Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE)

The first meeting of Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) is to be held at the University of Waterloo,
June 9-12, 2014. SRPoiSE is a relatively new international consortium which supports high-quality philosophical work related to science and engineering that contributes to public welfare and collective wellbeing.  (See our website,, for more information, and to apply to become a member.) The SRPoiSE Consortium aims to improve the capacity of philosophers of all specializations to collaborate and engage with scientists, engineers, policy-makers, and a wide range of publics to foster epistemically and ethically responsible scientific and technological research. As part of this aim, we plan to hold annual meetings where scholars can disseminate and discuss their work; this is the first of those meetings.

The meeting will take the format of a workshop, allowing everyone to present their work to the whole group.  In addition, SRPoiSE will be held as part of a larger meeting of “Communities of Integration” in conjunction with two or three other workshop groups.  These include STIR (Social-Technical Integration Research) and SEE (Studies of Experience and Expertise).  (See the STIR website and click on “Communities” for descriptions of these groups.) During the conference, these groups will have the opportunity to come together and share their work, identifying connections and potential collaborations among them.

Please contact Katie Plaisance (Centre for Knowledge Integration, University of Waterloo) at with any questions.