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Filecoin Foundation: Decentralized Web Gateway @ SXSW

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Join us at the Decentralized Web Gateway, powered by Filecoin Foundation, at SXSW 2022 to learn more about the benefits of decentralization and how these decentralized tools can protect civil liberties and preserve humanity’s most important information.

9 AM | Doors Open & Breakfast

9:50 - 10 AM | The Decentralized Web: A History
Wendy Hanamura, Internet Archive

10 - 11 AM | Community Archiving on the Decentralized Web
Yvonne Ng, Witness
Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive
John Bracken, Digital Public Library of America
Moderated by Bailey Reutzel

11-11:15 AM | LIGHTNING TALK: The Evolution of Web2 to Web3
Web2 is the internet we know today, dominated by large companies. Web3 promises a fully decentralized, open, and democratized internet where everyone can share in its creation. Blockchain Association Executive Director Kristin Smith explains the evolution from Web2 to Web3, and what to expect from the internet of the future.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Web3 Tools for Journalists
Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation
Bailey Reutzel, Amplifed Event Strategy
Cherie Hu, Water and Music
Mike Masnick, Techdirt

12:45 - 1 PM | Lunch Keynote by Juan Benet

1-2 PM | Financial Surveillance in a Cashless Society 
Marta Belcher, Protocol Labs
Jake Chervinsky, Blockchain Association
Jillian York, EFF
Sheila Warren, Crypto Council for Innovation
Moderated by Kristin Smith

2-2:15 PM | LIGHTNING TALK: Preserving AI Data Sets for Future Algorithms
Austin Carson, Seed AI

2:30-3:30 PM | Documenting and Authenticating History on Web3
Christopher Thomas, Artist
Jonathan Dotan, The Starling Lab
Marta Belcher, Protocol Labs

3:30- 4:30 | Storage Provider Meetup and Reception 

Please note, some sessions require SXSW registration.

COVID Policy
Bringing people together safely is our priority. The Filecoin team is working closely with our event partners to design the event in accordance with health and safety protocols. As the date approaches, necessary adjustments may be made to seating and overall flow to ensure compliance. At this time COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required throughout our event.  

Vaccine Mandate
You agree to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as qualified by the CDC prior the start of SXSW. Please note that the Filecoin Foundation event will be a vaccine-mandated event. Proof of vaccination is required to enter the venue. Please direct any questions on the policy to

Mask Mandate
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth when indoors during the event is required regardless of vaccine status.

Thank you for your cooperation, see you in Austin!