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Trust & Technology Initiative


Trust & Technology Initiative events are intended as learning and networking events, around the themes of our work on multi-disciplinary collaboration exploring the dynamics of trust and distrust around internet technologies, society and power.

Lunchtime and Evening Talks

The Trust & Technology Initiative periodically hosts free informal lunchtime talks or evening talks, featuring speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds talking about their work in the context of trust and technology. Physical lunchtime talks typically run from 1pm to 2pm and are open to the public, and are held in venues in central Cambridge.  Online events are publicised through the University list of talks and to our mailing list. Please join the mailing list to be kept updated on upcoming events.

Please browse the Event Calendar on our homepage and check the Events Overview to see information on upcoming talks.

Interdisciplinary Workshops

The Trust & Technology Initiative periodically initiates and facilitates interdisciplinary workshops. If you would like to run a workshop that would benefit from the Trust & Technology network, please contact us.

Flagship Conferences

The Trust & Technology Initiative convenes an annual flagship symposium, connecting and catalysing research across disciplines, including technology, social sciences, humanities, and law. It showcases Cambridge research in this area, with high profile academics and up-and-coming researchers. The symposium is followed by a drinks reception for networking.

Sample event programmes:

Launch event 2018 at Robinson College, Cambridge.

Alongside high profile Cambridge academics, including Jon Crowcroft and Ross Anderson, other speakers included Malavika Jayaram (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University) and Danny Sriskandarajah (Secretary General, CIVICUS)

Launch Event Programme

2018 Symposium Booklet (pdf download)

Trust & Technology 2019 Symposium

The annual flagship conference took place at Churchill College, Cambridge on 19th Sept 2019.
The Symposium explored the following key themes:
  1. Automation and Society
  2. Critical Perspectives on Innovation
  3. Technology and Democracy

Full 2019 Symposium Programme

2019 Symposium Booklet (pdf download)

We value the participation of all attendees, and want all to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience at our events. We kindly request that attendees at our conferences and workshops adhere to our code of conduct.

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