We plan a series of events related to topics discussed in the book. Future as well as past events will be listed here.

NDD Book Launch: January 19, 2011

This event will feature panel discussions of five of the book’s ten organizing questions, grouped into three panels:

Panel 1: Internet Optimism, Pessimism & the Future of Online Culture

  • Berin Szoka, TechFreedom (Moderator)
  • Andrew Keen, author of Cult of the Amateur
  • Adam Thierer, Mercatus Center
  • Prof. Ann Bartow, South Carolina School of Law

Panel 2: Internet Exceptionalism & Intermediary Deputization

  • Adam Thierer, Mercatus Center (Moderator)
  • Prof. Eric Goldman, Santa Clara School of Law
  • Josh Goldfoot
  • Prof. H. Brian Holland, Texas Wesleyan School of Law
  • Prof. Mark MacCarthy, Georgetown University
  • Prof. Frank Pasquale, Seton Hall Law School

Panel 3: Who Will Govern the Net in 2020?

  • Berin Szoka, TechFreedom (Moderator)
  • Prof. David Johnson, New York Law School
  • Prof. Milton Mueller, Syracuse University
  • Shane Tews, VeriSign
  • Chris Wolf, Hogan Lovells

There will also be a special "fireside chat" on tech policy between FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and veteran tech reporter Declan McCullagh of CNET.

The January 19 event will run from 12:30pm to 5:30pm immediately following the State of the Net conference in the same location: the Columbia B room at the Hyatt Regency (400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC). The event will begin with lunch and end with a cocktail reception between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Admission is free but space is limited so RSVP now!

Future Events

Upcoming events related to the book include:

  • Has the Internet Fundamentally Changed Economics?
  •  Is Search Now an “Essential Facility?”
  •  What Future for Privacy?
  •  Can Speech Be Policed in a Borderless World?
  • Will the Net Liberate the World?