IAMCR 2019 participants were first surprised then enthralled with Monroe E. Price's decision to show a video as his plenary presentation during the plenary session dedicated to "Communication Technology and Freedom". You can watch (again) the video here. The title of the presentation is "Cauldrons of Narrative, Technologies of Freedom".
Monroe E. Price is an Adjunct Full Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law. He directs the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London and is the Chair of the Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University in Budapest.
As the founder and former director of Center for Global Communication Studies, Price has worked with a wide transnational network of regulators, scholars, and practitioners in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia as well as in the United States. Under his direction, CGCS engaged in public opinion research in Sudan, providing technical assistance in Jordan and Thailand, encouraging the intelligent development of media policies and new information technologies in a wide variety of settings including Thailand and Somaliland. Price founded the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University and remains a Research Fellow there. CGCS also fostered the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research, located at the London School of Economics.
More information can be found here: https://www.asc.upenn.edu/people/faculty/monroe-price-jd