Mar 23

Digital Void Presents: Our Connected Future Festival feat. Bridget Todd, Ken Klippenstein, Jordan Uhl, All Tech is Human + More!

Digital Void Presents

Our Connected Future Festival,

feat. Bridget Todd, Ken Klippenstein, Jordan Uhl, All Tech is Human + More!,
Union Stage All Ages
Doors 6PM | Show 7PM

About the event

Artificial Intelligence. Big Tech. Democracy. Decentralization. Internet Culture. Polarization. Social Media. Streaming. Web3.

The future is coming at us quickly – but are we shaping our connected future, or is it shaping us?
Digital Void’s Our Connected Future is an interactive event and mixer featuring fireside chats, live podcast tapings, panels, and speakers exploring the most critical questions about our relationship with technology, and where we go from here. 

We’re bringing together top technologists, educators, researchers, journalists, and strategists to explore how we can all contribute to a healthier tech ecosystem, challenge our current understanding of the underlying systems, and help shape our future.

From how Capitol Hill is challenging Big Tech and questions surrounding artificial intelligence to explorations of internet culture and the emergence of Web3, we will celebrate, challenge, interrogate, and reveal the ways we can all shape Our Connected Future.


  • Ken Klippenstein is a D.C.-based investigative reporter who focuses on national security. He is also an avid Freedom of Information Act requester. Prior to joining The Intercept, he was The Nation’s D.C. correspondent.
  • Bridget Todd presents a live podcast taping of There Are No Girls on the InternetBridget Todd is the creator and host of iHeartRadio’s critically acclaimed There Are No Girls on the Internet and the Director of Communications at We Are Ultraviolet.
  • Jordan Uhl is a host on The Young Turks, host of The Insurgents podcast, writer, and activist.
  • cristina lópez g. is a senior analyst at Graphika, where she provides intel on trust & safety issues, research on manipulation, propaganda, information operations, disinformation campaigns, and global disinformation threats on multiple social media platforms.
  • Ellie Hall is a senior reporter at Buzzfeed News.
  • All Tech is Human Panel: All Tech Is Human is a non-profit that unites a diverse range of stakeholders to co-create a better tech future and expand the overall Responsible Tech ecosystem. Announced panel speakers include:
    • Afua Bruce is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. Her career has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at DataKind, the White House, the FBI, and IBM. Her newest book, The Tech That Comes Next: How changemakers, technologists, and philanthropists can build an equitable world, describes how technology can advance equity.
    • Cori Zarek is a lawyer and public interest technologist. She is the Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University where she leads fellows, students, and staff who direct action-oriented research projects to use data, design, and technology for more equitable societal outcomes.
    • B Cavello is a technology and facilitation expert who is passionate about creating social change by empowering everyone to participate in technological and social governance. B is the Director of Emerging Technologies at the The Aspen Institute
    • Moderated by: All Tech is Human Founder & Director David Ryan Polgar: A Responsible Tech advocate and expert on ways to improve social media and our information ecosystem, along with increasing the ethical considerations related to emerging technologies. In March 2020, David became a founding member of TikTok’s Content Advisory Council. His commentary regarding content moderation and the complex issues platforms face is featured in the documentary TikTok, Boom which recently premiered at Sundance.
  • Responsible Tech Mixer + Social Hour: Join us for a Responsible Tech Mixer before and after the show!
  • More speakers TBA!

This show is at Union Stage

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