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May 10–11, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, may 9
7:00 PM
Reception and Dinner (Dinner at 7:30 pm) in the Ballroom Foyer and Plaza Ballroom

Thursday, may 10
7:30 AM

Breakfast in the Plaza Ballroom

8:30 AM
Conference Welcome
8:40 AM
Conference Overview
John Perry Barlow, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:00 AM

Going Dark
Jacob Appelbaum, Developer, Tor Project

9:30 AM

The Amplified Public Sphere: From the Street to the Screen and Back Again
Mohamed Nanabhay, Head of Online, Al Jazeera English

10:00 AM

Learning from the Library of Babel
Achal Prabhala, Researcher, Writer, and Advisory Board Member, Wikimedia Foundation

10:30 AM
11:00 AM
Eying the Future of Healthcare
David Schafran, Co-Founder and CEO, EyeNetra
11:30 AM
Building Your Career with Scientific Discovery Games
Jeehyung Lee, Co-Developer, EteRNA
12:00 PM
The Technology of Diplomacy
Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, U.S. Department of State
12:30 PM
Members' Working Lunch in the Plaza Ballroom
1:45 PM

The Changing Role of an Informed Citizenry
Sascha Meinrath, Director, New America Foundation Open Technology Initiative

2:15 PM

Cooperative Flying Robots
Daniel Mellinger, Co-President, KMel Robotics

2:45 PM

Mideast Youth Thinking Ahead
Esra'a Al Shafei, Founder and Director, Mideast Youth

3:15 PM
3:45 PM

Why Education Is Not About Being Educated
Nicholas Negroponte, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board

4:15 PM

Learning New Ways to Learn
Zach Sims, Co-Founder, Codecademy

4:45 PM

John Perry Barlow and Nicholas Negroponte, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board

7:00 PM
Reception and Dinner (7:30 pm) in the Ballroom Foyer and Plaza Ballroom

Friday, may 11
7:30 AM

Breakfast in the Plaza Ballroom

8:30 AM
TTI/Vanguard Announcements and "Futureproofing" Preview
8:45 AM

Can Movements Move Media?
Ethan Zuckerman, Director, MIT Center for Civic Media

9:20 AM
Sustaining the Ecology of the Internet
Rebecca MacKinnon, Author, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
9:50 AM

Navigating Internet's Course
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

10:20 AM
10:50 AM

Revolutionizing the Face of Technology
Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-Founder, and Catherine Ashcraft, Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

11:20 AM
The Knowledge Economy Trap
Jonathan Taplin, Director, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab
11:50 AM
Technology and Popular Movements: Americans Elect
Joshua Levine, Chief Technology Officer, Americans Elect
12:20 PM
Technology and Popular Movements: The Arab Spring
Peter Ackerman, Founding Chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
12:50 PM
Members' Working Lunch in the Plaza Ballroom
2:00 PM

E-Government to We-Government: The Evolution of Governance in a Connected World
Andrew Rasiej, Founder, Personal Democracy Media

2:30 PM

From Crowd to Constitution: The Case of Iceland
Thorvaldur Gylfason, Professor of Economics, University of Iceland

3:00 PM

The Impact of Citizen Movements
Jérémie Zimmermann, Co-Founder, La Quadrature du Net

3:30 PM
Conference Reflections
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 PM
Close of Conference

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