The first international conference on digital innovation and the law: a roadmap for next-generation lawyers

27 March 2020
10:30 - 18:30
Via Ugo Bassi 7


Digital Innovation & The Law: the first international conference on digital innovation and law and a roadmap for next-generation lawyers. The conference will take place from Thursday 26th March to Sunday 29th March 2020 in Bologna, with around 100 participants from all over Europe participating.

During the event, the experiences and various perceptions of students, lawyers, internal consultants, members of the academy, and Italian and European start-ups will be consolidated. The program is divided into seven panels (a total of 15 hours discussion) and will focus on several topics, in order to expand a very current legal issue: law in the new digital world.

In addition to the academic side of the event, the Organizing Committee has also drawn up a rich cultural program, including networking meetings, gala dinners, and tourist activities, allowing participants to immerse themselves in Emilia-Romagna’s capital and to live a 360-degree experience of Bologna.

The program below features Net Service Digital Hub as an outstanding location for the conference event:


- Friday, March 27th, 2020

  • First Panel: Digital Businesses: Challenge and Benefits of Privacy Compliance (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Second Panel: How does the Internet change the rules of Intellectual Property? (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
  • Third Panel (h. 16:30 - 18:30) - Regulatory Trends in Advertising and Digital marketing

- Saturday, 28th March 2020

  • First Panel: Smart Contracts: What, How, Why? (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Second Panel: Artificial intelligence and The Law: Friends or Foes? (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
  • Third Panel: Legal Tech: Changing the Game of Legal Practice (4:30 am - 6:30 pm)

To read and download the complete program, click here.


To register, simply register through the form available at this link:


The registration fee includes:

  • The academic program
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Social activities
  • A welcome bag
  • Cultural activities
  • The administrative fee

For more information on the event, please write to


ELSA Bologna

Law Student's Association

Elsa Bologna is part of ELSA Italia which is the largest Italian association of law students in Italy, belonging to the ELSiano network since 1985, and the second national group of ELSA by the number of active local branches. Founded in 1981 by German, Hungarian, Austrian, and Polish students, ELSA is a non-profit, independent, cultural association managed by students and young graduates of legal studies. The organization functions through local branches, in more than 200 university cities across 43 European and non-European countries, from Finland to Cyprus, Portugal to Kazakhstan. Through its activities and its involvement internationally, ELSA has achieved consultative status within numerous international institutions such as the Council of Europe, UNECOSOC, UNCITRAL, UNESCO, and WIPO. In addition, it has a partnership with UNHCR and the Council of Europe.