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CFP 2011 Evenings

CFP evening activities are hosted, planned and coordinated by organizations in the city where the meeting is taking place. The 2011 CFP will take place in Washington, DC. If you or your organization have an event that you would like to invite CFP participants to attend submit your suggestion to Evening Activity.

Monday, June 13, 2011

EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards Dinner - 6:30-9:00 pm
Fairfax Hotel
6:30 reception -- 7:30 Dinner

Honorees Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Rep. Rush Holt, The Wall Street Journal and Citizen Activist Award Ms. Susie Castillo

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Center for Democracy & Technology Happy Hour - 6:00-7:30 p.m.
The Dubliner
4 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC
Just steps from the Georgetown Law Campus (600 New Jersey Avenue, NW) and Union Station.

Digital Dead End Reading, Author Virginia Eubanks - 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Discussion and Signing
Tuesday June 14, 6:30-9:00 PM
Washington, DC
Busboys & Poets
2021 14th St. NW

The idea that technology will pave the road to prosperity has been promoted through boom and bust. But this magical thinking overlooks many of the persistent injustices of the high-tech economy. Based on 5 years of participatory action research with women living in the YWCA of Troy-Cohoes community, Digital Dead End (MIT Press, 2011) offers solutions and strategies from poor and working people on the front lines of technological change. Join Eubanks for a reading, signing, and lively discussion of how we can make an information age that works for everyone!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Public Citizen Reception and Event - 6:30-8:30 pm
Event: Mapping Internet Traffic Through NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Sites
1600 20th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 588-1000
Directions from Venue

Mapping Internet Traffic Through NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Sites, Professor Andrew Clement
This CFP Birds of a Feather session will be hosted at Public Citizen and will coincide with the Public Citizen Reception. It aims to re-visit the controversial NSA warrantless surveillance program. The discussion will be based on a demonstration of the IXmaps mapping program. IXmaps is designed to make the routing paths of an individual’s internet transactions more legible through Google Earth rendering of traceroute details, such as the router locations and interconnections. In particular, it highlights where one’s packets are likely to have passed through NSA surveillance sites. This mapping tool helps make public the extent of NSA surveillance, allowing an individual to determine which of their personal traffic may be subject to such surveillance. There are approximately 40 court cases challenging this surveillance still pending. This BoF will appeal to those interested in the legal controversies over the NSA program, as well those more generally interested in internet based surveillance.