BigSurv20 Plenary Session and Speakers


BigSurv20 Conoravirus Monitoring Decision: BigSurv20 will NOT be held in person in Utrecht in November 2020. For more information, visit the BigSurv20 home page

Please note that the text below reflects conference planning information prior to the Coronavirus monitoring decision. As a result, it may not include the most accurate and up-to-date information. The BigSurv20 Scientific Committee plans to update this webpage in June 2020.


We are excited to announce the plenary panel topic and speaker list for BigSurv20! The plenary session will focus on the topic of data and privacy and will feature an expert lineup of speakers and perspectives from the U.S., Europe, and Africa. These speakers will cover a wide variety of topics including differential privacy, perspectives on data and privacy in the global south, trust amongst technology platform users, ethical data use, and the emerging concept of 'data counseling'. Our panel speakers will be:

  • Jennifer Hunter Childs, Assistant Center Chief for Emerging Methods and Applications at the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Dr. Chipo Dendere, a Zimbabwean-born scholar of political science, who is Chair of Social Science One’s Africa Committee and Post-Doctoral fellow at Amherst College
  • Dr. Radha Iyengar Plumb, Director for Trust and Safety Research and Insights at Google
  • Bianca Marcu, the Senior Advocacy and Standards Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the value of market, opinion, and social research and data analytics

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Amelia Burke-Garcia, Digital Strategy and Outreach Program Area Director at NORC at the University of Chicago.

More details on the day, time, and location of the panel will be forthcoming.