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Thursday, May 17 • 16:30 - 16:55
Open MIC (Open Media and Information Companies Initiative): Working with Companies and Investors to Shape the Digital Future

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Open MIC is a nonprofit working to foster greater corporate accountability at media and technology companies. Our primary tool is shareholder engagement. Working with impact investors, Open MIC identifies, develops and supports campaigns that promote values of openness, equity, privacy, and diversity – values that provide long-term benefits for individuals, companies, the economy and the health of democratic society. Come learn about current Open MIC initiatives, including around improving racial and gender diversity in the U.S. tech workforce; establishing mechanisms for algorithmic accountability at major companies; and managing hate speech, fake news, and media manipulation on global social media platforms. 

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Michael Connor

Executive Director, Open MIC
Michael Connor is the founding Executive Director of Open MIC, a non-profit that works to foster greater corporate accountability in the media and technology sectors, principally through shareholder engagement. Working with impact investors, Open MIC identifies, develops and supports... Read More →
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Hannah Lucal

Associate Director, Open MIC

Thursday May 17, 2018 16:30 - 16:55 EDT
Village Main Stage