KEYNOTE – Opening the Possibilities of the Internet: OpenMedia.ca’s Transformative Campaigns and the University Community

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Speaker: Reilly Yeo

Description:

OpenMedia.ca has changed the face of online activism in Canada and, as a result, changed the conversation about what the Internet means for society. Managing Director Reilly Yeo will describe OpenMedia.ca’s efforts to democratize the digital policy-making process, and explain why universities should pay attention.OpenMedia.ca is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to advance and support an open and innovative communications system in Canada. OpenMedia.ca unites citizen voices in the digital policy-making process and works to open the Internet’s transformative potential to everyone. Our primary goal is to increase informed participation in Internet governance.

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Speaker Bio:

Reilly Yeo is the Managing Director of OpenMedia.ca. Reilly is an organizer, facilitator and online communications consultant with ten years experience in the not-for-profit sector. She has a diverse professional background that includes work with Amnesty International, The Walrus magazine, and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Reilly led the organizing team for the first Vancouver ChangeCamp, and facilitated cross-country in-person and online dialogues with the Canada’s World project at the SFU Centre for Dialogue. Reilly has an MA in comparative politics from McGill University and is currently combining her not-for-profit work with an academic career in literature and political theory. She is a specialist in online communications on complex issues.