The i2Coalition will once again be attending SXSW in Austin, Texas. This will be the 5th year we have attended SXSW, our Chairman of the board and Co-Founder, David Snead, filed our 501(c)(6) paperwork from the main Austin post office during the 2012 SXSW after his copyright panel. Listed here are the panels and events the i2C or our members wile participating in. All times in this piece are in Austin, Texas’s local Central US time.
We look forward to meeting you there! Maybe we’ll even see you at one of Austin’s famous restaurants.
- Christian Dawson, Chairman, i2Coalition
- Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
- Rachel Wolbers, Legislative Director, TwinLogic Strategies
- Rep. Suzan DelBene, U.S. House of Representatives
- 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Friday, March 11
Global Internet Governance doesn’t seem all that sexy, but this panel will explore why it can literally be a matter of life or death. In March 2014, the U.S. announced that it will relinquish oversight over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). We’ve heard the critics scream that the U.S. is “giving away our Internet to Russia and China,” but is that really the case? Both sides of the IANA transition debate have talked about protecting the open Internet, and making sure that it is preserved as the greatest free speech tool on the planet. This panel explores how Congress is working with entrepreneurs throughout the Internet community to ensure those goals. Giving the Internet Away? ICANN Explained | SXSW 2016 Event Schedule
Innovation Infrastructure: IOT in Public Space
- Christian Dawson, Internet Infrastructure Coalition
- Rep. Mimi Walters, U.S. House of Representatives
- Rep. Tony Cardenas, U.S. House of Representatives
- Rep. Susan Brooks, U.S. House of Representatives
- 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Sunday, March 13th
IOT promises to deliver disruptive products and approaches as never before. As new products and expectations arrive, so will new challenges to consumer privacy and policymaker protection of both innovation and security. Join leading voices from the federal and municipal policy communities to explore the new opportunities and new priorities IOT is poised to deliver. Innovation Infrastructure: IoT In Public Space | SXSW 2016 Event Schedule
- Chani Wiggins, Consultant, TwinLogic Strategies
- Denise Zheng, Deputy Director and Sr. Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Sonny Sinha, Former Senior Congressional Advisor & Special Assistant to the Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity, Office of the Undersecretary, National Programs & Protection Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
- Rep. Will Hurd, U.S. House of Representatives
- 11 AM – 12 PM, Sunday, March 13th
In 2015, tech companies announced that they would implement increased security measures on their products to strengthen privacy and data security. However, these advancements were met with concern from law enforcement entities, who worry they won’t be able to access information to stop criminals. The conflict has sparked a larger debate in Washington concerning cyber security and how industry can work with the government. This panel features leading voices on the topic with Congressman Will Hurd who serves as Chairman for the Committee overseeing cyber security in the federal government, former and current experts from the White House and cyber-security industry representatives.
i2Coalition Member: Open X-Change Panels & Events
Policy Happy Hour with CDT and R Street Institute
- 5 PM – 8 PM, Sunday, March 12th
If you’re in town, make plans with us for the Saturday evening too. In the build-up to unveiling the findings of the much anticipated 2016 Consumer Openness Index report, you can also come catch us at one of the most exclusive parties in town – The Policy Happy Hour. Sponsored by Open-Xchange, Dell and Passcode, The Center for Democracy & Technology and the R Street Institute are bringing together members of the policy community for an invitation-only happy hour during SXSW Interactive. It’s sure to be a great evening of conversation, engagement, and refreshment, and we’d like to extend the invite to you too. If you want to join us for the Policy Happy Hour, please email to Christian Egle at open-xchange.com and we’ll send you the exclusive access code to RSVP at https://policyhh.splashthat.com/.
“Free the Internet” Forum: Unveiling Consumer Openness Index 2016
- 3 PM – 4 PM, Monday, March 14th
Please join us for the “Free the Internet” forum. As our SXSW’s key highlights, we’ll be unveiling the findings of the 2016 Consumer Openness Index – the second in an annual survey examining the key issues at the heart of the privacy debate today. Joined by CSM Cybersecurity editor Mike Farrell and Emma Llanso, Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, we’ll be debating exactly how we can take back our online freedoms.
i2Coalition Member: Golden Frog Panels & Events
Don’t forget if you are an i2Coalition member, you are eligible for 1GB free + 25% off yearly on your VyperVPN from Golden Frog. VyprVPN can be used by trade show attendees to protect their Internet connection and privacy while using trade show Wi-Fi networks and traveling. Internet Infrastructure Coalition Offer: Try VyprVPN for Free | Golden Frog
Last but not least, our friends at CTA will be speaking on a variety of panels this year, you can find their events here: CTA at SXSW – Consumer Technology Association