The Digital Enlightenment Forum 2013


The 2013 edition of the annual event of the Digital Enlightenment Forum (DEF) will take place from September 18 to 20, 2013 at Egmont Palace in Brussels on the theme “Personal data and citizenship in the digital society”. The event includes, on September 20, a “Digital Futures Workshop” on the theme “The future of personal data and citizenship”, co-hosted by the Digital Enlightenment Forum and the Digital Futures Task Force of European Commission’s DG CONNECT.

DEF 2013

In line with DEF’s overall objectives, the event aims at informed, challenging and yet open dialogue, seeking to understand how business, institutions and governments can become more effective and fit-to-purpose through relationships with digitally empowered individuals. The focus is on finding game-changing solutions that stimulate innovation and sustainable evolution, and are therefore beneficial to all. We welcome all persons from science, technology, law, industry and policy who are interested and can contribute to the debate and policy developments on Personal Data and Citizenship in the Digital Society.

A number of keynote speakers have confirmed their participation, among whom:

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and of the World Wide Web Foundation,
  • Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Co-vice-chair of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development launched by ITU and UNESCO,
  • Mr Robert Madelin, Director-General of European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT).

Read the full programme here


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