The Future of the Internet: Access, Openness and Inclusion

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is sponsoring a town hall discussion in Ottawa tomorrow entitled: The Future of the Internet: Access, Openness and Inclusion. Ottawa's open internet town hall is designed to give local citizens the chance to shape Canada's broadband future. As Canada falls behind other OECD countries on internet speed, cost, and openness, SaveourNet.ca will host a lively discussion guided by panelists representing web innovators, social change leaders, and public policy gurus.

Click here for further information and/or buy a ticket for the event.

Where: Ottawa Public Library Main branch 120 Metcalfe Ottawa ON K1P 5M2
When:
 June 10th, 2009 at 7pm

Speakers include:

  • Michael Geist - law professor at the University of Ottawa where he is Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, blogger
  • Charlie Angus - NDP MP, Heritage and Culture
  • Rocky Gaudrault - CEO, Teksavvy Solutions Inc.
  • Introduction by Steve Anderson - Co-founder, SaveOurNet.ca
  • Discussion Facilitator: Marita Moll - TeleCommunities Canada

 

Special guests:

  • Jacob Glick - Canada Policy Counsel, Google Canada;
  • Mike Gifford - founder of Open Concept Consulting Inc;
  • Leslie Regan Shade - Communications Professor, Concordia University;
  • Graham Cox - Canadian Federation of Students;
  • David Fewer - Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

 

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