Saturday, February 26, 2011

You're Invited to PrivacyCampTO2

Check out this great, upcoming opportunity to learn about and discuss privacy issues affecting children and youth in Canada. The EDGE Lab is running the second PrivacyCampTO at Ryerson March 19th, sponsored by with Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Mozilla Foundation, Ryerson Digital Media Zone and the Ryerson New Media Program.

This year, the one-day unconference will focus on children, youth, people with disabilities and privacy. Everyone is welcome: educators, techies, policymakers, students, academics, librarians and anyone else interested in digging into these issues. As an unconference, the day will be planned organically, online, partially in advance and partially live at the event, by all participants. You can read up about last summer's PrivacyCamp ( and add your ideas for this edition on the wiki (

Registration is at and is $10. Those unable to pay will be accommodated, and all funds raised will be donated to the GimpGirl Community (

This is a wonderful opportunity for iSchool students to share their substantial knowledge of privacy issues as they relate to information rights, information technologies, child/youth advocacy, usability/accessibility, regulatory implications, etc. It would be great to have a strong presence and participation from the student body and faculty, so be sure to spread the word!

I encourage all of you to think about signing up to do an interactive presentation or "speed geek" (as explained here) - to get into the practice of presenting your ideas, linking your theoretical work to praxis/community outreach, and helping to shape the discussion. I'd be happy to help out with brainstorming or coordinating as needed, so just give me a shout if you're interested.

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