Lessons From the First Internet Ages

What is the future of the internet? Thirty years after the creation of the first web page, what have we learned about the impact of the internet on communication, connection, and democracy?  

Join the Knight Foundation for Lessons from the First Internet Ages, a virtual symposium that will explore and evaluate what key figures in the development of the internet and online communities have learned from their experiences. Curated by two leading experts on internet law, these conversations will feature contributions from pivotal internet figures, technologists, and cyber scholars.

Curated by Mary Anne Franks and Eric Goldman                                                                                    

Hosted by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

November 2 and 3

Read new reflections from internet luminaries, past and present:


Speakers

Julia Angwin

Julia Angwin

The Markup
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Science fiction novelist, Journalist and Technology Activist
evelyn douek

evelyn douek

Harvard Law School
Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Wellville
Mary Anne Franks

Mary Anne Franks

University of Miami School of Law, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
Eric Goldman

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University School of Law, High Tech Law Institute
Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author, co-founder LinkedIn, Greylock Partners
Alberto Ibargüen

Alberto Ibargüen

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Sarah Jeong

Sarah Jeong

Journalist, and lawyer, op-ed columnist, New York Times
Roberta Katz

Roberta Katz

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Daphne Keller

Daphne Keller

Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University
Issie Lapowsky

Issie Lapowsky

Protocol
Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Public Knowledge
Alexander MacGillivray

Alexander MacGillivray

Former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Mike Masnick

Mike Masnick

Copia Institute, Techdirt
Margaret O'Mara

Margaret O’Mara

University of Washington, Author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America (2019)
John Sands

John Sands

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Sarita Schoenebeck

Sarita Schoenebeck

University of Michigan, Living Online Lab
Deepa Seetharaman

Deepa Seetharaman

The Wall Street Journal
TL Taylor

TL Taylor

MIT, AnyKey
Zeynep Tufekçi

Zeynep Tufekçi

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CITAP, Columnist, New York Times
Safiya Umoja Noble

Safiya Umoja Noble

University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2)
Siva Vaidhyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan

University of Virginia, Center for Media and Citizenship
Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong

Albright Stonebridge Group, Former Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Christopher Yoo

Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University