The theme of PDF 2018 is “How We Make Good,” with a focus on two inter-related questions:
And this year, we want to make sure we all make good…on our promises, on our values, on ensuring that tech works for social justice, on defending democracy, and on creating a future that we all will want to live in.
This year, we will be at New York Law School in New York City’s Tribeca, a more intimate venue better suited to collaboration.
On both days of PDF, we’ll start together in plenary session. To get warmed up, we’ll hear a few fast five-minute talks and demos. And then we’ll go deep for the rest of the morning, with six hand-picked anchor keynote talks, each followed by audience Q&A.
Then, after a networking lunch, you’ll dive in to a 90-minute workshop session, led by those anchor keynotes, with some supporter speakers and assisted by expert facilitation.
The day will end with PDFopen, 90 minutes of unconference-style talks, breakouts, speed-dating and demos generated by conference participants.
The goal: to help you connect with the people, ideas, and movements that are making good, right now.
Finally, to make sure those relationships have the best chances to form and stick, we’re building an online community discussion board for attendees to start the conversation and share resources well before June, and to ensure that it keeps going afterward.
|8:00-9:00am||Registration and Breakfast|
Jerry Michalski, Relationship Economy Expedition
Pia Mancini, Chair of DemocracyEarth Foundation
Chris Hughes, Founder of the Economic Security Project
Trebor Scholz, Founder of Platform Cooperativism Consortium
Gina Glantz, Founder of GenderAvenger
Jan Neutze, Director of Cybersecurity at Microsoft
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Author of Anti-Social Media
|8:30-9:00am||Registration and Breakfast|
Malka Older, Author of Infomocracy
Natalie Evans Harris, COO of BrightHive
Haley van Dÿck, Co-Founder of the United States Digital Service
Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn.org
Matt Mitchell, Founder of Crypto Harlem
Ricardo Alfaro, Former Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Technology for Puerto Rico
Samidh Chakrabarti, Director of Product Management at Facebook
Renee DiResta, Head of Policy at Data for Democracy
|4:30-6:00||Closing Talks and Entertainment|
This schedule is subject to change and more content will be added soon.