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From: "George Dvorsky" <>
Subject: TransVision 2004: Call for Proposals
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:28:33 -0500

TransVision 2004: Art and Life in the Posthuman Era
JJR McLeod Auditorium, University of Toronto
July 30 to August 1, 2004
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: http://www.transhumanism.org/tv/2004/

Call for Proposals
Deadline: March 1, 2004

Include all of the following information in a two-page proposal for your 

- Title of presentation
- Type of presentation (i.e. talk, performance, exhibit, video, etc.)
- Program track to which topic relates:
	- Transhuman Art and Culture
	- Transhuman Science and Technology
	- Transhuman Ethics, Law, and Politics
	- Other (see list of suggested topics for examples at the TV04 Website)
- Objective(s) of the presentation
- Description of the content and format (300 words or less)
- Abstract (25 - 50 words) for inclusion in the conference program
- Presentation space requirements, media to be used and audiovisual 
equipment needed (if any).
- Designated contact person (only one per proposal)
- Complete name, title, organization, address, phone and fax numbers, and 
e-mail address for each session presenter
- Brief biographical sketch (50-100 words) of each presenter

Please submit your proposals electronically to World Transhumanist 
Association secretary James Hughes Ph.D. at  If 
necessary, you may submit your conference proposal to Dr. Hughes by mailing 
it to him at: Trinity College, 71 Vernon St., Hartford CT 06106, or by 
faxing it to: (860) 297-4079.

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2004.
Please attach the paper the presentation is based on if it is already 

After notification of acceptance of your paper, all presenters (at least one 
per presentation) will be required to pre-register for the conference. 
Presenters not registered by June 1, 2004 will not be included in the 

For more information see the conference website at 
http://www.transhumanism.org/tv/2004/ or contact the conference chair, 
George Dvorsky at 

Proposal Selection Criteria

Proposals will be selected based on the following criteria:

- A clear and concise description of the proposed presentation
- Relevance to conference goals and objectives
- Evidence of presenter experience with topic
- Completion of all information requested


- Proposals due by: March 1, 2004
- Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2004
- Deadline for conferees to pre-register: June 1, 2004

Publication of Proceedings

If your presentation is accepted, you are strongly encouraged to submit it 
as an electronic text by June 1, 2004. Electronic contributions will be 
considered for one of the following publication venues:

- Academic papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of 
Evolution and Technology
- Non-academic essays and talks will be considered for publication in the 
online magazine Transhumanity
- Some of the audio, graphic and film material will appear in the WTA's 
online gallery of transhumanist art

Session abstracts and information about the presenters also will be included 
on the site.

Taping of the Proceedings

Conference panels and presentations will be audiotaped, and in some cases 
videotaped, and made available on the web.

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