Call for Panel Proposals

Panels typically convene a slate of experts to address current topics of interest to the TPRC community. They include:

  • Three or four panelists plus a moderator. Participants may include scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and industry experts.
  • 90 minutes, of which 30 are reserved for audience questions.
  • Submitter of accepted panel is responsible for organizing the session.

Topic Areas:

We will consider proposals on the following topics, though we will also consider submissions on other relevant topics. The program committee encourages submissions on these topics from diverse organizations, disciplines, approaches, and geographies.

●      Broadband deployment, adoption, and regulation

●      Radio spectrum policy

●      Media, content, and online platforms

●      Internet governance

●      Privacy, information security, and surveillance

●      Innovation policy and intellectual property

●      Emerging technologies and their social, economic, and policy implications

●      Data science, data-driven and evidence-based policy making, economics, and policy/program analysis

●      Competition and antitrust analysis and policy

●      User and consumer behavior

The full TPRC46 Call for Proposals can be found downloaded in pdf here

Proposal Criteria:

When submitting a panel proposal, you should, in approximately 500 words:

  • State the panel’s objectives and topics
  • Justify its relevance to the TPRC community
  • Explain the proposed composition of the panel and its diversity, including the perspectives and contributions that each participant will bring to the topic.
  • Include the participants’ names, organizational affiliation, and any other relevant identifying information.

Review Process:

Panels are reviewed openly, not through a double-blind process, in order to assess the composition of the panel, its diversity, and ability to address the proposed topic in a manner appropriate to TPRC. The chair of the program committee is ultimately responsible for final decisions, which are made in consultation with the committee.

Note: Submitters must ensure availability of all participants.

Important Dates:

●      Proposals can be submitted from January 16 through March 16

●      Notice of decisions: May 31. 

If you have any questions concerning a panel please contact Laura.verinder@gmail.com.