August 17-19, 2006 Helsinki, Finland @ University of Helsinki, Main building

Prospective presenters are invited to submit proposals for presentations or full papers for TransVision 2006, the 8th annual conference organized by the World Transhumanist Association (Finland chapter).

The focus of the conference is on emerging technologies of human enhancement. Examples of possible topics for presentations will be made available at by January 2006.

Instructions for submitting material

Include all of the following information in a two-page proposal for your presentation:

* Title of presentation * Objective(s) of the presentation * Description of the content and format (300 words or less) * Abstract (25-50 words) for inclusion in the conference program * Media to be used and audiovisual equipment needed (if any) * Designated contact person (only one per proposal) * Complete name, title, organization, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address for each session presenter * Brief biographical sketch (50-100 words) of each presenter

Please submit your proposals electronically to the conference chair: Ari A. Heljakka (transvision2006 [AT]

After notification of acceptance of your paper, all presenters (at least one per presentation) will be required to pre-register for the conference.  Presenters not registered by June 1, 2006 will not be included in the program.

For more information, see the conference website or contact the conference chair.

Proposal selection criteria

* A clear and concise description of the proposed presentation * Relevance to conference theme and goals * Evidence of presenter experience with topic * Completion of all information requested

Important dates

Proposals due by: March 1, 2006 Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2006 Deadline for presenters to pre-register: June 1, 2006

Recording of the proceedings

Conference panels and presentations will be audiotaped/videotaped. With presenter permission some or all may be made available on the web. Presenters are also encouraged to submit accepted presentations as electronic documents to be included in the coverage on the conference website.

Publication of proceedings

You may wish to submit your full paper for consideration for publication in the Journal of Evolution and Technology or Transhumanity. The former is oriented towards more academic articles, and the latter towards more popular articles.