6th Love and Sex with Robots Congress Will Be Virtual, Despite Montreal Hopes
Plans to hold 2021 conference in person are dashed as annual event remains online.
Greetings from the world of sex technology!
We know it has been a tough year for the world, but hopefully, this will be some good news to brighten your day. Between August 18 and 20, 2021, the biggest meeting of scholars who study sex robots is scheduled to happen, and everyone is invited!
Last year, we gave you the details about the 2020 event with some tidbits about the 2021 conference, but a lot was still unknown at the time. Now it is a new year, and Future of Sex is happy to tell you everything you need to know, so you can be prepared to join the fun.
The topics at this conference are everything you could hope for as a researcher or enthusiast.
Topics will include robot emotions, humanoid robots, robot personalities, teledildonics, sex technology startups, and understanding human-robot interaction from a variety of areas, including psychological, sociological, feminist, ethics, and clinical approaches.
Despite initial plans for the 2021 Love and Sex with Robots Congress to occur in person in Montreal, the event is happening online to keep attendees safe. This has the added benefit of allowing people to join from anywhere in the world, and also not paying for hotels or plane tickets.
The plan is for the conference to resume in-person meetings in 2022, so this may be your last chance to join from the comfort of your home or office.
We also have information about who will be presenting. Dr. Markie L.C. Twist, a therapist and digisexuality expert, Dr. Justin R. Garcia, executive director of the Kinsey Institute, Dr. Lara Karaian, Expert in Criminology, Cybersex, and Feminist, Gender, & Queer studies, and Davecat, iDollator, Activist, & prominent figure in the Synthetiks Community, will all be keynote speakers.
These experts are well known in the field of sex and technology, and this is the first time they have all presented at a single conference. As someone who has seen most of them present, attendees of this conference are in for a treat.
The submission deadline to present at the conference is May 31. Info about topics and how to format submissions can be found on the conference website.
If you would like to attend, registration costs $29 per attendee. While there will be some amazing scientists attending, you can join as an enthusiast or just as someone who is curious about the topics.
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