Decentralized Web Summit: Locking the Web Open

Decentralized Web Summit: Locking the Web Open
Event on 2016-06-08 08:00:00
We invite you to join us at the first Decentralized Web Summit! June 8-9, 2016 NEW CONNECTIONS: We are bringing together a diverse group of Web architects, activists, engineers, archivists, scholars, journalists, and other stakeholders to explore the technology required to build a Decentralized Web and its impact. CALL TO ACTION: The current Web is not private or censorship-free. It lacks a memory, a way to preserve our culture’s digital record through time. The Decentralized Web aims to make the Web open, secure and free of censorship by distributing data, processing, and hosting across millions of computers around the world, with no centralized control. SHARING VISION AND TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW: The Summit, held on June 8th, is an opportunity for high-level discussions among leaders from around the globe working on decentralized technologies. What decentralized applications are being built today, and what is just around the corner? Together, can we prototype the Decentralized Web and start to lock the Web open for good? We will follow the Summit with a Decentralized Web meetup on June 9–a chance for anyone with curiosity to come and see hands-on demos, lightning talks, and take workshops about the Decentralized Web. You can apply to give a lightning talk or host a workshop using the form at the bottom of this page. Keynote Speaker                                                                          VINT CERF Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet” for his co-invention of TCP/IP. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize, and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Cerf has worked for Google as a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since October 2005. TOPICS WE WILL COVER: Lessons learned from building the Web 1.0–hear from the first Architects what went right, what could be improved The technical requirements for the Decentralized Web Preserving our digital heritage What are the policy challenges to a Decentralized Web? What kinds of creativity can be unleashed on the Decentralized Web? Motivators:  how to get buy-in and participation Apps in the pipeline and already here:  Lightning presentations of some amazing decentralized apps FAQs What is included in my Summit Registration (June 8)? You will be able to participate in a day-long series of talks and panels by some of the key builders of the original Web and the decentralized technolgies that may become the next Web.  We will provide ample time for networking and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner reception) will be provided. Is there a fee for the Decentralized Web meetup (June 9)? No. This is a free and public informal gathering for anyone curious about the next web. You can sign up to give a lightning talk, take a workshop or hack on a new idea with someone you meet that day. Participants from all walks of life are encouraged to attend and learn more. Are there scholarships if I cannot afford to attend on my own? Yes, thanks to our sponsors, you can apply for a scholarship to support your travel and accomodations in San Franciso. You can also ask us for a discount on your registration if you cannot afford to attend. Just write to us at What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The Internet Archive is located at 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The closest BART station is Civic Center, and then an Uber or Lyft ride. You can also take BART to Montgomery or Powell Stations, then walk to the 38-Geary bus line, and take it headed West. We are located close to many MUNI bus lines, including the 1-California, 2-Clement, 38-Geary and 28-Park Presidio lines.   PARKING: Parking around the Internet Archive is unmetered, but has a two-hour limit.  There is all-day unmetered parking between Geary and California, and above 16th Avenue.  The closest Pay Parking lot is in the ROSS Dress for Less building at 16th and Geary. FROM THE AIRPORT: Board the Northbound BART Yellow Line (Pittsburg/Bay Point – SFIA/Millbrae) towards Pittsburg/Bay Point Disembark at the Daly City Bart Station. Board the 28 Northbound Bus towards Fort Mason Disembark at Park Presidio and Geary Blvd stop. Briefly walk east on Geary Blvd before turning left on Funston Avenue. Continue up Funston Avenue; the destination will be to your right. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact us with your questions at Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, but please let us know who you are sending in your place so we can have appropriate name tags ready. If you cannot come, please let us know so we can adjust the amount of food we have ready. The event includes three meals. Can I update my registration information? Yes, we encourage you to add as much about you as possible, so we can share your websites and social media presence with other attendees. For more information, visit

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