Archive of F2C: Freedom to Connect 2015

[Last modified 18March15]

This page links to video of the events of F2C in the order in which they actiually occurred. Pointers to slides are included for those slides that are available to us.

The original livestream page is here, with a few feet more footage than is captured below. Heartfelt thanks to Joly McFie & Paul Brigner of ISOC, and Paul Hyland who came up from DC to help, without whom this video archive would not exist.

Many great photographs of F2C 2015 by Melissa Beckman, Doc Searls, Paul Brigner, Fumi Yamazaki, and perhaps others are at Flickr.Com tagged #F2C15.

March 2, 2015

7:30 AM: Doors Open
Registration, Light Breakfast


SESSION 1: March 2, 9:00 to 10:30AM

Welcoming remarks, David Isenberg (w/ Andrew Rasiej) (12 m)

Cayden Mak (10 m) What the Internet means to me

Susan Crawford (20 m) Overview of F2C: Freedom to Connect [slides]

Eben Moglen (20 m) Snowden and the Present

SESSION 2: March 2, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

David P. Reed (30 m), How Our Internet Framework Evolves

Dan Geer (30 m), The Nature of the Internet

Dan Gillmor (20 m) Journalism in a Networked Age[slides]

Elliot Noss (20 m) Ting InternetTM and Alternate Models

Molly Crabapple (10 m) Art for Internet Freedom [slides]



SESSION 3: March 2, 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Chris Ritzo, Open Technology Institute, The M-Lab Story(20 m) [slides]

Panel: Big Data, Changing Norms, Open Opportunities (45 m) Hilary Mason, Lani Cossette, Aaron Wright, Nick Grossman (chair)


Musical Interlude by Mona's Hot Four

SESSION 4: March 2, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Trevor Timm (10 m) Freedom of the Press Foundation Update [slides]

Matthew L Jones (20m) A Brief History of Surveillance State Technology [slides]

Bruce Schneier (30 m) Book Debut: Data & Goliath


5:00 to 7:00 PM: RECEPTION & Light Dinner w/Bruce Schneier book signing


Session 5: March 2, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Private showing of "A Good American," a film by Friedrich Moser (60 m) -- This is a private showing. F2C badge holders are invited only if they do not do any video or audio recording, or blog, tweet, report or provide commentary in any publicly accessible place.

Panel discussion with Bill Binney, Kirk Wiebe, Tom Drake and Friedrich Moser. Barton Gellman, moderator. (60 m)


March 3, 2015


7:30 AM: Doors Open for Registration & Breakfast


Session 6: March 3, 9:00 to 10:30 AM

Welcoming remarks, Micah Sifry & David Isenberg

Cory Doctorow (via remote) Circumventing anti-circumvention (20 m)

Joanne Hovis (20 m) Municipal Networks for Public Good

Milo Medin (20 m) GoogleFiber Update


Session 7: March 3, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM -- Muni Networking

Chris Mitchell (20 m) The State of Muni Networks in the USA

Hannah Sassaman (10 m) Getting Cablecos to do the Right Thing [slides]

Jim Baller (20 m) FCC action on State Barriers against Muni Networks

Discussion, led by Deb Socia (20 m)



Session 8: March 3, 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Tim Wu (20 m) The Struggle for Network Neutrality [slides]

Gigi Sohn, Office of the FCC Chairman, interviewed by Sam Gustin (40 m)


Session 9: March 3: 3:00 to 5:00 PM

A toast to Working Together for Network Neutrality

Panel: The Amazing Network Neutrality Coalition: Harold Feld, Margaret Flowers, M.D., Evan Greer, Sarah Morris, Rashad Robinson, Michal Rosenn, David Segal, Joseph Torres, Matt Wood, Kevin Zeese, Tim Karr (chair) (90 m)

Zephyr Teachout, Closing Keynote (30 m)


Adjourn, 5:00 PM

Afterparty hosted by Tim Wu, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, at the Rye House, 17 West 17th (3 blocks from F2C).