Virtual Event: INFORMED: Conversations on Democracy in the Digital Age – Nov 28-30

Posted by Knight Foundation on November 8, 2022

We hope you will join us virtually for INFORMED: Conversations on Democracy in the Digital Age.The event, taking place November 28-30, 2022, engages leaders in the biggest questions at the intersection of technology, media and democracy.

With topics from tech platform regulation to election integrity and the ongoing infodemic, speakers include Secretaries of State Brad Raffensberger (R, Georgia) and Jocelyn Benson (D, Michigan),  Alondra Nelson, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Tim Wu, Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy, Frances Haugen, transparency advocate and data engineer and Chris Krebs, former director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Today we are faced with a challenging reality: digital networks have brought unprecedented social advantages and helped democratize access to information and ideas. But in recent years, we have also seen them exploited to mislead, disenfranchise and undermine democracy. With the rapid evolution and adoption of technology, these challenges to an informed citizenry are likely to intensify in years to come.

To better prepare society, Knight Foundation is supporting an emerging field of research that can inform policy on information integrity, media and democracy. Working together through the Knight Research Network, the field is now a critical part of our country’s intellectual infrastructure. The foundation is delighted to convene conversations that can advance more informed and engaged democratic citizenship in the digital age.

Join us virtually for what promises to be a robust series of conversations on issues essential to our future.

Learn more and register.

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