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CPSR AM2003 Schedule

Working Groups
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Presents:

Getting the Technology You Deserve:
Community Participation in Regional Cable Franchise Policy

SATURDAY, October 25, 2003
Daybreak Star Cultural Center
Discovery Park


7:30 a.m. - Registration, coffee, tea, and snacks

8:30 a.m. - Welcome to Seattle, Mike Weisman, Program Director
"Our Table has Four Legs" - an activist agenda

8:40 a.m. - Welcome to CPSR, Nathaniel Borenstein, CPSR President

8:45 a.m. - Framing the Issue: 10,000 Foot View
James Vesely, Editorial Page Editor, The Seattle Times

9:00 a.m. - What is the Technology We Deserve: Why is it Important, and How can we Get It ?
Subtext: the legal and regulatory context, Leg One of the Table)
A moderated panel providing background and context for the issues of refranchise process, and broadband policy at the local and national level

10:15 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Getting the Technology We Deserve for Social Change and Community Benefit
Subtext: Leg Two of the Table: legislation and policy necessary for public broadband networks
A moderated panel about the use of broadband as a platform for free speech, social justice, and economic development.

12:00 Noon - Box Lunches Served

12:15 p.m. - We Can't ? Oh YES WE CAN!: Unexpected Native and Rural Solutions
15-20 minute presentations with slides or A/V exhibits

1:15 p.m. - Break

1:30 p.m. - Building the Movement: How to Organize the Community and Build a Public Constituency for Institutional Networks and Public Access in the Cable Franchise Renewal, Learning from Past Mistakes
Subtext: Leg Three of the Table: outreach and activism
Directed discussion

2:30 p.m. - Break

2:45 p.m. - Best Practices
Leg Four of the Table: research and development

3:45 p.m. - Break into small groups to discuss action plans

4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Demonstrating Activism
Subtext: Leg Four continued: outreach and activism
Lightly moderated question and answer from participants making their case to a panel of local electeds

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Conference Sponsorship
Phoebe W. Haas Charitable Trust

CPSR's Annual Meeting - - Free and open to the public.

6:00-7:00 pm

Members and the public are invited to learn more about Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.

Please use the secure online registration form, to let us know if we should expect you to attend this free event.

Norbert Wiener Award Dinner for Mitch Kapor
7:00-9:00 pm

- Internet pioneer and philanthropist; founder of Lotus Corporation; co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation - Defending Freedom in the Digital World; and recent founder of the Open Source Applications Foundation. OSAF's mission is "to create and gain wide adoption of Open Source application software of uncompromising quality."

Dinner registration is available for those not attending the conference.

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Metro Trip Planning at . You will be able to select times and get trip info.

Map from Daybreak Star Center

Note also:

FRIDAY October 24, 2003
6:00-9:00 p.m.
free discussion session
Globalization and CPSR:
Changing Issues, Changing Organization

The Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way, NE

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