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September 24, 2024
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Washington, DC

September 24, 2024
Overcoming Disinformation

Stimson Center: 1211 Connecticut Ave NW 8th floor, Washington, DC 20036

Overcoming Disinformation

The Challenge: Disinformation is costing all of us money, time, health, well being, a civil society, national defense, and global peace and prosperity. Technological advances have artificially amplified, multiplied, enhanced, and worsened these issues, and advances currently underway have the potential to destroy the social contract.

Paths Forward: To build a more prosperous future, we will frame the issues, discuss the history, and identify paths forward. Speakers and panels will examine the mechanisms of the current information sharing landscape and how those mechanisms are can be adapted and applied to benefit individuals, organizations, nation-states, and the World.

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TimeSession
0930Welcome, Overview, and Keynote
Chris Blask, our Master of Ceremonies, will introduce the event and our keynote speaker (TBD)
1000Influence and Disinformation Then, Now, and Next
This session focuses the nature of influence and disinformation. Speakers include John Tippit who will discuss the history of US Federal research in related areas and the problems faced by these programs; and Winn Schwartau who will discuss the future of Metawar and what is coming at you soon.
1100Break
1115Patterns of Influence:
This session will discuss the underlying mechanisms and patterns of influence, extending from the basics of human and animal communication through the psychological and sociological methods used in all aspects of influence, ranging from advertising to propaganda, and infusing modern offensive capabilities using individual targeting at scale to defeat in detail.
1215Lunch and Luncheon speaker
1300Frameworks for overcoming disinformation:
This session will identify several modern frameworks for overcoming disinformation, including the DISARM framework increasingly used for national and global entities to help understand and counter abuse. Speakers include Dr. Pablo Breuer of the DISARM foundation and Dr. Fred Cohen of Management Analytics.
1400BREAK
1415Defenses today:
This session will host a panel of commercial companies offering services today in support of overcoming disinformation. Each panelist will be given a short presentation (~ 5 minutes) to describe their activities and technologies, and then the panel will launch into discussing the benefits and limitations of commercially available technology today and how it is likely to change in the near future.
1515BREAK
1530Paths forward together:
Chris Blask will host a panel with audience participation discussing paths forward for public/private partnerships to help address the future needs of the individuals, companies, government, and other entities in defending against malicious influence operations while maintaining free speech and a civil society.
1630Closing
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Our Team


Chris Blask
Master of Ceremonies

Carolyn Weatherbee
Operations Manager

Geelyn Herrero
International Team Manager

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