On May 18 2016 Vint Cerf was one of many distinguished speakers at the Washington Post’s Transformers live journalism event in Washington DC. Vint, sounding familiar themes, emphasized the need for robust authentication, and the capacity to minimize bugs, as vital for continuing Internet development. See video below:
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From Friday May 20 through Sunday May 22 2016 alt-AI will happen at the school for poetic computation in NYC. alt-AI explores artificial intelligence through the lens of artistic practice. What role can artists, writers, coders, and curators play in mediating scientific research to the public? How do we critically examine the implications, artifacts, and applications that follow. Various works will exhibited. The talks and performance at the event will be streamed live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
Where: school for poetic computation NYC
When: Friday May 20 through Sunday May 22 2016
Twitter: #altai16 https://twitter.com/hashtag/altai16
Today Friday May 20 2016 the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information presents the 5th Annual Digital Financial Services Conference at Columbia University, NYC. This year’s event has the theme Emerging Payments & Blockchain . Speakers include Sacha Polverini of the Gates Foundation and Thomas Lammer of the World Bank. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel.
What: CITI – Emerging Payments & Blockchain
Where: Columbia University
When: Friday May 20 2016 9am-6pm EDT | 13:00-22:00 UTC
Today Thursday, May 19 2016 is the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Events are happening all over the world including NYC. The purpose of GAAD is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. The target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.
- Events: http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/events.html
- Hashtag #gaad: twitter | facebook
- Read the blog post by Joe Devon that inspired GAAD.
ISOC-NY TV Show 2pm today – FAST AND FREE : New York’s Vision for Public Wi-Fi Everywhere @MNN59 #NYCWiFi @newamericanyc @oti
Today, Wednesday May 18 2016, the ISOC-NY TV show presents an edited edition of New America NYC‘s panel discussion FAST AND FREE : New York’s Vision for Public Wi-Fi Everywhere at Civic Hall in NYC. on May 2 2016.
What: ISOC-NY TV Show – FAST AND FREE : New York’s Vision for Public Wi-Fi Everywhere
Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
When: Wednesday May 18 2016 2pm-3pm EST | 1900-2000 UTC
Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 / 1996 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
Watch the whole event uncut
View on Livestream: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/fastandfree/videos/121884840
On May 11 2016 the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law held a hearing Examining the Proposed FCC Privacy Rules. The FCC was represented by Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai, while the FTC was represented by Chair Edith Ramirez and Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen.
* View on C-SPAN:
On Friday 13 May 2016 the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School (Fordham CLIP) will host the Tenth Law & Information Society Symposium at Fordham University in NYC. It was the first of these symposiums in 2005 that originally launched Fordham CLIP. This conference will revisit the themes from 2005 to see how far we’ve come and where we might be going in the next 10 years. Speakers include: Daniel J. Weitzner (MIT), Kevin Werbach (Wharton), Felix Wu (Cardozo), Jennifer L. Pariser (MPAA), Catherine Crump (Berkeley), Judge Jeremy Fogel, Julie Samuels (Tech:NYC), and Andrea Glorioso (EU). The event will be webcast live by Fordham’s AV Team.
What: Tenth Law & Information Society Symposium
Where: Skadden Conference Center, Fordham University School of Law, NYC
When: May 13 2016 9:00am-6:00pm EDT | 13:00-22:00 UTC
Today, Tuesday May 10 2016 the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center and the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) for a panel discussion Is The Internet Fragmenting? in Washington DC. Recent developments related to the Internet have prompted alarming questions about whether it is fragmenting. They include a diverse set of technical, economic, and policy developments and decisions that have been taken in response to the continued growth and globalization of the Internet, and its evolving role as critical infrastructure for the digital economy. Examples include a rise in DNS content filtering, deployment of distinct IPv4 and IPv6 networks, introduction of zero rating services, and an increasing number of laws related to data localization and restriction of cross-border data flow. Taken together, they raise an overarching concern over whether the global Internet is moving from a universal system to one characterized by various types of fragmentation that are caused either by intended or unintended consequences of technical, commercial, and/or political decision taken without full consideration of their potential impact. Policy stakeholders, including government, the technical community, civil society, industry, and other organizations to consider these issues more fully. Panelists will discuss the different types of Internet fragmentation, their associated technical, economic, and political impacts and when fragmentation may be desirable or problematic. Additionally, the panelists will examine how these should be taken into consideration in policy making. Keynote: Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Panel: Kathryn Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Society; Dr. Laura DeNardis, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Communication at American University, Director of Research, Global Commission on Internet Governance; Danil Kerimi, Head of Digital Economy, World Economic Forum; Paul Mitchell, Senior Director of Technology Policy, Microsoft; Jeremy West, Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The event will be streamed live via Skype by Microsoft, and relayed on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: Panel: Is The Internet Fragmenting?
