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  • Panelists Discuss the Future of the Internet
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    Internet and Democracy

    Panelists talked about the history, current state and future of the internet, and its influence on democracy. The event was divided into three parts, with each answering the question, “Can democracy…

  • Journalists Discuss Technology and the Media
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    New Media and Technology

    Media industry leaders talked about emerging new media trends and technology. Panelists included representatives from the Washington Post, Slate, RYOT News, Google and VICE Media focused on…

  • Discussion on Cybersecurity
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    Cybersecurity experts from the government and private industry talked about the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Sony, and JP Morgan Chase data breaches, and ways to protect both government and…

  • Panels on Technology Society and Social Media
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    Panels on Technology, Society, and Social Media

    Panelists talked about how to include more minorities in the technology industry, the critical importance of mentoring, using the Internet to make a difference, and a panel on information sharing on social media and how it…

  • Entrepreneurship and the Economy
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    Entrepreneurship and the Economy

    Panelists talked about starting their own businesses. Panelists included Hamdi Ulukaya, who talked about mass marketing Chobani Greek yogurt, Nicholas Cary, who talked about the founding of Bitcoin, and…

  • Micro Philanthropy
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    Micro Philanthropy

    Charles Best talked about his micro philanthropy Web site and the impact of technology on everyday life. He was interviewed by Darren Walker. “The New Philanthropy” was a presentation of…

  • Public Safety and Privacy Technologies
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    Public Safety and Privacy Technologies

    Panelists talked about technologies for public safety in metropolitan areas, and the privacy issues raised. This was followed by a conversation with the New York City and Boston police commissioners about…

  • Travis Kalanick at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Travis Kalanick at the Washington Ideas Forum

    Travis Kalanick, president and CEO of Uber, a mobile application that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire, spoke at the Washington Ideas forum about why he started his…

  • emThe New Digital Ageem
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    The New Digital Age

    Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen talked about their book, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, in which they present their vision of a future in…

  • Massive Open Online Courses
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    Massive Open Online Courses

    Panelists talked about the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on primary and secondary education. They discussed increased access to education, the effect of MOOCS on the teaching profession,…

  • Google and EMail Privacy
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    Google and E-Mail Privacy

    Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond spoke about the privacy of electronic mail. He said that Google and e-mail content and information are stored in order to allow quick usage and…

  • Impact and Future of American Technology
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    Impact and Future of American Technology

    Officers of technology companies discussed the impact and future of American technology on the world, including social media censorship in other countries and the use of Twitter during the…

  • Trends in Digital Media
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    Trends in Digital Media

    Panelists talked about trends and public attitudes toward content in the digital age. Topics included blog and social media and their effects on digital media.

  • Future of the Internet
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    Future of the Internet

    Twitter creators Biz Stone and Evan Williams spoke with Walter Isaacson about the future of the Internet. Among the topics they addressed were the formation of their new company Obvious…

  • Eric Schmidt Remarks
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    Eric Schmidt Remarks

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt talked about technology’s impact on all aspects of life and what’s the next step for Google. James Bennet, Atlantic magazine’s editor, moderated.

  • Online Journalists on the Future of News Media
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    Online Journalists on the Future of News Media

    A discussion was held on changes in the media world by two pioneers of blogging. The moderator was Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? (HarperBusiness; January 27, 2009). The focus was on the future of…

  • New Media Technology
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    New Media Technology

    Media leaders talked about adapting to new technology. Persons who are making the transition from print to Internet talked about their experiences with the many-to-many interactivity that…

  • Young Technology Leaders
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    Young Technology Leaders

    David Kirkpatrick moderated a forum titled “Who Are the New Revolutionaries?” Young people who play important roles in new technologies talked about the fast pace of change. Topics included…

  • Childrens Media and the Internet
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    Children\'s Media and the Internet

    Panelists talked about children’s use of the Internet, adult content and violence available through file sharing and gaming sites, as well as the threat of Internet predators. The panel was…

  • Regulation of Childrens Media
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    Regulation of Children's Media

    Professor Geoffrey Cowan moderated a panel discussion about regulating media for children. A video was shown illustrating the violence and sexual content of the media. A video clip also was shown from a…

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