Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz will reflect on the origins of Facebook and share his perspective on how the organization has grown into one of the world’s most important tools for social and political change. Dustin will also be fielding questions.
Remarks about the importance of using social networks to create social change and combat violent extremism. Setting the stage for Oscar Morales and One Million Voices Against the FARC. The Under Secretary will also be fielding questions.
Oscar Morales, founder of the One Million Voices Against the FARC movement, will discuss how in just one month, he used online platforms and new media to build the largest movement against a terrorist organization in the history of the world. Oscar will also be leading a discussion.
Creating or responding to events (local, national, global) to get a movement off of the ground. Crafting a movement’s short and long-term goals. Planning activities, events, marches, protests, both traditional and innovative, and transitioning to new issues and methods after short-term objectives are met.
Rebooting Politics 2.0: A Conversation with the Obama Campaign's New Media Team
The 2008 Presidential Campaign saw unprecedented use of new media tools to engage young people in the presidential campaign. The lessons learned from the campaign have broader applicability than just politics as they are some of the same approaches being used by civil society
movements all across the world. We will sit down with some of the critical people behind President-elect Obama's new media team to hear their perspective.
How to Get Media Attention: Engaging and Inspiring the Media
Session to focus on reaching out to and using the media to enhance a movement’s exposure and engage the broader public. Focused on how to get the media involved, what the media can do, and ways to engage them.
Screening of Howcast video “How to Circumvent an Internet Proxy”
How to Stay Safe: Safety, Law, and Security for the Social Movement
Session to focus on the safety issues (both internet and government related) regarding the administration and engagement of youth oriented social movements in hostile or challenging environments. How to protect privacy, ensure safety of membership, avoid being shut-down, etc.
Delegates will convene to discuss the major deliverables from the summit and a plan of action for moving forward. Session will also focus on observer organizations—who they are, what they have learned, and what they will go back to their respective countries to do in light of the summit—building grassroots movements based online which harness the tools they have learned at the conference.