Today we’re launching both TechFreedom, a new digital policy think tank, and its first publication, The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet—after the conclusion of the State of the Net conference. Watch the livestream below—12:45-5:30 pm Eastern / 9:45 am – 2:30 Pacific:

Please join the conversation about the book by tweeting about the event using the #NDD hashtag. And follow us at @Tech_Freedom & @Digital_Decade! Check out the agenda below.

Next Digital Decade Symposium Agenda

12:30 – 12:45pm

 Lunch buffet served

12:45 – 1:00pm

Introductory Interview: Overview of The Next Digital Decade and TechFreedom

  • Declan McCullagh, CNET, @DeclanM
  • Berin Szoka, TechFreedom,  @BerinSzoka

1:00 – 2:10pm

Panel 1: Internet Optimism, Pessimism & the Future of Online Culture

  • Berin Szoka, TechFreedom (Moderator)
  • Andrew Keen, author of Cult of the Amateur,  @AJKeen
  • Adam Thierer, Mercatus Center,  @AdamThierer
  • Prof. Ann Bartow, South Carolina School of Law,  @ProfABartow

2:15 – 3:25pm

Panel 2: Internet Exceptionalism & Intermediary Deputization

  • Adam Thierer, Mercatus Center (Moderator)
  • Prof. Eric Goldman, Santa Clara School of Law, @EricGoldman
  • Josh Goldfoot
  • Prof. H. Brian Holland, Texas Wesleyan School of Law,  @Prof_Holland
  • Prof. Mark MacCarthy, Georgetown University,  @MacCartM
  • Prof. Frank Pasquale, Seton Hall Law School,  @BlckBx

3:25 – 3:40pm

Coffee break

3:40 – 4:50pm

Panel 3: Who Will Govern the Net in 2020?

  • Berin Szoka, TechFreedom (Moderator)
  • Prof. David Johnson, New York Law School
  • Prof. Milton Mueller, Syracuse University,  @MiltonMueller
  • Shane Tews, VeriSign  @ShaneTews
  • Chris Wolf, Hogan Lovells  @PrivacyWolf

4:50 – 5:20pm

Fireside Chat with FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell & Declan McCullagh

5:20 – 5:30pm

Closing Remarks

5:30 – 7:15pm

Cocktail Reception