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Think Twice Conference

Application Form for Speakers

We are happy to announce that we are accepting submissions for PPI’s fourth international ThinkTwice conference, which will take place August 6th and 7th at the Venus Theater in Prague, Czechia. Address: Slavíkova 1499, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, Czechia

A limited number of presenters and panelists are invited to participate online or in-person at the event.

The aim of the conference is to bridge between the worlds of the Pirate Parties, Academia and NGO to foster a mutual exchange of ideas and experiences that are worth spreading. For this fourth ThinkTwice conference, the tag line is “Creativity, Human Rights, and Revolution”. All sessions will be streamed, and the video recordings published afterwards.

We are looking for session submissions from Pirates, non-profit leaders, and academics in the following tracks. Additional topics will also be considered. 

Creativity: copyrights, patents, collaboration, citizen journalism, media, DRM, open access, FOI, public licensing, policy reform, education, etc…

Human Rights: security, data protection, surveillance, FOI, basic income, emigration, voting rights, drones, non-proliferation, dual use technology, encryption, anonymity, transparency, net neutrality, open data, egovernment, society, whistleblowing, political science, etc...

Revolution: Future, innovation, liquid democracy, transhumanism, cyborgs, start-ups, vision, 3d-printing, crowdsourcing, big data, participation, pirate parties, artificial intelligence, globalization, space travel, social networks, etc…


Terms and conditions of paper submission

  1. Submissions will be accepted in English language only
  2. In case of the acceptance of the submission, the session material and eventual audio and video recordings will be published with a CC-BY 4.0 license
  3. In case of any financial support, the name of the sponsor organization should be reflected in the abstract. Submission and publication of such papers are subjected to a letter of consent from the respective organization to Pirate Parties International.

Key milestones

  • Conference is on the 6th and 7th of August 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic


Think Twice is an international scientific conference organized by a coalition of NGOs including Pirate Parties International, an umbrella organization for Pirate Parties worldwide. It’s targeted not just at the scientific community itself, but at the public in general. It aims to form a bridge between academic work, the world of activism, online and in the streets, and politics. By doing this, Think Twice hopes to contribute to a world where policy is more driven by science and hard facts than by the often irrational whims of a public opinion that is easy to manipulate by populists. Establishing a more open and direct democracy depends heavily on building a citizenship that is well-informed and well-educated.

Think Twice focuses on a broad range of topics including: copyrights, patents, citizen journalism, policy reform, education, security, data protection, surveillance, basic income, emigration, voting rights, non-proliferation, dual use technology, encryption, transparency, net neutrality, open data, e-government, crowdsourcing, big data, artificial intelligence, globalization, social networks, hacktivism, activism, surveillance, digital activism, etc…

The conference works completely independent and has no political agenda. The aim of the conference is to forge links between the worlds of Academia, politics and NGOs, to foster a mutual exchange of ideas and experiences that are worth sharing.

More information is available on the conference website:


Thank you in advance for your interest in participating,

The Board of Pirate Parties International

Please provide your email or other contact information. Your contact information will not be shared with any outside source without your permission. If your application is approved, we will send an email confirming your participation.

What is your name, or how should we call you?

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Are you applying to be a speaker or a panelist?

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Which theme would you like to discuss?

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Will you participate in-person or online?

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Which days will you be available?

Do you have a paper that you are ready to submit? Papers should be between 2000 and 9000 words.
Did this paper receive any funding or other forms of sponsorship?
Please indicate the name of the sponsor organization and ensure that a letter of consent from the respective organization is sent by email to
Please upload a copy of your paper.

Please tell us about the presentation you would like to make at the event. (maximum 2000 words)

Please tell us about your expertise and the topic that you would like to discuss as a panelist. (maximum 2000 words)