Are we at a tipping point for online abuse? Will killer robots change policing? How are extremists using the Internet and can we do anything about it? Is the Internet empowering the marginalised or the most powerful? How are the online rights of people of colour, women, and other marginalised groups being disproportionately affected by regressive laws and online abuse? What are the surveillance developments we should be worrying about next? How can open data transform government? Does the age verification of porn put our privacy and free speech at risk?
These are some of the questions we will be asking at ORGCon 2017 (https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/). Our amazing line up of writers, technologists and experts will look at the threats we face and what we can do about them. But we'll also be talking about how the Internet has changed politics and campaigning for the good, and how we can harness this to give ordinary citizens a voice, and help to hold the powerful to account.
Confirmed to speak so far: Graham Linehan, Noel Sharkey, Helen Lewis, Nighat Dad, Azmina Dhrodia, Caroline Criado-Perez, Tracy King, Jamie Bartlett, Myles Jackman, Pandora Blake, Nanjira Sambuli, Sarah Jamie Lewis, Audrey Tang and more.
Book your place
To book your place, please visit the ORGCon 2017 (https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/) website. Tickets cost £15 for members/£40 for non-members.
If you're not yet a supporter, join ORG today (https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/2017/free-ticket-offer) for a free ticket!
In addition to the main event on Saturday 4 November, ORGCon will also be running a second, smaller event on the Sunday. Day 2 (https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/2017/day-2) will focus on digital rights activism featuring a series of smaller concurrent talks and workshops by key experts.
A full weekend pass costs £18 for members/£45 for non-members.
Please get in touch if you'd like to travel down to London as a group and/or would like to arrange to stay in the same hostel/hotel.
Local organiser Francis (@francisclarke (https://twitter.com/francisclarke) on Twitter) has already signed up to work as a volunteer on Day 1 of the event but isn't able to stay for the whole weekend.