PHTR 2020 live! | Quick guide to what's coming

We are very happy to announce that the website for the Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations conference 2020 is online! Keep an eye on it, because in the upcoming days the website will be updated with the latest information.


The PHTR conference reaches out to anyone interested in understanding, evaluating and shaping the relations between humans and technology, ranging from philosophers and ethicists of technology to social scientists, humanities scholars, artists, designers, and engineers. We want to bring together a community of people to foster dialogue and creative collaborations on the interactions between humans, technologies and society. 

Programme at a glance

On the first day of the conference, the 4th of November, Peter-Paul Verbeek will guide you through what's to come: four days, loaded with interesting and inspiring plenary sessions of our speakers. In between the keynotes you can choose from a wide range of parallel sessions. On Friday the 6th of November, the winner of the competition 'Voices from the North Sea' will be announced. The last day of the PHTR conference is Saturday 7 November. View the full programme.

Join the livestreams? go to the website first

All plenary sessions will be held on the conference website. Registered participants will receive a digital key on Wednesday 4 November to unlock the full functionality of the site. Parallel sessions will take place via Zoom: links on the conference website will take you there. If you haven't downloaded Zoom yet, we advise you to do so in advance:


In the so-called social space, you can move through six virtual rooms, with an avatar of your choice. You can speak with all other people in the room: the closer you are to them, the better you can hear their voices. A ‘social space’ tab will soon be added to the conference site, and will explain all details.

buy tickets

Don't wait too long to buy tickets: the virtual cash register will be open until 31 October.