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Digital Black Mirror: A Governance Provocation, Digital Health Week, 11 February 2021

Let Forth the Dogs (Drones) of War: A Call to Engage with Responsible Development of Technology, IEEE ISTAS Public Interest Technology, 16 November 2020

Privacy and Consent: Techno-legal Solutions?.Consent and Consumer Manipulation: Principles and Rules for a Fairer Platform Economy, ANU and University of Melbourne, 16 September 2020

TechFutures 2040: Future projections by Australia’s leading technologists, AUSCL Australian Society for Computers and Law +AIIA Australian Information Industry Association, 15 September 2020 (300 plus attendees)

Material Creation, Melbourne Connect, Simon Coghlan & Kobi Leins, 3 September 2020

Moderator, Nanobiotechnology Applications for Delivery, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Innovations Dialogue, 21 August 2020

Responsible AI: What are countries and companies doing? Australian Society for Computers and Law, 18 August 2020

When Art and Technology Collide, Melbourne University Alumni, 13 August 2020

Automated Workshop Government Workshop, Black Box and Explainability, 19 June 2020

Privacy and Pandemics Workshop, ‘Who Oversees the Government: Modernising Regulation and Review of Australian Automated Administrative Decision Making’, 15 June 2020

ANZSIL, Gender and Sexuality in International Law Workshop, Chair, ‘Peace +?’ 17 February 2020, Melbourne, Australia

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, ‘Magnifying Nanomaterials: State of the Art and Implications for Security’, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 12 February 2020

Price Waterhouse Coopers, ‘Ethical AI,’ Presentation to non-exec directors, Melbourne, Australia, 4 December 2019

Automated Culture, ‘Digital Rights Panel’, 25 November 2019

Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, AI Book Launch, Melbourne, 30 August 2019

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research Inaugural Innovations Dialogue: Digital Technologies and International Security,  ‘Fireside chat on AI’, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 19 August 2019 (as an invited expert)

Digital Citizens Conference, ‘What is AI?’ Melbourne University, Melbourne, 24-26 July 2019

Melbourne Connect, ‘AI in Decision-Making’, Melbourne, 27 June 2019

Women in National Security, National Security Institute, Canberra, 24 October 2018,

Artificial Intelligence: Impact and Opportunity, Committee for Economic Development Australia, 26 July 2018

Let Slip the Drones of War Sydney Centre for International Law, University of Sydney
, International Law: The Year in Review – 6th Annual Conference, 23 February 2018

Genetic Modification and Synthetic Biology and Applicable Legal Frameworks: Does Characterising Genetic Modification as a Weapon of Mass Destruction Really Help? PREMT workshop on Future Wars and Public Conscience, Melbourne, Australia, 29 May 2017

Nano-Enhanced Weapons and International Peace and Security, International Peace and Security Workshop, ANZSIL, Auckland, New Zealand, 5 May 2017

Shining a Light on Regulating Emerging Technologies in the Military
The Co-Production of Emerging Bodies, Politics and Technologies: 8th Annual S.Net Meeting, Society for the Study of New and Emerging Technologies (S.Net); and Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 11–14 October 2016

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Emerging Technologies?
New Technologies & Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare: Challenges for International Humanitarian Law, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of Korea; and International Committee of the Red Cross, Seoul, Korea, 22–23 September 2016

Shining a Regulatory Light on the Use of New Laser Technology in Armed Conflict Fourth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics Tempe, Arizona, USA, 24–26 May 2016

Is the Use of Nano-based or Enhanced Weapons Prohibited or Limited in Armed Conflict? 2016 Defence Science Institute Symposium Melbourne, Australia, 6 April 2016

Regulation of Military Applications of Nanotechnology
Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law 2015 Postgraduate Workshop Wellington, New Zealand, 1 July 2015

Regulation of Military Applications of Nanotechnology
Third Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 26-28 May 2015

Nanotechnology and its implications for the Military
Cyber Law and Emerging Technologies Workshop, APCML & US Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, Sydney, Australia, 4–8 May 2015

Roundtable Presentation
Roundtable Discussion of the Regulation of the Military Use of Nanotechnology and its Future Implications, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australian Department of Defence, Melbourne, Australia, 19 March 2015