Conference TILTing Perspectives 2021: Regulating in Times of Crisis

TILTing perspectives 2021 brings together for the 7th time researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and civil society at the intersection of law and regulation, technology, and society to share insights, exchange ideas and formulate, discuss and suggest answers to contemporary challenges related to technological innovation.

Date and location

  • May 19th, 20th, and 21st 2021 
  • Will be held entirely online. (CET)

The conference in short

We are living through turbulent times that strain individuals and communities; yet, the current crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic has also proved thought-provoking for policymakers and regulatory scholars. The responses to COVID-19 have sparked lively discussions on the relationship between public health and private and/or government interventions. 

But concerns on how societies approach regulation and how our rights and freedoms are affected by crises are not new. Consider, for example, the climate and humanitarian crises together with other major global challenges: all of them call for new ways of thinking about regulation and, potentially, about new ways of acting as academics or citizens. The COVID-19 is thus also an impetus to reflect upon how we regulate crises and how crisis situations impact regulation.

These challenging times have led us to adopt ‘Regulating in Times of Crisis’ as the overarching theme for the seventh bi-annual TILTing Perspectives on the intersection of law, technology, and society.


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all times are CET   ( check the time in your timezone here)

TILTing Perspectives 2021 will feature six different tracks:

Keynote Round table:

The keynote roundtable, to open the TILTing Perspectives 2021 conference, will reflect on regulation and governance in times of Covid-19 crisis. With our esteemed panelists, we will discuss issues like the framing of the debate and measures against Covid-19; how did the pandemic affect individuals’ relationships with institutions and with one another; what are the implications of our lives simultaneously being confined to our homes on one hand and almost completely moved to the digital realm on the other; the role of ‘big tech’ in the pandemic response; and what lessons will we take on for the future in terms of crisis response and caring for each other, from the viewpoint of philosophy, political science, law, and ethics.

Keynote Roundtable Speakers

  • Barbara Prainsack

    Barbara Prainsack

    Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Political Science at the University Vienna
  • Kate Harvey

    Kate Harvey

    Senior Research Officer at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics
  • Sofia Ranchordas

    Sofia Ranchordas

    Full Professor of European and Comparative Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen
  • Tamar Sharon

    Tamar Sharon

    Associate professor in philosophy of technology and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Hub for Security, Privacy and Data Governance (iHub) at Radboud University
Keynote Roundtable Speakers
Keynote Speakers
Call for papers

* Please note that this year there will be no ‘best paper award’