Human Enhancement Symposium

Oct 14, 2010 by Matthew J. Brown

 

EXPLORING HUMAN ENHANCEMENT: A SYMPOSIUM

at The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas

April 8-9, 2011
Hyatt Regency North Dallas Hotel
Richardson, Texas

 

Preliminary Program

Thursday, April 7th

6:00-8:00 PM – Registration – Strongly Encouraged

Friday, April 8th

8:00-8:30 AM – Registration & Coffee

8:30-8:35 AM - Welcome

  • Matthew J. Brown, Director, Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology

8:35-8:40 AM – Opening Remarks

  • Dennis Kratz, Dean of UTD School of Arts & Humanities and Founding Director, Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology

8:40-9:15 AM –  Session 1: What is Human Perfection?

  • Ruth Tallman (Barry University)

9:15-9:45 AM – Session 2: Genetics and Athletic Doping

9:45-10:00 AM – Break

10:00-11:00 AM – Session 3: Cognitive Enhancers and Fairness

11:00AM-12:00PM – Discussion Panel: Super-soldiers and Human Enhancement: Applications of Military Research

  • Ray Baughman (UT Dallas) and  Will Rosellini (Microtransponder, Inc.)

12:00-1:15 PM – Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30 PM - Session 4: Enhancing Morality I: Moral Status Enhancement

2:30-3:30 PM -  Session 5: Enhancing Morality II: Engineering Morality

3:30-3:45 PM – Break

3:45-4:45 PM - Workshop Session

  • Theorizing the Body 2.0 - Linda F. Hogle

4:45-5:45 PM - Poster Session

5:45-7:15 PM - Dinner on your own

7:30 PM - Keynote Lecture

  • Extinction by Design: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Human Evolution – Maxwell Mehlman

Saturday, April 9th

7:30-8:00 AM - Registration & Coffee

8:00-8:30 AM - Session 6: Eugenics

8:30-9:30 AM -  Session 7: Gender and Cyborgs

9:30-9:45 AM – Break

9:45-10:45 AM - Session 8: A New Caste System

10:45-11:00AM – Break

11:00AM-12:00 PM - Workshop Session

  • Be More Than You Can Be: Biomedical Enhancement in the Military – Maxwell Mehlman

12:00-1:30 PM – Lunch on your own

1:45-3:15 PM - Keynote Lecture

  • Designing the Able Body – Linda F. Hogle

3:15-3:30 PM – Break

3:30-4:30 PM – Session 9: Putting on an Enhanced Self: Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology

4:30-5:30 PM - Wrap-Up Discussion

  • Maxwell Mehlman
  • Linda Hogle
  • Janet Kourany
  • Fritz Allhoff

5:30-7:00PM -  Dinner on your own

7:15 PM -  Shuttle to UTD from Hyatt

8:00PM - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, UTD University Theatre

  • FREE with conference registration fee