Where: Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, Washington DC
When: Tuesday May 10 2016 3:30pm-5pm EDT | 19:30-21:00 UTC
Twitter: #fragmentation https://twitter.com/hashtag/fragmentation
On Monday/Tuesday May 9-10 2016 the Thai Network Information Center Foundation (THNICF) is hosting the 1st BKNIX Peering Forum (BPF) in Bangkok, Thailand. The event brings together managers, engineers and business decision makers from both local and international ISPs, IXPs, CDNs, IDCs, Cloud and Interconnection Service Providers for two days of meetings, presentations, and networking events. Speakers include Goff Huston, Jane Coffi. The event is being webcast live via the THNIC Foundation YouTube Channel. Bangkok is UTC+7 = 11 hours ahead of NYC.
What: BKNIX Peering Forum 2016
Where: VIE Hotel Bangkok
When: Monday/Tuesday May 89-10 2016
Webcast: Day 1 – https://youtu.be/ETU3nk9cB9c?t=5305
Day 2 – https://youtu.be/UwrhNcUmceo
Twitter: #bknix https://twitter.com/hashtag/BKNIX
- Peering Dynamics in SE Asia – Jane Coffin (ISOC); George Michaelson (APNIC); Katsuyasu Toyama (APIX association)
- Fiber Optic Interconnection around the Globe – Anahí Rebatta (TeleGeography); Kempei Fukuda (NTT Communications Corporation); Douglas Wilson (Hurricane Electric)
On Thursday/Friday May 5-6 2016 the World Bank and the Institute for International Economic Policy present The End of Trade as We Know it? – a conference on global digital trade as well as barriers to cross-border information flows. Also discussed will be the role of trade agreements (such as the TPP) as tools of Internet governance; the domestic and international regulatory environment for information; and focus on how to cooperate to encourage cross-border information flows. The live webcast is sponsored by the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC)
What: The End of Trade as We Know it?
Where: Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington DC
When: Thursday/Friday May 5-6 2016
Twitter: #digitaltradeconf https://twitter.com/hashtag/digitaltradeconf
WEBCAST TONIGHT: FAST AND FREE : New York’s Vision for Public Wi-Fi Everywhere #NYCWiFi @newamericanyc @oti
Today Monday May 2 2016 New America NYC will present a panel discussion FAST AND FREE : New York’s Vision for Public Wi-Fi Everywhere at Civic Hall in NYC. Noting New York City’s growing dependence on Wi-Fi, in particular through new initiatives such as the LinkNYC franchise to turn phone booths into hotspots, and the NYCEDC’s RISE : NYC resiliency initiative, New America is specifically concerned about possible congestion if LTE-U is broadly implemented by telcos. After a technical introduction by OTI’s Michael Calabrese, Maya Wiley of the NYC Mayor’s Office will deliver a keynote on the policy and planning aspects. The Panel: Dmytro Pokhylko – Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation; Colin O’Donnell – Chief Innovation Officer, Intersection; Andrew Afflerbach – CEO and Director of Engineering, CTC Technology & Energy; Chris Szymanski – Director of Product Marketing & Government Affairs, Broadcom; & Greta Byrum, Acting Director, Resilient Communities Program, New America. The event will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: FAST AND FREE : New York’s Vision for Public Wi-Fi Everywhere
Where: Civic Hall NYC
When: Monday May 2 2016 6:30pm – 8:30pm EDT | 22:30-00:30 UTC
Twitter: #NYCWiFi https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYCWiFi
This week May 2–6 2016 ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP host the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. The WSIS Forum serves the UN as a mechanism for coordination of multi-stakeholder implementation activities, information exchange, creation of knowledge, sharing of best practices and continues to provide assistance in developing multi-stakeholder and public/private partnerships to advance development goals, building on the UN General Assembly Overall Review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes which recognized the necessity of holding this Forum on an annual basis, and called for a close alignment between WSIS and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes. Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda (USA) will serve as Chairman Designate of the WSIS Forum 2016 High-Level Track. The Policy Sessions will be moderated by High-Level Track Facilitators (HLTF) nominated and identified by Civil Society, Private Sector, Technical Community and Academia stakeholders. Remote participation is available through both Adobe Connect and live webcast. Geneva time is CEST, 6 hours ahead of NYC.
