TPRC 2021 – The Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy

September 22
– September 24
Online
ISOC

Mission

TPRC promotes interdisciplinary thinking on current and emerging issues in communications and the Internet by disseminating and discussing new research relevant to policy questions in the U.S. and around the world. It serves researchers, policymakers, and members of the private sector and civil society, from students to well-established practitioners.

Activities

Every year, TPRC brings together a diverse, international group of researchers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations to challenge each other’s ideas and to interact with policy makers and members of the private sector. The conference format consists of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and paper presentations, all with audience interaction.

Subject Focus

TPRC welcomes legal, economic, social, and technical research affecting every aspect of national and international policy on communications, information, and the Internet, including but not limited to: voice, video, and data communications using wireline and wireless networks; traditional mass media including radio and television broadcasting, cable- and satellite-delivered communication; the growth and evolution of the Internet ecosystem; technological convergence and its implications for statutes, regulations, and treaties; intellectual property; electronic commerce; privacy and cybersecurity; and the role of communications, information, and the Internet in economic development.

TPRC is a 501(c)3 entity organized by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from its diverse constituencies.

Program Overview

 

Wednesday, September 22

10:15 am ET – Conference Welcome, Nicol Turner Lee

10:30 am ET – Paper Sessions (specific papers listed here)

12 noon ET – Paper Sessions (specific papers listed here)

1:30 pm ET – Plenary Session, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, ITU

2:30 pm ET – Panel Session: Radio Frequency Spectrum Efficiency – New Developments and Trends, Moderator: Dale Hatfield
Poster Session

3:30 pm ET – Town Hall – The information Society: Restoring the Future, Facilitators: Johannes Bauer, Michigan State University and Eli Noam, Columbia University

4:30 pm ET – Networking

 

Thursday, September 23

10:15 am ET – Conference Welcome, Nicol Turner Lee

10:30 am ET – Paper Sessions (specific papers listed here)

12 noon ET – Paper Sessions (specific papers listed here)

1:30 pm ET – Plenary Session and Student Paper Presentations

2:30 pm ET – Panel Session: Here Comes the Quantum ARPANET, Moderator: Jane Bambauer, University of Arizona
Poster Session

3:30 pm ET – Panel Session: Global cyber governance issues in a multi-polar world, Moderator: Milton Mueller, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Friday, September 24

10:15 am ET – Conference Welcome, Nicol Turner Lee

10:30 am ET – Paper Sessions (specific papers listed here)

12 noon ET – Paper Sessions (specific papers listed here)

1:30 pm ET – Fireside Chat: Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC and Nicol Turner Lee, Brookings Institute

2:30 pm ET – Panel: The Technical and Policy Considerations of using Machine Learning tools in Content Moderation, Moderator: Dhanaraj Thakur, Center for Democracy & Technology
Poster Session

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