The inaugural .ORG Community Forum brings together the .ORG community to collaboratively explore common areas of interest and find ways to navigate through critical challenges facing their .ORGs today.
The forum will maximize audience engagement, allowing for plenty of interactive Q&As and networking opportunities. You can expect to take away inspiring ideas and insights to improve the strategy, operation, and execution of your .ORG community work.
.ORG Community Forum is brought to you by Public Interest Registry (PIR), operators of the .ORG, .NGO, and .ONG domains. As a nonprofit exemplary domain name registry and industry thought leader, PIR’s mission is to provide a trusted digital identity and help educate those who dedicate themselves to improving our world. The .ORG Community Forum is intended as a platform for an inclusive dialogue to share ideas, knowledge, and causes on the internet. An open invitation is extended to anyone who wants to make a positive impact, whether on an international scale, within the local community or anything in between.
He has delivered hundreds of keynotes and worked with brands such as Microsoft, Google, IAB, IPG, Liferay, Rabobank, ABN AMRO, T-Mobile, TUI, Catawiki, Dominos, G-Star, Mercedes, TNT, Europcar, Loyens & Loeff and the Dutch Government.
Chris is the founder and CEO of 10xDigital, a strategic innovation partner catalyzing the growth of agencies & brands. Chris is an early Internet pioneer with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, having founded and lead numerous technology startups.
He has a diverse background working for the Department of Defense in cybersecurity, then as a technology evangelist at a booming, cloud computing startup. He is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebees, and SAP.
Brian has delivered keynotes in 11 countries highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and community.
Allison oversees IP issues, including enforcement, prosecution, licensing and acquisition, strategy, and risk mitigation. She advises on all types of licensing arrangements including cause marketing and related UBIT issues, fundraising campaigns, sponsorship arrangements, and communications initiatives across platforms. Allison works closely on rights management of image assets including publicity rights. She serves on International Trademark Association’s In-House Practitioners Committee and has been recognized in World Trademark Review’s Top 300 In-House Trademark Law practitioners.
American Red Cross
Brian Wanko is Manager of InterAction’s Democracy, Rights, and Governance Initiative. Prior to joining InterAction, Brian twice served with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs. From 2011 to 2012, he was Deputy Director and Professional Staff Member of the House Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, where he organized Congressional oversight delegations to the region and arranged Congressional hearings on topics such as democracy, security, and economic and trade relations.
Katya’s background includes developing approaches to fighting disinformation through awareness raising and skill building; teacher training; and initiatives to strengthen media, civil society, and governance. While serving as IREX Ukraine Country Director (2015 – 18) she developed and led initiatives which improved resilience to disinformation and propaganda, built tolerance and trust in conflict-affected areas, and increased active citizen engagement in democratic reforms. Katya holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Islamic Relief USA
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Chuck oversees the Wikimedia trademark portfolio, including registration, enforcement, and licensing, and he manages the Wikimedia domain name portfolio. Chuck also provides legal support for the Foundation's fundraising, grantmaking, and partnerships work, as well as to the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees and to the global Wikimedia affiliate system. In addition, Chuck handles occasional copyright issues related to free licensing and public policy.
Limited seating is available – Register below and reserve your seat, today! Onsite event tickets include a group lunch along with morning & afternoon refreshments with snacks.
Refreshments & Snacks
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Special Guest Interviews
1177 15th Street NW Washington, District of Columbia
Hotel Group Rate – Are you planning to stay within the Washington, DC area? Take advantage of the Event Group Rate at The Madison Hotel.
$269 per night single/double occupancy
Room rate includes Wifi and access to the Fitness Center.
.ORG Community Forum! The nation’s capital is home to some of the most extraordinary monuments, art, and architecture in the world. In addition to a mecca of diplomatic residences and embassies Washington, D.C. also provides unlimited freedom to explore a diverse choice of restaurants and remarkable museums of the Smithsonian Institution.
There is no lack of user friendly transportation to bring you to unending attractions! Nearly every corner of the city is available through the extensive and efficient Metro and bus services. Take the DC Circulator to Navy Yard, Georgetown, the National Mall or Union Station. Smithsonian and Metro guides are also intentionally placed around the city to help you find scooters, trains, Segways, wheelchairs, buses, or any form of transportation you can imagine.
Although you will find a numerous amount of man made events and locales to investigate, don’t forget to take in the beautiful natural surroundings as well. The District has many gardens, parks, and other gorgeous public spaces. Then 720-acres of Potomac parks, intersected by the Tidal Basin, is always in season with memorials, bike paths, cherry trees, swimming pools, tennis courts and many picnic and outdoor activity areas.