First Annual Conference of the Platform Governance Research Network

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 12:00 PM to Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:15 PM
Public Event: CIGI Sponsored
Mar 24

Please note: the timing of this event is in UTC.

The discussions around platform governance can be traced back to long-standing debates on the legal, social and material structures that constitute the internet’s ordering. For more than 20 years, scholars from multiple fields have sought to decipher this sprawling web of power struggles. However, the consolidation of a few digital platforms as central global spaces of interaction and consumption has reoriented many of these endeavours, making them more specific but not less complex. How platforms create, enforce and enact rules and technologies that affect billions of people around the world — and the ways in which different actors seek to affect these structures — are now a major focus of public and governmental attention.  

To help foster this conversation, the Platform Governance Research Network is pleased to present the First Annual Conference of the Platform Governance Research Network in collaboration with global institutions including the Centre for International Governance Innovation. This conference will be held virtually from March 24 to March 26. 

For details regarding the program and to register, please visit the conference website.