Professor Sorgner Judges at the Austrian Governmental Award Patent 2018
John Cabot University Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to be a jury member by the Austrian Patent office to vote for the most innovative inventions of 2018 at the Austrian Governmental Award Patent 2018. The jury consists of leading experts in the field of emergent technologies and distinguished policy-makers such as CEO of KTM Stefan Pierer, general director of IBM Austria Patricia Neumann, the rector of the Technical University Vienna Sabine Seidler, Senior Vice President Innovation & Technology of Borealis Maurits van Tol, and Business Angel Michael Altrichter.
In addition, Professor Sorgner was invited to give talks at several international events in May 2018. Most noteworthy is his invitation to discuss transhumanism at the German Catholics Day. He will also be a keynote speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Bioethics in the New Age of Science in Szeged, Hungary. Next, he will be a keynote speaker at the Symposium: Living Longer, Better, Smarter in Utrecht together with David Pearce, who is the co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association. Finally, he was invited to discuss transhumanism at a public youth festival in Mainz together with the head of the German Transhumanist Party, Benjamin Eidam, and another expert of emerging technologies, Christopher Coenen.
Professor Sorgner is one of the world’s leading post- and transhumanist philosophers. He is director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Posthuman Studies. His main fields of research are Nietzsche, the philosophy of music, bioethics and meta-, post- and transhumanism. He is director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network, Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and Visiting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena.