Day 1:

8:00-8:30 AM

8:30-8:45 AM

Thursday, May 19


Welcome and Logistics

8:45-10:15 AM

Plenary Session 1: Intellectual Property Protection of Emerging Technologies: The New Frontier (W.P. Carey Armstrong Great Hall)



James Weinstein, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Carolyn Blankenship, General Counsel of

Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Jacob S. Sherkow, Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

Tyson Winarski, Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

10:15-10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 1.1: Smart Devices and Privacy (Room 140)

Chris Barton, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Promise or Peril?

Sharon Bassan, DePaul University College of Law, A Proportionality-Based Framework for Government Regulation of Digital Tracing Aps in Time of Emergency | read full paper

Paul Flanagan, Drexel Law School, Your Fridge Knows What You Ate: Legal & Risk Management Solutions to Malware and the Internet of Things

Elma Hajric, Arizona State University, Regulatory Gaps in Data Protection on Smart Campuses in the United States: IoT Poles as a Sociotechnical Case Study

Concurrent Session 1.2: Food, Drugs and Devices (Room 243)

Khara GriegerNorth Carolina State University, Governance Through Responsible Innovation: Case of Nanotechnology in Food and Agriculture

Danielle KabellaSchool for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, The Pursuit of Responsible Opioid Overdose Prevention Technologies: Divergent Pasts and Managed Futures

Richard WilliamsCenter for Truth in Science, Precision Fermentation – The Future of Food

James Arrowood, Arrowood Helbert Attorneys PLLC, Wearable and Implantable Medicine

Concurrent Session 1.3: AI and Healthcare (Room 150)

Aykut DengiRadiusAI, Inc., Can Human-Centric AI Overcome Substantial Challenges to Realize Its Potential in Healthcare?

Heather RossSchool for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Algorithmic Bias in Atrial Fibrillation Therapies

Richard Sharp and Susan Curtis, Mayo Clinic, A Governance Framework for Artificial Intelligence Tools in Medicine

Concurrent Session 1.4: Governing Bots (Room 240)

Ronald ArkinGeorgia Tech, Misdirection and Counter-deception in Robot Teams: Methods and Ethical Considerations

Helen A.F. GouldTech Strategizers, LLC (Intel, retired), Fostering Trust in Technology through Trust Relationships, Competency, and Trust Mechanisms

Troy Rule, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Drones, Airspace and the Sharing Economy

Gary Marchant, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Professional Codes of Conduct as a Governance Mechanism

Concurrent Session 1.5: National Security (Room 250)

Artur Lukaszczyk, University of Waterloo, Digitizing ‘Use of Force’: Problems with the Analogy Approach to Evaluating Harms Within Cyberspace

Lawrence TrautmanPrairie View A&M University, Tik Toc! Tik Toc: Escalating Tension Between U.S. Privacy Rights and National Security Vulnerabilities

Braden Allenby, Arizona State University, Reflexive Control and the Sunset of Enlightenment Pluralism

Joshua Abbott, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Guerrilla Tactics for Technology Governance

12:15-1:00 PM


1:00-2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2.1: Bio Data (Room 140)

Amanda Courtright-Lim, Translational Genomic Research Institute, Identifiability: Qualitative Analysis of the Ethical Issue of Data Sharing

Beckett Sterner and Ute Brady, Arizona State University, Governance and the Social Epistemology of Data Integration for Global Biodiversity Loss

Tierry M. Laforce, Université de Montréal, Using an Implementation Research Tool to Guide the Implementation of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening

Liza Vertinsky and Yaniv Heled, Emory Law School & Georgia State University, A Theory of Genetic Interests

Concurrent Session 2.2: Technology and the Courts (Room 150)

Robert CoppleCopple & Associates, Legal Ethics in the Age of Digital Law

Tyler HughesSandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Why Immigration Judges Should Use AI Technology for Bond Hearings

Michael RollandEngelman Berger, PC, Remote Legal Services During the Pandemic: A Survey

Amy SchmitzThe Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, AI, Data Analytics and the Courts: Advancing, or Hindering, Justice?