What: WSIS Forum 2016
Where: ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
When: May 2–6 2016
Adobe Connect: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/Media/RP/AdobeConnect
Twitter: #wsis https://twitter.com/hashtag/WSIS | #wsis2016 https://twitter.com/hashtag/wsis2016
Facebook: https://facebook.com/hashtag/WSIS | #wsis2016 https://facebook.com/hashtag/wsis2016
Today Monday April 25 2016 Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs(SIPA) presents the inaugural Global Digital Futures Policy Forum at the Italian Academy in NYC. Forum is envisioned as a long-term intellectual initiative to reimagine our digital future, focus on the potential benefits and costs arising from global digital technology changes and, importantly, anticipate public policy solutions to emerging problems that will shape the future of society and the economy for generations to come. The upcoming forum will consider both domestic and international dimensions of data governance in the context of technological change and globalization. Speakers at today’s event include DARPA Director Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Laura DeNardis, Daniel Sepulveda, Frank Pasquale, and Eli Noam. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channels.
What: Global Digital Futures Policy Forum
Where: Italian Academy, NYC
When: Monday April 25 2016 09:00-17:30 EDT | 13:00-21:30 UTC
Webcast: Plenary+Room A https://livestream.com/internetsociety/SIPAdigitalfuture
Room B https://livestream.com/internetsociety2/SIPAdigitalfuture
Twitter: #SIPAdigitalfuture https://twitter.com/hashtag/SIPAdigitalfuture
TODAY MONDAY: @GenevaGIP Technical Innovation for Digital Policy Conference – remote participation available #theGIP #netgov
Today Monday 25 April 2016 the Geneva Internet Platform in cooperation with the University of Geneva, ETH, and DiploFoundation present a conference on Technical Innovation for Digital Policy. The conference gathers leading Internet innovators and policy experts to discuss technical innovation and potential solutions to critical areas affecting Internet users worldwide. Speakers include Jovan Kurbalija, Louis Pouzin, and Richard Hill. Remote participation is available, register below.
What: Technical Innovation for Digital Policy Conference
When: Monday 25 April 2016 10:00-15:30 CEST | 08:00-13:30 UTC | 04:00-9:30 EDT
Twitter: #theGIP https://twitter.com/hashtag/theGIP
Today/tomorrow Thursday and Friday April 21-22 2016 Nokia Networks and NYU WIRELESS are jointly organizing the third Brooklyn 5G Summit at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The third summit builds on the achievements of the past two years and will discuss the next steps for making 5G a commercial reality, focusing on overall 5G system design across the entire spectrum range, progress in 5G channel modeling and 5G regulatory aspects, plus concrete use cases for 5G in the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) space. A live webcast is available via IEEEtv.
What: Brooklyn 5G Summit 2016
Where: NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NYC
When: Thursday and Friday April 21-22 2016
Webcast: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/live_event/5G-2016 (password – 2016#Brooklyn5G )
Twitter: #BKLYN5G https://twitter.com/hashtag/BKLYN5G
What: Community Forum Q2 2016: Data Breaches and Privacy
When: Thursday April 21 2015 at 9am-10:30am EDT | 1300-1430 UTC
Phone: 1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll) or elsewhere – Meeting ID: 444 161 899
Simultaneous Interpretation ESPANOL: http://original.livestream.com/translateyourworld
Simultaneous Interpretation FRANCAIS: http://original.livestream.com/translateyourworldChannel2
Text transcript (CART): http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=Q1
Livestream relay: http://livestream.com/internetsociety/isoccf2016q2
Twitter: #ISOCCF2016 https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISOCCF2016
On Monday April 18 2016 the Internet Education Foundation and the Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will present State of the Net Wireless 2016 (SOTNW) in Washington DC. This is a follow-up to the State of the Net held back in January 2016, SOTNW topics include mobile advertising, the Internet of Things, mobile data consumption, and wireless broadband. Speakers include ISOC’s Karen Rose, Next Century Cities’ Deb Socia, and Daniel Correa from the White House. The event will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: State of the Net Wireless 2016
Where: Newseum, Washington DC
When: Monday April 18 2016 2pm-5pm | 18:00-21:00 UTC
Twitter: #sotnw http://twitter.com/hashtag/sotnwPhotos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internet-education-foundation/sets/72157667188527101
On Tuesday April 19 2016 the DiploFoundation will present a webinar Cybersecurity competence building trends. The authors of a study – conducted by DiploFoundation and commissioned by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs – will discuss the findings, and the strategic, policy and public-private partnership approaches related to competence building measures and cybersecurity. Examples of such measures include the development of cybersecurity curricula at universities, hubs and innovation centers at universities in cooperation with the private and public sector, professional education programs, and knowledge frameworks. What other measures can be undertaken to foster competence building? How can competence building measures be integrated into national cybersecurity strategies? What are the main findings and key trends in the study?
What: Cybersecurity competence building trends
When: Tuesday April 19 2016 11:00 UTC (07:00 EDT)
Register: http://www.diplomacy.edu/registrations/webinar-cybersecurity-competence-building-trends (Free)
Study summary: http://issuu.com/diplo/docs/cybersecurity_executive_summary
On Friday/Saturday April 15-16 2016 sixth annual Theorizing the Web conference will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC. Theorizing the Web is an inter- and non-disciplinary annual conference that brings together scholars, journalists, artists, activists, and technology practitioners to think conceptually and critically about the interrelationships between the Web and society. We deeply value public engagement, and consider insights from academics, non-academics, and non-“tech theorists” alike to be equally valuable. Both days of programming will feature invited speakers as well as presentations from competitively selected open-submission system. Selected papers advance clear theoretical arguments; represent a diverse range of perspectives; embrace accessibility by demystifying jargon rather than using it as a crutch; and, importantly, appeal to concerns of power, social (in)equality, and justice. The event comprises three afternoon tracks, plus plenary evening keynote sessions. The entire event will we webcast live.
What: Theorizing the Web 2016
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, NYC
When: Friday/Saturday April 15-16 2016 Noon-9pm EDT | 16:00-01:00 UTC
Webcast: Room A + keynotes – http://livestream.com/ttwconference/a
Room B – http://livestream.com/internetsociety2/ttw16
Room C – http://livestream.com/internetsociety3/ttw16
Twitter: #TtW16 https://twitter.com/hashtag/TtW16
Facebook: #TtW16 https://facebook.com/hashtag/TtW16
WEBCAST WEDS: The Internet at a Crossroads w/ @LauraDeNardis @KathrynCBrown + Fiona Alexander @NTIA #iana
On Wednesday April 13 2016 at 10am The Internet Governance Lab at American University (AU) and the Internet Policy Forum of the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) will host a book launch of The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance in Washington DC. Authors Derrick Cogburn, Laura DeNardis, Nanette Levinson, will be joined by Dean James Goldgeier of the AU School of International Service, Jeffrey Rutenbeck of the AU School of Communication, plus special guests Kathy Brown of the Internet Society and Fiona Alexander from the NTIA, to discuss the book. A live webcast from the AU a/v team will be mirrored on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: Book launch: The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance
Where: American University, Washington DC
When: Wednesday April 13 2016 10am-11:30am EDT | 14:00-15:30 UTC
Twitter: #isocdc http://twitter.com/hashtag/isocdc
On Saturday/Sunday April 9-10 2016 the Internet Society’s Board of Trustees will meet in Buenos Aires. The Trustees provide strategic direction and oversight to advance ISOC’s mission of preserving the open, global Internet. At this meeting the traditional public ‘Observer’ sessions have been upgraded to include ‘Open Forums‘ where the ISOC community may comment or ask questions on topics before the board. As outlined in the Q1 Community Forum, in 2016 the organizational focus is on a) Increasing Internet Access, and b) Security and Encryption. These sessions will not be livestreamed or archived publicly. Details below. Report docs are available on the agenda page.
