BILETA Conference

BILETA Conference

BILETA Conference 2018

Thank you for joining us in Aberdeen. See you in Belfast in 2019!  For details  of post conference action, see the “Publication Opportunities”  and “Lecture recording plenaries” tabs.  


The University of Aberdeen, School of Law will be hosting the annual BILETA conference on Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th April 2018.

Conference hashtag will be BILETA18.  Programme now available in Programme and Arrangements Tab.  Remember to get in touch about AGM and old Aberdeen tours. 

The conference will be held in the ancient King's College, Old Aberdeen, mainly in the Linklater Rooms and in Elphinstone Hall. The conference organiser is Professor Abbe Brown.  See and


For more photos of our fantastic dinner, speeches and ceilidh, see here

There are a limited number of car park spaces available on a first come first served basis.  Please contact as soon as possible with your registration details if your are interested.

Key Note Speakers

The theme of this conference is:  Digital Futures: places and people, technology and data.

Financial Support

With the kind support of Google, £200 will be available to PhD students to assist with travel costs.
Application forms and more details will be available at the conference.


Taylor and Francis Prize

All conference participants are welcome to enter for Taylor and Francis prize of £250 (on behalf of the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology). Please submit a full paper (6-10,000 words, including footnotes) to by 23 March 2018

Postgraduate Prizes

This year there are two prize opportunities - the Google Prize (for a written paper) and the BILETA Prize (for a poster). 

The posters entered for the BILETA prize are here.

To be considered for the Google prize of £200, please submit a full paper (6-10,000 words, including footnotes) to by 23 March 2018;  three papers will be chosen to compete for the Google award, which will involve defending the work in a conference session, and a conference vote. 

The three papers which have been shortlisted are here In the Google prize session after lunch on day 2, each paper will be presented by a senior academic, the author will have the opportunity to respond to their questions, and then the audience (all conference attendees) will have the opportunity to ask questions.  To assist in that process, everyone is encouraged to look at the papers in advance.

To be considered for the BILETA prize of £200, please send your poster (details will be provided as to format) to by 23 March 2018.  The submitted papers and posters will be uploaded to the conference website before the conference. 

Please note that unless you are applying to the prize competition you do not need to submit a written paper in advance.  We very much hope you will pursue the publications opportunities (see tab) after the conference.