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[liberationtech] Invite to Iran Cyber Dialogue 2015

Sophie ASL19 sophie at
Fri Jan 16 09:19:24 PST 2015

Hello Libtech,

Writing to invite you to *Iran Cyber Dialogue (ICD)
<>* an annual conference on ICT development,
internet policy, and diplomacy organized by us, ASL19 <>.

The theme this year is: *Iran, Internet, Opportunities and Challenges *and
the Dialogue will be held in *Valencia, Spain on March 5-6*, as part
of Circumvention
Tech Festival

Registration can be found here
Please also feel free to contact me, Sophie at sophie at, if you
have any questions.

The Iran Cyber Dialogue has been effective in galvanizing a global
community working towards improved access to information and freedom of
expression in Iran.

We would be happy to have Libtech folks join us in Valencia.

Many thanks,

Sophie Lowe



March 5-6, 2015, Valencia, Spain

DAY 1: Thursday, March 5, 2015 (Public)


   Panel: Iran and the West: International security, internet policy and

   Panel: Technology as Catalyst: Will the evolving tech ecosystem support
   better online access to information?

   Panel: Building Effective Responses to Opportunities and Challenges: Given
   the opportunities and challenges in Iran’s tech ecosystem, how can we
   formulate effective responses?

   Live Product Launches and Product Demos

   Private Agenda Hacking for Day 2’s Hands-on Sessions facilitated

DAY 2: Friday, March 6, 2015 (Pre-Registered Only)

A full-day of workshops and panels, attended only by pre-registered
guests. Approximately
10-11 hands-on outcome-driven sessions. By attending, all participants
agree to abide by the Chatham House Rule
<>. Here’s a tentative
list of sessions, with more to come!


   Circumvention and Censorship Issues / Tools

   Best practices from Other Regions

   Privacy and Surveillance Issues / Tools

   Monitoring Information Controls Online

   Mobile Penetration: Opportunities and Risks

   ICT for Economic Development, Startups, Entrepreneurship

   Diplomacy, Sanctions and Its Impact on Technology

   Funding for Digital Rights

   Security for Journalists and Activists


Sophie Lowe
sophie at

Development & Communications Manager

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