What: ISOC Board of Trustees Meeting #130 Public Sessions
Where: Buenos Aires
When: Sat April 9 2016 – 13:00-14:15 UTC (9-10:15am EDT) | 16:30-20:00 UTC (12:30-4pm EDT)
Sun April 10 2016 12:00-19:00 UTC (8am-3pm EDT)
Twitter: #isoc – http://twitter.com/hashtag/isoc
Today Wednesday April 6 2015 the Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association’s (NEDAS) Fourth Annual Spring In-Building Wireless Summit brings together leading industry executives, vendors, service providers and end-users for learning, sharing, collaborating and presentations on cutting-edge DAS, Wi-Fi, and small cell technology solutions. This event explores through a collaborative and open environment solutions that will support the convergence of wireline and wireless technologies inherent in today’s hybrid wireless systems (a.k.a. heterogeneous networks). The entire day’s sessions will be we webcast live via the Internet Society’s Livestream Channel.
What: NEDAS NYC In-Building Wireless Summit
Where: NY Academy of Medicine NYC
When: Wednesday, April 6, 2015 9am-5pm EDT | 1300-2100 UTC
On Tuesday April 5 2016 at 13:45 UTC the Internet Society will present a briefing Public Policy and Internet Technology Development at IETF 95 in Buenos Aires. A panel session will identify the important issues for Internet public policy makers generally and the Latin American region in particular. We will discuss the relevance of the IETF to their work. In particular we will address the following questions: What are the high priority issues for Internet policy makers today? Why are policy makers interested in the work of the IETF?Where does the work of the IETF and Public Policy intersect? What could/should be done to improve two-way dialogue between technologists and public policy officials? Panelists:
Fred Baker, Cisco Fellow; Dilawar Grewal; Nelson Guillén Bello, Dominican Republic; Raul Lazcano Moyano, Head of Regulatory Division, SUBTEL, Chile
Tim Polk, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy. Livestream is below:
WEBCAST MON: #ABIdotNY Women Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit @MIST_Harlem #womenintech @anitaborg_org
On Monday April 4 2016 the Anita Borg Institute’s NY Local (ABI.NY) will present the Women Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit at MIST in Harlem. With the theme Women in Tech Creating the Future the full day conference to facilitate an exchange of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, research and products of women technologists to foster personal and professional growth. To further the optimum progress of women’s scientific communities special attention will be paid to inclusivity. The opening keynote by Peggy Wallace of Golden Seeds will be followed by six panels covering all aspects of successful application to innovation. The conference will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: Women Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit
Where: MIST Harlem
When: Monday April 4 2016 9am-4:45pm EDT | 13:00-20:45 UTC
Twitter: #ABIdotNY https://twitter.com/hashtag/ABIdotNY
From today Wednesday March 30 2016 – Friday April 1 2016 AccessNow presents RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016 in San Francisco CA. RightsCon is three days of sessions tackling some of today’s most challenging business and policy issues: freedom of expression, online harassment and countering violent extremism, privacy and digital security, encryption, network discrimination and connectivity, human rights, trade and business, transparency reporting, digital inclusion, internet governance, and more. Speakers include Bertrand De La Chappelle, Rebecca Mackinnon, Bruce Schneier, Michael Nelson, Ed Snowden, Wendy Seltzer, and ISOC Trustee Walid Al-Saqaf. The event will be webcast live on 3 tracks via AccessNow’s YouTube. Remote participation is available via SLIDO
What: RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016
Where: San Francisco CA
When: Wednesday March 30 2016 – Friday April 1 2016
- 3/25 Internet Society Join us at RightsCon 2016!