gnovicon 2019

gnovis was delighted to hold our eighth annual academic conference gnoviCon, sponsored by Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture & Technology Program. The 2019 conference featured two panel discussions on the topics of Big Tech, Data, and Democracy.

Panel 1: Competition Policy

The first panel, “Big Tech and Competition Policy,” was organized around Amazon, Inc. as a case study.

  • Moderator –¬†Mark MacCarthy, Georgetown University
  • Harold Feld, Public Knowledge
  • Diana Moss, American Antitrust Institute
  • Philip Verveer, Shorenstein Center Harvard Kennedy School
  • Mark Whitener, Georgetown University
  • Lauren Willard, Department of Justice

Panel 2: The Future of Democracy

The second panel, “Big Tech and the Future of Democracy,” focused on Facebook, Inc. and the political and social implications of the tech platform.

  • Moderator – Elizabeth Edenberg, Georgetown University
  • Sally Hubbard, Open Markets Institute
  • Ethan Porter, George Washington University
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia
  • Emily Varga, George Mason University

gnoviCon was held on Thursday, March 28th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room on Georgetown’s main campus. Thank you to all those who attended!

Click here to see the full gnoviCon 2019 Program!