monday june 19
tuesday june 20
wednesday june 21

The Identity Mashup Conference is a three-day event to be held at Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA and hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

All sessions will be held in Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall on the Harvard Law School campus unless otherwise noted.


8:00-9:00am   Registration and Continental Breakfast
(Austin West Rotunda)
9:00-9:30am   Introduction
    John Palfrey, Executive Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
John Clippinger, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
9:30-10:30   What You Need to Know About Identity
    This background session will have experts provide overviews on the key technological and policy issues in the area of user centric identity and security. Our hope is that the audience will get a grounding in the key principles and terms needed to assess what is at issue and at stake in the debates over openness, security and digital identity.

David Kirkpatrick, Fortune Magazine (moderator)
Christine Varney, Hogan & Hartsen
Stefan Brands, Credentica
Jamie Lewis, Burton Group
Esther Dyson, CNET
Kim Taipale, Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy

10:30-11:00   Break
11:00-12:30   * Track A Plenary Session: Towards Open Identity and Security: The Interface of Technology and Law
    This panel will look at the new offerings and approaches to user centric identity and security to see if there can be open, inter-operable, and secure approaches to digital identity that not only protect and empower the user but also satisfy the requirements of governments and business.

John Clippinger, Berkman Center (moderator)
Kim Cameron, Microsoft
Tony Nadalin, IBM
Dick Hardt, Sxip
Johannes Ernst, NetMesh/YADIS
Roger Sullivan, Oracle
Jeremy Warren, US Department of Justice

12:30-2:00   Lunch
(Harkness Commons)
2:00-3:00   Privacy and Civil Liberties in Benign and Hostile Environments
    This panel will address the questions: What roles do code and law play in protecting civil liberties and privacy? How can civil liberties and privacy be protected in hostile environments? What are the balances between legitimate security interests and civil liberties? Are technologies outstripping the capacity of the legal process to keep up?

William McGeveran, Berkman Center (moderator)
Ira Rubinstein, Microsoft
Christine Varney, Hogan & Hartsen
Roger Dingledine, Tor Project
Marc Rotenberg, EPIC

3:00-3:30   Break
3:30-4:30   Track B Plenary Session: Wild and Walled Gardens: Trust, Reputation and Community Building
    The Web is being hived into “communities”, social networks, groups, and walled gardens, some of them open and some of them closed. What are the essential ingredients for forming trusted, scaleable communities? What role do reciprocity, social signaling, reputation, and trust have in forming new groups and communities?

Urs Gasser, University of St. Gallen/Berkman Center (moderator)
Judith Donath, MIT Media Lab
Robin Harper, Linden Lab
Walter Bender, MIT Media Lab
Kevin McCabe, George Mason/Mercatus

4:30-5:30   Track C Plenary Session: Disruptive Technologies and Business Models: Power Laws and Power Shifts: The End-User Revolution
    Power is alleged to be shifting to the edge, to the user. How is this happening and what kinds of new business models will we see because of this shift? What will be the disruptive technologies and why? Who has got it right? Who hasn’t got a clue? What are the “network effects?”

Jamie Lewis, Burton Group (moderator)
Doc Searls, Linux Journal
Louise Guay, My Virtual Model, Inc.
Larry Weber, W2 Group
John Sviokla, DiamondCluster

7:30-10:30   Global Musical Mashup Community Event
(The Middle East Bar & Nightclub, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge)
    Through the digital mashup of diverse musical traditions, peoples from around the world are now beginning to create and express new global identities. During the course of the conference, there will be live musical events whereby musicians will perform mashups of different musical traditions, from Africa, the Caribbean, South America, North America and Asia.
8:30-9:00am   Overview and Goals for the Day
* Track A Breakout One: Interoperability, Open Identity, and Identity Brokers
(Austin West)
Track B Breakout One: Trust, Fairness and Sanctions in Digital Communities
(Langdell South)
Track C Breakout One: The Commons, Open APIs, Meshups, and Mashups
(Langdell North)
It is very likely there will be a new industry of “identity brokers and providers.” Will it become subject to power laws and vendor concentration? Higgins, an open source software framework for identity, offers the promise of a neutral infrastructure for interoperability and openness. But can it succeed? What is it? What are its merits? Its weaknesses? How might new identity systems be used or abused by governments, corporations and large organizations through national identity cards and GUIDs (General Universal Identifiers)?

Philip Windley, Brigham Young University (moderator)
Paul Trevithick, Parity Communications
Dr. Nataraj Nagaratnam, IBM
Drummond Reed, Cordance
Michael Graves, Verisign
Mike Jones, Microsoft

Humans, like other social species, are very good at transmitting and reading social signals. What are the social signals of the Web? How can cheaters and free riders be detected? How can trust be built and what kinds of sanctions are the most effective for building trust? Are there examples from social networks and online communities?

