This is the latest of our preview posts for the 2020 ACM Web Science Conference, focusing on the events lined up for Thursday 9th July.
The Conference events will be taking place online from 6 – 10 July, organised by the University of Southampton. Presenters and participants will have multiple opportunities to engage over a full week of talks, panel sessions and informal discussions.
One of the highlights on Thursday 9th is our Spotlight Panel on Policy and Practices. It will be chaired by Anni Rowland-Campbell who is the Director of Intersticia – a global charity and social enterprise which focuses on helping to develop emerging leaders for the 21st Century. Anni will be joined in discussion by Adrian Lovett who is President and CEO of the Web Foundation, David Birch author and commentator on digital financial services, Harriet Rees Head of Data Science at Starling Bank, and Jie Tang Professor of Computer Science at Tsinghua University.
After lunch our second Keynote Speaker Professor James Hendler will consider the future of the web. James is one of the founders of Web Science and Director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications. He has also been named one of the 20 most innovative professors in America by Playboy magazine!