientists, technologists, and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences, and discuss the social implications of technology.

ISTAS21 Theme: Technological Stewardship and Responsible Innovation

The 2021 IEEE ISTAS Conference Committee invites you to be part of this year’s flagship SSIT conference. Hosted as a hybrid event by the University of Waterloo and University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) from 28-31 October 2021, ISTAS21 will take place online, with select in-person, live-streamed activities in Waterloo—COVID-19 permitting.

Through partnerships with several organizations in the Waterloo/Guelph region, ISTAS21 will feature programming related to the following conference subthemes:

  • Health Systems
  • Privacy & Security
  • Artificial Intelligence & Automation
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Ethics & Technology

We hope you will join the ISTAS21 email list to receive periodic updates. Sign up here – your email address will not be shared further.

In addition, be sure to visit the ISTAS21 website for additional details about the Call for Papers, submission deadlines, speakers, registration, sponsorship/patronage opportunities, and more.


We hope to see you either in-person or virtually at this year’s conference in Waterloo. Thank you for your continued support of IEEE SSIT!

Heather Love and Rozita Dara, ISTAS21 Conference Co-Chairs


October 28
October 31
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