Nanotechnology Risk and Oversight: It’s Your Business!
Stanford University Alumni Center in Palo Alto, CA
Nanotechnology is moving out of laboratories and into factories, stores and homes, and waste streams. With Lux Research reporting more than $32 billion in products incorporating emerging nanotechnology sold last year and global nanotechnology R&D spending reaching $9.6 billion annually, governments around the world are looking at ways to ensure workplace, consumer and environmental health and safety.
Are current regulations adequate? Will countries take similar approaches to oversight, especially in Europe and America? Where is there already agreement, and where are possible differences? What role will international organizations play?
Attendance is free – RSVP is required to attend – Acceptances to firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is not being held at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. It is being hosted in partnership with the MIT Stanford UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum and will be held in the Stanford University Alumni Center in Palo Alto, CA. The session will be available as streaming media from wilsoncenter.org/nano at a later date.
June 12, 2006
David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) Presentation
Lynn Bergeson, Director, Bergeson & Campbell, PC, (Washington, DC) Presentation
Elizabeth Surkovic, Risk Management Nanotechnology & Chemicals, Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (London, UK) Presentation
Moderator: Anthony Waitz, Managing Partner, Quantum Insight (Menlo Park, CA)