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Map the Gaps Event RSVP Form

18 March 2010
Identity Commons and The Kantara Initiative
Present an identity workshop and symposium to
"Map the Gaps"
Sponsored by the Internet Society.
March 18th-19th, 2010, Washington DC

Thank you for your interest in attending the event. We are gathering representatives of the diverse identity communities to help "Map the Gaps" that currently exist between the policy/legal and technology views of digital identity and online privacy.

As an identity expert, your participation in this valuable "mapping" exercise will benefit the entire identity ecosystem by helping us examine and catalogue the interfaces between our collective identity-related initiatives. By exploring the technical and legal aspects we will find common ground across the various projects upon which to build.

This unique event brings together technologists and policy/legal practitioners in a way to encourage collaborative thinking. To be successful, this effort will depend upon the identification and creation of common concepts, language and paradigms to guide future development in the area. Our aim is to establish a common understanding of each other's domains, and map out the gaps which subsequent work will aim to bridge.

The "Map the Gaps" event will provide participants with a forum to contribute various perspectives on identity-related themes, the output of which may be coordinated with American Bar Association events as well as within working groups at ID Commons and the Kantara Initiative.

To confirm attendance for the event

The event is being held by invitation only. Please complete the following form to confirm your participation. Due to the limitation of space, we would appreciate your response by March 1st, 2010.p>

NOTE: There is no registration fee to attend the event. Lunch for both days as well as a group dinner the evening of Thursday, March 18th are included for participants. Participants are, however, responsible for their own accommodation and travel expenses.

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Personal Information

The event will be interactive and participant-driven. To kick-start the discussion, we ask participants to contribute a short (250 to 500 word) statement of interest or description of an interesting or pressing problem they have encountered in this field. You can type your statement below, and/or enter a URL to a more complete paper you have posted online.

NOTE: These statements will be made available to the participants of the event

Event Logistics

There will be an informal gathering for drinks (cash bar) the evening of Wednesday, March 17, for those arriving early. Location to be determined.

There will be a hosted dinner on Thursday evening, March 18, sponsored by the Internet Society. Location to be determined.

Do you have any dietary restrictions as we plan the dinner, catered lunches, and breaks?

NOTE: The information you provide on this form will only be used in conjunction with this event. It will not be used for any other purpose without your permission.