APA is convening an interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind & Society in Washington, DC on April 5-7, 2018, focusing on understanding and shaping the interactions of human beings and technology, identifying priorities for future work, and promoting collaboration among participants.  The conference will be organized around these themes:

  • Basic Research: How humans understand and use technology, impacts of technology on human experience and behavior, human-technology interactions as mutually adaptive systems, role of technology in advancing other areas of scientific research, and related topics.
  • Foundations of Technology Design: Development of technologies informed by psychological, behavioral, and social science research.
  • Applications: Development, use, and impact of specific technologies in domains such as aging, education, mental and physical health, recreation, and the workplace.
  • Broader Implications: Ethical and policy questions concerning the opportunities and challenges arising from human-technology interactions.

Scientists, practitioners, policymakers and students from around the world are invited to participate. We would like to encourage broad and diverse participation — please share the Call for Submissions as widely as possible. The deadline for submissions is October 20, 2017.