Judith Donath, MIT Media Lab (moderator)
Martin Rosvall, University of Washington
Bill Washburn, Opinity
Urs Gasser, University of St. Gallen/Berkman Center
Carl Bergstrom, University of Washington

Mashups and meshups are increasingly common. What are they and what do they represent? Are they part of a new commons? Can they provide a new form of community-building and civic participation? How important is openness and protection of personal information in building trust? What can they accomplish that other forms of cooperation and group formation cannot? Where are they leading us?

David Berlind, CNet (moderator)
Jon Ramer, Interra Project
David Bollier, Public Knowledge
Lewis Hyde, Berkman Center
Jake Shapiro, PRX/Berkman Center

10:30-11:00   Break
* Track A Breakout Two: Identity and Universal Human Rights
(Austin West)
Track B Breakout Two: Human Hybrids: Creating a Global Identity
(Langdell South)
Track C Breakout Two: Long Tail Markets, Social Commerce and Open Business Models
(Langdell North)
International guidelines establish principles for the treatment of personal data. Might digital identity management tools simultaneously allow the interests of government, the private sector, and the citizen to be met - namely, legitimate government access to and sharing of personal data, efficiency in web-services exchanges, and effective protections for personal data?

Mary Rundle, Berkman Center (moderator)
Anne Carblanc, OECD
Hugh Stevenson, FTC/Harvard Law School
Hal Abelson, MIT/WWWC
Ben Adida, MIT
Danny Weitzner, WWWC

In a world where people are increasingly able to connect across cultural and geographic boundaries, what is the future of human identity? Has technology equalized the transmission of culture, or amplified the voices of some to the increased exclusion of others? In the formation of a global identity, what will be the criteria that define “who we are” and who we hear?

Derrick Ashong, Asafo Media, LLC (moderator)
Derek Beres, Journalist
Iyeoka Ivie Okoawa, Slam Poet
Marvin Hall, Jamaican Educator
Jair, Imaginify Community Networks

When people, profiles, and reputation information are free to roam, combine and recombine into new forms or affinity groups and markets, will there be a new form of free floating social commerce? Will this spell the end of the “walled garden” as we know it today? Will the little fish be able to gang up on the big fish?

Philip Evans, Boston Consulting Group (moderator)
Greg Steltenphol, adina
Glenn Fogel,
Mark Greene, IBM
Karim Lakhani, MIT Sloan School of Management
Jean-Francois St. Arnaud, My Virtual Model, Inc.

12:30-2:00   Lunch
(Harkness Commons)
2:00-3:30   Open Plenary Session: Towards and Open Identity Layer and Trusted Exchange: What Might it Look Like?
    This session will provide a forum whereby panelists and the audience can openly discuss the issues raised about open identity and security. It is an opportunity for a deeper, more interactive discussion of issues and a consideration of alternative approaches. Is it possible to use technology to build new forms of trusted exchange and digital institutions to safeguard them?

John Clippinger, Berkman Center (moderator)
Paul Trevithick, Parity Communications
Dale Olds, Novell
Tony Nadalin, IBM
Kim Cameron, Microsoft
Marc Rotenberg, EPIC

3:30-4:00   Break
4:00-5:30   Open Plenary Session: Code and Law: How Should and Might They Mix?
    During this final session, panelists and the audience will discuss the prospects and merits for new legal frameworks and technologies to address the needs for privacy, civic expression and participation. Will anonymizing technologies really help? What kind of new legal thinking is required? When will it happen? Where is it needed now?

Jonathan Zittrain, Oxford Internet Institute/Berkman Center (moderator)
Ira Rubinstein, Microsoft
Mary Rundle, Berkman Center
Mark Greene, IBM
Jeremy Warren, US Department of Justice
Stefan Brands, Credentica

6:00-8:00   Demo and Cocktail event
(MIT Media Lab)
    This event is an opportunity to socialize with other conference attendees while at the same time getting to experience hands on the technologies that we are discussing during the sessions. Light food and beverages will be served.
8:00   Food for Thought Dinners
(various Cambridge restaurants)
    Food for Thought dinners allow for conference attendees to engage in informal conversation with other conference attendees and panelists around a topic related to identity. Attendance is limited; please click here to sign up on the conference community hub wiki.
9:00-5:00   Total Mashup Day: Open Space Dialogue: Who Controls and Protects the Digital Me?
(MIT Media Lab)
    Days one and two of the conference offer a full program exploring a range of issues surrounding the emerging identity layer of the Web. Many provocative issues, questions and conversations undoubtedly will emerge. Day three will provide a rich opportunity for panelists and participants to explore ways in which they can pursue new insights, projects, conversations, and opportunities raised during the course of the conference.

* Track A has been organized in conjunction with Net Dialogue, a project jointly sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Funded by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Net Dialogue seeks to shed light on international governance of the networked world and to promote dialogue between the technology and international policymaking communities.