The 2009 Working Conference on Nanotech Regulatory Policy will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles campus on April 17.  The Conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and researchers, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, and businesses for action-oriented workshop panels on the science and policy of nanotechnology.  The goal of the Conference is to critically evaluate several specific policy proposals for responding to the potential public health and environmental impacts of nanotechnology.  The Conference will examine three categories of policy responses through several panels:

           Reliance on existing regulatory programs

          Development of innovative “nano-specific” regulatory programs

          Reliance upon “private” regulation (e.g., industry initiatives, insurance mechanisms, etc.)

 The policy proposals will be set out in a series of succinct papers commissioned by the Conference sponsors and distributed to all participants in advance of the Conference.  These papers will be published in the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.

Registration is available online.  Visit the website at

Speakers include:

            Dr. Andrew Maynard

Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


            Dr. Bernard Goldstein

University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health


            Dr. John Froines

UCLA School of Public Health


            Dr. Jeffrey Wong

California Department of Toxic Substances Control


            Dr. Andre Nel

UC Center for the Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology


           Dr. Diana M. Bowman and Dr. George Gilligan

Monash Centre for Regulatory Studies

Monash University


            Professor Gary Marchant

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Arizona State University


            Dr. Magali Delmas

UCLA Institute of the Environment


           Thomas R. Jacob

Government Affairs Manager, Western Region

DuPont Company


            Professor Douglas Kysar

Yale Law School


            Professor David Dana

            Northwestern University School of Law


            Professor Timothy Malloy

UCLA School of Law


            Professor Sean Hecht

UCLA School of Law


            Professor Lee C. Paddock

George Washington University Law School


           Dr. Oren Perez

Bar Ilan University

Faculty of Law


            Dr. Hilary Godwin

            UCLA School of Public Health



            UCLA Law and Environmental Health Sustainable Technology Policy Program

          UCLA Law School Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy   Program

          UC Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

          UC Nanotoxicology Research and Training Program

          UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

          Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies

          UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy