The conference began with engaging panels on litigating, engineering, and reclaiming digital sovereignty, each featuring three distinguished speakers who shared their perspectives and actively participated in discussions. This set the stage for an exhilarating opening party in the evening, infusing the atmosphere with an electric blend of celebration and a sense of camaraderie.
Registration and coffee
Opening addresses by Maja Cimerman, Coordinator of Today is a New Day and Erik Weststrate, Director for Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Conversation with the President of the Republic of Slovenia
President of the Republic of Slovenia Nataša Pirc Musar
Nejc Horvat, moderator (Danes je nov dan)
Litigating for Digital Sovereignty
Neža Grasselli (noyb)
Dorota Głowacka (Panoptykon)
Joshua Franco (Amnesty Tech)
Maja Cimerman, moderator (Danes je nov dan)
Depatriarchalising and Decolonising Tech
This panel was co-organised by the Centre for Methodology and Informatics, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Eleanor Drage (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge)
Esra Ozkan (Justice, Equity and Technology Table, LSE)
Igor Bijuklič (Educational Research Institute)
Eva Vrtačič, moderator (Danes je nov dan, University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences))
The opening day party was also held in Španski borci. All the popular disco bangers were on the playlist and the bar was stocked up.