CSaP Annual Conference 2019

26 June 2019, 9:30am


2019 CSaP Annual Conference

26 June 2019, The Royal Society, London

CSaP's Annual Conference will bring together members of our network from government, academia and elsewhere to discuss some of the policy challenges we have worked on over the past year such as environmental policy; emerging technologies and social care; quantum computing; risk and uncertainty; and many more.

This year’s annual conference marks the start of CSaP’s 10 year anniversary. With a focus on topics that CSaP has worked on during the year, academic experts will offer insights into some of the latest research that has the potential to inform decisions taken by policy makers.

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Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

The keynote will be delivered by Dr Stephen Cave, Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence who will speak on 'Intelligence as Ideology: its History and Future'.

Conference topics

Parallel sessions will cover topics on:

  • Environmental policy
  • Emerging technologies for social care
  • Extreme risks
  • Cybercrime
  • Technology & society
  • Opportunities and challenges of quantum technologies
  • Climate change and marine systems
  • Place policy after Brexit
Registration and cost of attending
  • Students and postdocs - £45
  • CSaP Fellows - £110
  • Government, academia. learned societies and voluntary sector - £145
  • Industry - £300

Costs include attendance at all sessions, as well as lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

To book your place at the conference, please click here

Conference partners and sponsors

Banner image by Steve Slater, flicker CC

Vinous Ali

Public First

Louis Barson

Institute of Physics

Georgina Collins

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Henry Dieudonné-Demaria

Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Helen Evans

Home Office

Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford

Commonwealth Secretariat

Dr Gemma Harper

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)

Dr Dudley Hewlett

Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

Rohit Kaushish

National Farmers Union

Dr Luke Kemp

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER)

Professor Michael Kenny

Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

David Knight

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

George MacGinnis

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Professor Robert Marsh

National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University Of Southampton

Dr Molly Morgan Jones

British Academy

Philip Rycroft

Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Professor Timothy Spiller

University of York

Dr Leonie Tanczer

University College London (UCL), Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)

Dr Marcus Tomalin

Centre for Research in the Arts Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge

Professor Bhaskar Vira

University of Cambridge

Dr Catherine Rhodes

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER)

Emma Woods

Natural History Museum

Dr Natasha McCarthy

Royal Academy of Engineering

Dr Stephen Cave

Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), University of Cambridge

Dame Clare Moriarty

Citizens Advice

Jackie Ouchikh

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Laura Sayer

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

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    Place policy beyond Brexit

    Speaking at CSaP's 2019 annual conference, former DExEu Permanent Secretary, Philip Rycroft, suggested that the UK is facing both practical and existential questions in the face of Brexit.