About

The Harvard University Internet & Society Conference 2007
Presented by The Berkman Center for Internet & Society

The Internet & Society Conference is positioned to generate questions, insight and solutions from diverse perspectives across the landscape of University, with a focus on the role of University as an institution. We seek to establish University as a collective force much like 'Government' or 'Private Enterprise' in its ability to negotiate and compromise for our needs in the digital environment.

We will ask how University should relate to the world of intellectual property with respect to what we use and what we produce, and how interconnected the "library" of University should be. We will consider how the corporate worlds of search and content might thrive by supporting networked Universities. We will collaboratively take on the quest for new forms of compatible efficiency to unleash the generative force of universities in the Net.

The Internet & Society Conference 2007 is a university-wide event held on the Harvard Campus, and is open to all who care for the future of University. It will gather a diverse group of scholars, students, entrepreneurs, technologists, administrators, funders, policymakers, and parties with invested interest in University. Through convergent working groups and discussions, the substance of our conversations - and their outputs - will be inputs to an ongoing conversation rather than the final word.

Harvard University's Internet & Society Conference 2007 will speak from University to authority and say: this is what we want. We will declare University and give it substance in the net.