Think Twice Three: A Conference for Online Freedom and Global Cooperation
The next Think Twice conference (TT3) will be held from March 2-4, 2018 in Jerusalem.
This is a guest post by PPI – written by Keith Goldstein (PPI Treasurer).
This gathering will bring together academics, business people, non-profit and government officials, as well as activists in general who are concerned about creating a fair and free internet. The event is sponsored by Pirate Parties International, spearheaded by a collaboration of the Israeli and German Pirate Parties. However, TT3 is not just a Pirate event. Rather, we are opening our doors to the wider community, where we seek to create a lively debate about necessary innovations to such topics as online democracy, net neutrality, copyrights, and human rights.
Registration is Open
Registration for TT3 is now open. If you are interested in attending the event, please go to the PPI website and fill out an application for speaking, presenting, volunteering or attending. A wide variety of forums will be presented over the period, such as a hackathon, a panel on “Redefining Government Responsibility in Online Environments”, and poster presentations. All participants are encouraged to be involved in organizing workshops and other activities. Space will be limited, and there is a rolling acceptance of speakers.
Pirates are no strangers to controversy and hosting a conference in Jerusalem is a provocative statement. We seek to bridge conflicts, to bring together diverse people who can openly and freely discuss political sensitive opinions – whether in online forums or physically in the confines of a conference. Pirates are searching for answers to difficult problems of human rights, and Jerusalem provides a unique atmosphere where we can debate how to enact peaceful resolutions of conflict. Likewise, this will be the first multinational Pirate conference outside Europe. Jerusalem is a physical bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa. More so, it is a symbolic bridge of interconnectedness on this planet. By hosting TT3 in Jerusalem, we will be making a monumental statement about the need to create dialogue in the middle east. While all of the major world powers have exacerbated conflict, it is incumbent for the Pirates to create a meaningful forum to seriously debate issues resonating out of Jerusalem.
I Can’t Attend But Would Love To Be Involved
‘I wish I could attend, but I don’t have the money or time to get to Jerusalem.’ No worries, we will be live streaming the conference on Youtube and Mumble. We will also be opening live online forums where users abroad can interact with the conference. If you are interested in staying up to date about information relating to the conference, please sign up for our mailing list.
Be A Sponsor
Align your organization with this conference! Sponsors should support some of the ideals established within the resolutions of PPI, such as access to medicine, fair and balanced copyright, net neutrality, basic income, the right to privacy, public transparency, global democracy, and denouncement of unjust penal codes. All sponsor requests will be considered by the board of PPI. Opportunities are available to set up an exhibitor’s booth, to sell merchandise, and to advertise your organization on the conference website and booklets. Please read more about the various sponsorship opportunities at pp-international/tt3, and fill out a form at the PPI website . Sponsors may also provide hardware and other needs for the event, such as live feed internet set up, projectors, sound boards and printouts.
We look forward to informing you more about TT3!
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