Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 9:30a -
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 6:00p
Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Innovation, Kid Friendly, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Tech
LibrePlanet is the annual technology and social justice conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation. LibrePlanet provides an opportunity for community activists, domain experts, and people seeking solutions for themselves to come together in order to discuss current issues in technology and ethics. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2020 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels. The theme for LibrePlanet 2020 is "Free the Future".
LibrePlanet attendees and speakers will be discussing the hot button issues we've all been reading about every day, and their connection to the free software movement. How do you fight Facebook? How do we make software-driven cars safe? How do we stop algorithms from making terrible, unreviewable decisions? How do we enjoy the convenience of mobile phones and digital home assistants without being constantly under surveillance? What is the future of digital currency? Can we have an Internet that facilitates respectful dialogue?
International speakers from organizations like Creative Commons, FSFE, Nextcloud will feature in the conference. Confirmed keynote is Brewster Kahle, Internet Hall of Famer and founder of the Internet Archive.