This year’s Guardian Activate Summit (2010) will be entitled ‘Technology, Society and the Future: Changing the World through the Internet’, and be held on Thursday 1 July 2010, in London. It is not purely an academic conference, but some key academics are among the key speakers, such as our Web Science colleague, Professor Nigel Shadbolt. This is a great opportunity to bring industry, government and academia together to address some of the big questions surrounding the societal implications of the Internet.
25% early bird discount
The Guardian’s Activate Summit is in its second year. The Guardian is putting together a powerful gathering of global visionaries for a day of ideas and inspiration, providing insight into how the Internet, web and related information and communication technologies are shaping society – and how social issues are shaping the Internet and its governance. Confirmed speakers already include:
• Bill Roedy, chairman & chief executive, MTV Networks International
• Joe Cerrell, European director, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
• Juliana Rotich, co-founder and director of programmes, Ushahidi
• David Cavallo, VP and chief learning architect, One Laptop Per Child
• Gaurav Mishra, CEO, Gauravonomics
• Anil Hansjee, head of corporate development, EMEA, Google
• Desiree Miloshevic, board trustee, Internet Society and International Affairs and Policy
Advisor, Afilias, and OII Visiting Industry Associate
• David Craig, EVP & chief strategy officer, Thomson Reuters
The organizers have an international array of speakers from a range of sectors and disciplines to discuss and debate how the Internet and its associated technologies are changing the way we do business, the way we interact and govern and the way we live. Want to disagree? Join the conference and the debate.
If you book a place before 14 May and save 25%. To register, you can visit the guardian.co.uk/activate