The International Committee for the History of Technology holds its 41st Symposium in Brasov and this time the meeting focuses on the relationship of major structural changes of societies and technology. ICOHTEC is a global association known by its journal ICON and annual symposia of which most have been hosted by cities around Europe. The programme of symposia consists of parallel scientific sessions, plenary sessions, excursions and other social events and informal social intercourse. The ICOHTEC’s approach to the history of technology is open-minded, diversified and multidisciplinary. The atmosphere of the symposia is informal and relaxed.