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Generation techs - Draft Agenda
July 10–11, 2008 in Rome, Italy

wednesday, July 9
7:15 pm
Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner

Thursday, July 10
7:45 am


9:00 am
Conference Welcome
Leonard Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:10 am
Conference Overview
Nicholas Negroponte, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:30 am
Society in the Digital Age
Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Chancellor, Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
9:50 am
Digital Natives
Urs Gasser, Director, Research Center for Information Law, University of St. Gallen
10:30 am
View from China: Prosumers, Youtubers, and the Notion of “Free”
Lucifer Chu, Founder, Foundation of Fantasy, Culture, and Art
11:00 am
11:30 am
Supporting Users Across Generations
Peter Lesser, Director of Global Technology, Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom
12:10 pm
Digital Na(t)ives? The Role of Skill in Internet Use
Eszter Hargittai, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University
12:45 pm
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 pm
One Billion Virtual Desktops
Stefan Surzycki, Co-founder, Jooce.com
2:40 pm
Changing User Interface
Aza Raskin, President, Humanized
3:20 pm
3:50 pm
Tales from a Digital Native
Paul Stamatiou, Founder, Skribit.com
4:20 pm
They’re Not Listening: Speaking to a Generation Born Digital
Josh Spear, Co-founder, Undercurrent
7:15 pm
Reception and Dinner

Friday, July 11
7:45 am


9:00 am
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
9:15 am
Future of News
Aaron Swartz, Writer, Hacker, and Founder, Reddit.com
9:50 am

Technology Use in India
Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle University

10:25 am

Sherry Turkle, Director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self

11:00 am
11:30 am
Ambient Intimacy Amplified
Leisa Reichelt, User Experience Consultant, Disambiguity.com
12:00 pm
Technology Development and Innovation in Africa
Juliana Rotich, Director, Ushahidi.com
12:30 pm
Nextgen Human-Machine Interface
Tan Le, Co-founder and President, Emotiv Systems
1:00 pm
Members' Working Lunch
2:10 pm
Future Entertainment Distribution Models
Dan Adler, Founder, Fanista
2:50 pm
Mind the Gap
Laurie Racine, President, dotSUB
Fred Graver, Founder, Remixamerica.org
3:30 pm
Conference Wrap-up
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 pm
Close of Conference

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