BILETA Conference

BILETA Conference

BILETA Conference 2018

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

The conference hashtag was BILETA18.  The conference included an AGM and old Aberdeen tours. 

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


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

Key Note Speakers

  • Professor Daithí Mac Síthigh (Queen’s University Belfast) Tech law and the techlash. 
  • Professor Margaret Ross (University of Aberdeen) exploring the impact of technology on the student experience, with particular reference to mental health.  

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

Taylor and Francis Prize

All conference participants were welcome to enter for the Taylor and Francis prize of £250 (on behalf of the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology). This consisted of a full paper (6-10,000 words, including footnotes).

Postgraduate Prizes

There were 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.

This required a full paper (6-10,000 words, including footnotes). Three papers were chosen to compete for the Google award, which involved 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 was presented by a senior academic, the author had the opportunity to respond to questions, and then the audience (all conference attendees) had the opportunity to ask questions.