How to Participate

About

The Media Law & Policy Scholars conference isn’t like the typical big conferences you attend. Instead, it’s designed to be a small workshop where everyone participates in an engaging, intellectual dialogue.

We don’t have panels, and authors don’t present their papers. Instead, a discussant presents an author’s paper and everyone in attendance helps workshop the author’s paper. Because of this format, MLPSC welcomes scholars from a broad range of fields who study issues related to media law and media policy. We are open to a variety of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives. MLPSC is committed to having a diverse and inclusive environment, where scholars of all backgrounds can talk freely about their ideas.

Workshopping a Paper

If you are interested in workshopping a paper, you’ll need to submit an abstract. More details about this process can be in the Call for Abstracts. Once the abstracts are submitted, we will notify authors of their acceptance about 3 months before full drafts are due. For 2022, we anticipate selecting about two dozen abstracts. Once full drafts are submitted, we will share all the drafts and a schedule with all MLPSC participants. Each participant is expected to read a paper for each workshop session they attend, so you’ll want to calendar some time to ensure you can participate fully in the discussion. 

Papers selected for workshopping cannot have been presented at another conference or submitted for publication at the time of MLPSC. Our goal is to provide significant, meaningful feedback to authors who want to improve their drafts.

Code of Conduct

MLPSC is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any part of the conference or other conference-connected media. MLPSC participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. MLPSC follows the Chatham House Rule.

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