Research Conference on
Communications, Information and Internet Policy

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September 8 and 9, 2017
Pre-conference activities September 7, 2017
Antonin Scalia Law School George Mason University, Arlington, VA


Krishna Jayakar of Pennsylvania State University has presented multiple papers at TPRC, including research on broadband adoption for people with disabilities that went on to reach policy audiences around the globe. Jayakar says he’s a “big fan” of the conference, which “attracts a wider and broader perspective than any other. It's great to get feedback from industry and policymakers as well as other scholars,” he continues, “and TPRC has a real international dimension. " 


"TPRC is the world’s foremost conference in its field: where policy begins, orthodoxy ends, facts matter and partisanship has no place." Eli Noam, Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information


Jon Peha of Carnegie Mellon University and Barbara Cherry of the Media School at Indiana University met at TPRC and collaborated on a paper that influenced the FCC's recent Net Neutrality ruling. The conference provided an opportunity for us to “bridge differing perspectives to make a policy recommendation,” says Cherry. Adds Peha, “it’s the only conference that regularly brings together thought leaders with a shared interest in technology policy but very different perspectives.” 


Dave Clark, of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has published a number of influential papers on Internet architecture. “I got hooked on the conference a long time ago,” he says. “TPRC is a wonderful venue for anyone who is serious about undertaking multi-disciplinary research in telecommunications. The range of people who [attend] will broaden your thinking and give you fresh perspectives.”

The complete 2017 Call for Submissions will be available the last week of January. TPRC45 is looking for abstract submissions for the paper and poster sessions, panel descriptions for panel sessions and applications for the Graduate Student Consortium.

Please visit us in 2 weeks to view the entire call.

Join Our Sponsors!

The TPRC Board of Directors welcomes your participation as a sponsor of the 45th Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Arlington, VA.  An attractive package of benefits is available to corporations, research institutes, member-based associations, universities and colleges, legal firms, government agencies, non-profits, and the full range of players in the telecommunications industry.

For 2017, there are eight (8) levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Contributing, Academic, Hospitality, and Graduate Student Consortium. Fees range from $500 to $12,000 based on category.

Contact Syd Verinder, TPRC Sponsor Relations Coordinator, for the full details of sponsorship opportunities and benefits at or at 804/445-6453. 


2016 TPRC Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors - $12,000

Gold Sponsors - $9,000

Silver Sponsors - $6,000

Bronze Sponsors - $3,000