The Doctoral Colloquium is scheduled prior to the main conference program, on June 21st 2021, from 1 to 5 pm. The Doctoral Colloquium (DC) offers research students a special forum where they can present, discuss, and develop their research plans with peers and established senior researchers.

We especially welcome contributions which are related to the overall C&T conference theme – “Wicked Problems in the Age of Tech”, and the ways that technology contributes to creating, recreating, or unsettling communities. The DC Chairs and Responders have expertise researching and designing technologies in varied offline and communities, across classes, ages, and genders, from urban to rural, and from migrant/settler to indigenous. However, we welcome all contributions falling in the scope of the C&T conference.

Important Dates

  • May 5, 2021 (23:59 PST) Doctoral colloquium applications due (extended)
  • May 12, 2021 Doctoral colloquium notifications of acceptance
  • June 21st, 2021 – Doctoral colloquium in Seattle

Submission Details

Doctoral colloquium applications should be using the ACM SigConf proceedings template (part of the ACM Master Template). Each proposal should include the following sections: a) a brief bio, b) an introduction setting up your research area and specific research question(s)/goals(s) (including key related work), c) overall research approach, methodology, and expected contributions, d) work in progress (including findings to date and next steps), e) questions and issues for discussion, and f) what you hope to gain from attending the DC. Please keep your application to less than 4 pages (double columned).

Please send proposals to the doctoral colloquium chairs at


Please send any questions and inquiries to the Doctoral Colloquium chairs: