ComplianceNet Conference 2020

at University College London (UCL) 

has been postponed

The ComplianceNet 2020 conference will take place on June 29 – 30, 2020, and will be hosted by the University College London (UCL) School of Public Policy/Department of Political Science and the UCL Global Governance Institute. We are currently accepting panel or paper submissions, with a submission deadline of February 7, 2020. We are also accepting award nominations (see the Awards page).


Submission Information

Prospective participants may submit either panel proposals (containing three to five thematically-linked papers) or individual paper proposals (which will be assigned to thematic panels after the submission deadline).


The submission deadline is February 7, 2020, and we aim to notify prospective speakers within one month.  

Submission Instructions

You may register for the conference and propose papers or panels here. There are three options:


1. Individual Papers

  • For individual papers, please choose the option “Single Paper Proposal” and submit the paper title and abstract (up to 200 words).

  • If you and a co-author are co-presenting a paper, please submit separate paper registrations for each of you with the same title and author order. 

2. Panel

  • For panels, if you are the panel organiser, please choose the option “Panel Proposal”, submit the panel title and an integrative statement about the panel (up to 200 words).  If you as the panel organiser are also presenting a paper on the panel, please also present your paper title and abstract (up to 200 words). 

  • If you are part of a proposed panel, but are not the organiser, please choose the option “Papers Within a Panel Proposal” and enter the panel title, paper title and an abstract (up to 200 words). 

3. Attend without Presenting

  • If you would like to attend, but do not want to present a paper or a panel, please choose the “Attendance Without Presenting” option.  You may select this option up until March 13, 2020. 



We are accepting nominations for two awards: Best Paper Award by a Junior Scholar and the Best Paper Award by a Senior Scholar. Please see the Awards page for submission instructions.

We will also be giving out a Lifetime Achievement Award for seminal contributions to the study of compliance. 

Location and Travel Information

UCL Location
This year, we will be at University College London (UCL). UCL is located in the beautiful, Bloomsbury neighbourhood of central London, close to the British Museum, the British Library, Oxford Street, and numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels.  Surrounded by the Goodge Street, Euston, Euston Street and Russell Square tube stations, UCL is easily accessible via public transit in London and from the city’s five airports. 
ComplianceNet 2020 is timed to take place immediately after the biennial ECPR Regulatory Governance meeting—a meeting which will be important for a number of ComplianceNet attendees--at the University of Exeter taking place from June 24-26.  For more information on the Regulatory Governance Standing Group and the conference, go to  Scholars interested in attending ComplianceNet may find they also want to attend the ECPR meeting and vice versa.  The train journey between Exeter and London is relatively inexpensive and takes approximately three hours.  In between, you can take in famous cultural sights, such as Stonehenge, Winchester Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral, home to the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta. 
UCL is located in the Bloomsbury neighbourhood of central London and is easily accessible via all five London airports. 
Hotel Information
We will have blocks of rooms available at these two hotels, along with conference rate reference codes for booking with them directly early in the new year:
Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury: £209/night, walking distance to conference site 
How to book:
Call:  +44 (0) 800405060 quoting the discount code KCP
Doubletree Hotel, Islington: £185/night, short tube ride to conference site
How to book:
Call +44 (0)207 282 5500 option 1 – quoting AUNICL
A wide range of other accommodation options are available.  Just north of Bloomsbury, there are many hotels for under £100/night, that are all within a 10 minute tube ride from the conference site.  Here is a sample of them, with the neighbourhood in which they are located:
Best Western Swiss Cottage Hotel (Swiss Cottage)
Bray Apartment (Camden)
Charlotte Guest House (West Hampstead)
Dawson House Hotel (Finchley)
Haverstock Hotel (Belsize Park)
Keysan House 5 (Camden)
Kings Boutique (Hampstead)
La Gaffe (Hampstead)
The Langorf Hotel (Hampstead)
Smart Stay Swiss Cottage (Hampstead)
In addition to these and other hotels, you can also find apartments for under £100/night in the same and other nearby areas on AirBNB or