Symposium for a Sustainable Human Future (04/2021)

Welcome to the Symposium for a Sustainable Human Future

When: Friday 23rd April 2021

Can technology end our reliance on unsustainable fossil fuels? How can we ensure a stable global economy for food production and supply? How will our ageing population affect society? What impacts, good or bad, will robots and AI have on our future lifestyles? The Symposium for a Sustainable Human Future brings together world-leading experts from different fields to present varied perspectives on these societal grand challenges, and to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion and collaboration.

The full-day symposium will be held on Friday 23rd April 2021, hosted by the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, and available to attend online. The symposium will consist of open panel discussions between the speakers, followed by Q&A sessions. There will also be an opportunity for students and early career researchers to present their work in the form of posters.

The Symposium for a Sustainable Human Future is organized by CISMA (Colloquia in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement), in collaboration with NPIF-EPSRC, CDT-ISM and the University of Edinburgh. CISMA is a student-led group aiming to spread awareness of interesting research in the broad fields of sensing and measurement, and to facilitate networking between PhD students, early career researchers, and senior academics.