About This Historic Event
On December 10, 2018, Constellation Research will host a historic event with key Internet pioneers, the People-Centered Internet coalition, as well as the next generation of positive change agents.
Titled “Our People-Centered Digital Future,” the event recognizes that by March 2019, 50% of the world will be connected to the Internet. This inflection point marks an important moment for examining the “unfinished work” of the Internet and discussing the community norms, human rights and social contracts required in this exponential digital era. The event also aligns with the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations.
Our early Internet pioneers choose to convene at this event to:
- Not only share the lessons of how we got here but, more importantly, where we need to go for the next 50 years
- Keep the Internet an open model
- Use this historic opportunity for humanity to complete the unfinished aspirations of the Internet
- Discuss what human rights will be like in a digital world
While we must provide access to the Internet to every person, we must also maintain our human rights in this digital era. Together, we can demonstrate a better way forward for the Internet by championing positive change agents.
This special event kickoff seeks to assemble key individuals to share ideas, insights and actions that ensure that the Internet remains a force for good. The event’s focus will address society, education, environment, technology, and the future of human rights and inclusion.
We are actively looking for sponsors for this historic event. If you are interested, please let us know here.
What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages. See the UDHR website for further information. The United Nations has recognized this event and approved the use of its UDHR logo for this event.
Who is Constellation Research?
As an award-winning Silicon Valley-based strategic advisory and futurist analyst firm, Constellation Research serves leaders and organizations navigating the challenges of digital strategy business model distruption and digital transformation. Constellation works closely with solution providers, partners, C-suite executives, board of directors and its Constellation Executive Network of buy-side leaders to lead the way in research coverage and advise clients how to achieve valuable business results.
Who is the People-Centered Internet?
The People-Centered Internet (PCI) is an international coalition of positive #ChangeAgents created to ensure that the Internet continues to improve people's lives and livelihoods and that the Internet is a positive force for good with helping people achieve their goals and aspirations online. The PCI coalition embodies the belief that the Internet can bring different groups of people together to form living learning communities focued on education, economic opportunity, and growth of communities through communication. PCI seeks out positive #ChangeAgents to demonstrate a better way forward for the Internet. This new way can then be shown to the private sector, to public sector leaders, and contribute towards making sense of this rapidly changing landscape.