All conference sessions will be held in Room 350 of Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, located at 3620 Locust Walk on the Penn campus.

friday november 17

11:00 Registration

Lunch on your own


Kevin Werbach Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Panel: 20 Years of Internet Policy

Christopher Marsden  University of Sussex (UK)
Gigi Sohn Open Society Foundations, Georgetown, and Mozilla
Sally Wentworth The Internet Society


Theme I: Networks

The network is the basic organizing structure of our increasingly digital society. This section considers how private and governmental actors seek to exploit the networked environment, and what mechanisms could promote the most desirable outcomes for individuals, organizations, and communities.

2:50 Networks 1

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Oxford
Tim Wu Columbia Law School
Discussant: Herbert Hovenkamp Penn Law / Wharton


4:00 Networks 2

Yochai Benkler Harvard Law School
Julie Cohen Georgetown Law Center
Discussant: Christopher Yoo Penn Law School


5:10 Reception

saturday november 18

9:00 Welcome 

Kevin Werbach Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Theme II: Algorithms 

As more and more decisions are automated through analytics that substitute correlations for causation and understanding, foundational notions of fairness and responsibility come into question. This section highlights the potential as well as the challenges of an algorithmic world.


9:20 Technical Talk: Machine Learning and Algorithms

Micheal Kearns University of Pennsylvania


9:40 Algorithms 1

Kartik Hosanagar Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Kevin Werbach Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Kathy Strandburg New York University


10:50 Break


11:10 Algorithms 2

Deirdre Mulligan UC Berkeley
Christian Sandvig 
University of Michigan
Discussant: Ellen Goodman Rutgers Law School


12:20 Lunch

Theme III: Humanity 

What is the future for people in an environment increasingly dominated by data-driven algorithms and connected machines? The contributions in this section will consider whether, at a time when trust is fraying across the board, there is hope for solutions that promote human flourishing.

 Technical Talk: Security and Privacy

Bruce Schneier Harvard

1:50 Humanity 1

Helen Nissenbaum Cornell
Siva Vaidhyanathan University of Virginia
Discussant: Joel Reidenberg Fordham Law School

3:00 Break

3:30 Humanity 2

Brett Frischmann Villanova University
Shoshana Zuboff Harvard Business School
Discussant: Joseph Turow Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania

4:40 Panel: Looking to the Future

Karen Levy Cornell University
Julia Powles NYU Law School & Cornell Tech
Lauren Henry Scholz Florida State University

5:30 Closing Reception