OneWebDay 2008

  • September 22, 2008 · 11:45 AM
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OneWebDay Rally, Sept. 22 - and other OneWebDay-related events. Date: Monday, September 22, 2008 Time: 11:45am - 2:00pm Location: Washington Square Park, Teen Plaza (SE corner of the park) Street: W. 4th & McDougal Description: Rally for OneWebDay, the Earth Day for the Internet. Gale Brewer (City Council) Larry Lessig (Stanford) Craig Newmark (craigslist) Tim Westergren (Pandora) Dharma Dailey (Ethos Group) Andrew Baron (Rocketboom) SJ Klein (OLPC) Sree Sreenivasan (Columbia/WNBC-TV) Who should attend: Anyone who likes the internet and its transformative effect on human lives Purpose of this event: To initiate an environmental movement for the internet. The internet is under pressure around the world - inadequate connectivity, censorship, huge digital divides threaten its future. This rally is designed to raise awareness of these issues and celebrate how the internet has changed lives. Needed: Publicity, cash contributions to cover expenses (there's a "donate" link on the OneWebDay home page), and attendance - this will be a great event == ALSO == Saturday, Sept. 20 We've reserved several rooms at NYU's Courant Institute (251 Mercer, corner West 4th) in which to hold a series of educational workshops. We currently have the following workshops on tap, and there is room for a few more: * thelampnyc.org - media literacy * grassroots.org - easy website building for nonprofits * nycwireless - build your own router, etc. * Fred Benenson - Creative Commons * Dean Jansen - Open Video * Mike Verrilli - Wikipedia * Mike Meyers - citizen journalism Each workshop will last approximately 30 minutes. The entire session will last from 2-4pm on Saturday. More details to come. For questions, or to offer to give a workshop, email [masked] Tech demos: This event will be run in the style of the New York Tech Meetup: 4 to 6 short demos, 5 to 10 minutes each, with time for mingling afterwards. We are searching for applications that: * Are cutting edge * Fit this year's theme of online participation in democracy * Are fully developed and ready for use. To get involved and submit a candidate for the demos, visit the 2008 Tech Demos Planning page. The event will run from 7-9pm at NYU's Courant Institute (251 Mercer, corner West 4th). More details to come. There will be a OneWebDay party from 9pm on - Saturday, Sept. 20. We are still working on location. come .. tell your friends . . invite everyone you know.

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  • Dan S.

    The panel of speakers was amazing. Getting to hear them speak and answer questions taken from the audience (both the audience present and those farther away via text message) was wonderful. I came away from the event believing that there was hope that people will pay attention to important issues regarding the future of the Internet, and that people will take action when they disagree with the direction chosen by the typical power brokers.

    September 23, 2008

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