Conference Reviews

This is a list of (some of the) conferences that I have been to and have been able to live-blog.

Be aware that these are not proceedings, not objective reports of what was said, or not even faithful lists of topics covered at those events.

On the contrary, these are personal notes, taken on the run and filtered by (a) what I understood, (b) what I was interested in, (c) what I did not know and was worth noting down and (d) what I was able to type at that time.

With all these caveats in mind, please read and your own risk and, maybe, enjoy ;)




ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium

First Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (2006)

Second Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (2007)

Third Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (2008)

Fourth Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (2009)

Fifth Annual ICT4D Postgraduate Symposium (2010)

Web 2.0 for Development related posts (2007)

e-Stas 2007, Symposium on Technologies for Social Action (2007)

e-Stas 2008, Symposium on Technologies for Social Action (2008)

e-Stas 2009, Symposium on Technologies for Social Action (2009)

Development Cooperation 2.0 (2008)

Development Cooperation 2.0 (2009)

Volunet (2005)

IV Conference on Technology for Human Development (2004)

II International Conference on the Digital Divide and Social Inclusion (2009)

Telecentre Forum 2009 - eAsia 2009 (2009)

I International Workshop on Research in ICT for Human Development (2010)

Information and Communication Technologies and Development (2010)

VI Annual Conference Institute for Social Innovation (2013)

Connected Development Festival 2015 (2015)

4th International Data Conference (2016)

Making All Voics Count: Appropriating Technology for Accountability (2017)


UOC UNESCO Chair Seminar

UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning Third International Seminar. OER: Institutional Challenges (2006)

UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning Fourth International Seminar. Web 2.0 for Education (2007)

UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning Fifth International Seminar. Fighting the Digital Divide through Education (2008)

UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning VII International Seminar: Mobile Technologies for Learning and Development (2010)

UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning VIII International Seminar: Teacher Training: Reconsidering Teachers' Roles (2011)

Bazaar Seminar (2006)

Web 2.0 for Development related posts (2006)

Free Knowledge, Free Technology. Education for a free information society (2008)

Open Ed Tech (2008)

Working Session on Open Social Learning (2009)

Course on Digital Competences (2009)

PLE Conference (2010)

III European Conference on Information Technology in Education and Society: A Critical Insight (2012)

3rd Conference on Law Education and Information and Communication Technologies (2012)

Doctoral education and e-Supervision (2013)

IX Fòrum Educació (2014)

Enter Forum (2014)

26th Annual EAIE Conference (2014)

Apropiatic (2015)

eLearning Africa (2016)

Law and Politics

Internet, Law and Politics Congress

3rd Internet, Law and Politics Congress (2007)

4th Internet, Law and Politics Congress (2008)

5th Internet, Law and Politics Conference (2009)

6th Internet, Law and Politics Conference (2010)

7th Internet, Law and Politics Conference (2011)

8th Internet, Law and Politics Conference (2012)

9th Internet, Law and Politics Conference (2013)

10th Internet, Law and Politics Conference (2014)

11th Internet, Law and Politics Conference (2015)

12th Internet, Law and Politics Conference (2016)

OII-IN3 Workshop on e-Government (2007)

Workshop. Fostering Innovation in eGovernment (2007)

iCities 2008, Blogs, e-Government and Digital Participation (2008)

Citizen Politics workshop (2009)

EDEm10 - 4th International Conference on eDemocracy (2010)

Internet, Politics, Policy 2010: An Impact Assessment (2010)

Open Parliament: the Senate in the Net (2012)

Institutions of the Post-democracy: globalization, empowerment and governance (2013)

XI Congreso de la AECPA (2013)

Network democracy and technopolitics (2014)

The construction of a new Mediterranean Sea: women, youngsters and new forms of participation (2014)

Network democracy for a better city (2015)

New democratic movements (2015)

Metadecidim (2016)

Decidim.index: indices for the democratic quality of online participation (2018)

eDemocracy: Digital Rights and Responsibilities (2018)

Elections in Estonia and the current parliamentary elections (2019)

Democracy and Media in the Digital Era (2019)

Conference on Democratic Innovation (2019)

Reconstructing Democracy in Times of Crisis: A Voter-Centred Perspective (2020)

One Day Events

Jane C. Ginsburg: Separating the Sony Sheep from the Grokster Goats: the Future of Copyright-Dependent Technology Entrepreneurs

Rachel K. Gibson: 2.0 electoral campaigns: how do the new web tools reconfigure local electoral campaigns?

Manuel Castells: Politics and Internet in Obama era

Cristina Lafont: Deliberative democracy: religion in the public sphere. Deliberative obligations of the democratic citizenry

Bruce Bimber: Collective Action within Organizations in the Age of Digital Media

Jordi Puiggalí: Citrizen security in electronic environments. The case of electronic voting.

Enrico Carloni: e-Administration and Transparency: the diffusion of public information on the Internet.

Joan Balcells, Ana Sofía Cardenal: The influence of the Internet on voting behaviour

Daniel Innerarity: Politics in the era of Networks

Debates on Democracy and Political Community: representation, participation and intermediation

Jane S. Ley: Ethics Management in Government: Experience in American Government

Juan Ignacio Criado Grande: Networks, participation and Open Government

Javier Toret. #OccupyHongKong: Network Movements arrive in Asia

Rosa Borge. From protest to political parties: online deliberation in the new parties arising in Spain

Thesis Defence. Arnau Monterde: Emergence, evolution and effects of the 15M network movement (2011-2015): A technopolitical approximation

Constitutional processes in the world

Thesis Defence. Francisco Jurado: Political representation in the age of Internet. The case of Spain

Mara Balestrini. Beyond the transparency portal: citizen data and the right to contribute

Citizen participation on new digital platforms

Behavioral psychology to improve decision making

Oliver Escobar. Mini-publics for citizen participation

Roger Soler-i-Martí. Youth and social and political engagement

Information Society

SDP 2007 related posts (2007)

Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0 related posts (2007)

Network Society: Social Changes, Organizations and Citizens (2008)

I+C+i. Liberty, equality and P2P (2009)

e-Research: opportunities and challenges for social sciences (2009)

Civil Society and Politics transformation in the Internet Age (2011)

Digital culture, networks and distributed politics in the age of the Internet (2012)

Open Parliament: the Senate in the Net (2012)

Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development (2013)

Global Revolution. Three years of interconnected riots (2013)

UOC Tech Talks

UOC Tech Talks. Jessica Colaço: Mobile technology and social change

UOC Tech Talks. Kul Wadhwa: Online strategies and New Business Models: the Wikimedia phenomenon

UOC Tech Talks. Eduardo Manchón: Social Networks and Innovation

UOC Tech Talks. Isaac Mao: Sharism, Philosophy and New Economic Models


A total of 676 articles from 141 events.


NOTE: I want to thank Michel Bauwens for kindly suggesting the idea of creating this page where to gather all the event reviews.