Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 

16 - 17 April 2015 

The Hague, The Netherlands

Global Conference on CyberSpace 

16 - 17 April 2015



Alongside the Global Conference on Cyberspace, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands is teaming up with Open State Foundation to run an unconference on 17 April, in the Worldhotel Bel Air next to the main conference venue in the Hague. This full day event called “GCCS-Unplugged” is an edition of Diplohack, and will allow participants of from both Dutch tech sector and Dutch civil society, and GCCS participants to meet, work together on practical problems, carry on discussions from the cyber week and build communities of interest.

At GCCS-Unplugged participants set the agenda, decide the subject and work out challenges or problems with others. Topics fall within the greater themes of the Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS), an international gathering on the future of the Internet. This collaborative and informal experience is perfect for those who have good knowledge of the internet, online freedom, digital transparency, cyber security, start-ups, development through tech or other related topics that will shape the future of the net.

During this community-driven experience, participants will come together with your fellow participants to share skills, learn what has worked, exchange ideas and practices, build plans and do some coding throughout the day. They will set the day’s agenda on the spot during the first session of this spontaneous and timely event. GCCS-Unplugged will be an exceptionally productive day in which participants define problems, develop plans, and create solutions. Several partners, including the WebWeWant campaign will pose challenges beforehand, while Open State will help participants build the agenda, enable participation and to get the most from the day.

GCCS-Unplugged is an official side-event to the Global Conference on CyberSpace. It will take place on Friday 17 April, 2015, from 9am to 7pm at the Worldhotel Bel Air in The Hague, at walking distance to our open event, allowing participants of the GCCS to mingle with NGO’s, civic tech developers, students, businesses, academics and civil society.

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