Where? Qiqo Chat, Online
When? August 16th & 18th, 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT / 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Protocols for decentralized social verification are a key missing element of the Internet. In the absence of broadly adopted open standards, so far this role has largely been filled by big technology organizations. Yet, the challenge of furthering open protocols that can support better and more scalable forms of digital sociality, greater local control and federation as well as composable and community-bound rights, is within reach.
This is a central theme for us, as many of the proposals being worked on with the RxC global community (e.g Plural Voting, Plural Funding, and Data Dignity) require some form of participant authentication to be put into practice. As such, recently the DeSoc paper advanced powerful new concepts and served to ignite important conversations around this theme within the blockchain space. Moreover, many other communities, such as the Internet Identity Workshop, W3C working groups and others, have worked on related challenges and fostered many of the innovations that are being used on the current web with tooling developed and ready for Web3 too. With this gathering, our aim is to facilitate a space for knowledge exchange, risk mitigation, and cross-collaboration across an extensive plurality of actors.
There won’t be speakers, keynotes, or panels. At the beginning of each day of the event, all of the attendees will gather and co-create the agenda with participant-led sessions, discussions and workshops. This Open Space UnConference format is social technology meant to support in-depth dialogue and rich interactions, allowing for a full exploration of the topic!
Who should come
Everyone exploring these topics is proactively welcome, no matter what their level of experience or expertise is. Please join the event if you are interested in any of the following topics:
Each day will run for a total of 5 hours. We’ll start with an Opening Circle and Agenda Creation session, then have 3 hours of participant-led sessions and a Closing Circle. We will also have session notes and be compiling a Book of Proceedings.
Time: Anchored in time zones in the Americas.
We ask you to as best you can to fully commit to being at the event for the full time.
Potential Discussion Topics
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Concordia University | shayan.es
St. Olaf College
rct.ai | delysium.com
Blockchaingov.eu | kleros.io
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune
Blockchain Government Initiative Network | Georgetown CyberSmart Research Center
City of Aspen | Elected Leaders Collective
Weizenbaum Institute and university of the arts (UdK) Berlin
American Civil Liberties Union
Soulbis Pty Ltd