Published: 11/27/2022

Hybrid conference takes place April 20-22 at Stanford

Abstracts due Dec. 15, submit here


Abstracts are sought for the third annual Stanford Existential Risks Conference, which aims to take stock of global catastrophic and existential risk studies. Organizers invite submissions focused on the past, present, and future of this emerging field.  Papers might explore the fruits of existing approaches to existential risks, and/or address their weaknesses and blind spots. They might propose potential directions for the future of existential risk studies.

A special focus of this year’s meeting will be risk intersections, reinforcements, and cascades: how one risk may amplify (or diminish) another, and how multiple risks interact to create new concerns that may be larger than the sum of their parts.

To present research at this meeting, see the Call for Papers and link for abstract submissions (due December 15, 2022). Sign up for the mailing list to be notified when registration opens in Spring 2023.


Event Details:

Third Annual Stanford Existential Risks Conference

From Global Catastrophes to Existential Risks: Intersections, Reinforcements, Cascades

April 20-22, 2023

Location: Hybrid, with in-person component at Stanford. Begins with a welcome dinner on Thursday, April 20 for in-person participants. All of Friday, April 21 will be in-person, with all events broadcast online for remote participants. The morning of Saturday, April 22 will feature remote presentations and participation, available to the in-person audience as well. The final day will close with in-person (and remotely available) events.