Concurrent Session 2.3: IP Rights and Technology (Room 240)

Jennifer Carter-JohnsonMichigan State University College of Law, Biohacking Patent Law

Amanda LevendowskiGeorgetown Law, Resisting Face Surveillance with Copyright Law | read full paper

Gary MyersUniversity of Missouri, Copyright Protection for Works Created by AI: A Comparative Analysis

Martin Perez ComissoSchool for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Travels, Trajectories and Transformations of SolarSPELL in Fiji

Concurrent Session 2.4: Technology Risk Governance (Room 250)

Matthew GrelletteMcMaster University Institute on Ethics and Policy for Innovation, How the Precautionary Principle Hinders Regulatory Engagement: The Problem of Implicit Judgments

Eric E. JohnsonUniversity of Oklahoma College of Law, The Black Hole Case: The Law Against the End of the World (book proposal)

Ronit Justo-Hanani, Tel Aviv University Department of Public Policy, Risk regulation and governance of Artificial Intelligence in the EU | read full paper

Joanna SaxCalifornia Western School of Law, Covid-19 and Perceptions of Risk

Concurrent Session 2.5: Environmental Governance (Room 243)

Benjamin Hofbauer, TU Delft, Putting Cats Back into Bags. On the Reversibility of Solar Geoengineering

Victoria Sutton, Texas Tech University, Unintended Consequences of Environmental Policy

Behnam Taebi, Delft University of Technology, Governance of Geoengineering in the Face of Normative Uncertainties

Nynke van Uffelen, TU Delft, The Role of Ideals in the Recent Resurgence of the Hydrogen Hype in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium

2:30-2:50 PM

Coffee Break

2:50-4:20 PM

Concurrent Session 3.1: Surveillance Technology (Room 140)

Stuart BrotmanUniversity of Tennessee, Third-Way Approaches to Facial Recognition Technology Regulation

Albert (Buzz) ScherrUNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 21st Century Emerging Technologies: A Constitutional Right to Information Privacy

Jessica WaniArizona State University, Voluntary Dementia Registries and Policing 

James Arrowood, Arrowood Helbert Attorneys PLLC, Surveillance States and the State of Surveillance

Concurrent Session 3.2: Innovative Governance Approaches (Room 243)

Lauren A. FahyUtrecht University, Regulatory Sandboxes and Innovation in Practice: Lessons from The UK’s Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech | read full paper

Anat LiorYale Law School Information Society Project, ‘Like A Good Neighbor, Insurance Is There’ – Insurance as A Facilitator of Emerging Technologies

Melanie McPhailUniversity of British Columbia, Flexible Regulation of Health Technologies: Insights from Financial and Environmental Regulation

David Colby ReedMIT Media Lab, Finding Voice in the Vacuum: Technology Design Principles for the Extreme, Complex Environments of Space

Concurrent Session 3.3: AI Governance (Room 150)

Jieshu WangArizona State University, AI Is Already Here, But It’s Not Evenly Distributed

Helen A.F. Gould, Tech Strategizers LLC (Intel, retired), Foreseeing the Unforeseen: Considering Intended and Unintended Behaviors with Rule Abiding and Rule Breaking

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez, Future of Life Institute, AI Soft Law: What Does the Empirical Evidence Show?

Gary Marchant, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Indirect Enforcement Mechanisms for AI Soft Law

Concurrent Session 3.4: Fintech (Room 240)

Emily GirkinsSandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, F-NFTs and Securities Law for the Sofa Investor

Doron GoldbarshtMacquarie University, Artificial Intelligence and Financial Integrity: The Case of Anti-Money Laundering

David ThawUniversity of Pittsburgh, Bot Contracts | read full paper

Vladimir Troitskiy, Lex International Law Firm, Blockchain Regulating Social Behavior: Adjusting Traditional Law Practices

Concurrent Session 3.5: Technology Governance and Democracy (Room 250)

Gaia BernsteinSeton Hall University School of Law, Unwired: Regaining Control over Addictive Technologies

James HughesUMass Boston, Science, Politics and the Professional-Managerial Class

Emily LaRosa, UC San Diego, AI Systems and Continuous Social Impact: The Case for Forethought and Active Maintenance | read full paper

A.J. Gilman, Arizona State University, Transnational Jurisdiction and Online Technologies

4:30-6:00 PM

Plenary Session 2: AI Soft Law (W.P. Carey Armstrong Great Hall)



Wendell WallachThe Hastings Center

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez, Future of Life Institute

Emile Loza de Siles, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hawai’i

Craig ShankIndependent Advisor, Consultant, and Speaker

Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Lee Tiedrich, Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethical Technology, Duke University

6:00-8:00 PM

Reception and Student Poster Session (Room 544)

Day 2:

8:00-8:30 AM

Friday, May 20


8:30-10:00 AM

Plenary Session 3: Smart Cities (W.P. Carey Armstrong Great Hall)



Diana Bowman, Associate Dean, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Steve Hamilton, Senior Manager, Risk & Financial Advisory, Deloitte

Bianca Lochner, Chief Information Officer, City of Scottsdale

Jason Whittet, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

10:00-10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4.1: Gene Editing (Room 243)

Paul EnriquezUnited States Courts of Appeals, Defining Genome Editing

Gary Marchant, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, International
Governance of Human Genome Editing

