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Welcome to NetHui - New Zealand’s favourite Internet gathering! We are looking forward to seeing you on 3-4 October, as we have so many things to discuss!

Please note that the NetHui registration doesn’t cover Partners Day on 2 October, which is a day full of events, forums, workshops, and round tables hosted by partner organisations. You are welcome to attend these events, you just need to register for each separately, using the registration link. You do not need a NetHui ticket to attend Partners Day events. 
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Friday, October 4 • 11:55 - 12:55
Internet Openness

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What is Internet openness and why does it matter? For over 25 years, "the Internet, open and uncaptureable" has been a rallying cry for the Internet community in New Zealand and overseas. But in 2019, people in New Zealand and around the world are grappling with increasingly visible impacts of the worst online behaviours. We need a conversation on what Internet openness is, why it matters, and what challenges we need it to address in the next decade. This is the start of that conversation, and we want you to join it.

Join us to hear and share perspectives on:
  • What is the point of Internet openness?
  • Is Internet openness mainly about technology or society? Or is it both?
  • Is Internet openness just about the core infrastructure of the Internet technologies, or does it also need to consider online services like social media platforms?
  • How do we get the benefits of openness, without the downsides when people innovate in negative or dangerous ways?

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James Ting-Edwards

Issues Advisor, InternetNZ
Kia Ora Koutou! I'm James, and I'm part of the team at InternetNZ. I'm on the policy team, where we do write and talk about the big Internet issues, to help people understand what's at stake, and help make progress towards an Internet for All and an Internet for Good in New Zealand... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2019 11:55 - 12:55 NZDT
(e) ICON, Level 2