About our Keynote speaker

Gary Marchant is Regents’ Professor of Law at Arizona State University.  His research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology.  He has authored more than 130 articles and book chapters on various issues relating to emerging technologies. A noted “futurist,” Marchant brings a unique, 35,000-foot perspective to how changes in science, technology and society will impact the law and the courts—and how those changes are coming far sooner than many of us might think.