The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is an international, nonprofit scholarly society founded in 1975. 4S fosters interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship in social studies of science, technology, and medicine (a field often referred to as STS). Membership in the society is open to anyone interested in understanding developments in science, technology, or medicine in relation to their social contexts.
The Backchannels Blog provides an outlet for alternative-format scholarly communications, publishing shorter, timelier, media-rich communiques of interest to the global STS community.
The report by Annemarie Hofer can be found following this link: Backchannels
The Annual Meeting took place in Boston, Massachusetts from August 30 - September 2. The next one will be held in Sydney, Australia from August 29 - September 1.