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.

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.

The FORUM will stimulate broad participation of all participants through group discussion sessions in Day 1 and Day 3 in particular, and sufficient time for involvement of the audience during in the Panel discussions on day 2. There will also be ample opportunity for socializing, e.g. a cocktail on 18 Sep, a lunch with additional invitees from the EU institutions on 19 Sep, a gala dinner on 19 Sep and coffee breaks during the days.

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