Irene Poetranto, Citizen Lab Senior Researcher, will be speaking at the upcoming 6 Degrees Conference in Toronto. Organized by John Ralston Saul and Adrienne Clarkson of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the conference “explores citizenship and inclusion in a world that demands answers now”.

On September 27 at 11:00 am at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Poetranto will speak on a panel entitled Digital Citizenship 101: Walled Gardens and Virtual Bridges. It will explore the various power structures that shape the Internet and the ways in which citizens and activists are using digital tools to circumvent repression and censorship. Poetranto will be joined by Ramzi Jaber (Co-Founder and Co-Director of Visualizing Impact), Tara Denham (Director of the Democracy Unit in Global Affairs Canada), and Josephine Goube (Executive Director at Techfugees). The discussion will be moderated by Brett Solomon (Executive Director of Access Now).

For tickets and further information on the 6 Degrees conference, please visit the event’s website.