Join us at the Equal Rating Conference


Please join us for a convening of leading thinkers and doers on the topic of digital inclusion and affordable access.

Mozilla is convening leaders in industry, government, NGOs, and advocacy to discuss and debate the current state of affordable access. Following a lively morning session of speakers and provocations, we will host a Demo Day where the semifinalists of the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge will pitch their novel solutions.

Register to attend the event through Eventbrite.

Speakers include:

  • Mitchell Baker Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla Foundation
  • Katharina Borchert Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla Corporation
  • Mishi Choudhary Legal Director, Software Freedom Law Center
  • Rocio Fonseca Executive Director, Start-Up Chile
  • Gary Fowlie Head, ITU Liaison Office to the United Nations
  • Alison Gillwald Executive Director, Research ICT Africa
  • Jeff Jarvis Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY
  • Omobola Johnson Former Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria
  • Nikhil Pahwa Co-founder, savetheinternet.in
  • Marlon Parker Founder, Reconstructed Living Labs

Demo Day pitches:

  • Tim Genders (South Africa) presents Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi
  • Steve Song (Canada) presents Freemium Mobile Internet (FMI)
  • Bruno Vianna (Brazil) presents Free Networks P2P Cooperative
  • Dr Sarbani Banerjee Belur (India) presents Gram Marg Solution for Rural Broadband
  • Carlos Rey-Moreno (South Africa) presents Zenzeleni “Do it for yourselves” Networks (ZN)


Date

Thursday, 9 March 2017
9:00am – 6:30pm

Location
Bathhouse Studios
East Village, New York City

Program
8:30–9:30am / Registration & light breakfast
9:30–9:45am / Welcome & overview of the day
9:45–10:00am / Opening remarks
10:00–10:25am Gary Fowlie – Head, ITU Liaison Office to the United Nations
10:30–11:05am Alison Gillwald Executive Director, Research ICT Africa
11:10–11:25am / Break
11:30–12pm Jeff Jarvis Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY
12:05–12:30pm Mishi Choudhary Legal Director, Software Freedom Law Center
12:30–1:30pm / Lunch
1:30–2:45pm Judges’ Panel Discussion
2:45–3pm / Break
3:00–5:15pm Demo Day with our 5 Innovation Challenge Semifinalists
5:15–5:30pm / Closing remarks
5:30–6:30pm / Reception

To attend the event, register through Eventbrite.


The event will be live streamed on www.equalrating.com.

Please email equalrating@mozilla.com with any questions.