THE MAKING OF AN ASSOCIATION
Jeroen van den Hoven founded the CEPE conference series and the (then) Kluwer journal Ethics and Information Technology (E&IT). There is a close historical connection between INSEIT and the E&IT journal and CEPE conference series. The plans for the E&IT journal were solidified at a meeting (with a representative from Kluwer) at Dartmouth College in the summer of 1998 during The Tangled Web Conference, which was chaired by Jim Moor. The first issue was published in 1999, and Jeroen van den Hoven is still Editor-in-Chief.
At that meeting in 1999, to launch the Ethics and Information Technology journal, there was also some discussion about forming an organization that would loosely tie in with E&IT and future CEPE conferences.
In December 1998, at the CEPE '98 Conference at the London School of Economics, Jeroen van den Hoven, Deborah Johnson and a few others proposed the new organization that would eventually become INSEIT and also set the goal for CEPE 2000 in Dartmouth (July 2000) to formally draft the charter and official name of the organization (INSEIT).
All those present at CEPE 2000 were eligible to vote to approve the formation of INSEIT. The resolution passed and the charter/bylaws were established. An election committee was set up for the fall of 2000. And on January 1, 2001, INSEIT was officially formed with its first board, with Deborah Johnson as the first president. In February 2001, Deborah Johnson (with the approval of the board) appointed Richard Spinello and Herman Tavani as INSEIT's first co-directors.
In 2006, Richard Spinello and Herman Tavani were replaced by Elizabeth Buchanan and Kat Henderson (when Jim Moor was president).
The file named Announcement of INSEIT formation by Herman Tavani uploaded here was published in Ethics and Information Technology, on December 2000, Volume 2,Issue 4, pp 251-255
· ANNOUNCEMENT OF INSEIT ELECTION RESULTS [.DOCX]
· INSEIT Bylaws [.PDF]