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As American as apple pie? The future of the open web in the US & abroad

  • Open Gov Hub 1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest Suite 500 Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Join the Web Foundation and EveryoneOn for a screening of the documentary film, ForEveryone.net, followed by an interactive discussion about the future of the web and what we can do to defend the web we want — both in the US and abroad.

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee published his proposal for the World Wide Web, he imagined an open space where anyone could bring their ideas to life without having to ask for permission. The documentary film ForEveryone.net tells the story of the web’s invention and Sir Tim’s mission to ensure it remains a free and open space.

From the time of the web's invention, the US has been a champion of the open web, promoting policies to enshrine Sir Tim's vision in practice. Yet, the US's leadership role seems to be in decline — over the last year we've seen a startling rollback of net neutrality rules, data privacy protections, and rural internet access policies. 

As the US steps aside, what will this mean for the future of the web? The event will provide a unique opportunity to reflect on these questions and Sir Tim’s original vision for an open web.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Chike Aguh | CEO, EveryoneOn
  • Nathalia Foditsch | Consultant, Communications Policy and Regulation
  • Juan Ortiz Freuler | Policy Fellow, Web Foundation
  • Nicol Turner-Lee | Ph.D., Fellow, The Brookings Institution

 

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, January 26.

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