Our People-Centered Digital Future
To access the Q&A, just go to https://www.sli.do/ and enter the event code: OurDigitalFuture
Our People-Centered Digital Future Event on December 10
Titled “Our People-Centered Digital Future,” the event recognizes that by March 2019, 50% of the world will be connected to the Internet. This inflection point marks an important moment for examining the “unfinished work” of the Internet and discussing the community norms, human rights and social contracts required in this exponential digital era. The event also aligns with the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations.
Our early Internet pioneers choose to convene at this event to:
|▪||Share lessons of how we got here and where we need to go in the next 50 years|
|▪||Keep the Internet an open model|
|▪||Use this historic opportunity for humanity to complete the unfinished aspirations of the Internet|
|▪||Discuss what human rights will be like in a digital world|
While we must provide access to the Internet to every person, we must also maintain our human rights in this digital era. Together, we can demonstrate a better way forward for the Internet by championing positive change agents.
This special event kickoff seeks to assemble key individuals to share ideas, insights, and actions that ensure that the Internet remains a force for good. The event’s focus will address society, education, environment, technology, and the future of human rights and inclusion. See the agenda.
The panelists and speakers will include Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Mei Lin Fung, Bob Gourley, Dame Wendy Hall, Steven Huter, Doc Searls, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, and R “Ray” Wang.
How Can My School, Community College, University, or Library Participate?
The next generation of positive change agents is among the students and staff in your institutions. We hope they will participate in this event.
The event will be live-streamed, and you and your students/staff (or library patrons) may participate in all or part of the event remotely. To use the live stream, please email Cory Strandberg prior of the event with the (1) name and (2) address of your institution, and the (3) name, (4) email address, and (5) phone number of the key point of contact at your institution, as well as any questions.
Cory will then send (1) instructions for participating in the live-streamed event, (2) some discussion questions that you may wish to share with your students/staff (and library patrons) prior to the event, and (3) a custom website for your students/staff (and library patrons) to post questions to panelists (the Internet pioneers above) prior to the event, questions that panelists will respond to during the course of the program.
Complimentary Registration for the Live Event
As this event in San Jose on December 10 is also a fund-raiser for the People-Centered Internet’s initiatives, it may be financially out of reach for students and/or up-and-coming staff technology leaders. Constellation Research has graciously offered some complimentary registrations. To nominate a student (or staff member), or for self-nominations, please use the nomination form. Nominees who are awarded complimentary registrations will be contacted by the organizers. Any travel or accommodations will be the responsibility of the nominee or her/his institution. For any questions about nominations and participation in the live event, email Mei Lin Fung.
Be Part of this Historic Event
We hope that you will take advantage of this historic opportunity to engage with Internet pioneers and to add your voice to this important milestone event, ensuring that the Internet remains a force for good in society, education, environment, technology, and the future of human rights and inclusion.
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CENIC connects California to the world — advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. This nonprofit organization operates the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users, including the vast majority of K-20 students together with educators, researchers, and others at vital public-serving institutions. CENIC’s Charter Associates are part of the world’s largest education system; they include the California K-12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University system, California’s Public Libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, USC, and the Naval Postgraduate School. CENIC also provides connectivity to leading-edge institutions and industry research organizations around the world, serving the public as a catalyst for a vibrant California.