CFP: Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk

Submission deadline: November 15, 2021

Conference date(s):
April 19, 2022 - April 21, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

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As part of it's 2022 Conference, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge is inviting submissions for online lightning talks from members of the GCR/X-Risk related community!

These lightning talks will relate to the study and management of existential and global catastrophic risk and will take place on the afternoons (BST) of Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th of April 2022. Talks are welcome on any subject and in any style, so long as they are relevant to one or more of the conference themes which this year will be:

• Future risks, and how we can study them; • Real catastrophes, and what we can learn from them; and • Global solutions, and how we can achieve them.  

We ask that all talks adhere to the Wittgenstein standard of lasting no longer than 7 minutes. If accepted for presentation, this will be your opportunity to highlight your research to the rest of the GCR/X-Risk community. We will then provide a virtual space where interested audience members can follow up with the speaker to ask questions and explore shared interests and potential collaborations. The talks (but not the follow-up discussion) will be recorded and lightly edited, and you will have the choice of whether they are published (through CSER's channels and your own.)

To learn more and apply please visit

Dr SJ Beard
Academic Programme Manager / Senior Research Associate
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

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