the conference

This premier event will be held in person at the  Harvard Law school on September 21-22, 2023. Organized by the Berkman Klein Center and the Oversight Board for Meta, The conference brings together leading faculty and scholars, experts, industry leaders, political actors, and civil society representatives. Through panel discussions, and fireside chats, participants will discuss platform governance and accountability mechanisms.

Day One will feature closed door breakout sessions and panels where participants will debate the lessons learnt from the model suggested by the Meta Oversight Board, and will critically assess whether this model should expanded, or whether alternatives should be contemplated. Additionally, sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss wider content governance, democracy, and artificial intelligence-related topics.

Day Two will comprise of public-facing events that will explore online governance, and will feature discussions about tech and democracy, including the threats and opportunities of emerging technologies such as AI. The hybrid event will host a live mock deliberation with key members of the Board, as well as panel discussions reflecting on the Oversight Board’s first three years.