REGISTER NOW: Decentralized Web Summit 2018

There’s a special feeling at the start of something new. Excitement.  Hope. That glimmer of what might be.

We felt it in 2016 at the Internet Archive’s first Decentralized Web Summit.  Two years later, we’re gathering to celebrate the working code that hints at the true potential of the Decentralized Web. Register here to secure your spot at the Decentralized Web Summit: Global Visions/Working Code, July 31-August 2.  You’ll be joining the founders and builders of decentralized protocols from around the world, along with lawyers, human rights activists, artists, and journalists. We’re all united by one thing—the desire for a Web that is more private, secure, censorship-resistant, and open—this time for good.

Get Your Tickets Here

WHAT TO EXPECT:  We’ll kick off on Tuesday night, July 31st at 6 PM with an Opening Party at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. It’s your chance to learn first-hand about the latest Dweb technologies at our Science Fair in one-on-one conversations with the top builders in the field.

Tim Berners-Lee (left) and Cory Doctorow debate at the 2016 Decentralized Web Summit.

Then, Wednesday-Thursday, August 1-2nd, 8 AM-6 PM, we move to the historic San Francisco Mint for a multi-track Summit with hands-on workshops, talks, art/tech installations, and events exploring how law, policy and markets are impacting the technology. Joseph Poon, founder of the Lightning Network, will unveil a game-changing new crypto-economic experiment that he calls “The Abundance Game.” Meanwhile, science fiction writer, Cory Doctorow, explains how “Big Tech’s Problem is Big, Not Tech,” and experts in governance, including Primavera De Filippi of Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Center, explore ways to ensure that decentralized platforms remain decentralized.  At the same time, artist Taeyoon Choi will be leading workshops on the “Distributed Web of Care,” (DWC).  Choi writes: “Through collaborations with artists, engineers, social scientists and community organizers, DWC imagines distributed networks as a form of interdependence and stewardship, in critical opposition to the networks that dominate the world today.”

Kung Fu master, Young Wong, will teach Chi Gong during the DWeb Summit 2018.

At the Decentralized Web Summit we aim to exercise your head, hands and heart. Stay grounded each lunchtime with Chi Gong (Qigong) lessons in the courtyard with Kung Fu master, Young Wong. Or let the folks from Toronto Mesh teach you to run decentralized protocols Secure Scuttlebutt and the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) on a mesh network of Raspberry Pis—a great example of how to share information in low- or no-bandwidth areas.

Not exhausted yet? On Friday, August 3 at 10 AM-5 PM, we’ll open the doors of the Internet Archive, inviting the first 100 ticketed guests for lunch and a tour. We’ll have tables set up for informal collaborating and hacking. Or take your lunch outside and enjoy just hanging out with pioneers of the internet and Worldwide Web.

August weather? You never know what it will be like at the Internet Archive in San Francisco’s Richmond District in the summer.

Organized by the Internet Archive, the goal of this unique conference is to align the values of the Open Web with principles of decentralization. To bring together global communities to co-create infrastructure and tools we can trust. To write code that supports privacy, security, self-sovereign data and digital memory. All while remembering this: the Web has always been fun!

We recommend you get your tickets now, while they last.

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16 Responses to REGISTER NOW: Decentralized Web Summit 2018

  1. Shawn L. Fratis says:

    I would love to attend this, but I won’t be able to. 🙁 Maybe next time!

    Thank you for all that you do!

  2. Wendy Hanamura says:

    Dear Shawn,
    We will be live streaming much of the program and documenting the workshops. So stay tuned!
    W.

  3. francisco says:

    me encante leer.

  4. Presh N. Arthur says:

    I would love to attend but it seems the location is far beyond my limit… Thanks for sharing

  5. Esther Chimamdan Okonkwo says:

    oh no am gonna miss this event, please when next are you heading to africa?

  6. Amelia says:

    That would be amazing to stream the workshops and documenting it. Yay.
    ATWJ

  7. Ishq Mein Marjawan says:

    Thank you for all that you do

  8. ASIFKHAN says:

    Thank you for all that you do GOOD

  9. Elive says:

    I hope like that.. thanks

  10. Natalie says:

    I too would like to attend, but not able too. I hope to catch live stream or recordation of the workshops. You are doing good works.

    Thank You

  11. Leta Moran says:

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  12. Tab3da Music says:

    I too would like to attend, but not able too. I hope to catch live stream or recordation of the workshops. You are doing good works.

  13. annesuse.peter@gmail.com says:

    Won’t be able to attend or catch live stream, hope for some available recordation of the workshops.

  14. Bob says:

    Thanks so much for the live stream and documentation. Wish I could make the trip to attend in person

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  16. sounds good! I hope to catch live stream or recordation of the workshops

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