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FOSI 2019 Annual Conference - 2020 Vision: The Future of Online Safety

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United States Institute of Peace

2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20037

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Join us for FOSI’s Annual Conference entitled “2020 Vision: The Future of Online Safety”. Leaders from industry, government, law enforcement and non-profits will come together to collaborate and innovate new solutions to Internet safety challenges. There will be keynotes, plenary panels, breakout sessions, alongside exhibits and a networking reception.

“Great conference! Gained a lot of ideas, insights, and networking opportunities.”

“This year’s conference was the best conference yet...Thank you for the opportunity to meet so many great people.”

“Connecting educators, industry and government professionals and families for REAL, tough conversations.”


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8:00 - Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits

9:00 - Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Patricia Vance, ESRB and Chair of the Family Online Safety Institute
  • Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute

9:15 - Launch of the AI & Online Safety Whitepaper

  • Jessica Groopman, Kaleido Insights

9:30 - Online Safety in an AI World

  • Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute
  • Jessica Groopman, Kaleido Insights
  • Brenda Leong, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Chloe Autio, Intel

10:10 - Presentation

10:30 - Project Rockit presentation

  • Lucy Thomas, Project Rockit
  • Rosie Thomas, Project Rockit

10:50 - Networking Break

11:10 - Keynote - Commissioner Wilson, Federal Trade Commission

11:30 - Breakout sessions

  • Kids, COPPA, & Keeping Things Private Online
  • New Adventures in Online Safety and Technologies
  • Parenting in the Digital Age: Live recording of “Their Own Devices”
  • Shining a Light on the Darker Corners of the Web

12:30 - Lunch, Exhibits & Networking

1:30 - Breakout sessions

  • It's Play Time!
  • Is Being Online Time Well Spent?
  • What is the Research Telling Us?

2:30 - Networking Break

2:45 - Panel -The Future of Online Safety Policy

3:35 - Fireside Chat - Accentuating the Positive Use of Social Media

  • Antigone Davis, Facebook (Moderator)
  • Mimi Ito, UC Irvine

3:55 - Fireside Chat - The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

  • Mary Jordan, Washington Post
  • Tiffany Shlain, Author

4:25 - Closing Remarks

  • Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute

4:30 - Reception

6:00 - Close

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2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest

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