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World Ethical Electronics Forum

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

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10:00 AM Europe/Berlin

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Join Elektor on November 18, 2021, for the World Ethical Electronics Forum (WEEF) and watch pro engineers, electronics industry executives, tech journalists, and forward-thinking policy makers discuss ethics and sustainable development goals. As an online attendee, you can think along with the WEEF panelists and speakers as they touch on topics such as eco-friendly PCB design, e-waste management, social impact electronics projects, and more. Register for free today. 

Why WEEF? 

Elektor launched the first DIY electronics movement in the 20th century. Since 1961, approaches to ethical decision-making have changed quite a bit. Much like design processes and technical workflows, engineers and makers alike must regularly revisit and re-imagine codes of ethics to keep up with the times. To do so, we are prompting them with a few questions:

  • Do individual electrical engineers, embedded programmers, and makers have an ethical responsibility to use their skills and components in positive ways? 
  • Should ethics play a role in how multinational electronics-focused corporations do business? 
  • How should electronics ethics factor in the ways hardware start-ups approach product development? 

We all must consider these important questions as we develop the electronic systems and information technology solutions that will shape the 21st century. Elektor and ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS invite members of the high-tech community to participate in the inaugural WEEF, powered by productronica, which will feature in-depth talks and debates on a wide range of ethical issues. The first ‘’pioneer edition’’ of WEEF will take place in Munich, Germany and online. 

Join Us Online or In Person

If you register as an online attendee, you can freely watch the WEEF event from the comfort of your home, office, or your electronics workspace.

If you would rather attend the event in person in Munich, Germany, then register at https://www.elektormagazine.com/weef.

Presenter

Stuart Cording

Stuart Cording is an engineer and journalist with more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry. He has held positions at National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Microchip Technology, Atmel, iSYSTEM, and Publitek. Cording's article series, "Understanding the Neurons in Neural Networks," is available at www.elektormagazine.com.
Presenter

Mr Johann Wiesböck

Chefredakteur ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS

Nach dem Studium der Elektrotechnik startete Johann Wiesböck 1987 als Redakteur bei Design & Elektronik. Nach drei Jahren übernahm er die Chefredaktion. 1995 initiierte er die Messe Embedded Systems – heute Embedded World. 1998 übernahm Johann Wiesböck als Chefredakteur die ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS-Redaktion und etablierte dieses Fachmagazin als führende Informationsplattform für Elektronikentwickler, Fertigungsspezialisten, Einkäufer und Elektronikmanager.

Anlässlich der Hungerkrise am Horn von Afrika startete Johann Wiesböck 2011 die Aktion Elektronik hilft. Jedes Jahr erscheint seitdem ein großer Spezial in ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS, dessen komplette Erlöse an Aktion Deutschland Hilft fliesen. Als Mitinitiator des WEEF will Johann Wiesböck ethisches Verhalten in der Elektronikwelt fördern und die dort tätigen Menschen für Nachhaltigkeit und Fairplay begeistern.