If you are still contemplating whether or not to trek to New York City on March 2nd and 3rd for Freedom to Connect 2015, now is the time to take action. Tickets are going fast and seats are limited. ATTENDANCE IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY and this year the event is hot!
A working agenda has just been posted. An email from David Isenberg, who tirelessly plans and promotes the event every year, described some of the issues to be discussed:
- The aspects of the Internet's protocol suite that make it the success it has become
- The all-fronts attack on the Internet by the National Security Agency
- How community controlled networks, especially the fiber to the home networks being built by communities such as Chattanooga TN and Wilson NC, as well as alternative networks being built by Google, Ting and others, are challenging incumbent telcos and cablecos
- Title II as the centerpiece of the FCC Open Internet Report and Order
The agenda will continue to develop as planning progresses, so be sure to revisit.
Guest speakers include:
- Chris Mitchell from ILSR and MuniNetworks.org
- Susan Crawford, Cardozo Law School
- Harold Feld, Public Knowledge
- Jim Baller, Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide
- Deb Socia, Next Century Cities
- Gigi Sohn, FCC
- Tim Wu, Columbia Law School
...and many, many others.
If you are unable to attend, you can still livestream Tuesday's event for a $25 fee. Sign up at http://freedom-to-connect.cleeng.com/.