11th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology
Terasem Island Conference Center, Second Life
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
7AM - 11AM PDT / 10AM - 2PM EDT / 3PM - 7PM GMT


Theme: The Geoethics of Nanotechnology in Biological or Mechanical Cell Repair


The workshop is an exchange of scholarly views on geoethical nanotechnology and its uses in biological, machanical or biomechanical cell repair.

Interested Biologists, Physical Scientists, Nanotechnologists, Computing Scientists/Professionals and Ethicists interested in geoethical applications of nanotechnology are invited to submit a title and 100-word abstract for up to a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation. The workshop will take place at the Terasem Island Conference Center in Second Life (http://secondlife.com, coordinates: 132.177.33), an on-line virtual community. Submission deadline is June 1, 2016. Authors of accepted submissions will receive email notifications by June 15, 2016.

Upon presentation acceptance, we will be pleased to provide you with the necessary instruction to confidently and comfortably participate in the Terasem Island/Second Life virtual workshop.

Each year on July 20th, Terasem conducts a workshop on the subject of geoethical nanotechnology. The purpose of the event is to provide the public with informed perspectives regarding geoethical nanotechnology via expert presentations, challenges and discussions. It also seeks to develop a set of geoethical guidelines that will provide a safe harbor within which curative nanotechnology can develop. (Read more)



For information related to previous Workshops, please visit the Archive page.



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11th Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons
Terasem Island Conference Center, Second Life
Saturday, December 10, 2016
10AM - 1PM PST / 1PM - 4PM EST / 6PM - 9PM GMT


Theme: Legal Aspects of Futuristic Persons: Cyber-Humans


The colloquium is an exchange of scholarly views associated with the moral and legal principles and obligations in cyber-humanity.

Lawyers, Legal Professionals, Policymakers, Computer Scientists, Neuroscientists, Biologists, MDs, Psychiatrists/Psychologists, Human/Civil Rights Activists and Information Technologists interested in the law of futuristic persons are invited to submit a title and 100-word abstract for up to a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation. The colloquium will take place at the Terasem Island Conference Center in Second Life (http://secondlife.com, coordinates: 132.177.33), an on-line virtual community. Submission deadline is November 1, 2016. Authors of accepted submissions will receive email notifications by November 15, 2016.

Each year on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Terasem conducts a colloquium on the law of futuristic persons. The event seeks to provide the public with informed perspectives regarding the legal rights and obligations of "futuristic persons" via audio/video webcast (including transcripts) of expert presentations, challenges and discussions. We also hope to facilitate development of a body of law covering the rights and obligations of entities that transcend, and yet encompass, conventional conceptions of humanness. (Read more)

Call for Presentations

For information related to previous Colloquiums, please visit the Archive page.

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Other Events


Techno-Freedom Seder, March 10

Each year on March 10th, Terasem celebrates the Techno-Freedom Seder. The Freedom Seder is inspired by a 3000 year-old Jewish ceremony to commemorate freedom from Egyptian slavery. It expands on the Jewish tradition and contemplates more diverse aspects of freedom.

To view the program page, with links to media, please click here.



Celebration of Life Seder, June 10

On June 10th of each year, Terasem holds the Celebration of Life Seder, inspired by an ancient Jewish ceremony, Tu B'Shevat, to commemorate the gifts of trees. This Seder expands on the Jewish tradition and contemplates more diverse aspects of nature.

To view the program page, with links to media, please click here.



Techno-Obligation Meeting, September 10

The Techno-Obligation meeting is held each year on September 10th. The meeting devoted to increased understanding of the obligations of technology.

To view the program page, with links to media, please click here.