A Small Symposium on Transhumanism
as part of the 5th Annual International Forum 
on Ethics
2-5 May 2022, Athens, Greece

ATINER is organizing a Small Symposium on Transhumanism as part of the 5th Annual International Forum on Ethics, 2-5 May 2022, Athens, Greece sponsored by the sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics, the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciencesthe Athens Journals of Law & the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

Transhumanism is a movement of thought, cultural and philosophical, which has been gradually irrigating the contemporary world for over forty years. It invites us to reconsider our conceptions of the human being, seeing it as an open project. We can see it at work behind the reflections of personalities from the economic world such as Lary Page, Elon Musk or Klaus Schwab. It is also already being taken into account by the military. It has given rise to a great deal of philosophical and sociological controversy and has been the subject of numerous books. But what about the citizen debate? The questions it raises – the relationship between humans and technology, the possibility of choosing our biological evolution, the interests and risks of living much longer in good health, etc. – are often difficult and very sensitive at the same time. They go to the very heart of our identity. How can the academic community work to make these questions both accessible and clear, and the public debate they imply take place in a serene manner?

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form  by the 21 March 2022 to: Mr. Marc Roux, Chair of the Association Française Transhumaniste – Technoprog & Affiliate Scholar, Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, France. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: