Invited talk ‘Performances of artificial and human alterity: Politics and technologies of domestication and alienation’ at the Workshop Technologies of Alterity, November 24, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited talk ‘Technology and culture: Using Wittgenstein for a holistic approach to the meaning of technology’ at CFCUL PhD Programme of Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art and Society, November 23, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited talk ‘Can artificial agents creat art? Towards thinking about human/non-human performances’ at CADA talk series Human Entities: culture in the age of artificial intelligence – 2nd edition 2017, November 22, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited talk ‘Robot ethics – Which are the ethical dilemmas?’ at the lunch debate Robots: ethical or unethical?, November 10, 2017, UNESCO, Paris, France. [further information on the issue by UNESCO]

Talk ‘ICT’s Posthumanism and Economic Relations’ at the Episode Alien Introspection – Xenofeminism, Robotics and Machinic Promiscuity, part of the festival The Future of Demonstration S1 VERMÖGEN, November 03, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Keynote talk ‘Vulnerable cyborgs reloaded: From narrative technologies for self-shaping to vulnerability transformations in modernity and the anthropocene’ at the Workshop Digital Existence II: Precarious Media Life, October 30 – November 1, 2017, Sigtuna Foundation, Sweden.

Keynote talk ‘Techniek en ethiek in de context van AI en robotisering’ at the ETION Forum 2017 iedereen robot?, September 11, 2017, Gent, Belgium.

Invited participation at the Future Emerging Arts & Technologies (FEAT) Panel at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘Romantic Cyborgs’ at the Symposium “AI-The Other I, Part II” at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk at the Opening Lecture ‘How Cultures Shape Technology’ at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘How to treat robots (and humans)’ at the VBC PostDoc Retreat, September 7, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘Technology, games, and narrative: Using Wittgenstein and Ricoeur for a hermeneutics of technology use’ at the Conference of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, August 22 – 24, 2017, Baden bei Wien, Austria.

Talk ‘Romantic Machines and the (Post)human: Varieties of Techno-Anthropological Experiences and Possibilities in Modernity’ at the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference Posthuman Studies – Humanities, Metahumanities, Posthumanities, July 19 – 22, 2017, Rome, Italy.

Participation at the Round Table ‘Book Discussion – Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn: Perspectives on Research in the Philosophy of Technology in the Next Decade’ with Shannon Vallor, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Albrecht Fritzsche, Astrid Schwarz and Martin Gessmann at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Talk ‘Magic Devices, Gothic Robots, and Romantic People – Understanding the Use of Contemporary Technologies in the Light of Romanticism’ at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Talk ‘Transcendental Grammar and Technical Practice in Wittgenstein’s Late Writings: Reading Wittgenstein as a Philosopher of Technology’ at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Invited talk ‘Technology games’ at the Conference celebrating 10 years of 4TU.Ethics Ethics of Technology: The Future agenda, June 12-13, 2017, Twente, The Netherlands

Talk with Faridun Sattarov on ‘Prejudiced Algorithms? Some argument about algorithmic power and bias’ at the CEPE/ETHICOMP Conference 2017 Values in Emerging Science and Technology, June 5-8, 2017, Turin, Italy.

Talk with Wessel Reijers on ‘Narrative technologies meets virute ethics: investigating the possibility of a narrative ethics of technology’ at the CEPE/ETHICOMP Conference 2017 Values in Emerging Science and Technology, June 5-8, 2017, Turin, Italy.

Invited talk ‘The poetics and grammar of innovation: Humans and non-humans in process and meaning’ at the Lunchtime Scientific Series of the Human Computer Interaction Group at the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, TU Vienna on May 30, 2017.

Inaugural Talk ‘The Language of Technology’ at University of Vienna on May 10, 2017. [video recording]

Talk ‘Language as Technology and Technology as Language’ at Symposium Language Game[s]: Poetry, Logic and Artificial Language on May 5, 2017 in London, UK. [recording of the talk]

Book presentation of New Romantic Cyborgs at University of Vienna on May 2, 2017.

Participation at panel discussion on artificial intelligence at “Forbes Impact: Die Nacht des Robo Sapiens: Eine Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Künstliche Intelligenz” on April 19, 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

Talk ‘Transcendence Machines: transcendence – immanence, transhumanism uploading – posthumanism cyborgs’ at the Designobjekt Mensch? – Conference, April 4-7, 2017 in Münster, Germany.

Talk ‘Magic and Self-Destruction: Romanticism and Media in the Anthropocene’ at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media Living in the Anthropocene, March 15-17, 2017 at Brussels, Belgium.

Talk ‘Technology Games and Forms of Life‘ at the Workshop Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Technology, University of Vienna on March 13, 2017 (Workshop organised by my Chair of Philosophy of Media and Technology, University of Vienna and by Stefan Koller, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA).

Talk ‘Romantic Machines: Cyborgs, Monsters, and Magic in Smart Devices‘ at the Philosophy Department, Santa Clara University on Feb 16, 2017.

Talk ‘Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine‘ at the STS Working Group, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, University of California, Berkeley on Feb 13, 2017.


Plenary talk ‘Should we care about robots? Empathy with machines, the moral standing of robots, and patient epistemologies in philosophy and art’ at the Lisbon ICPOS, at Lisbon, Portugal on Dec 16, 2016.

Invited talk ‘The poetics and grammar of technological innovation: connecting arts and technological practices’ at the Workshop Principles of Composition: Towards a Laocoon for Works of Technological Art, at Padova, Italy, Dec 5 – 7, 2016.

Invited talk ‘Philosophical arguments against automated killing’ at the Workshop Killer robots: the implications of lethal autonomous weapon systems at the DIIS, Kopenhagen, Denmark, November 18, 2016.

Talk ‘What is a relational ethics’ at the Workshop Plants and Robots – New Directions in Relational Ethics at the University of Vienna, November 11, 2016.

Talk ‘The Political Technologies of Asylum’ in the context of the lecture Flucht, Asyl, Menschenrechte at the University of Vienna, October 27, 2016.

Plenary Talk ‘Is it wrong to kick a robot? Towards a Relational and Critical Robot Ethics and Beyond‘ at Robophilosophy 2016, Aarhus, Denmark on October 18, 2016.

Invited Talk ‘Artificial agents in health care: Ethical and societal challenges’ at the Workshop Robotics in the 21st century: Challenges and Promises, Volpriehausen, Germany on September 27, 2016.

Invited Talk at the event ‘Error 301: human_not_found‘, organized by happyChaos at Amsterdam, the Netherlands on September 23, 2016.

Invited Talk ‘Radiation Ethics and the Gothic Epistemology of Modern Technological Risk: Ghosts, Measurement, and Praxis’ at the ISEEH 2016, Budweis, Czech Republic on August 29, 2016

Invited Talk ‘The Poetics of Innovation’ at the 2nd FEAT Workshop, Vienna, Austria on June 28, 2016

Talk ‘Data, Speed, and Know-How: Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Human-Autonomous Systems Cooperation in Military Contexts,’ prepared with Michael Funk, at the MESAS’16 workshop, Rome, Italy on June 16, 2016

Invited talk ‘Automation in the Maritime Sector: Ethical and Societal Issues’ at the 20ste Maritiem Symposium Automatisering in scheepvart en havens, Gent, Belgium on May 11, 2016

Invited talk ‘Machine Ethics in Health Care‘ at the Öffentliche Sitzung der Bioethikkommission, Vienna, Austria on May 2, 2016

Talk ‘Moving Machines: Robots, empathy, and the performance of suffering’ at the AISB 2016, University of Sheffield, UK on April 4, 2016

Invited talk ‘My Nature? From a scientific-romantic environmentalism to a more engaged relation to the environment’ at the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, US 17 February 2016

Invited talk at Technology and Nature workshop, College Station, Texas, U.S., 15 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Social ontology, political principles, and responsibility for technology‘ at Experts Meeting Technology and the Good Society at the Social Trends Institute, Barcelona, 4-6 February 2016

Invited talk at NERRI event with Stiegler, Radboud University Nijmegen, 1-2 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Moving Machines’ at Delft University of Technology, 1 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Automation, Vulnerability, and Disengagement‘ for Research Platform Cognitive Science, University of Vienna,14 January 2016


Invited talk at iMal symposium, Brussels, 10 November 2015

Invited talk ‘The ethics of self-driving cars‘ at Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Vienna, 21 October 2015

Invited talk ‘Confused by robots’ at Philosophy institute, University of Vienna, 20 October 2015

Invited talk: Tungsten lecture about robots and dance at TCIDA, Goldsmiths college, London, 7 October 2015    announcement and abstract

Invited talk about robots and health care at Birmingham City University, 25 September 2015  announcement

Invited keynote at New Frontiers in HRI Symposium, AISB 2015, Canterbury, 20-22 April 2015

Invited guest lecturer at Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, 29-30 January 2015

Invited talk at Zurich University of the Arts, Institut für Theorie, conference DeFacing Alterity in the Digital Age, Zürich, 5-6 January 2015


Invited talk ‘How Social are Social Robots?’ at University of Hertfortshire, Computer Science Research Colloquium, School of Computer Science (Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn), Hatfield, 25 November 2014

Invited talk ‘The Automation of the Social’ at VUB (Free University Brussels), Philosophy/Centre for Ethics and Humanism, Research Seminar “Virtual Media”, Brussels, 7 November 2014

Plenary lecture ‘The Automation of the Social? What Robots Teach Us About Sociality and Responsibility’ at the international conference: Robo-Philosophy – Social Robotics and the Future of Social Relations, University of Aarhus, 20-23 August 2014.

Invited keynote lecture ‘The Phenomenology of Environmental Health Risk: Vulnerability to Modern Technological Risk, Alienation, and Risk Politics’ and member organizing committee ISEEH2014 Second International Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, Budweis, Czech Republic, 15-19 June 2014

Invited talk ‘From Bart to Bitcom: Simmel’s Phenomenology of Money and the Question Concerning Contemporary Financial Technology’ at Philosophy of Technology German/Dutch Workshop, TU Darmstadt, 12-15 June 2014

Invited talk ‘The Art of Living with ICT’s and the Aesthetics of Vulnerability Coping’ at: The of Art Living with ICT “iMinds-SMIT Lecture Series”, Free University Brussels, 25 April 2014

Invited talk ‘Vulnerability to natural hazards: Philosophical Reflections on the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Natural Disaster Risk’ at the international workshop on “The Societal Risk Management of Natural Hazards”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 17-18 April 2014

Invited member organizing committee and programme committee symposium Machine Ethics in the Context of Medical and Care Agents, part of the 7th AISB Convention on Computing and Philosophy, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1-4 April 2014 + member of programme committee 7th AISB symposium on Computing and Philosophy.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Artificial Agents, Good Care and Modernity’ at symposium Machine Ethics in the Context of Medical and Care Agents at AISB 2014 Goldsmiths, University of London, 3-4 April 2014

Invited talk at symposium ‘Should Artificial Intelligence be used to make kill decisions on the battlefield?’ at AISB 2014Goldsmiths, University of London, 2 April 2014

Invited talk about Ethics of Robotics at: EPINET Workshop “Making robotic autonomy through science and law?”, Utrecht University, 20-21 February 2014

Invited commentator at the international conference »Going Beyond the Laboratory – Ethical and Societal Challenges for Robotics«, University of Oldenburg, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) – Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, 13-15 February 2014

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Drones and the Geography of Human – Technology – Earth’, TEC ART Rotterdam, 8 February 2014

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Autonomous killing machines? Lessons from machine ethics’ at:ECIS “Mediated morality: Using unmanned aerial systems for decision making in moral situations” symposium, TU Eindhoven, 21 January 2014 (invited talk)


Invited talk about ethics of robotics for the Human and Media Interaction Group, University of Twente, 2 December 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The impact of cognitive systems on Healthcare and Assisted Living’ at: Fourth EUCogIII members conference “Social and Ethical Aspects of Cognitive Systems”, Falmer/Brighton, 23-24 October 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Responsible innovation & production: Designing things, making things.’ Conference “RRI Unbound: Extending and Applying the Discourse”, University of Twente, 7-8 October 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Die globale technische Stadt: Vortrag über die Zukunft der Technikphilosophie’, TU Dresden, 4 October 2013

Contribution to Dutch parliamentary commission for security and justice (vaste commissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie Tweede Kamer), Tweede Kamer, Den Haag, 12 September 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about drones & relations between humans and technology at Art – Music – Technology FestivalGOGBOT 2013 in Enschede, 7 September 2013 (see also media appearances)

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Environmental Virtue and Environmental Skill”, with response by Philip Cafaro, Symposium ‘Environment and Technology: Do Virtues Make a Difference?’, University of Twente and Saxion, Enschede, The Netherlands, 17 June 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. Esmeralda lezing over Ethiek en IT voor Platform Voor Informatie Beveiliging, Utrecht, 5 juni 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about book Human Being @ Risk, Faculty of Science/Centre for Society and the Life Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, 14 May 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. invited participant in session ‘Current and emerging ethical and societal challenges of the information society’, World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013, Paris, 26 February 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Imagine Energy Futures: The Case of Smart Grids’, Workshop ‘Assessing Energy Futures: Epistemological and Ethical Problems in the Assessment of Energy Futures’, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Karlsruhe, 31 January 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. participant in workshop Anticipatory Ethics, Responsibility and Artificial Agents, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., 24-25 January 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about book Growing Moral Relations, Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont, U.S., 21 January 2013


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Therapeutic Robots for Children: A Preliminary Analysis of Ethical Problems’, workshop ‘New Advances in Robot Assisted Therapy: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach’, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy / The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 8-9 November 2012 [workshop website] [pdf programme in English]

Coeckelbergh, M. presentation at book symposium about Growing Moral Relations.Fourth Annual Dutch Conference on Practical Philosophy (OZSE conference 2012), Eindhoven, 2-3 November 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Environmental Virtue: Motivation, Skill, and (In)formation Technology’, Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW), Universität Tübingen, 2 October 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Security, Information Technology, Health Care: What Kind of Vulnerability Do We Want?’, Security, Ethics, and Justice conference, IZEW, Universität Tübingen, 21-23 June 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moving Perception and the Logos of Dance: Reflections on Dance, Embodiment, and Technology’, Philosophy Institute, University of Stuttgart, 21 June 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Disaster Ethics and Moral Imagination’, workshop Disaster Ethics, Delft University of Technology, 16 March 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Ethiek van militaire robotica’, for the Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs (Royal Institute of Engineers)KIVI NIRIA, Utrecht, 14 March 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. presentation on mHealth and ethics at the Vision Scenario Workshop, European Commision, Brussels, 27 January 2012


Coeckelbergh, M., contribution to panel on disparities at the eHealth and Equity in the Global Health Communitiesworkshop, European Commision (eHealth Unit, DG INFSO), Brussels, 15 December 2011

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Coping with Technological Risk: Skill, Imagination, Meaning’,Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, Prague, 24-27 August 2011. (keynote speaker)

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Is Ethics of Robotics about Robots? Philosophy of Robotics Beyond Realism and Individualism’,TILTing Perspectives 2011 conference ‘Technologies on the stand: Legal and ethical questions in neuroscience and robotics”, University of Tilburg, 11-12 April 2011 (keynote speaker) [programme]


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Robotic Appearances and Forms of Life’, workshop Future of Robotics in Germany and Japan: Intercultural Perspectives and Technical Opportunities, TU Dresden, 11-12 November 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Robots? Robot Morality and Human Morality’, Phibot10Philosophy Meets Robotics workshop, TU München, 6-7 October 2010 [program]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Hypocriete robots? Over kunstmatigheid, schijn en moraal in het sociale leven’, Symposium ‘Evolutie van bedrog’, USCKI Incognito (Studievereniging voor Kunstmatige Intelligentie, Philosophy Department, Utrecht University), Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht, 2 June 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. Comments on Moral Machines (Wendell Wallach & Colin Allen), International Association for Computing and Philosophy session (Friday 2 April),American Philosophical Association (APA) 2010 Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Francisco (US), 31 March – 4 April 2010 [program]

Coeckelbergh, M. ”Do zombie robots have rights? Towards a social-relational justification of moral consideration’, Life and Mind seminar, Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR), University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), 27 January 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘What is it like to be a robot? Natural empathy, artificial companions, and vulnerability mirroring’, COGS seminar, Centre for Research in Cognitive Science(COGS), University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), 26 January 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Techno-anthropologies: How robots shape our self-understanding as humans’, séminaire Phiteco (Philosophie, Technologie, Cognition), Groupe de Recherche C.R.E.D. (Cognitive Research and Enaction Design), Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), 21 January 2010


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Spider and the Web: Emotions, Evolution, and the Ethics of Technological Risk’, Philosopher’s Rally, Twente University, 13 May 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Heath Care, Capabilities, and AI Assistive Technologies’, research seminar Philosophy section, Delft University of Technology, 19 January 2009


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘De late Foucault: vrijheid als zorg voor jezelf’, Studium Generale, University of Twente (NL), 4 November 2008 [aankondiging]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Buitenaards leven en denken’, studievereniging Amsterdamse Filosofen Binding (University of Amsterdam), Crea1, Amsterdam, 1 October 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Opvoeden tot democratie’ (over de filosofie van Martha Nussbaum),Filosofisch Café Zwolle, Bibliotheek Zwolle, 15 September 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Human Enhancement Scenarios and the Problem of Moral Change’, Expert Seminar on Techo-ethical Scenarios: Exploring the Mutual Interaction of Technology and Morality, University of Twente, August 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Ethics and Personal Robots’, Symposium Wandel des Internets – Wandel der Informationsethik?,International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), Universität Karlsruhe (Germany), 4 April 2008


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Imagination’, workshop Genen in beeld, Centre for Society and Genomics, Nijmegen, 30 November 2007

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Verbeelding en principes: Enkele implicaties van Dewey’s moraalfilosofie voor een vernieuwing van de hedendaagse ethiek’, NSWP-pragmatismedag conference, University of Tilburg, 25 May 2007 (invited speaker) [abstract]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Risk Emotions and Risk Judgments: Passive Bodily Experience and Active Moral Reasoning in Judgmental Constellations’, ‘Moral Emotions about Risky Technologies‘ conference, Delft University of Technology, 3-4 May 2007 (invited speaker + chair of a session) [abstract]


Coeckelbergh, M. and J. Mesman ‘With Hope and Imagination: Imaginative Moral Decision-Making in Neonatal Intensive Care Units’, Ethics Research School methodology workshop, Utrecht University, 6 October 2006


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Imagination’, Health Sciences research seminar, Maastricht University/ Academic Hospital Maastricht, 14 December 2005

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Role of Imagination in Moral Reasoning’ at Studium Generale’sEthics Lecture Series, Glass Palace Heerlen, 1 December 2005 (public lecture)

Conference papers

Coeckelbergh, M., Pop, C., Simut, R., Peca, A., Esteban, P., De Beir, A., Hoang Long, C., David, D., Vanderborght, B. 2015. Survey investigating ethical issues concerning Robot Enhanced Therapy for children with autism. New Friends: 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education, Almere, The Netherlands, 22-23 October 2015. (NewFriends2015 Best Paper Award)      on-line proceedings    pdf of the paper

Coeckelbergh, M. and Reijers, W. ‘Cryptocurrencies as Narrative Technologies’. Open track, conference ETHICOMP2015 (computer ethics), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 9 September 2015.  pdf of the paper    pdf of the proceedings

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Invisible robots of Global Finance.’ Robot ethics track, conference ETHICOMP2015 (computer ethics), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 7 September 2015.  pdf of the paper   pdf of the proceedings

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Environmental Skill’. ISEE2015 conference, Kiel, Germany, 23-25 July 2015.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Poetics and Politics of Innovation: Engineering craftsmanship and grassroots practices in ICT’, SPT2015 conference, Shenyang, China, 3-5 July 2015.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Responsibility, robots, and humans: A preliminary reflection on the phenomenology of self-driving cars’, conference Robo-Philosophy – Social Robotics and the Future of Social Relations, University of Aarhus, 20-23 August 2014.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Metaphysics and Ethics of Electronic Money: The Case of Bitcoin’ at: CEPE2014, INSEIT, Paris, 23-25 June 2014

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Autonomy, Trust and Appearance: Exploring Ethical Issues in Robot Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders’ (part of FP7 DREAM Project) at: CEPE2014, INSEIT, Paris, 23-25 June 2014

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Money in the global village: How financial technologies shape our moral geography’, 18th International Conference for the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) , ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, July 4-6 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘ “It’s the algorithm, stupid!”: Toward an ethics of financial technologies’, CEPE 2013: Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature + organizer (with F. Lucivero) of robotics panel, Autónoma University, in Lisbon (Portugal), from July 1st-3rd 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Too close to kill, too far to talk: Interpretation and narrative in drone fighting and surveillance in public places’. TILTing2013, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, Tilburg, 25-26 April 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Art of E-Care: Virtuous Care Work, Skills, and Information Technology’, international conferenceGood Work: The Ethics of Craftsmanship, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 October 2012 [abstractsworkshop Technology, skill and craftsmanship]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Animals as Informational Objects: Care, Technology, and Moral Status’, Minding Animals conference2012, Utrecht University, 4-6 July 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘A Phenomenological Approach to the Moral Status of Autonomous Intelligent Machines’,AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012, Birmingham, 2-6 July 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘mDignity in the Global Village: Reflections on the Digital Divide, Capabilities, and New Information Technologies’, International Conference on Information Law and Ethics, Corfu, June 29-30, 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Data milking/identity for sale: Remarks on information technology and the problem of alienation’, conference Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in the 21st Century Information Society: Towards Critical Theories of Social Media. 4th ICTs and Society Conference 2012, Uppsala, 2-4 May 2012 [conference program] [abstract on pp. 52-53 in the collection of abstracts]

Funk, M. and Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Inner and outer movement: A phenomenological-hermeneutical approach to the epistemology of aesthetical gestures’, Inner Movement: The Motor Dimension of Imagination international conference, University College Ghent, 1-3 December 2011 [abstracts]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Trust, Expectations, and Emotions in Human-Robot Relations’, 4th Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics, University of Twente, 8-9 November 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Mogen robots voor ons zorgen?’, Filosofisch Café Nijmegen, 1 November 2011 [aankondiging]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Information Technology, Moral Anxiety, and the Implosion of the Public Sphere: A Preliminary Discussion of the McLuhanian Problem of Responsibility’, McLuhan’s Philosophy of Media Centennial Conference, Brussels, 26-28 October 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Evaluating Ethical (Energy) Scenarios: Empathy, tragic choice, and disagreement about the good’, Energy Futures workshop, Uppsala, 14-15 October 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Capability, nature, and technology: How to make the Capability Approach into an environmental ethics’, HDCA 2011 (Human Development and Capabilities Association 2011) conference, Sustainability session, The Hague, 5-8 September 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Can Robots Trust Humans?’, Bridging the Robotics Gapconference, University of Twente, Enschede, 11-12 July 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Trust, Power, and Information Technology’, IACAP 2011conference, The Computational Turn: Past, Present, Futures?, First International Conference of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy, Aarhus University, 4-6 July 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Walking ethics: Environment, Technology, and the Phenomenology of Wayfinding in ‘Nature’ ‘, Old World and New World Perspectives on Environmental Philosophy ISEE 2011, 8th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 14-17 June 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Driving Robot: On the phenomenology of GPS assisted navigation and its implications for identity’, Webinar ‘Interacting with a Digital ‘Person: what impact(s) and implication(s) for identity?’, University of Turku, Finland, and University Paris 8 and Maison Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord, France, 20 June 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Can we trust robots?’, CEPE 2011 Crossing Boundaries: Ethics in Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Relations, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 31 May – 3 June 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Technology as Skill and Activity: A Reply to Verbeek and Borgmann’, Society for Philosophy and Technology SPT 2011 Technology and Security conference, Denton, Texas, USA, 26-29 May 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Social Transformation and the Right to Communication’ and ‘Freedom, Security, Privacy’, UNESCO World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS Forum 2011), Geneva, 16-20 May 2011.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Lost in Appearance? Reputation management, narrative identity, and trust in on-line social network environments’, Workshop on Trust, Paris Descartes University, Paris, 14-15 December.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘You, robot: Ontology, appearance, and the linguistic construction of robots and human-robot relations’, E-CAP 2010 (ecap10), TU München, 4-6 October 2010 [program]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Environmental Virtue: Motivation, Imagination, and Information Technology’, First Dutch-German Workshop on Challenges for Philosophy of Technology in the 21st Century, University of Stuttgart/Berlin, 26-27 August 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Talking to robots: On the linguistic construction of personal human-robot relations’, Human-Robot Personal Relationships conference (HRPR 2010), Leiden, 23 June 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Artificial Companions? Empathy and Vulnerability Mirroring in Human-Robot Relations’, ICT that makes the difference: The future of Ambient Intelligence and ICT for Security, Brussels (Belgium), 22-25 November 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Joint Human-Robot Action: Virtual Intentionality and Hybrid Human-Robot Cultures’, workshop The Challenge of Social Cognition, EUCogII Member’s Conference 2009 ‘Challenges for Artificial Cognitive Systems’, Hamburg (Germany), 10-11 October 2009 [workshop talks]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Responsibility,Technology, and Experiences of the Tragic’, conference ‘Moral Responsibility: Neuroscience, Organization & Engineering‘, Delft University of Technology, 24 – 27 August 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Enhancement of What? A Capabilities Approach to Ethics of Human Enhancement’, SPT conference 2009 (human enhancement track), Society for Philosophy and Technology,Twente University, 10 July 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Living with Robots: A Social-Philosophical Approach to Robot Ethics’, SPT conference 2009 (robotics track), Society for Philosophy and Technology,Twente University, 9 July 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Robot Anthropology: Robots as Hermeneutic Devices for Defining the Human’, European Conference on Computing and Philosophy (E-CAP 2009), Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona (Spain), 3 July 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Living in the Eye of the Artificial Other’, Eighth International Conference of Computer Ethics (CEPE 2009), Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, 26-28 June 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Humans, Animals, and Robots: A Phenomenological Approach to Human-Robot relations’, 2nd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Leiden University, Tilburg University/Leiden University, 11 June 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Robots, Elderly Care, and Capabilities’, International Applied Ethics Conference, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 21-23 November 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Robots and Elderly Care: Philosophical Questions and Method’, Expert Meeting on Assistive Technology and Robotics, SENIOR project (funded by the European Commission), Brussels (Belgium), 20 October 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Personal Robots, Appearance, and the Good: A Methodological Reflection on Roboethics’, 1st International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Maastricht University, 13 June 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Technology and the Appearance of the Good: Carebots, Virtual Virtue, and the Best Possible Life’, workshop The Good Life in a Technological Age, University of Twente, 12 June 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Maar een spel? Over de morele beoordeling van nieuwe media en oude boodschappen’, Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofiedag, Free University Amsterdam, 23 November 2007 [pdf with abstracts]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Imagining worlds: Responsible engineering under conditions of epistemic opacity’, WPE-2007(Workshop on Philosophy & Engineering), Delft University of Technology, 29-31 October 2007

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Tragedy, Ethics, and Technological Risk: Responsibility between Freedom and Fate’, The Locus of Tragedy conference, Antwerp (Belgium), 23-25 November 2006

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Risk and Public Imagination’, EthicsRisk conference, Delft University of Technology, June 2006

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Principles or Imagination? Two Approaches to Global Justice’,Global Ethics conference, Ghent University (Belgium), April 2006 (+ chair of a session) [pdf with abstracts, see page 4]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Who Needs Empathy? A Response to Goldie’s Arguments Against Empathy’, Society for Analytic Philosophy (VAF), Free University Amsterdam, March 2006 (+ chair of a session)

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Imagination, Morality, and World Citizenship: A Critique of Nussbaum’ ACLA 2006 conference, Princeton University (US), March 2006

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Imagination, Moral Development, and Public Morality’, Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofiedag, UvH Utrecht, November 2004

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Making Up Your Mind: Decision-Making, Moral Knowledge, and Imagination’, Knowledge and Imagination conference, VU Amsterdam, June 2004

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Can We Choose Evil? A Discussion of the Problem of Radical Evil’, 4th Global Conference ‘Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness’, Prague (CZ) 21-26 March 2003

Coeckelbergh, M. en J. Busby ‘External control versus internalised responsibility in the design of hazardous installations’,European Association for the Study of Science & Technology (EASST) conference, University of York (UK), July/ August 2002

Busby, J. en M. Coeckelbergh ‘The responsibility for taking precautions against the risks of engineering design’, Research in Ethics and Engineering conference, T.U.Delft, April 2002 [abstract]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Freedom, the Self, and the Political’, Graduate Conference on Moral and Political Philosophy, University of Reading (UK), December 1998

