International AI + Society Conference

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The AI + Society Initiative presents, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue :


International AI + Society Conference


Thursday, October 19, 2023 to Friday, October 20, 2023

Save Your Spot!

Registration for the event will open in summer 2023.

We invite you to save your spot on the waitlist to receive priority access to the registration portal when it will open.



Join us for a global and interdisciplinary conversation on the ethical, legal and societal implications of artificial intelligence with leading law, policy and ethics scholars from around the globe.

This groundbreaking conference brings together a diverse and interdisciplinary mix of scholars, policymakers, engineers, social scientists, philosophers, and regulators who are at the forefront of AI theory, design, and development. 
Spanning two days, the conference features an engaging program of keynote speeches, panel discussions, armchair conversations, poster sessions, and exhibitions with leading thought leaders from North, Central and South Americas, Africa, Oceania, Asia and Europe.

Hosted by the AI + Society Initiative, the conference aims at amplifying the voices and perspectives of women, youth, seniors, Indigenous People, LGBTQIA2S+, racialized communities, people with disabilities, linguistic minorities, and those at the intersection of these identities. 

Our attendees will include those shaping the legal and social structures in which AI operates, fostering exciting interdisciplinary conversations and debates that drive innovation and responsibility in AI development and deployment.

The schedule of the conference will be made available during the summer 2023.


InformationThe conference will also feature a poster session showcasing the latest research and developments in AI, law, policy, and ethics, allowing for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to discuss their work and exchange ideas with a diverse audience. (Please refer to the call for submission for more details.)

We will also host two satellite pre-events on October 18, 2023:

This international conference will be presented by Microsoft and sponsored by CIFAR, with the support of he Scotiabank Fund for AI and Society at the University of Ottawa, X and Intel, as well as of the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue Project on AI for Healthy Humans and Environments at the AI + Society Initiative in collaboration with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics.


This event will be in English.

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