Keynotes and Plenaries

The Keynote Lectures and Plenary Sessions take place on all three days of the conference and mark the beginning and end of each day, respectively. The Keynote features one speaker and one moderator, while the Plenary Session features three panelists (one is the keynote speaker) and one moderator. The indicative structure of the session for each part is as follows:

  • Introduction of the keynote speaker (Moderator);
  • 20 minutes – Lecture (Keynote Speaker);
  • 10 minutes – Q&A from the audience;
  • 5 minutes – Introduction of the panelists (Moderator);
  • 5 minutes – Initial statement (Panelist #1);
  • 5 minutes – Initial statement (Panelist #2);
  • 15 minutes – Discussion among the panelists;
  • 10 minutes – Q&A from the audience;
  • Final remarks of the session (Moderator).

In principle, the whole session lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. As Keynote Speakers are known, they will appear on this page. Previous keynote speakers include Stephen Ibaraki, Viswanath Venkatesh, Tim Unwin, Gemma Van Halderen, Julia Glidden, Geoff Walsham, Jane Fountain, amongst others.