Tentative Agenda

Freedom to Innovate
October 9–11, 2015
MIT Media Lab, 3rd floor atrium


Friday, October 9, 2015

6:00pm: Informal, optional pizza dinner for attendees. RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/4WtMeFL3AA

Saturday, October 10, 2015

8:30–9:00am: Coffee + continental breakfast

9:00–9:30am: Opening Session and Welcome

  • Ethan Zuckerman, MIT
  • Joi Ito, MIT

9:30–10am: Jonathan Zittrain

10–10:20am: How we got here: Jeremy Rubin, MIT on Tidbit

10:20–10:40: Star Simpson

10:40–11am: Q&A with Star and Jeremy

11–11:15am: Break

11:15am–12:45pm: The legal landscape – CFAA, DMCA, “material support for terrorism,” and other challenges to F2I

  • Kit Walsh, EFF
  • Andy Sellars, Berkman Center, Harvard
  • Shannon Erwin

12:45pm–1:30pm: Lunch – provided

1:30pm–3pm: Freedom to innovate, in context:

  • Wendy Seltzer
  • Karrie Karahalios, UIUC
  • Alvaro Bedoya, Georgetown

3pm–3:15pm: Break

3:15–4pm: How Open Access built a movement

Peter Suber, in Q&A with Ethan Zuckerman

4:00–5:00pm: What we did at MIT – launching the MIT/BU clinic:

  • Kate Darling
  • Nathan Matias

5:00–6:00pm: Envisioning a student movement

  • Alec Foster – Student Net Alliance

6:00pm: Birds of a Feather dinner – provided

Sunday, October 11, 2015

8:30–9:00am: Coffee + continental breakfast

9:00–9:30am: Imagining a freer future:

  • Cory Doctorow

9:45am–12:00pm: Writing/making workshop with Cory Doctorow and Dan Novy (bring a laptop!)

12:00–1pm: Lunch

1:15–1:45pm: Action Hooks (Kit Walsh, Shahid Buttar) – An overview of forthcoming developments in Freedom to Innovate that might serve as “hooks” for future actions

1:45–4:30pm: Partner intros, partner brainstorms, whiteboard moment, breakouts, report-backs

Imagining a Freedom to Innovate Movement unconference, brainstorm and planning (Aspiration-style facilitation moderated by Ethan Zuckerman and Shahid Buttar)

A two-day summit organized by the Center for Civic Media at MIT and the Electronic Frontier Foundation