Participants from the online industry, government, the NGO sector, academics and think tanks joined the Family Online Safety Institute for this free, invitation-only launch. The Institute is combining the ICRA family of products and services into a broader and deeper mission incorporating technology, events, public policy and education into this new Institute.
The panel from the event included FCC Commissioner Tate, Amanda Lenhart, Pew Internet & American Life Project; Kathryn Brown, Verizon; Mary Engle, FTC; Stephen Balkam, FOSI; Adam Thierer, PFF.
Participants heard of the Institute's vision, range of activities and international outreach in this challenging and, at times, controversial area of concern. There were two concurrent roundtables in the afternoon, as they delved deeper into the issues of public policy, technology and public education.