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[liberationtech] Election Integrity: Past, Present and Future, October 1 @ MIT

Steve Weis steveweis at
Wed Sep 21 13:39:29 PDT 2011

There is an upcoming event on election integrity which I thought might
be of interest to liberationtech:


Election Integrity: Past, Present and Future

Hosted by The Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project
Saturday, October 1, 2011: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
32-123, Stata Center at MIT, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA


This conference will present an overview of the various and vital
elements of election integrity. Speakers will look back at the 35-year
period that led to the November 2000 presidential election, examine
the progress made since then, and look at the decade ahead.

Three panel presentations:

PAST: Moderator, Peter Neumann, Principal Scientist at SRI
International, moderator of the ACM Risks Forum
- Eva Waskell and Kurt Hyde, Co-chairs of The First National Symposium
on Security and Reliability of Computers in the Electoral Process held
in Boston in 1986
- Roy G. Saltman, Researcher and author
- Douglas Kellner, Co-chair of the New York State Board of Elections
- William Gardner, New Hampshire Secretary of State

PRESENT: Moderator, Pam Fessler, National Public Radio
- Pamela Smith, President, Verified Voting
- Dan Wallach, Associate Professor, Rice University, Department of
Computer Science
- Ian Piper, Dominion Voting Systems Corporation
- Carolyn Crnich, Clerk/Recorder & Registrar of Voters, Humboldt
County, Eureka, California

FUTURE: Moderator, To Be Announced
- Philip Stark, Professor of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
- Luther Weeks, Executive Director of and
Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition
- Ronald Rivest, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
- Dana DeBeauvoir, Travis County Clerk, Austin, Texas

MIT Professor Ronald Rivest will moderate a wrap-up session.

Admission is free, with pre-registration required. There will be a Q&A
period following each panel. For questions, contact
eippf2011 at

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