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Rebooting the Web of Trust VII - Fall 2018 - Toronto, ON, CA

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1950 Meadowvale Blvd.

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Our seventh #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop on decentralized self-sovereign identity technologies will be held near Toronto, ON, Canada on the 26th through the 28th of September, 2018.

NOTE: You'll want to join us for dinner on Friday the 28th. We have something special planned.
#RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop

Over the last three years, the #RebootingWebOfTrust community has published over thirty collaborative white papers, technical specs, and code repos. The focus of all of our events is on decentralized identity, including technical models, reputation systems, smart contracts and more. We've had high-level users tell us about practical use cases and applications, and we've had engineers create technical specifications and code.

Some members of the #RebootingWebOfTrust community have taken our efforts and turned them into projects that have received VC funding, while others have brought in over $1M in Phase I and Phase II SBIR grants from the US Government. The technology specifications incubated at our events are also moving toward acceptance in W3C and IETF as international standards, while one company has had their code accepted as a Hyperledger project. The terminology of “Self-Sovereign Identity” created at our design workshops is now being used broadly as the future of identity by many identity organizations worldwide. The current draft specification for Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) in the W3C Credentials Community Group https://w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec/ drew heavily on the work at our workshops (as well as at IIW and the CCG itself).

  • "FinTech applications, regardless of whether they are centralized or decentralized, are putting new demands on WoT and identity by virtue of creating highly profitable targets for attackers. Resisting these attacks requires ecosystem wide code signing." — Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core Contributor

FACILITATED DESIGN WORKSHOP

This English-language, three-day facilitated event will use the same format as the previous successful #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshops in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Boston, and Santa Barbara. We will work together to produce white papers and specifications intended to influence the future of decentralized trust and self-sovereign identity through the establishment and promotion of new identity technologies. Full documentation of the prior events is available in the Web-of-Trust Info GitHub repository — including photos, drafts, graphic output, and previous White Papers.

The design workshop is intended for developers, cryptographers, researchers, user-experience designers, and policy experts who are actively involved in building a next-generation web of trust. However we are also seeking the participation of those who have a need for decentralized technologies, to ensure the diversity of the event.

  • "I was really thrilled with this design workshop. The participants I met there are brilliant, I got a good long peek into the future, and this collection of thought leaders is definitely designing the next big thing at warp speed. Also, the event provided an ideal sounding board for my ideas, allowing our team to refine them substantially. This is the place to be, if you seek to become a thought leader in this next quantum leap toward the decentralized digital future." — Moses Ma, FutureLab

ANTICIPATED WORKSHOP OUTCOMES

The goal of the #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshop is to:

  • Collaboratively create the least five technical papers or specifications on topics that will have the greatest impact on the future.
  • Showcase the scope of use cases and requirements for decentralized identity and trust.
  • Explore tools that could be useful to developers, researchers, and funders.
  • Discuss and suggest approaches to the adoption of these technologies.

ADVANCED READINGS

A substantial discount is offered to participants who write one-or-two-page advanced reading topic papers (or to alumni who update their previously submitted advance reading) to share with other participants. These topic papers can include:

  • A specific problem related to identity or trust.
  • A discussion of why current solutions such as PGP or CA-based PKI can not address the problem.
  • A specific solution using decentralized identity or a web of trust.
  • Specific questions not addressed by current solutions.

Examples of advanced readings from previous #RebootingWebOfTrust Design Workshops are available in our Github repos. They are due by September 8th to allow other participants to read them before the event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

WEB-OF-TRUST: THE ORIGINS

The term "Web of Trust" dates back twenty-five years to PGP, where the "Web" referred to a distributed network of systems and the "Trust" was limited to the validation of keys. It revealed the need for decentralization and recognition on the internet.

Today, those needs remain, but the Web of Trust has grown larger, encompassing the creation, authentication, and verification of self-sovereign identities as well as privacy protection, reputation assessment, smart contracting, and more. The blockchain has come to be one of the most interesting and new tools for these tasks.

  • "The web-of-trust that began in Pretty Good Privacy was more than 'pretty good' in 1991 and even in 2001. However, as we approach the 25th anniversary of PGP, it is time to take the lessons we've learned and the new cryptographic technologies we've created to take a fresh look at the problem. I'm looking forward to collaborating to create a new foundation for next 25 years of the web-of-trust." — Jon Callas, former CTO of PGP

#RebootingWebOfTrust is a global movement that will influence the future of these technologies.

Early Bird Pricing

Purchased by August 24th

  • $1298 Regular participant
  • $798 Independent/Startup participant*
  • $398 Regular with paper submission
  • $248 Independent/Startup participants with paper submission

Advanced Pricing

Purchased by September 23rd

  • $1498 Regular participant
  • $998 Independent/Startup participant*
  • $498 Regular with paper submission
  • $298 Independent/Startup participant* with paper submission
  • $25 Student with paper submission and proof of enrollment

On site Pricing

Purchased the week of the event

  • $1698 Regular participant
  • $1198 Independent/Startup participant*
  • $598 Regular wtih paper submission
  • $398 Independent/Startup participant* with paper submission
  • $50 Student wtih paper submission and proof of enrollment

We offer scholarships for international attendees from underrepresented regions of the world. Contact us for inquiries.

Papers are due no later than September 8 and MUST be submitted to the github repo to receive a discount code. If special circumstances delay your submission, contact us.

Interested students should submit their paper and provide proof of enrollment when contacting us for a discount code.

* Startup pricing is for small firms just getting started, generally fewer than 10 people and less than $1 million in equity raised. Contact us if you have any questions.

Note: Due to the timing of the event, we do not support automated refunds via EventBrite. Should you experience unusual circumstances, please contact us for assistance. We will consider all requests carefully.

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