Every year, FOSI hosts a number of domestic and international events to discuss the evolving challenges facing the online safety community, and solutions that stakeholders around the world are developing to combat these issues. This year our events will include conferences in Brussels and our annual conference in Washington, D.C. Please check back here often for more information about these and other upcoming events.
May 9th, 2013
New York, NY
On May 9th, 2013, the Family Online Safety Institute, Facebook, MacArthur Foundation, and Mozilla are partnering to host Project:Connect – a day-long hackathon to create a more equitable, social, and participatory Internet. Coders, designers, educators and others are encouraged to work in teams to develop social tools – apps, badges, curricula, and other prototypes — that help make for a better Web, and especially to make young people’s online experiences more civil, more empowering and more firmly under their own control. The day will culminate in a judged competition, and the best ideas will earn prizes totaling $48,000.
You can find more information about Project:Connect here and register to participate here.
May 15th, 2013
Google's EMEA Headquarters
2013 has been unveiled as the European Year of Citizens, and the Family Online Safety Institute is excited to host their Annual European Forum with the focus on citizens and their online safety. With Ireland holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first six months of 2013, FOSI is excited to be holding this annual event at Google's EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
The event will explore a variety of issues related to online safety, including privacy, data protection, and online citizenship. FOSI will be bringing together a wide range of stakeholders, from government, industry, law enforcement, and civil society to discuss these critical issues and exchange ideas, opinions, strategies and priorities.
You can register for this event here. If you have any questions about this event please contact
June 24, 2013
On June 24th, 2013, the Family Online Safety Institute and Telstra are partnering to host a forum titled Global Digital Citizenship: Encouraging Safe and Responsible Online Use, in Melbourne, Australia.
The event will provide the opportunity for participants to engage with other members of industry, academics, government officials, and the non-profit sector and openly discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities that arise in online safety. At the forum, FOSI will introduce A Platform for Good to the region – its newest initiative designed to connect parents, teachers, and teens to online safety resources, information and volunteer opportunities.
You can register for this event here. If you have any questions related to this event please email
FOSI's 7th Annual Conference
November 6 & 7, 2013
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
The Family Online Safety Institute's 2013 Annual Conference will be taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, DC. This year's conference, being held on November 6th and 7th, will bring together top thinkers in online safety: academics, educators, law enforcement, industry, policy makers, and non-profits.
Don't miss the chance to be a part of this vital two day event where we will be discussing a variety of issues related to online safety including privacy, technologies of the future, online reputation, identity theft, and international trends.
Registration will open on July 1st. If you have any questions about this event please contact