Nov. 21, 2019 | Washington, DC
2019 Annual Conference
2020 Vision: The Future of Online Safety



Nov. 21, 2019

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.


U.S. Institute of Peace

2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

On Thursday, November 21st, the Family Online Safety Institute will host its 2019 Annual Conference, entitled "2020 Vision: The Future of Online Safety." This event will convene leaders across industry, government, academia, and the nonprofit sector to discuss a wide spectrum of topics within the areas of best practice in technology policy, digital parenting, privacy, ethics, and artificial intelligence, among many more. 

Official registration for this event is open. The event registration page can be found here.

For sponsorship opportunities, please refer to our sponsorship levels here

For exhibitor opportunities, please refer to the Exhibitor Information sheet here.

For inquiries or questions, contact 



Day 1
Nov. 22, 2019
  1. 8 a.m.
    Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
  2. 9 a.m.
    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    • Patricia Vance, ESRB and Chair of the Family Online Safety Institute 
    • Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute 

  3. 9:15 a.m.
    Launch of FOSI Whitepaper

    • Jessica Groopman, Kaleido Insights

  4. 9:30 a.m.
    Plenary Panel - Online Safety in an AI World
  5. 10:10 a.m.
  6. 10:30 a.m.
    Fireside Chat
  7. 10:50 a.m.
    Networking Break
  8. 11:10 a.m.
  9. 11:30 a.m.
    Breakout Sessions

    • Tracking Online Privacy 
    • Tech panel: Settings and Parental Controls
    • Parenting in the Digital Age: Live recording of “Their Own Devices”
    • Fighting Illegal Content Online

  10. 12:30 p.m.
    Lunch, Exhibits & Networking
  11. 1:30 p.m.
    Breakout Sessions

    • The Future of Mixed Play 
    • Ensuring Digital Wellbeing 
    • What’s New in Research?

  12. 2:30 p.m.
    Networking Break
  13. 2:45 p.m.
    PROJECT ROCKIT Presentation

    • Lucy Thomas, PROJECT ROCKIT
    • Rosie Thomas, PROJECT ROCKIT

  14. 3:05 p.m.
    Plenary Panel - The Future of Online Safety Policy
  15. 3:45 p.m.
    Fireside Chat
  16. 4:05 p.m.
  17. 4:25 p.m.
    Closing Remarks
  18. 4:30 p.m.
  19. 6 p.m.


Founder & CEO, Family Online Safety Institute
Co-founder and Executive Chairman, The Providence Group
* FOSI Board Member, Director of Global Safety, Facebook
Senior Product Researcher, Netflix
Partner in Communications, E-Commerce and Privacy, DLA Piper
Cultural Anthropologist, Professor in Residence, UC-Irvine
Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Project Rockit
Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Project Rockit
* Chairman of the FOSI Board; President, Entertainment Software Rating Board