John NelsonArizona State University, Preparing for Genome Editing Technologies:  Results from Deliberative Public Engagements

Mariam Elgabry, Yale Law School, Soft Law Governance Using a Hybrid Hackathon Delphi Model for Biosecurity

Concurrent Session 4.2: Genomics Across Borders (Room 140)

Ronit LangeriGEM Foundation, Governing Emerging Biotechnology: The Igem Experience

Kevin DoxzenSandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, A Framework for Delivering a Globally Accessible Gene Therapy

Vardit RavitskyUniversité de Montréal, The Emergence and Global Spread of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: A Comparative Study

Leslie WolfGeorgia State University College of Law, When State Laws Conflict: Choice of Law Challenges in Multi-Site Research

Concurrent Session 4.3: Privacy Governance (Room 150)

K Royal, Outschool, State of the States: Navigating Unfamiliar Privacy Waters

Remy HellsternUniversity of British Columbia, Old Policy, New Tech: Reconciling Private Blockchain Systems with International Privacy Frameworks | read full paper

Shane MorrisPharmala Biotech Inc., Next Generation Policy for MDMA in Canada: A Regulatory Roadmap for Medical-Use Ecstasy

Wayne UngerGonzaga University School of Law, The Privacy Theory of the First Amendment

Concurrent Session 4.4: Technology and Innovation (Room 240)

Jay Carpenter, Desert Blockchain, Federated Consumer Safeguards: Decentralized and Dynamic Governance of Web 3.0

Erika M. DouglasTemple University Beasley School of Law, The Predatory Innovation Paradox: Analyzing Exclusionary Design Changes in Antitrust Law

Bryant Walker SmithUniversity of South Carolina, Espionage and Discrimination in Innovation

Natasha Vita-MoreAuthor, Scientist & Innovator, Seeding Ideas Across Empathy Gaps

Concurrent Session 4.5: Neuro Frontiers (Room 250)

Walter G. JohnsonAustralian National University School of Regulation and Global Governance, Regulatory Sandboxes for Novel Neurotechnologies: Innovative Reform or Hype?

Lauren Withycombe Keeler, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Future of Ageing in Smart Environments

Consuelo Walss-Bass, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Human Postmortem-Derived Synthetic Neural Models: Identity after Life? | read full paper

Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania, Direct-to-consumer Neurotechnology: Ethical and Regulatory Challenges

12:00-12:45 PM


12:45-2:15 PM

Concurrent Session 5.1: Cutting Edge Health Care Innovation (Room 140)

Crystal GonzalezMountain Park Health Center, The Sangre Por Salud Community Advisory Board: Enhancing Genomic Medicine Research within a Latino-serving Federally Qualified Health Center

Jonathan KahnNortheastern University, The Legal Weaponization of Racialized DNA

Jennifer PrestonBanner Health, Robotic and Implantable Medicine

Toby ShulruffSchool for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, I’ve Got You Under My Skin: Anticipating and Mitigating the Use of Connected Implantable Devices in Gender-Based Violence

Concurrent Session 5.2: Big Data (Room 150)

Braden AllenbyArizona State University, China’s Social Credit System: Fixing Soft Authoritarianism

Shauhin TaleshUniversity of California Irvine School of Law, The Technologization of Insurance: An Empirical Analysis of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Cybersecurity and Privacy | read full paper

Jeremy WeissmanNova Southeastern University, Total Reputation Society

Concurrent Session 5.3: Automated Transportation (Room 240)

Farah Najar ArevaloSchool for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Emerging Technologies in Urban Mobility: A Qualitative Analysis of Regional Planning in the USA

James Arrowood, Arrowood Helbert Attorneys PLLC, Driverless Cars

Tracy Pearl, University of Oklahoma, The Fourth Amendment in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles | read full paper

Brent Skorup, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Drone Highways, Airspace Federalism, and Emerging Issues in Aerial Law

Concurrent Session 5.4: Online Platforms (Room 250)

Hanim AstutiFlorida State University, Governing Digital Identity from an Ethical Perspective: The Case of Indonesia

Amir DezfuliSierra Club, Truth in Advertisement | read full paper

Nancy KimIllinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Civil Liability for Facebook

Zahra TakhshidDenver Sturm College of Law, Appropriation of Data-Driven Digital Persona

2:15-2:30 PM


2:30-4:00 PM

Plenary Session 4:  Xenotransplantation Research Using Brain Dead Patients (W.P. Carey Armstrong Great Hall)



Gary Marchant, Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Lara Schaheen, St. Joseph’s Hospital

Jason Robert, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Karen-Sue Taussig, University of Minnesota

4:00 PM

Conference Closing