Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP, The George Washington University Law School, and the Environmental Law Institute are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of a new conference — Nanogovernance 2008.  The conference will focus on Innovative Approaches to Nanotechnology Environmental Governance and will be held at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. on February 12, 2008.

The morning session will feature speakers on prominent issues surrounding the environmental regulation and governance of nanotechnology.  The afternoon session will be a panel discussion with audience participation focusing on the issue of whether it is possible or desirable to merge existing approaches to create a comprehensive environmental governance regime for nanotechnology. 

Speakers will include representatives from The George Washington University, Environmental Law Institute, Environmental Protection Agency, DuPont, Meridian Institute, OECD, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, NanoBusiness Alliance, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, International Center for Technology Assessment, Environmental Defense, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP, and others.

The conference schedule, directions, and registration information are available online at:  www.nanogovernance.com

Please also take part in the on-line nanogovernance forum designed to allow interested parties to participate in the conference proceedings and to open a dialogue concerning general nanotechnology governance issues. Comments posted in the forum will be used to initiate the afternoon panel discussion.