Friday, January 9, 2009

New CFP09 submission deadline: January 23

In keeping with CFP traditions, the submission deadline has once again been extended. From Cindy Southworth and Jay Stanley's email today:
We have received many exciting proposals for CFP 2009, however there have been numerous requests for a few more days to submit proposals. We are happy to announce that we are extending the deadline to FRIDAY, JAN. 23rd.
So, if you've been thinking about sending something in ... please do! The submission page is here.


PS: Also in keeping with CFP traditions, there have been delays in setting up the software, and the CFP09 blog isn't yet available. Stay tuned ...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Session ideas

Got some ideas for sessions that you haven't turned into proposals yet? Please share them here!

Keynote speaker suggestions?

CFP's keynotes are quite varied, including

- politicians who's been fighting the good fight for civil liberties, for example Patrick Leahy in 2006
- significant policy addresses, for example Konstantinos Karachalios of the European Patent Office in 2008
- "big picture" thinkers, for example Clay Shirky's closing keynote from 2008 (video here, notes here)
- wry observers focused on the future, for example Bruce Sterling in 2002

Who to invite this year? Suggestions welcome!

New submission deadline: January 9

The deadline for the CFP09 all for presentations, tutorials, and workshops has been pushed back to January 9. We'll also be kicking off some threads on the blog to collect ideas for keynote speakers and session topics. Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2009: Call for participation

CFP logo

From conference co-chairs Cindy Southworth and Jay Stanley's Call for presentations, tutorials, and workshops:
The 19th annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference is now accepting proposals for panels, workshop sessions, and other events.

CFP is the leading policy conference exploring the impact of the Internet, computers and communications technologies on society. It will be taking place in June 2009, just months into a brand new U.S. administration -- an exciting moment in history, as we look into the future and ask, "Where do we go from here?" For more than a decade, CFP has anticipated policy trends and issues and has shaped the public debate on the future of privacy and freedom in an ever more technology-filled world. CFP focuses on topics such as freedom of speech, privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, telecommunications, electronic democracy, digital rights and responsibilities, and the future of technologies and their implications.

We are requesting proposals and ideas for panels, plenaries, debates, keynote speakers, and other sessions that will address these and related topics and how we can shape public policy and the public debate on these topics as we create the future.

More information, and a link to the submission form, here.

This year’s Computers Freedom and Privacy conference will be in Washington, DC, June 1-4, 2009. Please join us!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Videos up on the conference web site -- and more coverage

Videos of the opening plenary session (continued in part 2), Breaking the Silence, and Clay Shirky's closing keynote are up on the conference web site. There's also an audio-only track of the opening session. Thanks to Brian Pauze of Yale Law School for the assistance -- and with luck, more AV will be coming over the next few weeks.

Coverage of CFP continued last week, most noticeably with For McCain, A Switch On Telecom Immunity? by Jonathan Weisman and Ellen Nakashima in the Washington Post. This article wound up getting discussed both on Daily Kos and on National Review Online's The Corner, which published a rebuttal from Doug Holtz-Eakin of the McCain campaign. Please track the wiki page for updates -- and please add references if you see any!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

On Slashdot!

Julian Sanchez' ArsTechnica story on the opening plenary session is on Slashdot's front page as McCain vs. Obama on Tech Issues, submitted by eldavojohn

"Ars is running a brief article that looks at stances from Chuck Fish of McCain's campaign and Daniel Weitzner from Obama's in regards to technical issues that may cause us geeks to vote one way or the other. From openness vs. bandwidth in the net neutrality issue to those pesky National Security Letters, there's some key differences that just might play at least a small part in your vote. You may also remember our discussions on who is best for geeks."
w00t, w00t!


PS: please see the CFP 2008 coverage page on the wiki for other coverage of this and other panels.

PS: To answer the obvious question that's already come up in the Slashdot thread: the Clinton campaign was invited to send a representative as well but couldn't make the scheduling work.