September 12 2019

02:00 - 06:00

Eaton DC

1201 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

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The Future of Speech Summit


September 12


02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

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Full Color Future


Eaton DC

1201 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

Washington, DC, US, 20005

Full Color Future Presents: “The Future of Speech”

The rules that govern the internet and the innovation economy as we know it are changing. At the same time, the voices of diverse content creators and technologists are still not fully represented in federal and local policy conversations. Full Color Future is working to change that. The Future of Speech Summit will focus on First Amendment rights, content moderation and intermediary liability.

A central focus of the conversation, includes the very complicated discussion of moderating speech and curtailing hate without unintentionally silencing diverse voices.

Tech issues are civil rights issues. Join us for a conversation about these important questions:

  • How are content creators redefining and reshaping storytelling online?
  • What is Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and how does it impact me?
  • How do issues of content moderation intersect with social and racial justice movements?
  • What are the responsibilities of platforms to mitigate affirmatively threatening and harassing speech? How can lawmakers ensure this happens?


The Program:

Keynote. A story of online movement building with Dallas Goldtooth.

The New Storytellers. Eric Easter, CEO of BlackBox Digital Studios and Chairman for Black Public Media will moderate a panel of creators of color and online entrepreneurs sharing their perspective regarding using the internet as a tool for storytelling.

Fireside Chat. The 1st Amendment, Diversity and a Global Community

Hoda Howa, Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and Chris Chambers, Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law School professor teaching culture & technology.

Protecting Speech and Protecting Speakers—a panel with experts on the topic of intermediary liability and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Chris Lewis, President and CEO of Public Knowledge

Emma Llansó, Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology

Lateef Mtima, Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice

Angel Diaz, Counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice

Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the Consumer Technology Association

Diversity and Inclusion Officers in Conversation

Member Fireside Chat


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