Who Will Lead Us?


In today's world, the very foundation of democracy relies on citizens and institutions to understand the digital. Schools, colleges, companies and governments play a critical role in developing common language about digital media. The stakes are high. We can't govern tech companies if we don’t have a public language to talk about tech and values. In this panel, a group of scholar-activists will lead you on a journey of agenda setting. How do we talk about the stakes of a technological society?

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  1. Public education campaigns are a successful tool for civic and life-long learning.
  2. A public education campaign should leverage the fault lines of digital technologies and media. No one institution can do it alone.
  3. A guiding vision and agenda for developing public capacity to discuss, think, and govern digital technologies.



Tressie Mcmillan Cottom, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

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