SXSW’s Panel Picker is now open and accepting your vote! We hope you’ll vote for our “Are We Giving China the Internet? ICANN Explained” panel. I’m excited to participate on an amazing panel featuring Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Christian Dawson (Chairman and Co-Founder, Internet Infastructure Coalition), and Michele Neylon (CEO of Blacknight Solutions). But it only happens with your vote!
Global Internet Governance doesn’t seem all that sexy, but this panel will explore why it can literally be a matter of life or death. In March 2014, the U.S. announced that it will relinquish oversight over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). We’ve heard from critics scream that the U.S. is “giving away our Internet to Russia and China,” but is that really the case? Both sides of the transition debate have talked about protecting the free and open Internet, and making sure that it is preserved as the greatest free speech tool on the planet. This panel explores how Congress is working with the entrepreneurs throughout the Internet community to ensure those goals.
How to vote?
1. Go to SXSW’s PanelPicker to log in (create an account if you don’t have one – promise it won’t take long).
2. Vote for the “Are We Giving China the Internet? ICANN Explained” panel. You can vote once per proposal. While you’re there, peruse the other public policy panels, especially the panels organized by the TwinLogic Team, and vote for them too.
3. Pass it on! Encourage your friends and followers to vote for our panel. SXSW’s Panel Picker is open from August 10th to September 4th.
4. Get ready for #SXSW2016!
Thanks in advance for your vote and your support!