Opening Conference: Always on. Always in? – University of Copenhagen

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Opening Conference: Always on. Always in?

The first event in the PIN project will be the opening conference, Always on. Always in?

The conference will be held on 6 December 2016 in the Ceremonial Hall of The University of Copenhagen, located in the main building of the university at Frue Plads in central Copenhagen.

The conference programme looks like this:

09:00   Registration and coffee

09:30   Welcome – a day of dialogue

  • Klaus Bruhn Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Principal Investigator of the PIN project 

09:45   The powers that be

  • Hu, Hongbo, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Denmark
  • Michael Vedsø, European Commission

10:45   Coffee & chat break

11:15 The citizens speak

  • Nathalie Maréchal, University of Southern California; Ranking Digital Rights
  • Alex Comninos, independent researcher; Association for Progressive Communications

12:15   Lunch break

13:00   Bits and money

  • Rikke Hvilshøj, CEO, Danish IT
  • Mikkel Nonboe, Union Secretary, PROSA - IT Professionals in Denmark

14:00   Coffee & chat break 

14:20   The future of democracy – a panel of young politicians

  • Simon Bjørnholdt Eriksen, Social Democratic Youth of Denmark
  • Alexander Bjørn, Danish Social Liberal Party
  • Morten Lond, Liberal Youth of Denmark
  • Mai Villadsen, Socialist Youth Front
  • Magnus Strange, The Alternative

15:20   Coffee & chat break 

15:45   The people formerly known as the media – looking ahead

  • Christian Nissen, consultant, former CEO of DR – the Danish Broadcasting Corporation
  • Lisbeth Knudsen, director and editor-in-chief of the weekly Mandag Morgen, former CEO at Berlingske Media

16:45   Closing remarks – stay tuned

  • Zhao, Tianxiao, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • James G. Webster, Northwestern University
  • Klaus Bruhn Jensen, University of Copenhagen