Other conference contributions, talks, and visits

invited programme director of conference ETHICOMP 2015

member Program Committee for 2015 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop to be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Portland, USA

Coeckelbergh, M. and Wakunuma, K. presentation at SATORI workshop (European project, Stakeholders Acting Together On the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation), Ericsson, Rome, 13-14 October 2014

invited participant Alterity workshops in Brazil, Germany and US 2014-2015

member of programme committee of IACAP (International Association for Computing and Philosophy) 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-4 July 2014

member of programme committee of IEEE Ethics Symposium in Engineering, Science and Technology, 23-24 May 2014

talk ‘DREAM Ethics’, Kick-off meeting FP7 DREAM project, Brussels, 20-22 May 2014

Visit to the Centre for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 14 April 2014

member of Open Innovation Hub Textiles in Twente

participation in ‘Wittgensteinian Approaches to Moral Philosophy’ conference, KU Leuven 20-21 September 2013

organization of symposium with Prof. Philip Cafaro, UT and Saxion (with L. Van Wensveen), 17 June 2013

organization 3TU research day (with N. Doorn), keynote speaker Kristin Shrader-Frechette (University of Notre Dame), 10 June 2013

participation in Dag van de Milieufilosofie, Utrecht, 22 April 2013

participation in EUCogIII conference, Palma de Mallorca, 10-11 April 2013

participation in the First EUCogIII members conference ‘Do Robots Need Cognition? – Does Cognition Need Robots’, TU Vienna, 23-24 February 2012

invited talk about the Enlightenment and liberalism, Saxion Hogeschool, 30 November 2011

contribution to international workshop on tele-care, University of Twente, 23 November 2011

co-organizer (with Aimee van Wynsberghe) of the Bridging the Robotics Gapconference, University of Twente, Enschede, 11-12 July 2011.

co-organizer (with John Sullins) of the Information Ethics / Robot Ethics track at theIACAP 2011 conference, The Computational Turn: Past, Present, Futures?, First International Conference of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy, Aarhus University,

member of the organizing committee of the Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, Prague, 24-27 August 2011 (with Sven Ove Hansson, Deborah H. Oughton, Sabine Roeser, Kristin Shrader-Frechette and others)

chair of the ESLA discussion group (Ethical Socio-economic and Legal Aspects) at theICT that makes the difference: The future of Ambient Intelligence and ICT for Securityconference ( Brussels (B), 22-25 November 2009), which was one of the three groups that contributed to recommendations to the European Commission (Framework Programmes)

chair of the ‘Ethics and Technological Risk’ session at the First Annual Dutch Conference in Practical Philosophy,Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy, Doorn, The Netherlands, 2-3 October 2009

member scientific committee and organiser panel on ‘Robots, Cyborgs, and Artificial Life’ (with Gianmarco Veruggio and Fiorella Operto), Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) conference 2009, Twente University, 8-10 July 2009

speaker and invited participant in debate on fashionable technology with artists Aram Bartholl (Germany) and Sabine Seymour (New York). Organised by Rotterdams Denkcafé in collaboration with V2, Institute for the Unstable Media and Studium Generale, Rotterdam, 20 May 2009

invited speaker and participant in panel discussion at the symposium ‘Freedom’ organised by JOVD, Media Art Café Berlijn, Enschede, 4 April 2009 [persbericht]

report on the workshop ‘Ethiek en ethische toetsing’ which was part of the symposium ‘The art of ethics: Over ethici en ethische expertise’, NVBe-jubileum symposium, 27 januari 2009 (see also publications)

chair-commentator at the Society for Applied Philosophy International Congress 2005, St Anne’s College Oxford (UK), 1-3 July 2005

contribution to the organisation of, and reporting on, the workshop Risk Perception and Assessment in Design, Bristol University (UK), 1-2 March 2002

Public talks

Lezing over filosofie van mobiliteit en parkeren bij het afscheid van Jitze Rinsma, Prismare, 24 January 2014

Talk about the film Koyaanisqatsi at Philofilm, UTwente, 10 October 2013

Talk about drones & relations between humans and technology at Art – Music – Technology Festival GOGBOT 2013 in Enschede, 7 September 2013 [pdf]