Watch live this Nov. 11-12 as Georgetown streams conference on governance of social media live from DC

This Friday and Saturday, Georgetown University will be hosting the Quello Center’s Governance of Social Media Workshop. A large group of academics, policymakers, representatives from the advocacy community and industry (including Facebook and Google) will be debating the various policy issues raised by social media.

This Friday and Saturday, watch the live webcast of the Governance of Social Media Workshop. To learn more, visit the conference website. or follow on Twitter at hashtag #GSMworkshop.

Governance of Social Media: A Quello Center Workshop

November 11 & 12, 2011, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

For a large and growing portion of the population, social media of various types have become an integral part of daily life, and businesses based on social media have become a major economic force. Given their pervasive influence on institutions and society, it is time to start developing a more comprehensive framework to guide policy responses to the challenges raised by social media, which to this point have been addressed piecemeal as they become salient.

This workshop is designed to stimulate thinking on what such a framework might look like, examining:

(1) Legal and policy issues raised by the new and unique attributes of social media, and
(2) The implications of social media for attainment of traditional communications policy goals

Streaming will be available.

I am honored to have been invited to be a participant among such an impressive group of speakers. My small contribution will be available following the conference on SSRN.

Panelists will address a variety of topics relating to policy for social media including (but not limited to):

  • Competition policy
  • Privacy concerns
  • Social media analytics and targeted advertising
  • Data mining
  • Gaming and virtual worlds
  • Reputation management
  • Surveillance
  • First Amendment and free speech
  • The protection of children
  • Access
  • Media content diversity

Panelists will include:

  • Michael Altschul – CTIA
  • Marvin Ammori – New America Foundation
  • Johannes Bauer – Michigan State University
  • Ryan Calo – Stanford University
  • Adam Candeub – MSU
  • Barbara Cherry – Indiana University
  • Lorrie Faith Cranor – Carnegie Mellon University
  • Laura DeNardis – American University
  • Nicolas Economides – NYU
  • Joshua Fairfield – Washington and Lee University
  • Edward Felten (Luncheon keynote address) – FTC
  • Rob Frieden – Penn State University
  • Jon Garon – Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law
  • James Grimmelmann – New York Law School
  • Matt Jackson – Penn State
  • Paul Jaeger – University of Maryland
  • Greg Lastowka – Rutgers University
  • Peder Magee – FTC
  • Kathryn Montgomery – American University
  • Phil Napoli – Fordham University
  • Arvind Narayanan – Stanford University
  • Christena Nippert-Eng – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Frank Pasquale – Seton Hall University
  • Amit Schejter – Penn State University
  • Ashkan Soltani
  • Robert Sprague – University of Wyoming
  • Peter Swire – Ohio State
  • Adam Thierer – George Mason University
  • Eugene Volokh – University of California, Los Angeles
  • Joshua Wright – George Mason University