Governing Online Speech Leadership Series Agenda

Monday, June 26

@Yale Law School. Sign in at Room 122 for badges and registration

9:00 Light Breakfast (Dining Hall)

10-10:45 Welcome (Room 127)

Welcome, Prof. Jack Balkin (Yale Law School ISP, Founder & Director) 

About the Conference, Prof. Kate Klonick (GOSLS Founder, Chair)

Institutional history, privilege and identity, Dia Kayyali (GOSLS Advisory Board)

Lightning Round Introductions

10:45-12:00 Platforms’ Early History: Trust & Safety Worker Perspective (Room 127)

What early trust and safety work looked like and developed across platforms

Moderator, Charlotte Willner (TSPA, GOSLS Advisory Board)

12:00-1:30 Lunch & Topical Discussion (Dining Hall)

Grab lunch and sit at a table with a topic and conversation you’re most interested in discussing!

1:30-3:00 Platforms’ Early History: Public Policy Perspective (Room 127)

What public policy around speech looked like in platform from 1995-2012 

Moderator, Katie Harbath (Integrity Institute, GOSLS Advisory Board)

3:00-3:15 Break 

3:15-4:45 Platforms’ Early History: Lawyer’s Perspective (Room 127)

How platform lawyers saw the role (and hurdles) of law in early days, and its effects on internal content decisions and platform governance

Moderator, Kate Klonick (GOSLS Founder & Chair)

5:00-5:30 Day Summary and Preview 

5:30-6:30 Break

6:30-9:30 Cocktails and Dinner at The Blake

Tuesday, June 27

9:00 Light Breakfast (Room 122)

10:00-11:30 Platforms’ Middle History: Civil Society Influence (Room 127)

How the civil society started influencing platform content policy

Moderator, Chinmayi Arun (Yale ISP)

11:30-12:00 Break/Getting Lunch (Dining Hall)

12:00-12:45 Lunch Speaker: Cory Doctorow (Room 127)

1:00-2:00 Platforms’ Middle History: Public Policy Perspective (Room 127)

What public policy around speech looked like in platform from 2012-2020

Moderator, Adam Conner (GOSLS Advisory Board)

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:15 Online Speech Governance: Academic Influence & State of Field

Moderator: Nic Suzor (Meta Oversight Board, GOSLSAdvisory Board)

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:00 Lightning Talks (Room 127) 

4:00-4:30 Breakout Conversations (127, 128, 129)

4:30-5:30 Break

5:30-8:30 Happy Hour + Pizza/Content Moderation Trivia at Bar Pizza

Wednesday, June 28

9:00 Light Breakfast (122)

10:00-10:30 Remarks on Professionalization of Trust and Safety (127)

10:00-11:15 Final Discussion: Breakout Groups to discuss the role private industry and trust and safety has in each of the following policy areas:

11:15-11:45 Summary from Group Leaders on Breakouts

11:45-12:00 Final remarks