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2016 Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies


The Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies is being held to develop  recommendations for improving export controls on emerging dual-use biotechnologies. Attendees will help identify relevant emerging biotechnologies and assess export control options for those found to be of greatest concern. Findings will be documented in a non-attributable report and delivered to organizations that develop and implement export control regulations at the national and international level.

The symposium is being held from October 18th through October 20th in Monterey, California at the Casa Munras hotel. The symposium is being hosted by the International Biosecurity and Prevention Forum (IBPF) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

The three-day symposium will include background presentations, breakout sessions, and panel discussions. Symposium attendees will primarily be scientists, government officials, and industry experts who are familiar with emerging biotechnologies and/or export control regulations and enforcement. The symposium’s proceedings will be held in English.