December 8th : The Hague Hacks Conference: Bringing Together Peace, Justice and Technology

On the 8th of December, The Hague Peace Projects organizes the first edition of The Hague Hacks. A conference that will bring together the worlds of peace, justice  and technology. This event takes place at The Grey Space Paviljoensgracht 20, The Hague from 10:00h-18:00h.

Over the last decade we have witnessed several quantum leaps in the development of communication technologies, an increasing access to big data and the emergence of new technologies like block chain and artificial intelligence. Many of those technologies have a disruptive effect on markets, people and society: creating both new challenges and new opportunities. These new technologies not only create new sources of profit in the business sector but also provide the non-profit sector with a lot of the potential that have yet to be explored. Using new technologies could dramatically alter and improve the reach, methods and effectiveness of the interventions by professional peace activists, human rights NGO’s, international courts and humanitarian aid and development organizations.

The Hague Hacks aims to create opportunities and build partnerships between all those different governmental, corporate, academic, NGO and legal actors that have in an interest in new technologies. By stimulating cooperation, The Hague Hacks promotes development and use of emerging technologies for peace and justice.  The conference is composed of workshops, activities and games in artificial intelligence, fake news and hate speech, digital surveillance, big data and block chain.


10:00 am – 10:45 am Introduction part 1: Seminar

Engaging talk and 15 minute knowledge-share and Q & A : Tim van Deursen – Hack the Planet, Kaustubh Srikanth – Greenhost, Julia Thomaschki – Open Knowledge Belgium, Hisham Almiraat – Moroccan Digital Rights Association.

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Introduction part 2: Inspiration Hour

Inspiration Hour : Timo Schless – Dutch Ministry of Defence, Rodolfo and Lija Groenewoud van Vliet – In4Art, Mohammad AlKhateeb – Online activist

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Workshops Part 1

Workshops part 1: Open Data Workshop hosted by Open Knowledge Belgium, Digital Surveillance Workshop hosted by Greenhost, Blockchain Workshop hosted by In4Art & Ministry of Defence, Aritificial Intelligence Workshop hosted by Lex IQ, Fake News/Hate Speech Workshop hosted by PAX

Coffee break

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Workshops part 2

Same workshops as in part 1

Coffee break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Plenary Closing session

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Networking Drinks

Date : 8th December 2017
Time: 10am – 6pm (Doors open by 9.30am)
Venue: Paviljoensgracht 20, 2512 BP -The Hague, Netherlands
Tickets: Students: FREE, others:  15,- (including lunch and drinks)

reserve your tickets here.

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