1. Environment, and sustainability transitions (eg, climate change adaptation, energy transformations, sustainability science)
  2. Regional cultures
  3. Indigenous people, science and technologies*
  4. Life techno/sciences (eg, stem cell technologies, biobanks, nanotech, forensics DNA technologies, GMOs, cloning, transhumanism, AI)
  5. Governance, public policy, community and cititzenship(eg, community engagement, science democratisation, risk and trust, media and democracy)
  6. Utopia and dystopia: Science and technology for the new millennium
  7. Conceptual and methodological innovations

*It is envisaged that this theme will attract enough submissions to also hold a special caucus session of indigenous STS researchers