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Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit proposals to speak at the ITechLaw 2023 European Conference in Amsterdam. This conference boasts attendees from more than 40 countries and a forward-looking conversation on the most cutting-edge legal tech topics. Speaking at an ITechLaw conference is an honor, and the conference planning committee carefully considers all proposals to select the best for the conference. Please see the topics below and consider proposing one of these main areas. 

Prepare your proposal: View the questions before beginning. 

ITechLaw will only consider proposals submitted via the online form. Please refrain from submitting your proposal via email or to the Conference Co-Chairs as they will not be considered. 

Submit Today! Deadline: Monday, 3 April 2023

If you are selected as a presenter, you will be asked to submit materials in advance of the conference. All presenters should assume that attendees have a working knowledge of the topic and should focus the presentation on the implications of the topic and what it means for lawyers in practice. Topics should have a broad appeal and involve engagement for those in person. This conference is set to be an in-person event. All speakers should feel comfortable speaking in person.


  • Present a Topic

Submit a proposal for a specific topic or subject matter that you would like to present. Each session will be assigned a moderator and the moderator will communicate with the presenters in advance of the conference to create a cohesive panel presentation. 

  • Idea for Topic or Theme

Submit a proposal for a topic or theme that you would like to see as a session. This proposal is for an entire session with multiple speakers. You do NOT have to know other speakers or subject matter experts for the proposed topic or theme. 

  • Workshop

Submit a proposal for an interactive, 40-minute workshop. These are great opportunities to share an idea or get creative juices flowing.


  • Firm and Presenter Limits:
    To maximize the overall number of views expressed during the conference, the Planning Committee will continue the practice to limit presenters to one per firm for the duration of the conference.
  • Individual Paper Submission:
    This proposal submission is intended for individual paper submissions; however, if you propose a panel you may still be considered depending upon the space available in our programming. Panel submissions with multiple presenters must not have duplicate representation from firms – see above, only one speaker per firm will be selected for the entirety of the conference.
  • Proposal Selection:
    More than 75 proposals are regularly received for consideration for each conference, so please understand that selecting panels is a difficult and highly selective process. Preference in selection will be given to proposals that are made by ITechLaw members and focus on advanced knowledge of a topic.
  • All proposals must be submitted by Monday, 20 March 2023 at 11:59 pm PT for consideration. The Conference Chairs and Planning Committee will review all submissions and notify each presenter of the status by August 2023.
    If you have any questions, please contact us at


AI: Taking legal challenges to the next step

  • New liability regimes up to the task?
  • Restraining generative AI: yes or no, and how?
  • Watchdogs: effectively supervising AI

Killer applications of LegalTech

  • ChatGPT: a blessing or rather damnation in disguise?
  • Transforming good customer service to excellent customer service

Rising up to the cybersecurity challenge

  • Latest regulatory developments: NIS-2 & CRA
  • FSI: New adventures with DORA
  • Managing the various stakeholders in the event of a cyber incident

Improving the world through technology

  • Contracting ESG
  • AgriTech
  • EHDS & secondary use of medical data
  • MiCA: will regulation kill or give a boost to the crypto markets?
  • Open data and crowdsourcing

Data challenges

  • Self-sovereign identities (SSI)
  • MPC, federated learning & decentralized analytics
  • Latest developments in international data transfers

The battle against platform technology & BigTech

  • Latest developments re.DSA & DMA
  • Regulating General Purpose AI
  • Joining forces to make a fist: a competition law perspective

Technology as a people's business

  • From SLA's to XLA's
  • ADR & effective pre-litigation dispute resolution tactics
  • Agile sourcing: managing relationships instead of the contract

Digital ecosystems

  • Combatting legal challenges along the tech value chain

A corporate perspective to technology

  • A start-up's perspective to regulatory compliance
  • FDI screening & merger regulations shaping the Tech sector
  • D&O liability: IT Governance too spicy for C-suite?

Technology in the (semi-)public sector

  • A government's approach to procuring cloud services

The day-to-day business of a tech lawyer

  • Dealing with UK/US-originated contract terminology in other jurisdictions
  • Why pricing models should matter to lawyers
  • Managing software licenses: the indirect use challenge

Additional Notes

  • Sessions are typically between 60 minutes in length with up to 3 concurrent sessions.
  • ITechLaw enforces the following speaker policy when considering the proposal submissions: 
    • A speaker may not speak at two conferences in a row in a particular geographic region. (e.g, no speaking at two European Conferences in a row). Exceptions to this rule may be allowed.
    • Planning Committee members may not act as speakers or moderators. Speakers from their firm are permissible. 
    • Only one representative per firm is allowed to speak at the conference.
    • ITechLaw does not pay speaking fees to any speakers. Exceptions may apply. 
    • Speakers receive a discounted rate to the member registration rate to attend the full conference. An exception is made for in-house counsels, academic faculty, and government officials who may attend complimentarily. 
  • Please note that not all proposals will be accepted. Decisions on all proposals will be made by August 2023. 
  • Please only submit a proposal if you are available to attend the conference. Please save the dates (18-20 October 2023)
  • When considering a proposal and curating panels, ITechLaw is conscious of diversifying the panels to represent a global perspective, inclusivity of genders, and limiting one speaker per firm/organization. 

Thank you for your interest in speaking at an ITechLaw Conference! 

Submit Today! Deadline: Monday, 3 April 2023

2023 European Conference