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Call for Proposals

Building on the great success at the 2021 European Conference held in Lisbon and virtually, we invite you to submit proposals to speak at the 2022 European Conference in Zürich, Switzerland. This conference boasts attendees from more than 40 countries and a forward-looking conversation on the most cutting-edge legal tech topics. Speaking at an ITechLaw conference is an honor, and the conference planning committee carefully considers all proposals to select the best for this year’s conference. Please see the topics below and consider proposing in one of these main areas. 

Submit Now! Deadline to submit: Monday, 28 February 2022

If you are selected as a presenter, you will be asked to submit materials in advance of the conference. All presenters should assume that attendees have a working knowledge of the topic and should focus the presentation on the implications of the topic and what it means for lawyers in practice. This conference will likely be hybrid and have both an in-person and virtual element. Topics should have a broad appeal and involve engagement both for those in person and at their home computers. 

TYPES OF PROPOSALS

  • Present a Topic

Submit a proposal for a specific topic or subject matter that you would like to present on. Each session will be assigned a moderator and the moderator will communicate with the presenters in advance of the conference to create a cohesive panel presentation. 

  • Idea for Topic or Theme

Submit a proposal for a topic or theme that you would like to see as a session at the ITechLaw 2022 European Conference. This proposal is for an entire session with multiple speakers. You do NOT have to know other speakers or subject matter experts for the proposed topic or theme. 

  • Workshop

Submit a proposal for an interactive, 40-minute workshop at the ITechLaw 2022 European Conference. These are great opportunities to share an idea or get creative juices flowing.

CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Firm and Presenter Limits:
    To maximize the overall number of views expressed during the conference, the Planning Committee will continue the practice to limit presenters to one per firm for the duration of the conference.
  • Individual Paper Submission:
    This proposal submission is intended for individual paper submissions; however, if you propose a panel you may still be considered depending upon the space available in our programming. Panel submissions with multiple presenters must not have duplicate representation from firms – see above, only one speaker per firm will be selected for the entirety of the conference.
  • Proposal Selection:
    More than 75 proposals are regularly received for consideration for each conference, so please understand that selecting panels is a difficult and highly selective process. Preference in selection will be given to proposals that are made by ITechLaw members and focus on advanced knowledge of a topic.
  • All proposals must be submitted by Monday, 28 February 2022 at 11:59 pm PT for consideration. The Planning Committee will review all submissions and notify each presenter of the status by June 2022. If you have any questions, please contact us at memberservices@itechlaw.org.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

  1. Alternative Dispute Resolution in ICT Disputes
  2. AI developments around the globe 
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Data Sovereignty
  5. Data Localization
  6. Electronic Identities and Signatures
  7. Gaming
  8. GC Talk / Roundtable
  9. International Data Transfers Mechanisms
  10. Legal Issues around Cryptocurrencies
  11. Legal Issues around NFTs
  12. Online and Digital Platforms 
  13. Quantum Computing
  14. Recent Developments on the Global Data Protection Landscape
  15. Role of Ethics and Trust in the Digital Age
  16. Surveillance Laws
  17. Tech Startups
  18. Virtual and Augmented Reality, Metaverse & Co

Additional Notes

  • Presenters are eligible for a discounted conference registration.
  • Session will be 90 minutes in length, but there will be up to 3 concurrent sessions.

Thank you for your interest in speaking at an ITechLaw Conference! 

Submit Now! Deadline to submit: Monday, 28 February 2022

2022 European Conference