Overview of the Future of Fairness Symposium
Conference Room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

You can download the Future of Fairness Symposium Programme in PDF format.

Future of Fairness Symposium
Conference Room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
free entry, morning and afternoon teas provided.

Tuesday 22nd 8:30am to 5pm: Sport, Technology and Fairness

What is it that we value about sports competitions, and to what extent is that value increased or threatened by practices such as 'gene doping' or 'smart' sportswear? Are regulatory bodies like WADA safeguarding something of value, or are their rules arbitrary and archaic?

Wednesday 23rd 8:30am to 2:30pm: Fairness and Future Generations

Genetic and reproductive technologies present a growing range of options for influencing or selecting the traits of future children. But are we right to do so? What obligations do we owe to the children we may have? Is radical enhancement consistent with continuity of personal identity? And what would widespread use of enhancement technologies mean for the unenhanced?

Overview

Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness such as:

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